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CIDM Online Conference
July 29, 2015


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


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

Past Events


April 20-22, 2015
Chicago, Illinois


DITA Getting Started
July 21-22, 2015, Wakefield, MA

Optimizing the DITA Authoring Experience
July 23-24, 2015, Wakefield, MA

Advanced Publishing for DITA
August 3-7, 2015, San Jose, CA

Content Management Strategies
August 18-19, 2015, San Jose, CA

Content Management Strategies
September 10-11, 2015, Philadelphia, PA

Information Modeling for Topic-Based Authoring
October 12-13, 2015, Indianapolis, IN


DITA is Not Just for Software: How and Why DITA Has Spread to Other Industry Sectors
June 25, 2015, 12pm EDT

Beyond conditional processing: Practical reuse strategies for every situation
July 1, 2015, 12pm EDT

DITA Glass: Perceive everything as DITA
September 16, 2015 12pm EDT

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Individual Membership

To qualify for individual membership in the premier information-development management organization, you must be an individual aspiring to a management role or an independent consultant. An individual membership is for one person and is not transferable.

Best Practices newsletter. This bimonthly newsletter provides the latest news in the information-development industry and reports on CIDM studies and member actions. The newsletter features articles about benchmarking activities and best practices, a calendar of coming events throughout the industry, book reviews, tool reviews, and more. An individual member receives one print copy of the newsletter. For a sample copy of the newsletter, view one of our past issues.

Conference registration discounts. All Individual CIDM members receive discounts for the annual Best Practices conference, DITA Europe conference, and Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference.

Members website. The Members website archives the Best Practices newsletter issues and articles, including a search tool for articles in Best Practices and the Information Management e-newsletter, provides links to CIDM webinars that are reserved only for members, lists vendor and departmental member organizations and provides contact information for the primary liaisons in these organizations. The Members website will soon include a question and answer forum on collaboration and other pressing issues. You can post your pressing questions and receive valuable advice from other CIDM members.

CIDM webinars. All Individual CIDM members may attend live or access recorded CIDM webinars for one-half the regular fee.

Personal communication. Enjoy an opportunity to discuss your issues and achievements with CIDM Director, Dr. JoAnn Hackos.

Cost per year: $395

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CIDM has created an Individual Membership level for those aspiring to a management role or an independent consultant.

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