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. Call for Speakers is now open!

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


You got DITA in my minimalism! You got minimalism in my DITA!
February 26, 2018 11 am ET

Using Structured XML to Power your Learning Content
February 27, 2018 1 pm ET

DITA Worst Practices
March 15, 2018 12 pm ET

Following the Trends: 2018
March 28, 2018 11:00 am ET

Past Webinars

Say Yes

The Rise of the SMEs

and more..


Publishing for DITA
February 21-April 11, 2018
Online Course

Creating an Effective Information Taxonomy
March 1-2, 2018
Hyvinkaa, Finland

Advanced Reuse Strategies
March 5-6, 2018
Hyvinkaa, Finland

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—Waters
For fifty years, Waters Corp. has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. The company designs, manufactures, sells and services ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry (MS) systems, thermal analysis and rheometry instruments.

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

The 2018 Content Strategies & Publishing Trends Survey is now Open!

Results will be collected until March 1st and presented shortly thereafter.

Take the Survey

Monthly CIDM eNews – February


Our next managers’ round table will be Wednesday, February 14th at 12pm EST. To sign-up, contact Lovonya Thomas.

Adobe Summit 2018

Mekon Newsletter – January 2018

The Structured Content Journey

Simply XML Newsletter – January 2018

Tech Comm Monthy – January 2018

1+1=3. When industry leaders work together

More announcements.