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The MadWorld 2018 Call for Papers is Now Open

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MadWorld 2018 Call For Papers

The submission deadline is Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Conference Dates: June 3-6, 2018
Conference Location: Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California

MadCap Software is pleased to announce the MadWorld 2018 Call for Papers. The premiere technical communication and content strategy conference returns next year to San Diego, California.

Who attends MadWorld?

Attendees come from a wide variety of industry verticals and job specialties, including:

  • Content Managers
  • Clinical Documentation Specialists
  • Documentation Managers
  • Education Content Managers
  • eLearning Specialists
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Information Architects
  • Instructional Designers
  • Knowledge Base Experts
  • Marketing Managers
  • Policies and Procedures Specialists
  • Students and Professors
  • Software User Assistance Managers
  • Technical Subject Matter Experts
  • Technical Writers
  • User Assistance Specialists

Why speak at MadWorld?

MadWorld provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your professional skills and expertise to a wide audience. Speakers are expected to prepare highly engaging presentations that highlight best practices, showcase success stories, demonstrate advanced techniques, or share information on the latest technologies and trends taking shape in the industry. In short, speaking at MadWorld requires thought provoking content, a desire to share knowledge with your peers, and a personal commitment to prepare presentations that offer actionable takeaways, share valuable insight and drive engagement with your audience.

Presenting for the first time at MadWorld was a great experience, and I hope to do so again. I presented two case studies from my team’s journey. One focused on how and why we chose MadCap tools over another solution, along with the money and teeth-gnashing spared in the process. The second presentation covered our combined use of MadCap Flare and Confluence for collaborative development in our global,
agile environment.”

“The coolest thing about this experience was the confirmation that others in tech comm are leaping over the same hurdles as we are. I think I learned as much from my presentation attendees in the rich Q & A at the end of my sessions as they learned
from me.
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Jayna Locke

Content Strategist, Digi International Inc., MadWorld 2017 Speaker

What topics are usually presented at MadWorld?

Suggested session topics include but are not limited to:

  • Advanced Topics
    • CSS Techniques
    • HTML5
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • Pushing Flare to the Limits – Doing Things in Flare You Didn’t Think Possible
  • Advanced Flare Features
  • Advanced Print Publishing
  • API Documentation
  • Automation
  • Basic/Intermediate Topics
    • CSS Techniques
    • Master Pages vs Page Layouts
  • Boosting Performance
  • Career Development
  • Case Studies and Best Practices
  • Conditions, Snippets and Single Source Content
  • Content Auditing
  • Content Review with SMEs
  • Content Strategy
  • Cutting Costs in Communications
  • Design and Layout for Online Output
  • Documenting Multiple Products or Versions
  • eLearning
  • Global Project Linking
  • How Do I Do _______ in Flare?
  • How to Build the Business Case for Flare and Supporting Applications
  • How to Build the Business Case for Technical Documentation
  • How to Create Engaging Content
  • How to Resolve Common Troubleshooting Issues
  • Industry Trends
  • Integrating Multimedia
  • Leveraging the MadPak Professional Suite
  • Leveraging Word Content with Doc-To-Help
  • Managing Complex Flare Projects
  • Product Showcases – Flare, Central, Contributor, Analyzer, MadCap Lingo, Mimic and Capture
  • Project Organization / Getting Started
    • File Naming, Topic Organization and More
    • Things to Consider Before You Start a Project / Authoring in Flare
  • Proxies
  • Search, SEO and Analytics
  • Source Control
  • Team Authoring
  • Top Navigation Output Design, Tips and Tricks
  • Translation and Localization
  • User Experience
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View from the back of the room at a presentation
Lunch on the San Diego bay MadWorld Attendees at an evening event
Attendees viewing a presentation