December: Virtual Holiday Party with Lightning Talks

The 2019-20 program year was another big one for STC Chicago, amid the dramatic changes that beset us all. Once again, our chapter earned the 2020 Platinum Community Achievement Award from STC, and Byline won a 2020 Apex Award. For 2020-21, our 49th annual Technical Communications Competition is well under way, and our programming has gone virtual with a combination of interactive evening events and our ever-popular weekday webinars.

So please join us on Thursday, December 17, at our first STC Chicago Virtual Holiday Party, using the interactive video features of GoToMeeting as we have for our webinars and our online networking events. (We will trust you to mute yourselves—or not!—for barking dogs.) In response to member feedback, we are moving our meetings to 7 p.m. to suit the virtual format.

As tradition demands, we will once again have Lightning Talks, mini-presentations of 20 slides in five minutes on either serious or light topics. The tricky part is that the slides advance automatically, whether the speaker is ready or not! Lightning talks are an exercise in speaker brevity and concentration, and often a lot of laughter ensues. We will have several presenters, and one brave speaker will do a Ninja Lightning Talk, with a slide deck he will not see until he starts to speak!

If you are interested in giving a Lightning Talk, please send your idea to We hope to see—and hear—you online as we send this tumultuous year packing!


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Thursday, December 17, 2020
7:00–7:15   Check-in and networking
7:15–8:00   Lightning Talks
8:00             Announcements

Online event
(We’ll send you a GoToMeeting link after you register.)


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