Again this year, IXIASOFT is hosting its annual DITA CMS User Conference in Montreal, June 12-14, 2013.
This will be a great opportunity to:
- Exchange with your peers about your experience with the DITA CMS
- Learn more about the DITA CMS and best practices
- Discuss the evolution of the solution with IXIASOFT
- Foster networking opportunities amongst your peers
We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!
A more detailed agenda will be provided shortly.
Information Energy 2013, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 13-14, 2013.
The main event for content and information professionals and for professional users of content and information products, their customers and their service providers. Interactive sessions, discussion, presentations and workshops.
DITA: Technology supports content. Based on minimalism and XML the DITA standard helps in creating, managing and publishing knowledge and educational products.
Congility 2013, Crawley, U.K. June 25-27, 2013.
Congility 2013 is Europe’s largest event bringing together Structured Content, Content Strategy and Component CMS under one roof. The theme for 2013 is:
“The next 5 years: mastering communications in a multi-device world”.
Congility 2013 will cover more than just tools and technologies. Come and further extend your knowledge into the world of dynamic, future-proof delivery across multiple audience and device profiles. Learn from global thought-leaders and diverse real-world case studies.
The last Congility conference was, by many accounts, our most successful event to date! Attendees told us that social and vibrant networking, and an excellent series of presentations and workshops, made the conference a stimulating place to get new ideas and learn from our peers. Feedback included:
- “Good balance of thought, theories, and case studies to make it real.”
- “Coming from a ‘word’ dominated environment this conference has allowed me to see how and where improvements can be made in the production of manuals, the potential for customer interfaces and where self-development can be made.”
- “Conferences such as this should be attended by the management of business considering or contemplating moving to DITA and content strategy, particularly those who doubt the process.”
Recent Conferences Past:Content Management Strategies/DITA North America 2013, April 15-17, 2013
CMS/DITA North America is the premier conference on the most effective and efficient ideas and methods for managing enterprise content. Meet presenters who may have started with technical publications but are now branching out to training, support, marketing, human resources, policies and procedures, and other content developers.
In the 2013 CMS/DITA North America conference, you will certainly find much valuable information on managing content more efficiently, as well as implementing the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard and others. Inaugurated in 2012, the Emerging Technology track focuses on new ways of offering up valuable content to customers and other consumers of our messages.
Come for community, learning, and expertise, and leave with a wealth of new ideas that help you reap the benefits of managing content in your organization. In its 15th successful year, CMS/DITA NA is the premier conference for everyone who manages technical and business content in small departments and huge global enterprises.
Intelligent Content Conference 2013, San Francisco, CA., February 7-8, 2013
“The Fifth Annual Intelligent Content Conference takes place in San Francisco on February 7-8, 2013 at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF. This year’s event focuses on helping organizations better understand the emerging discipline of corporate publishing with an emphasis on teaching you what you need to know about the standards, methods, and tools needed to deliver the right information, to the right people, at the right time, in the right format and language, on the device of the customer’s choosing.”
Though the program so far does not list any presentation with “DITA” in it as yet, there are a number of well-known people in the DITA-community who are listed as presenters, including the likes of France Baril, Don Day, Joe Gelb and Mekon’s own Noz Urbina, so it is safe to say that there will be some DITA representation at this conference.
When more details are released, look for more information on presentations specific to DITA here on DITAWriter.com.
DITA Festa Japan, February 7-8, 2013
国内唯一のDITA総合セミナーとして第4回を迎える DITA Festa ですが、
Third Conference on Technical Communication/Troisième Colloque Communication technique de plein champ, Paris, France, January 26, 2013
“3ème Colloque Communication technique de plein champ : Modèles d’information et mutualisation des bases de connaissances
DITA or not DITA (les débats sont lancés !), les recherches sur les modèles d’information pour améliorer les pratiques et les outils.
Mutualiser les bases de connaissances pour répondre à des situations de complexité, créer des ontologies pour représenter les connaissances et aussi mettre en place des outils d’aide à la rédaction.
Voilà les thèmes abordés. Très belle journée à tous !”
Content Management Strategies/DITA Europe 2012, November 12-13, 2012, Frankfurt, Germany
“Join the Center for Information-Development Management for the 8th Annual Content Management Strategies/DITA Europe Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The conference will be held 12-13 November 2012. Meet publications professionals who have implemented content management strategies and the OASIS DITA standard in their organizations and hear from representatives of key tools vendors who are actively supporting the technical communication community.
If you develop, produce, and deliver technical information today, you know that ‘content is everything.’ You also know that you have to keep costs under control and provide new solutions that deliver content in multiple ways to your customers. You’ve thought about ‘chunking’ your content into smaller, reusable topics, but you don’t know how to get started. You’ve already begun your DITA implementation but you want to know what new features are coming in DITA 1.2. DITA Europe is your best starting point.”
DITA Fest 2012, October 23, 2012, Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay, California
“Year after year, the DITA community turns to DITA Fest to stay informed of the latest DITA trends and share ideas about DITA, both practical and visionary. We invite you to join us in Redwood City, CA on Oct 23, whether you’re a DITA Fest veteran or new to the community, for exciting, thought-provoking discussions and presentations on DITA, product content, and customer experience.
Joining us will be keynote speaker Jane McGonigal, PhD, a renowned game designer and best-selling author of Reality is Broken. Dr. McGonigal will bring us insight and perspective from her years of experience working with games and virtual communities and how that translates to the real world.”
Technical Communication UK 2012, October 2-4, Newcastle, U.K.
