Seek and Find — July 25-26, 2017

According to, the indexed web contains at least 47.3 billion web pages. Google Inside Search puts this number significantly higher at 130 trillion pages. Regardless of who is closer, that’s a lot of information at the fingertips of your users. What are you doing to help them find the information they need to be successful with your product or service? CIDM’s Summer IDEAS conference includes eleven hour-long presentations that address the issues of searchability and findability:

  • Writing for SEO
  • Developing a corporate taxonomy
  • Selecting keywords
  • Implementing a site search
  • Managing your taxonomy
  • Using DITA metadata and subject scheme
  • The impact of cognitive computing on the future of search strategies

What is the IDEAS Online Conference?

IDEAS is a two-day industry conference that you can attend virtually from the comfort of your own office. The conference includes five 60-minute concurrent sessions in two tracks, giving you a choice of 11 unique presentations. Participate live according to the published schedule or watch a recording of any session when it’s more convenient for you.

IDEAS Online Conferences are scheduled twice/year, providing focused and interactive online sessions led by recognized industry leaders and experienced peers. This unique conference offers information designed to appeal to information-development professionals at all skill levels.


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.