Upcoming Events


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


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, 2018

Past Conferences


IDEAS Winter Online Conference
January 23-24, 2018

Past Webinars

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Following the Trends: 2018

and more..


DITA Basics — Online Course
May 8 – June 12, 2018

Optimizing the DITA Authoring Experience — Online Course
May 10 – June 14, 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—Lexmark
Lexmark creates innovative imaging solutions and technologies that help customers worldwide print, secure and manage information with ease, efficiency and unmatched value. Combining innovative technologies with deep industry expertise, Lexmark simplifies the complex intersection of digital and printed information in retail, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, education, government and more. Founded in 1991, Lexmark is recognized as a global leader in imaging and output technology solutions and managed print services by many of the technology industry’s leading market analyst firms. Lexmark sells its products and services in more than 170 countries and is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.

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 – April


Our next managers’ round table will be Wednesday, May 9th at 12pm EST. To sign-up, contact us.

DCL News – March 2018

Announcing XMetaL® Author Enterprise 13

Tech Comm Monthly – March 2018

More announcements.