“Technical Communication UK (TCUK) is:
- The most exciting and comprehensive technical communication event on the UK calendar
- The best way to keep up with industry trends
- The best way to socialise with top industry suppliers and find out about their latest products
- The best way to find out how your professional neighbours get things done”.
There were several DITA-related presentations of note at this conference:
- A Style Guide for DITA Authoring, by Tony Self
- Why Would We Want to Talk to Customer or Them to Us? by Ian Ampleford and Peter Jones
- Content Quality: Clarity and Cost Savings Start at the Source! by Berry Braster
- The Future of Techcomm is Socially Enabled and Embedded, bu Julian Murfitt
- Metadata: Why Should Technical Communicators Care?, by Nolwenn Kerzeho
The LavaCon Conference on Digital Media and Content Strategies, October 6-9, 2012 Portland, Oregon
“LavaCon 2012 will start with a panel discussion about the State of The Industry, as viewed from various segments of the industry: CMS vendors, Localization Vendors, Corporate Content Strategists, Independent Consultants, and maybe a tablet/eBook manufacturer or two to represent the future of mobile content consumption.”
There were several DITA-related presentations of note at this conference:
- “Collaboration and Instantiation: Engineering Content in DITA XML”, by Tom Aldous, Adobe Systems
- “Optimizing your DITA Content Model for Translation” by Amber Swope, DITA Strategies
- “Migrating to DITA: How Automated Conversion Works and Why it Matters” by Patrick Baker, Stilo International
- “Collaboration and Instantiation: Engineering Content in DITA XML” Cheri Mullins, Mullins Consulting
More information available from their schedule.
2012 RSuite User Conference, September 20, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Now in its 6th year, the annual RSuite User Conference provides a forum for members of the RSuite community, and those considering RSuite, to interact, learn about the latest version, and get tips and tricks that will benefit your organization. RSuite CMS manages the full life cycle of content. From content creation through multi-channel distribution of print, ebooks, and licensed content, RSuite CMS is used by some of the world’s leading publishers.
Join other publishing executives and hear:
Best Practices 2012, September 10-12, 2012, Monterey, California
“Best Practices is the premier annual conference for managers of information development, training, and support. You learn from your colleagues the best ideas and innovations in the industry. You discover how organizations are pursuing social media, dynamic publishing, content management, enterprise-wide information creation through wikis and blogs, and much more. You have the opportunity to interact with a community of peers, all of whom are struggling with many of the same challenges that you are. You learn about the experiences of managers and organizations that have introduced amazing innovations or seen significant increases in effectiveness and productivity.”
Content Management Strategies/DITA North America 2012, La Jolla, California, U.S.A., April 23-25, 2012
“At CMS/DITA North America 2012, join an outstanding group of individuals who have moved their organizations into content management, implemented the DITA standard, reduced their operations costs, and solved copious technical issues.”
NLDITA Information Energy 2012 Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 8, 2012
“Information Energy 2012 is the name for NLDITA 2012: Europe’s premier Conference and Exhibition for Innovation in Content Development and Publishing. Each year the event brings together industry’s leading professionals with professional users to focus on usability and new developments in this field.”
NLDITA Tools Utrecht, The Netherlands, April 5 2012
“NLDITA Tools 2012 will be one day full of featured vendor presentations of tools and best practices. Tools for authoring, publishing and managing information and modular content, DITA, XML and HTML5.”
XML Prague 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, February 10-12, 2012
“XML Prague is a conference on XML for developers, markup geeks, information managers, and students.”
Intelligent Content 2012, February 22-24, 2012 Palm Springs, CA, U.S.A.
Need To Reach Your Customers Anywhere? Anytime? On Any Device? Then Intelligent Content 2012 Is The Conference For You! In order to profit — literally — from new digital markets created by the global mobile device explosion, you must rethink the way you create, manage, publish, and deliver content. Old school production processes, technologies, and ideas won’t cut it. To succeed in the mobile revolution you must think differently. The first step is to adopt a content strategy that takes into account your goals and how you’ll achieve them in our socially-enabled, always-on, location-aware, globally-connected, mobile device-dependent world.
Publishing Expo, February 28-29, 2012, Earls Court 2 London, U.K.
The UK’s only multi-platform publishing show. Publishing is changing fast, with new and traditional forms combining to create truly multichannel content. In 2012 Publishing Expo will shape the future of publishing with over 100 leading industry suppliers and ground breaking education from publishing’s best, covering any content and any channel, in digital, print or mobile.
Software User Assistance Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A., March 11-14, 2012
“The focus of the Conference for Software User Assistance is on developing the best possible user experience for all types of software applications through well-designed interfaces and helpful and accessible support information.”
NLDITA Winter, Utrech, The Netherlands, December 15, 2011.
“A full day of vendor demonstrations, lectures and we will also present one or two workshops.”
DITA Fest 2011, Santa Clara, California, U.S.A. October 25-26, 2011
“This year’s DITA Fest focuses on how product content can be leveraged more broadly in the organization, to drive value beyond the walls of the technical publications team. We come together to hear others’ experiences with DITA deployments – what has worked and what hasn’t — and the way they envision its future expansion.”
XML Amsterdam 2011, October 26, 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“XML Amsterdam 2011 is the conference for XML Developers worldwide, looking for the latest and best on developing based on XML and related standards. The conference will be hosting sessions by renowned speakers in the international XML developing community.”
Content Management Strategies/DITA Europe Conference, Prague, Czech Republic November 7-8, 2011
“Meet publications professionals who have implemented content management strategies and the OASIS DITA standard in their organizations and hear from representatives of key tools vendors who are actively supporting the technical communication community”.