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Complete the Sign In fields to the right with your STC username and password to access the registration form. If you are not a member of STC click on the Create a New Account link to access the registration form. If you encounter any issues when registering, back-out of the registration page. For assistance contact STC's meeting manager, Elaine Gilliam, at summit@stc.org, or directly at... Details
When: May 5–8, 2019
Where: Denver, CO
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There is a growing interest in male-dominated industries and the challenges women face finding acceptance within the professional community. One reason the glass ceiling persists is that women receive different developmental experiences during their careers. Yet there seems to be little research on how gender bias in training documents may isolate and limit access for women who pursue careers in male-dominated industries. We will take a look at the FAA's (Federal Aviation... Details
When: February 6, 2019
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THIS COURSE HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO 5 FEBRUARY-5 MARCH 2019. If you are still within your first few years in TC, you have most likely focused on performing audience analysis, developing the right content in the correct writing style, mastering the many tools, and learning about your company's products. Initially, all that may seem overwhelming, and many novice TCs stop after learning these basics. But there is a large gulf between basic TC competency and advanced professionalism.... Details
When: February 5 – March 5, 2019
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This presentation is about a project that aimed at making it easier for customers to consume our content; and thus boosting technical writers visibility and standing with internal stakeholders. We wanted a data-driven approach rather than working on assumptions, so we started with customer research, and then piloted our findings.

When: January 30, 2019
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THIS COURSE HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO 24 JANUARY 2019. Today, technical editors need to wield both the power of writing and editing in a technologically driven landscape. From working with clients using hard-copy documentation to dealing with content developed with various forms of media, technical editors need to maneuver through spaces where they are the people who help to clean up content, who help to shape the content to be created, and who help to develop strategies to give a... Details
When: January 24 – February 28, 2019
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Style guides started as set of rules written in prose that people had to learn and follow when writing content. Using a style guide is a virtual necessity to help avoid repeating mistakes and to maintain consistency throughout your documentation. To eliminate the overhead of learning all the rules before starting to write, an intelligent style guide can be used to enforce the rules automatically by detecting problems and offering possible solutions the writer can choose from. Such... Details
When: January 23, 2019
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Technical communication is an exciting and challenging career that offers unlimited opportunity for professional development. But to succeed, it's not enough to learn a desktop publishing or Help authoring tool-you need to master the analysis process. This is a thinking person's dream career! TechComm Fundamentals Bootcamp is the fastest, most efficient way to jump-start your career in technical communication. It covers key theory that you can immediately apply to your work, as well... Details
When: January 16 – February 27, 2019
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As Agile development methodology becomes more widespread, you might wonder where documentation fits in - if at all. The truth is that docs are just as important in Agile as in other methodologies, but it's a matter of knowing how to use Agile's strengths to get your job done. Learn what Agile is, the different styles, how docs fits, and techniques to get it started.

When: January 16, 2019
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With the rapid changes in digital assets, technical communicators may need to test digital creation tools before committing to buy. It is necessary to spend on tools that you will actually use and ones that give you good value. See how one technical communicator creates professional quality screencasts using the free version of professional audio/video tools-essentially demonstrating the quality of some tools for the modern technical... Details
When: December 20, 2018
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The rise of wearable technology, the Internet of Things, and improvements in video, animation, and content management technologies are changing the way we work and live, as well as how we perceive reality. This shift is both fascinating and thought-provoking, and we are just beginning to understand the possibilities. For years, we have explored concepts of minimalism, usability, user experience, and accessibility. Finally, technology has caught up to the ideas and we can do many of... Details
When: December 19, 2018