Upcoming Events


Best Practices Conference
September 9-11, 2019
Austin, Texas

DITA Europe Conference
November 7-8, 2019
Brussels, Belgium

IDEAS Online Conference
January 28-29, 2020

Call for speakers now open; closes on September 15, 2019


Sort it out! The Lego Approach to Classifying Content
August 28, 2019
12 pm – 1:30 pm ET

and more..


Information Modeling for Topic-Based Authoring
September 23-24, 2019
Montréal, Canada

and more..

Past Events

Past Conferences

CMS/DITA North America Conference
April 15-17, 2019
Durham, North Carolina

IDEAS Online Conference
July 23-24, 2019

Past Webinars

DITA Pain Points: Collaborative Review
August 7, 2019

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

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.

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Our next managers’ round table will be Wednesday, August 21st at 2pm ET. To sign-up, contact us.