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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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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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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 client's content continuity across multiple platforms. In ... Details
When: December 12, 2018 – January 16, 2019
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THIS WEBINAR HAS BEEN PUSHED TO THURSDAY, 29 NOVEMBER. Learn how to use the information in the 2017-2018 STC Salary Database to compare your own compensation levels versus that of the profession. This session will also evaluate the profession as it relates to employment and compensation figures by geographic region and industry type while also providing an overview of the economy.

When: November 29, 2018
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In this webinar attendees will learn about the big picture benefits of structured authoring in DITA and how DITA can benefit their organization. Specifically, they will learn about: The time and resources required to implement and sustain a DITA content development process. How structured authoring can be used in various business functions as well as unite these functions in unique ways. How to weigh the pros and cons of moving to DITA and determine if DITA is the right choice for... Details
When: November 28, 2018
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Whether or not you are following DITA guidelines, you probably understand the basic idea of separating content based on information type (task, concept, or reference). But have you been putting all your efforts into writing better procedures while ignoring your reference content? It's time to give a little love to this neglected content! Reference content provides a necessary service for your users and, if done well, can improve usability and customer... Details
When: November 28, 2018
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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED. If you would still like to register, contact Deborah Krat (deborah.krat@stc.org). This is a course designed to help technical communicators understand the fundamentals of the profession and common practices of technical communication in indusry. Learners will have a firmer grasp of the field, its applications in industry, as well as common skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the field. The primary foci of the course will ... Details
When: November 6 – December 18, 2018
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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS WEBINAR IS NOW CLOSED. If you would still like to register, contact Deborah Krat (deborah.krat@stc.org). This presentation will explain the role of a technical editor, and how to successfully and efficiently perform the various phases of a good technical edit, particularly when time is limited. You'll learn skills and tips that will enable you to improve the quality of your team's technical publications, increase your value to your organization, and... Details
When: October 25, 2018
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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED. If you would still like to register, contact Deborah Krat (deborah.krat@stc.org). In this revolution, the product of autonomous objects and deep learning algorithms, information is key, not only to understanding how things work, but to actually making them work. But the technologists developing it can't do it alone - or even at all. This course leads you through these new developments, and the role information needs to play in it.... Details
When: September 5 – October 10, 2018
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No item is inherently useful. Rather, the usability of materials is dictated by the expectations and perceptions of the individuals who use them. These factors are not random; they are shaped by cognition - how the mind stores, retrieves, and processes information. By understanding these cognitive processes, technical communicators can create content, designs, and materials that better meet the usability expectations of an audience. ... Details
When: September 5, 2018