Upcoming Events



The IDEAS Summer Online Conference – Judicious Editing will be held July 24-25, 2018.

Best Practices 2018 Conference
September 10-12, 2018  Seattle, Washington

CMS/DITA Europe Conference
November 5-6, 2018

Past Conferences

CMS/DITA North America 2018 Conference
April 23-25, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Past Webinars

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Following the Trends: 2018

and more..


Advanced Reuse Strategies
July 10-11, 2018
Strasbourg, France

Creating an Effective Information Taxonomy
July 12-13, 2018
Strasbourg, France

Maturing Your Information Development Processes
July 17-18, 2018
San Jose, California

and more..

Center for Information-Development Management


Do you need information development help from a group of industry professionals with years of experience in industry best practices? Are you looking for a new way to network with other information developers?

The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM) brings together the most highly skilled and talented managers in the field of information development from across the US and internationally to facilitate the sharing of information about current trends, best practices, and developments within the industry, from information development to training and support.

Founded by Dr. JoAnn Hackos and now led by Dawn Stevens, an international expert and leader in the management of design, development, and dissemination of information to customers and employees, CIDM

  • conducts benchmark studies among member organizations and others in the information development industry
  • sponsors information-development and management research
  • circulates industry best practices, studies, and other resources through the Best Practices newsletter, the CIDM website, Information Management News, online seminars, annual conferences, and research white papers
  • holds three annual conferences to promote networking, best practices, education, and development

Welcome New CIDM Member—Cepheid

Cepheid is committed to providing high quality products and services that consistently meet or exceed customer expectations. The focus on quality begins at the earliest stage of product design and carries through to the end user. Individual ownership is the basis of the Cepheid quality system. Cepheid complies with applicable regulatory requirements and continues to ensure the effectiveness of the quality management system.

Learn more about CIDM (Center for Information-Development Management).

LinkedInCIDM’s LinkedIn Group is growing exponentially! Join more than 3,300 members today to take part in informative discussions about our industry.

In the News

Monthly CIDM eNews – May


Our next managers’ round table will be Wednesday, June 13th at 12pm EST. To sign-up, contact Lovonya Thomas.STC Summit 2018

Dawn Stevens will be presenting at LavaCon 2018!

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Call for Submissions: Special Issue on User-Generated Content and Its Effects on the Profession

XDocs CCMS 5.1 Release – Let the Structured Content Revolution Begin!

DCL News – April 2018

More announcements.


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