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Why should you attend Content Management Strategies/DITA North America 2011?

  • You have a smaller budget and fewer people to handle more work than ever before
  • Your management expects you to increase productivity and become more efficient every year
  • Your development schedules are shorter than they’ve ever been
  • Your team is being asked to work in an agile development environment
  • You are translating into more languages with more global variations
  • Your customers want minimalized content and more dynamic information resources
  • You have more people creating enterprise content and you want to bring them into the fold

At CMS/DITA North America 2011, 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. The program is divided into four segments to give you an opportunity to specialize in one area or sample from several:

  • Management—building a business case, integrating documentation and training, developing metrics, implementing workflow, and a host of business-related solutions
  • Information design and development—managing topic-based content, handling short descriptions, promoting enterprise content creation, planning for reuse, and fostering an effective authoring environment
  • Technical solutions—managing links, implementing constraints, using Javascript/Jquery, using keyrefs, creating taxonomies, and more
  • Tools and technology—creating DITA specializations, developing simplified authoring environments, creating Help systems, using Open Source tools, and implementing content management and authoring solutions

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 13th successful year, CMS/DITA NA is the premier conference for everyone who manages technical and business content in small departments and huge global enterprises.

Join a community of information developers, localization experts, information architects, production specialists, and others who understand the value of useful and usable content.

2011 CMS/DITA North America Keynote Speaker —
Scott McCloud

More than any other popular art form, comics are sensitive to the formats, platforms, and devices that connect them to readers. How can this unique medium communicate content effectively when all assumptions about its form are up for grabs? And how can comics techniques inform other types of visual communication on the Web? Author and comics artist Scott McCloud puts a blizzard of new trends into perspective in a fast-moving visual presentation at this year's conference.

Scott McCloud has been writing and drawing comics since 1984. His book Understanding Comics was a New York Times Notable book for 1994, and is available in 16 languages. McCloud has lectured and consulted on comics and digital media for Google, MIT, Pixar, Sony, and the Smithsonian Institution. His online comics and ongoing commentary can be found at

Read JoAnn Hackos's article about Scott McCloud here.

DITA Open Session: Tuesday, April 5th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join the chairs of the DITA Technical Committee and the DITA Adoption Technical Committee for a quick overview of the work of the committees. The past year was a busy one—DITA 1.2 was approved as an OASIS standard, new subcommittees were formed, many feature articles were published, and more. Then we’ll open the floor for questions, concerns, and a general discussion about the state of DITA, progress of DITA adoption, and the needs of the larger DITA community.

Welcome Reception—Conference Registration/Check-In

You may check-in during the Welcome Reception on Sunday, April 3, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

The Welcome Reception will be held at the Pisces rooftop event venue; or you may check-in on Monday beginning at 7:00 A.M., just outside the General Session area, which will be held in the Constellation Ballroom.

Breakfast on Monday begins at 7:00 A.M. and the opening address begins at 8:00 A.M.

Visit the Adobe website
Visit the Comtech website
Visth the IXIASOFT website
Visit the SDL XySoft web site
Visit the acrolinx website
Visit the Adobe website

Visit the Antenna House website

Visit the Astoria Software website

Visit the Bluestream website

Visit the Componize website

Visit the Comtech website

Visit the CSOFT website


Visit the DITA Exchange website

Visit the DITA Exchange website

Visit IBM's website

Visit instinctools' website

Visit the IXIASOFT website


 Visit the Oxygen XML Editor website

Visit PTC's website


Right Hemisphere

Visit the SDL website

Visit the Simply XML website

Visit the Stilo website

Visit Suite Solutions website

Visit the Tedopres website

Visit the Vasont website