Sponsors and Exhibitors

Visit 20+ companies in our exhibit hall, including a bookstore hosted by XML Press!

Diamond Sponsor

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. Adobe’s innovative solutions for technical communicators are market-leading best-of-breed software, and include:

Adobe FrameMaker 11: The industry-leading template-based authoring and publishing solution for unstructured, structured, and XML/DITA/S1000D content

Adobe RoboHelp 10: An easy-to-use solution for technical communicators to author, collaborate, personalize, and optimize content for help systems, policies and procedures, and professional knowledgebases for multichannel, multidevice publishing

Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 (TCS 4): A complete and integrated solution for authoring, reviewing, managing, and publishing rich, engaging technical information and training content across multiple channels and devices from a single source. Try TCS 4 now.



Innodata offers a deep portfolio of consulting, technology, editorial and production services to the world’s leading media, publishing and information services companies.

With more than 1,500 subject matter experts, Innodata has been in the editorial services business for more than a decade. With an in-depth understanding of technical, legal and scientific material, our subject matter experts have used their skills and expertise to create abstracts, copy edit technical manuscripts and research and analyze legal briefs and financial applications.

SDL enables global businesses to engage with their customers in the language, the media and at the moment they choose. We help businesses manage their brands, drive global revenues, accelerate speed to market and enrich their customers’ experience.

SDL’s enterprise-ready innovative technology and service solutions span the entire customer journey and include social listening and marketing analytics, campaign management, language management and services, video and written content creation, web content management, dynamic technical documentation publication and eCommerce.

SDL solutions drive global reach across multiple languages, cultures, channels and media. SDL has over 1,500 enterprise customers, 400 partners and a global infrastructure of 70 offices in 38 countries.

For more information, visit SDL.com.

Componize is ECM software that optimizes the production, management and publishing of high-volume documents such as product documentation and e-learning content. It allows large organizations to benefit from the latest innovations in DITA Component Content Management. Spend less time organizing, searching for and re-doing content, and more time creating real value through better reuse and faster, multi-channel production.

Componize is today modernizing business information management for AMD, SAP and NXP, among others. More information at: componize.com

XML Authoring for Everyone!
oXygen XML Author provides visual XML editing both on the web and on the desktop. It is highly extensible and configurable being integrated in many CMS solutions. It supports single source publishing for any XML vocabulary and comes with ready to use support for the most popular frameworks including DocBook and DITA.

Become an XML Expert!
oXygen XML Developer provides all the tools needed when working with any XML or XML-related technology, including visual XML schema editors, XSLT and XQuery debuggers, support for XML databases and web services.

The ultimate XML editing experience!
oXygen XML Editor combines both the XML authoring and XML development support to a single integrated environment resulting in a complete solution for working with anything in or related to XML.
For more information please visit www.oxygenxml.com


Doc-To-Help automatically publishes content to desktop, Web, mobile device, and print formats that look like you spent months designing them. All you need to do is write or import content in Microsoft Word®, HTML, or Doc-To-Help’s editor and let Doc-To-Help do the rest. If you are worried about collaboration and content management, rest easy. Doc-To-Help integrates with industry standard technologies such as Microsoft SharePoint and Team Foundation Server.

More info at: componentone.com

Merrill Brink International (www.merrillbrink.com) is a leading provider of complete translation and language solutions for global companies and law firms, with special expertise in serving the legal, financial, life sciences, software, heavy machinery and corporate markets. A proven leader with more than 30 years of experience, Merrill Brink offers a wide range of language solutions including translation, localization, desktop publishing and globalization services.

Merrill Brink is recognized in the industry for its commitment to quality and its pioneering approach of leveraging technology to reduce costs, eliminate redundant processes and accelerate translation life cycles. Merrill Brink is certified to ISO 9001:2008; ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 13485:2003, and registered to EN 15038:2006 and ISO 14971:2007. Together, these standards provide assurance that the most stringent process and quality standards for translation are followed. Merrill Brink International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merrill Corporation.

