Thursdays @ STC Chicago


Chicago skyline-illinoisAre you a recent graduate? New to STC Chicago? A senior STC member looking for advice or help with a project?

Joi­n us on the first Thursday of each month for our informal discussion and networking series, Thursd­ays @ STC Chicago, where practicing technical communicators discuss innovative trends in the field, present thei­r latest projects, and network with colleagues over a meal. Open to all, the events are free and are held at a variety of Chicago-area locations on the first Thursday of every month. Attendees pay for their own food and drinks, but the camaraderie is priceless.

To help us try to ensure seating for everyone, please use the “Save me a seat!” link to email the site contact and let him or her know you’re coming. Drop-ins always are welcome, but reservations are recommended.

**Postponed for now**

Northern Location

Half Day Brewing Company at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
200 Village Green
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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City Location

This location changes frequently—watch here for current location.

Wells St Market at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
205 W Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60603
Look for the writers near Furious Spoon.
map | Save me a seat!

Northwestern Location

Jason’s Deli at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
1530 McConnor Pkwy (off Meacham, just south of 90)
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Southwestern Location

No meeting location at this time

The locations for Thursdays @ STC Chicago are chosen by STC members. To suggest a location, provide input, or host a location, email


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: So, what is this “Thursdays @ STC Chicago” event I’ve been hearing so much about?
A: It’s an informal get-together of STC Chicago members over breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Q: Must I be an STC member to attend?
A: Not at all. The purpose of these gatherings is for local technical communicators to get together and talk, although the topics of conversation may range from what’s happening in STC or the profession, to structuring a chapter committee, to helping someone with a challenge that arose in a project just that morning. There is no predetermined agenda or sponsor.

Q: When do these get-togethers take place?
A: On the first Thursday of each month. Yes, even during the summer!

Q: Who can start a Thursdays @ STC Chicago event?
A: Anyone. All you have to do is contact us at Let us know the location and whether you’ll be meeting over breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We’ll post the information on the Web and send out an email notice to STC Chicago members and guests.

Q: Are the get-togethers always free?
A: Yes and no. The chapter will not charge registration fees, but attendees will be have to pay for their own food and drinks.

Q: Might there be more than one get-together on a given Thursday? That is, first Thursday of the month?
A: Well, why not? STC Chicago members live and work throughout the Chicago metro area. That covers a lot of ground! Let’s say you want to meet up with colleagues in the SW suburbs. Just let us know! We’ll announce the get-together, along with any other requests for get-togethers we receive. So, on any given first Thursday, STC Chicago members might be congregating at Emilio’s on LaSalle, Rosa’s in Arlington Heights, or the Ram Brewery in Rosemont. You can choose to attend at the time and location that best suits your needs.

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