Upcoming Events



The Virtual Conference will be held May 23-27, 2016


The CIDM IDEAS Online Summer Conference will be held July 19-20, 2016. Call for Speakers is now open!


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

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

Past Conferences


CMS/DITA North America 2016
April 4-6, 2016
Reston, Virginia

CIDM Online Conference—Measure Anything
January 26-27, 2016


CMS/DITA Europe 2015
November 16-17, 2015
Munich, Germany


Best Practices 2015
September 21-23, 2015
St. Petersburg, Florida


Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
June 14-15, 2016
Diegem, Belgium

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

bannerwebJoin us to experience the 5 most popular sessions of the CMS/DITA North America 2016 Conference! These sessions will be offered daily during the week of May 23, 2016. Please note each session will be presented at 2pm EDT (11am PDT | 7pm BST) for 60 minutes.

Dates Presentations
May 23, 2016 DITA Reuse Strategies
Radu Coravu, Oxygen XML Editor (SyncRO soft SRL)
May 24, 2016 Lightweight DITA: A pre/overview
Michael Priestley, IBM Canada
May 25, 2016 Intelligent Content Authoring for Everyone
Mike Iantosca, IBM and Patrick Baker, Stilo International
May 26, 2016 DITA Maps are More than a TOC: Maps can guide users through their experience
Chris Nitchie, Oberon Technologies
May 27, 2016 Taxonomy for DITA: A powerful magnifier with a harsh lens
Joe Pairman, Mekon Ltd.

Register Now!

Welcome New CIDM Member—Cray

crayWell into its fifth decade, Cray continues to build on its strength in high performance computing by addressing the ever-growing demands of big data analysis and storage across a spectrum of users, from scientists and government labs to financial analysts and sports teams.  We fuse supercomputing, storage and data analysis technologies, enabling customers to make new discoveries, develop better products and make positive impacts on the planet.

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 – May

CIDM Featured Articles

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


Vasont Systems Certifies Compatibility Between the Vasont® Component Content Management System and Adobe FrameMaker 2015

The Digital Publishing Revolution Is Only Speeding Up

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