Crowell Solutions is a product and services company that specializes in XML, content management, knowledge management and business intelligence implementations. Crowell Solutions’ newest product is RocketSled™: A full-featured XML editor that operates in MS Word. RocketSled allows anyone in the enterprise to create structured XML content. Expand the potential of technical publications by providing true single-sourcing capabilities to contributors from engineering and other subject matter expert contributors; Enabling other enterprise departments to harness the power of structured XML. From Legal to HR, marketing, sales and beyond, RocketSled makes it easy for your organization to reap the benefits of creating information in XML. Crowell Solutions is based in Dallas, Texas and has extensive experience with standards such as DITA, S1000D, Mil-Spec, SPL, HL7, as well as customized syntaxes.

For more information see: www.crowsol.com


MadCap Software, Inc. is the leading software provider of technical communication tools for end-to-end content development, delivery and management. MadCap Software’s fully integrated suite of products provide state-of-the-art content development and workflow solutions for multi-channel publishing for print, online, desktop and mobile documentation. Through its strategic partner Microsoft Corp., MadCap delivers solutions optimized for Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio, and the .NET environment. Headquartered in La Jolla, CA, MadCap is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the documentation industry, including the original creators of RoboHelp. Learn more at Madcap Software.

Founded in 1990, Mekon are leading UK consultants and systems integrators. We are focused on increasing the effectiveness of your content creation, management and delivery. Faced with insufficient staff and ever increasing demand for output, organizations today often require some support to ensure project success. That support should incorporate best practice, risk management and customer- and ROI-led planning. Mekon provide a well-defined, end-to-end methodology and service that balances strategic guidance and training with the technical capabilities to make a solution a reality. We specialize in systems that allow reuse and recombination of content for flexible, scalable two-way publication, across multiple formats and via the latest publishing media.

Experience with all the major publishing, DITA, S1000D and XML technology vendors gives Mekon a unique and un-biased insight into which technologies are suitable for specific client needs. We are one of the few organizations to successfully implement XML in both the non-technical enterprise content space and traditional technical and professional publishing. As a result Mekon are ideally placed to help you use your content as a strategic business asset.

Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) is a leader in organizing and converting content to modern formats for wide access and new revenue streams. With expertise across many industries, DCL’s proprietary technology matched with US-based project management teams solve clients’ complex conversion challenges securely, accurately and on-time. Serving the full range of businesses, governments, nonprofits and individuals by future-proofing all content, DCL started in 1981 and is a 100 Top Company in the Digital Content Industry for 2011-2012.

An open-source collaboration leader since 2005, MindTouch provides the world’s most respected social knowledge base, with a focus on product help, support, and technical documentation.

Great companies like Oracle, Cisco, Intuit, Paypal, Autodesk, Hewlett-Packard, Mozilla, HTC, Viacom, Panasonic and EMC rely on MindTouch commercial products.

Learn more at www.mindtouch.com

Stilo International is the leading provider of cloud content conversion services, content conversion tools and content aggregation solutions that process content from diverse sources including SGML/XML, Word, InDesign, FrameMaker and RoboHelp files, and convert to target publishing formats including DITA and custom XML. Through advanced levels of automation we reduce cycle times, lower production costs and provide SMEs with direct control over content quality. Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support customers in Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing, High Tech, Publishing and Government. Visit us at LavaCon 2012 and discover why Migrate is the DITA conversion service of choice for companies including IBM, Cisco Systems, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and STMicroelectronics.

The ePublisher platform from Quadralay enables individuals and organizations to stay up to speed with their users and easily deliver policy manuals, technical documentation, reference material, and other content in the appropriate format for their audience. With ePublisher you get the most complete list of help authoring tool formats available on the market. Learn more at Webworks.com.

IXIASOFT is a leading provider of XML content management software to organizations worldwide. IXIASOFT offers the DITA CMS, a component content management solution designed specifically to author, manage, review, localize and publish DITA-based technical documentation. The DITA CMS solution is based on TEXTML Server, a native XML database also developed by IXIASOFT. Leading organizations such as AMD, ARM, SolidWorks, Sybase and Varian use the DITA CMS to manage their documentation process.
For more information visit www.ixiasoft.com

Started in 1993, TechWhirl.Com (also known as Techwr-l) is the premier source of information and discussions for technical writers and technical communicators throughout their careers.

Technical Communications Feature Articles & Columns cover the business of technical communications, professional development, tech writing trends, and tools and technology.

