Information Development World debuts as “the first-and only-conference dedicated to helping organizations create exceptional customer experiences centered around content,” on October 22-24, 2014, in San Jose, CA. Produced by Scott Abel of The Content Wrangler and Val Swisher of Content Rules, the event is designed to provide an intensive learning experience that brings together professionals who develop and produce content across many customer touchpoints. Designed to attract professionals who work in content strategy, technical communication, content marketing, product management, customer assistance, translation and localization, taxonomy, and user experience, the conference will feature speakers sharing their expertise in methods, standards, tools and technologies needed to deliver “exceptional omni-channel customer experiences.”
The organizers are accepting conference session, and pre- and post-conference workshop proposals through February 7. According to the conference website, “We’re looking for top quality presenters—content professionals who are both subject matter experts and awesome public speakers—to deliver succinct, informative, high-value presentations, participate on panel discussions, and lead half- and full-day training workshops.” The roster of presenters will be announced on February 21, 2014. Proposals may be submitted online.
The first Information Development World will feature The University of California, Berkeley Innovation Forum, and The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Summit, and will include an exhibit hall featuring a wide range of tool and technology vendors. Registration for the event opens March 3, with early registration pricing available through May 31.