Program Archive


Hiring Booms and Mass Resignations and Pre-recession Layoffs, Oh My! How to Score Your Next Position in a Shifting Job Market (Jack Molisani)
Holiday Celebration with Lightning Talks
Style Guides for Technical Writing: Why and How (Peggy Frizzo)
Happy Hour


Structured Authoring Workshop (Pete Wagner)
Online Scavenger Hunt
New Year Celebration with Lightning Talks
Information Flow—A Game Changer in Structured Content (Nenad Furtula)
Yes, You Can Make High-Quality Instructional Videos Quickly (Matt Reiner)
STC Summit Preview
Annual Business Meeting / Trivia (Linda Kelley)


Tech Comm Trivia (Jack Molisani)
Virtual Happy Hour – “I Found a Better Way”
Virtual Holiday Party with Lightning Talks
Trends in Technical Communications
Members-Only Event
Breaking into UX Writing
Annual Business Meeting / Trivia (Linda Kelley)


Summit Remix: Some Key Takeaways from the 2019 STC Summit (Francis Bao, MK Grueneberg, Cheri Gerlach)
When Your Ship Comes In: Increasing Your Corporate Value (Jack Molisani)
Wanna Cyber? Breaking Into and Succeeding in Cybersecurity as a Technical Communicator (Jessica Behles)
Top Tech Comm Tools: A Crowd-Sourced Workshop
Lightning Talks / Holiday Celebration
Unleashing the Power of Learning Through Infographics (David Charney, Steve Harker)
Technical Writing — Back to the Basics (Pamela Nelson)
Annual Business Meeting / Trivia (Linda Kelley)


Negotiation Skills: The Missing Ingredient to Tech Comm Success (Speaker) Jack Molisani
The Technical Communicator in a Contract Role and How to Leverage Social Media (2 recruiters, 2 contractors)
Accessible Design and Writing for Digital Content (Joe Welinske)
Lightning Talks / Holiday Celebration
Designing Effective User Experience in the Digital Age (Scott McCormick)
Awards Banquet
Writing with Localization in Mind (Emily Labedz, Leticia Barroso)
Intelligent Content: What is it? Why is it Important? (Alan Horvath)
Using Design Thinking to Create Better Learning Experiences (Dan Coco, Jim Goldsmith)
Annual Business Meeting / Trivia (Linda Kelley)


People First Content Strategy: What I Learned from Facebook for Business (Jack Molisani)
Summit Remix: What You Missed and Why You Should Attend Professional Conferences (MK Grueneberg, Linda Jansak, Linda Kelley, Chris Hester)
Why Content Strategy Is More Important than Ever During this Digital Transformation Era (Mark Lewis)
Hello World! RIP Traditional Content Strategies and Methodologies (Pam Noreault)
Getting the Information You Need from Your SMEs (Jennifer DeVries)
Lightning Talks / Holiday Celebration
Creating Microlearning in Micro-Time (Shannon Tipton)
Making an Impact Using Animated Videos (Karen Kostrinsky)
Awards Banquet
From Moment-of-Need to Moment-of-WOW: Fostering Proficiency and Self-Sufficiency Through On-Demand Performance Support (Beth Wolfe)
Annual Business Meeting / Trivia (Linda Kelley)


7 Career Lessons I learned While Selling Ginsu Knives (Jack Molisani)
How to Position UA within UX (Darin Walsh)
Writing with Translation in Mind: Some Tips and Tricks (Erica Goldberg, Adriana Romano)
Lightning Talks / Holiday Celebration
How to Position User Assistance Within User Experience (Joe Welinske)
STC Certification: Is CPTC Right for You? (Chris Hester, MK Grueneberg)
Awards Banquet
Exploring the Test Then Tell Approach to eLearning (Mary Whalen)
Annual Business Meeting / Trivia (Linda Kelley)


TechComm Contractor Panel (Linda Jansak, Becky Hall, Andi Dunn, Chris Hester)
Threats and Opportunities: Advancing Your Tech Comm Career (Jack Molisani)
CSS3 and HTML4 to the Point (Scott DeLoach)
Introduction to MadCap Flare (Mike Hamilton)
Evolution of the Knowledge Broker / Holiday Celebration (Bernard Aschwanden)
Taking Advantage of UX Tools and Methodologies (Zakiya Vallier)
Lightning Talks
Awards Banquet
Improving Customer Experience with Dynamic Delivery (Pete Wagner, Erica Fox)
Annual Business Meeting / Trivia (Linda Kelley)


