For a glimpse at the current concerns of content managers, take a look at the agenda of three upcoming conferences. Content writers should be pretty interested in this too, but most probably couldn't care less.
For writers, the agenda is a wakeup call:
Scott Abel, the original Content Wrangler, highlights these conferences.
1. Content Convergence and Integration 2008 March 12-14, 2008 Vancouver, BC. (Liz Danzico is a keynote speaker on Day 1.)
2. Documentation and Training West 2008, May 6-9, 2008 Vancouver, BC.
3. Web Content 2008 June 17-18, 2008 Chicago, IL.
Oddity: of the 27 presenters at this conference, only one is female.
P.S. Like you I have a yellowing Dilbert cartoon on my wall. Tina the Tech Writer is my girl.