TechWhirl Regular Columns include Tips & Tricks and Geoff Hart’s User’s Advocate

Technical Writer Skills and How To pieces provide guidance on creating deliverables ranging from Style Guides to Software Requirements Specifications to online and embedded help.

Techwr-l’s Email Discussion Group is 3000+ TechWhirlers providing help and support to professionals at all levels of experience.

Other Sponsors and Exhibitors

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Vasont Systems is a leading provider of XML content management software and data services backed by more than 60 years of experience in the information management and publishing industry. Its Vasont® content management system enables organizations of all sizes to create, manage, and store their multilingual content once for multi-channel delivery. Fortune 1,000 companies and organizations from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, publishing, and healthcare, use Vasont to manage and produce multilingual technical documentation, product manuals, reference and training materials. www.vasont.com.

Acrolinx provides Content Quality Software that enables companies such as Adobe, Dell, Cisco, IBM, Philips, and Siemens to make their content easier to comprehend, cheaper to translate, and easier to find. Built on a powerful linguistic analytics engine, Acrolinx helps you analyze, measure, and improve the quality of the content you deliver to your customers.

Acrolinx is built on a foundation of linguistic excellence. We have a passion for understanding language and the complexities it brings to all levels of communication. Our expertise in language can help your organization manage all forms of written communication—from enterprise to user-generated content. Customers recognize this value as a core component that has helped them shape complex solutions for information management. Learn more at www.acrolinx.com

Bluestream’s flag-ship product XDocs, enables organizations of all sizes to realize the benefits of DITA at a lower cost than the competition, with comparable or better quality, thus offering unparalleled value. XDocs is an out-of-the-box, DITA-enabled component content management system that deploys in hours rather than weeks, is easy to use, and has a tight integration with various XML editors. Its flexible unlimited user licensing and optional modules such as work flow, knowledge base, online reviewing, and translation manager allow for economical end-to-end content creation, management, and publishing of content. XDocs customers range from Fortune 100 organizations seeking complex cross-departmental DITA solutions to small businesses containing single author documentation teams.

Bluestream has been in business since 1997 and has customers in many verticals, among them software, oil and gas, health care, military, manufacturing and finance. Learn more at www.bluestream.com

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is a non-profit membership association for the language industry, providing resources, education and research for companies working with translation services, language technology and content localization. GALA member companies are vendors and buyers of language services and technologies from over 300 companies in 50 countries. Member companies deploy sophisticated multilingual strategies and proven tools to take content and products to markets around the world. Visit www.gala-global.org.

Scott Abel is a content management strategist and social media choreographer with strengths in helping organizations improve the way they author, maintain, publish and archive their information assets. I help clients determine the best ways to efficiently manage their content lifecycles, including leveraging social media and networking technologies.

I’m also a presenter at content industry conferences and a founding member / former executive director of Content Management Professionals. And I co-produce several industry events including Web Content Chicago (www.webcontentconferences.com), Intelligent Content (www.intelligentcontentconference.com), and others.

The Content Wrangler is a popular destination for communication professionals seeking information about content management. But I also maintain several social networking sites The Content Wrangler Community on Facebook and The Content Wrangler Community on Linkedin, both of which support a global network of content professionals from around the world. I also have a very popular feed on Twitter.

Prospring Staffing

ProSpring Staffing provides engineers, project managers and technical writers for high-tech companies and government agencies. Our mission: to match highly-qualified candidates with innovative organizations so both are happy with the result. We specialize in:

Programmers and Engineers: hardware engineers, network engineers, software engineers, database administrators, and other engineering professions.

Program and Project Managers: PMI-certified PMP project managers, program mangers, federal contract managers, and other management professionals.

Technical Writers and Trainers: perm and contract technical writers, instructional designers, courseware developers, technical trainers, eLearning specialists, and other communication professions.

Visit our website: http://ProSpringStaffing.com

Scriptorium helps companies with large amounts of technical content streamline their publishing processes, which results in cost reduction and quality improvements. If you are responsible for technical content, you face a bewildering array of possibilities—XML-based authoring, traditional help authoring tools, wikis, customer-generated content, and much more. In a content strategy analysis, we review your existing content lifecycle, identify requirements, and then recommend a solution that fits your organizational constraints. More info at http://www.scriptorium.com

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.