Programs and Events

STC Chicago 2018-2019 Programs

The table below contains a tentative schedule of STC Chicago programs for the 2018-2019 program year (August 2018-June 2019). This year’s programming includes a blend of tools, professional development topics, and some networking fun.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for topics, speakers, or meeting locations, please send a message to We always strive to provide programming that interests our members!

For more information about a program, or to register for an upcoming event, watch our announcements on our Home page.


Date Topic Location
August 16, 2018 Negotiation Skills: The Missing Ingredient to Tech Comm Success
(Jack Molisani)
Olive Garden, Downers Grove
September 19, 2018 The Failure Cycle and How to Beat Procrastination
(Louis M. Brown) – CANCELED
Bar Louie, Printers Row
October 18, 2018 The Technical Communicator in a Contract Role
(Lisa Vitale, Rose Pagliari, Elizabeth Burke, Gretchen Hartke)
Drake Office Plaza, Oak Brook
November 15, 2018 Accessible Design and Writing for Digital Content
(Joe Welinske)
Bar Louie, Schaumburg
 December 13, 2018 Lightning Talks and Holiday Party
(various speakers)
Olive Garden, Downers Grove
January 17, 2019 Designing Effective User Experience in the Digital Age
(Scott McCormick)
Bar Louie, Schaumburg
February 2019 No meeting NA
March 21, 2019 STC Chicago 47th Annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards Banquet Jimmy’s Charhouse, Elk Grove
April 11, 2019

April 18, 2019

Writing with Localization in Mind: Some Tips and Tricks
(Emily Labedz and Leticia Barroso)Intelligent Content: What Is It? Why Is It Important?
(Alan Horvath)
Downers Grove


June 2019 Annual Business Meeting and Trivia Night TBA


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