Upcoming Events


RIDE Conference
September 26, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario

CMS/DITA Europe Conference
November 5-6, 2018
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The IDEAS Winter Online Conference will be held January 22-23, 2018. Call for Speakers is now open!

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

Past Conferences

The Best Practices Conference was heldSeptember 10-12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington


Connecting a chatbot to your technical content, beyond the demo. Myth and reality.
October 3, 2018
12 pm ET

and more..

Past Webinars

Following the Trends: 2018


Creating an Effective Information Taxonomy
Dallas, Texas: October 9-10, 2018

Information Modeling for Topic-Based Authoring
Dallas, Texas: October 11-12, 2018

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—Marvell

Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company’s storage, network infrastructure, and wireless connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell’s semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets.

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 – September


Our next managers’ round table will be Wednesday, October 10th at 2pm EST. To sign-up, contact us.

DCL News – August

Simply XML August 2018 Newsletter

Dawn Stevens will be presenting at LavaCon 2018!

DevLearn 2018

Adobe Summit 2019

More announcements.


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