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

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

Creating an Effective Information Taxonomy
July 19-20, 2018
San Jose, California

Publishing for DITA
Thursday, July 19 – August 30, 2018
Online Course

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—MapR

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s leading data platform for AI and Analytics, enables enterprises to inject analytics into their business processes to increase revenue, reduce costs, and mitigate risks. MapR addresses the data complexities of high-scale and mission critical distributed processing from the cloud to the edge, IoT analytics, and container persistence. Global 2000 enterprises trust the MapR Data Platform to help them solve their most complex AI and analytics challenges.  AmazonCiscoGoogleMicrosoft and SAP are part of the global MapR partner ecosystem.

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

Subscribe to be notified of CIDM events and other news.

Monthly CIDM eNews – June


Our next managers’ round table will be Wednesday, July 11th at 12pm EST. To sign-up, contact Lovonya Thomas.

Dawn Stevens will be presenting at LavaCon 2018!

TCUK 2018

Adobe Summit 2019

DCL News – May 2018

Tech Comm Monthy by Adobe – May 2018

More announcements.


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