Monday, September 11, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast and Morning Registration       
8:00 – 8:30 AM Welcome Address
Dawn Stevens, CIDM Director
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote Presentation by Author, Bob Kulhan
Getting to “Yes And”: The Art of Business Improv
12:00 –
1:30 PM
Birds of a Feather — Lunch 

Select from a list of topics and join a group to discuss over lunch! Lunch is provided as part of your registration fee and the “Birds of a feather” offers a fantastic networking opportunity early in the conference!  

1:30 – 1:50 PM Teaming up to Create User Content
Leticia Guzzetta, Imagination Technologies
2:00 – 2:40 PM Collaborative Best Practices for Unified Content Strategy
Toni Mantych, ADP
Opportunities and Challenges of a Cross Functional Model
Laurel Nicholes, F5 Networks
Niki Vecsei Harrold, Transamerica
Pat Burrows, Independent Consultant
2:50 – 3:30 PM DITA Governance as a Service
Samuel Kadwell, Dell EMC
Working Across the Organization
Jennifer Johnson, Hypertherm

Promoting Modern Docs in Large Organizations
Lawrence Orin, Riverbed

3:30 – 3:50 PM Break
3:50 – 5:30 PM Management Therapy
Goat Market

Don’t let the name throw you! In this session, attendees are asked to write down a problem/question that you would like help in answering. Find a peer and sit together. A peer can be anyone you like, or dislike, or trust, are suspicious about, or don’t even know yet. Friend or foe—doesn’t matter. We recommend not selecting your co-worker, as they would have already helped you if they could!

At your table, spend 5 minutes explaining your problem/question to one peer. As the peer, respond with a solution for another 5 minutes. Then, switch roles. Both of you get one question and one answer in 20 minutes. But you have to think and talk fast. We’ll time it for you. In the end, you will have 3 different responses to your unsolved mystery!

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