We are living in an era of content abundance. Today’s user is bombarded with information from all directions. Some is good – accurate, timely, usable – but some is not. How can our users distinguish the difference? We’d like to believe they always turn to the content we ourselves have created and approved, but often their choice is made by what they can find most easily.

Rather than add to the ever-growing volume of information, perhaps the role of information-developer should morph into that of content curator. Much like a museum curator collects artifacts, organizes them into a meaningful display, and helps visitors navigate the entire exhibit, a content curator finds the best and most relevant content on the subject, organizes it into meaningful presentations, and helps users navigate to the information they want to see, regardless of who created it.

Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it sounds. How do we stay current on the information available? What about legal and copyright issues? How do we convince management of the value? In this conference, our speakers examine the common barriers to using content created elsewhere – technical limitations, legal implications, accuracy, and job preservation – and provide guidance for how to get started.

What is the CIDM Online Conference?

  • A one-day industry conference that you can attend virtually from the comfort of your own office
  • Five 60-minute concurrent sessions in two tracks, giving you a choice of 10 unique presentations. Participate live according to the published schedule or watch a recording of any session when it’s more convenient for you
  • Focused and interactive online sessions led by recognized industry leaders and experienced peers
  • Information designed to appeal to information-development professionals at all skill levels

What do you receive with your registration?

  • Virtual access to the live sessions
  • Session handouts posted online prior to the start of the event so you can print them and have them ready
  • Access to all recordings and handouts through the conference web site


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.