Upcoming Events


Best Practices 2016
September 12-14, 2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico


CMS/DITA Europe website
November 14-15, 2016
Munich, Germany

Past Conferences

The CIDM IDEAS Summer Online Conference was held July 19-20, 2016.


Going “The Last Mile”: Delivering DITA Content to Mobile Devices
July 27, 2016


Optimizing the DITA Authoring Experience – Early Session
Wednesdays starting August 3, 2016
Online Course

Optimizing the DITA Authoring Experience – Midday Session
Wednesdays starting August 3, 2016
Online Course

Content Management Strategies
Tuesday and Thursday starting August 16, 2016
Online Course

Applying Agile Management to Information Development
August 23-24, 2016
Beaverton, OR

Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
October 19-20, 2016
Lowell, MA

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.

Led by Dr. JoAnn Hackos, 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—PACCAR

paccarPACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services, information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

LinkedInCIDM’s LinkedIn Group is growing exponentially! Join more than 2,600 members today to take part in informative discussions about our industry.

In the News

Monthly CIDM eNews – June

CIDM Featured Articles

Follow the Trends 2016 Survey
JoAnn Hackos

Managing a Global Team
JoAnn Hackos

Strategic Planning
JoAnn Hackos

CIDM Featured White Papers

Easy DITA Authoring Tools: Introducing DITA to the Enterprise
By JoAnn Hackos

Incorporating Social Media into a Technical Content Strategy

User-Generated Content: A Study of Content Curation


Join Mekon at SEMANTiCS 2016 in Leipzig

SDL Announces Global Team App on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace

More announcements.