Call for Proposals—Content Management Strategies/DITA North America 2016

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Get ready for 2016—Submit your proposal today for the leading content management conference in North America.


The CMS/DITA North America conference will be held April 4-6.
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Reston, Virgina – The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Reston, located at: 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, Virginia 20190
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Proposals are due by Monday, December 28, 2015
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CIDM’s premier conference seeks to meet the learning and networking needs of content management professionals worldwide, including but not limited to those are have implemented or are thinking of implementing the OASIS DITA standard.

If you need to take control of your customer-facing content and ensure that you are developing, managing, publishing, and translating content in the best possible ways, CMS/DITA NA is your very best place to be to connect with your peers and the experts in field.
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Everyone involved in designing, developing, managing, publishing customer-focused content, and using the best technologies available will find valuable presentations, learning opportunities, and great networking at CMS/DITA NA, including

  • Information architects
  • Content strategists
  • Information developers
  • Instructional designers
  • Information managers
  • Publishing technology experts
  • DITA newbies
  • DITA gurus

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  • David Weinberger’s keynote address first thing Monday morning, esteemed author of the Cluetrain Manifesto, Everything is Miscellaneous, and Too Big to Know
  • Four concurrent tracks focusing on managing information development, content technologies, and innovations in content strategies and publishing from Monday morning , April 4, through Wednesday afternoon, April 6
  • Speaker sessions run 40 minutes

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  • We are especially interested in sessions that tell us what your organization has developed to solve a business problem
  • If you are solving a business challenge, changing practices to better meet customer needs, developing a new approach to content management, or using DITA in innovative ways, we want to hear from you
  • Participants look forward to a variety of topics that address the needs of newcomers and experienced professionals, including but not limited to topics like these:
    • Focus on the Customer—User Analysis/Mobile Delivery/Innovative Content Delivery Approaches
    • Industry Specializations—Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Insurance, Telecommunications, Heavy Equipment, Computer Software, Semiconductor, Education, Consumer Products, Automotive
    • Emerging Technologies and Innovative Tools and Techniques—3-D Displays, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Personalized Content Delivery, Content Curation
    • Information Architecture and Structured Authoring
    • Content development for learning and training
    • DITA and translation
    • Getting Started with Content Management—DITA Adoption/Enterprise-wide Content Development/Content Collaboration/Content Marketing
    • Technical innovations and new techniques
    • Measurements and analytics

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  • One free full-conference registration for a primary presenter at one session
  • One half-price conference registration for one co-presenter at one session
  • Additional co-presenters pay normal conference fees
  • If you are giving more than one presentation, you receive only one free registration
  • A registration includes all conference sessions, materials, events, and meals

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  • A signed speaker agreement
  • A title, abstract, and brief bio for the conference website and other materials
  • A photo for use on the conference website and other materials
  • Draft and final copies of presentation materials (slides) by the required due dates

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If you have questions about your topic or any of the participation details, please email Lisa Lambert, conference coordinator.
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