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Advanced Reuse Strategies

February 18-20, 2019: Athlone, Ireland
A deep-dive exploration of all DITA reuse mechanisms, including conditional processing, conref, conref range, and conref push, keyref and conkeyref, branch filtering, and scoped keys.

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Creating an Effective Information Taxonomy

February 21-22, 2019: Athlone, Ireland
A structured approach to making technical information more accessible by labeling it according to the categories and terminology important to your users.

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DITA Basics

Tuesdays starting February 26, 2019: Online
An introduction to the DITA standard and hands-on practice creating topics, assembling topics into maps, applying metadata, and publishing final deliverables.

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Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need

March 19-20, 2019: San Diego, California
Practical application of the four principles of minimalism to select appropriate content for your users, structure it consistently, author it for easy understanding, and make it readily accessible.

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Creating an Effective Information Taxonomy

March 21-22, 2019: San Diego, California
A structured approach to making technical information more accessible by labeling it according to the categories and terminology important to your users.

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Developing a User-Centric Content Strategy

April 9-10, 2019: Baltimore, Maryland
Techniques for learning about your users, their goals, and their work, and creating personas that will serve as a decision-making tool throughout the life-cycle of your project or product.

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Creating an Effective Information Taxonomy

April 11-12, 2019: Baltimore, Maryland
A structured approach to making technical information more accessible by labeling it according to the categories and terminology important to your users.

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Developing a User-Centric Content Strategy

May 20-21, 2019: San Jose, California
Techniques for learning about your users, their goals, and their work, and creating personas that will serve as a decision-making tool throughout the life-cycle of your project or product.

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Information Modeling for Topic-Based Authoring

May 22-23, 2019: San Jose, California
A strategy for defining the architecture of your technical content, including the information types required, the elements they contain, and metadata, mapping, linking, and reuse strategies.

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Optimizing the DITA Authoring Experience

Thursday starting June 4, 2019: Online
Design guidelines for making it as simple as possible for your authors to create and publish content that conforms to your information model and authoring guidelines.

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