Where do we go from here? A look ahead, with some glances in the rear view mirror

Join DITA TC members to learn about the efforts of the DITA TC and its subcommittees in defining where DITA goes from here. Get an update on Lightweight DITA and a summary of the approved, planned, and proposed changes for DITA 2.0. Ask questions about what these changes might mean to you, provide feedback on pending changes, and take the opportunity to suggest other improvements that you would like to see.


Robert D Anderson has spent nearly 20 years working on SGML/XML publishing tools at IBM, nearly all of that with the DITA XML format. He helps lead the DITA Open Toolkit, and has contributed to the project from its first day as an open source project. Robert also writes about DITA and is the co-editor of the DITA specification at OASIS, making him one of those rare developers who spends most days using the tools that he supports.



Dawn Stevens is the President, and owner of Comtech Services and the Director of the Center for Information-Development Management. With over 25 years of experience, including 15 years at Comtech, Dawn has practical experience in virtually every role within a documentation and training department, including project management, instructional design, writing, editing, and multimedia programming. With both engineering and technical communication degrees, Dawn combines a solid technical foundation with strong writing and design skills to identify and remove the challenges her clients face in producing usable, technical information and training.


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