CIDM is an organization dedicated to helping advance the profession of information development worldwide. Through CIDM, information professionals can communicate with each other regularly and learn about each other’s successes, problems, and innovations.

Membership benefits include:

Conference Discounts

To encourage participation in CIDM conferences, members receive free and discounted registrations. The number of free passes depends on your membership level and conference. Members always receive the best pricing available for all CIDM conferences. 

Workshop Discounts

Members receive discounts for Comtech’s content strategy and DITA training classes. Gold and Platinum level members benefit from a two-for-one pricing option for most public workshops and also receive a 10% discount on customized in-house workshops.                                                                                        

Manager Round Tables

Members can participate in monthly “open-mic” sessions to discuss trends and issues associated with information-development. Each month we present a new topic selected by members. We’ve discussed everything from managing remote employees to working with Subject Matter Experts.

Members-Only Forum

Members can join the member-only CIDM Slack Workspace to connect and collaborate. On the CIDM Slack Workspace, members can find channels for hiring, training, quality control, metrics, content reuse, change management, and more!

Best Practices Newsletter

The Best Practices newsletter available to all CIDM members contains a wealth of industry-related information. The quarterly newsletter is emailed directly to the members then each newsletter article is posted on the CIDM website for future reference. Access to the articles is a benefit to members only.

Benchmark Studies

CIDM conducts annual surveys and interviews to gain insights into the best practices of our member organizations. We’ve explored trends on metrics gathering, taxonomy development, agile workflows, content quality practices, and cross-department collaboration.                                                            

Consulting Advice

CIDM is managed by Comtech Services, a leading consulting firm that has been helping clients produce better technical content for over 40 years. Members can reach out to the Comtech consultants for advice or brainstorm innovative ideas.                                                                                                  

Hosted Webinars

Ninety-minute sessions presented by industry leaders sharing their experience and insight on critical information-development topics.