We’ve had to postpone our normal First Thursdays lunch gatherings around the Chicago area for almost a full year now, and we miss getting together with everyone. So, we’ve changed our name, and we’ve changed our ways!
“Thursdays @ STC Chicago” has been renamed to “Thursday Meetups,” and starting in March, we will be hosting virtual noon-hour meetups on the second Thursday of each month. Just as when we met in person, there will be no fees, no agendas, and no presentations… just a group of technical communicators getting together to network and socialize. The discussions will be spontaneous, so bring your questions or issues—maybe someone will have an answer. Or, bring your gripes about the weather or your favorite sports teams—there are no limits on the topics. The purpose is to get to know the tech comm community around you and have a little bit of a break in your day. Our in-person meetups are not gone for good; we are just adding a new networking option for you.
Check out our Thursday Meetups page for the registration link. (It’s free, of course, but you need to register to receive the GoToMeeting link.)