Building a Business Case for Content Strategy Initiatives (Jack Molisani)
Progressions: Moving from PDF to Online (Adam Evans), Working with a Remote Team (Cheri Noble), Working from Home (Linda Kelley), Professionalism in 2014 (Elizabeth Burke)
Rapid eLearning Tools, Captivate and Articulate (Tanya Blakely)
SharePoint’s Popularity in the Enterprise – How We Got Here and What’s Next (Jack Fruh)
Breaking Into Technical Communication and Staying Relevant (Karl Gabbey, Cheri Noble, Brad Moldofsky)
Lightning Talks / Holiday Celebration
STC 60th Anniversary Celebration (Kit Brown-Hoekstra, Ken Cook, Bill Leavitt)
Microsoft Word… Love It, Don’t Leave It (Lisa Pietrangeli)
Awards Banquet (Hilary Marsh)
Special Chicago Alliance Meeting Networking
Survival Strategies: Building Your First Web Site for API Documentation / Annual Business Meeting (Mary Linderman, Andrei Essaoulov)


Multi-screen Content Authoring (Joe Welinske)
Academic Trends and Career Tracks for Technical Communication Professionals (Karl Stolley, Jeff Merrell, Antonio Ceraso)
Social Media and the Technical Communicator (Adam Evans, MK Grueneberg. Chris Hester)
Lightning Talks / Holiday Celebration
Social Collaboration: How User-Added Content Enhances Your Documentation (MadCap Software)
TechSmith’s SnagIt Application (Cait Ryan, Erika Smith)
Awards Banquet
User Experience – Staying Relevant in a User-centric World (Stuart Bender)
Annual Business Meeting / Trivia (Linda Kelley)


Tech Comm as ROI (Chris Ward)
Do Humans Dream of Electric Sheep? (Andrew Thomas)
Taxonomy…Your Roadmap for the Future (Leigh White)
Overcoming Obstacles and Common Missteps with eLearning Localization (EC Innovations)
Lightning Talks / Holiday Celebration
Key Trends in Software UA” (Joe Welinske)
Speed Resume-ting – Resume Review Workshop
Awards Banquet
Jump-Start Your Career Workshop (Jack Molisani)
From Tech Comm to Content Strategy (Alan J. Porter)
Spring into Action Portfolio Event
Annual Business Meeting / Trivia (Linda Kelley)


SmartDocs: Content Management and Content Reuse in Microsoft Word (Lisa Pietrangeli)
Optimizing Content Reuse in Unstructured and Structured Authoring Environments and How to Build a Business Case: Selling your Ideas to your Company (Lisa
Pietrangeli, Bryan Lynn)
Selecting the Right Technology to Support Your Content Reuse Strategy (Lisa Pietrangeli, Bryan Lynn)
Job Hunting Secrets that Might Surprise You (Jack Molisani)
Write More, Write Less (Joe Welinske)
eLearning Translation: Minimizing Cost While Maximizing Efficiency (Ralph Strozza, Larry Pilotto)
Let’s Break the Ice — Member Appreciation Networking
Resumes and Interviewing Skills Workshop
Awards Banquet (Jack Molisani)
Changing the Workflow: Implementing a Documentation Wiki (Adam Evans, Ryan Williams)
Annual Business Meeting


Job Searching Tips for Technical Communicators
Meet the New STC Competition: Everything All New and Experienced Entrants and Judges Need to Know
Truth or Dare: Social Media Panel
SharePoint in the Technical Communication Field (Dan Beall)
User Interface Design
Development Techniques for User Interface Text and Web-based Content in Smart Phone Applications (Joe Welinske)
Member Appreciation Networking
Awards Banquet
Moving into Instructional Design Panel Discussion
Annual Business Meeting / Summit Remix


Social Celebration at Howl at the Moon
Making Your Work Style Work for You (Paula Giovacchini)
Awards Banquet
Writing for Global Markets (Catherine Deschamps-Potter, Hans Fenstermacher)
Annual Business Meeting / Summit Remix


Intellectual Property Issues for Technical Communicators (Bob Brill, Wood Phillips)
Education Options for Technical Communicators Panel
Software Benefits Maximization Through Technical Communication (Matt Mignogna)
Write More, Write Less (Joe Welinske)
Awards Banquet
Manage Your Documents with Web-Based Tools (Ken Cook)
Annual Business Meeting


Cyber Law and You (Chris Juillet)
Brand Yourself Without Getting Burned (Glory Borgeson)
Intro to FrameMaker” Full Day Workshop Workshop (Betsy Maaks)
Applied Psychology for Technical Communicators Full-Day Workshop (Dr. Klaus Hofer)
Career Makeover Half-Day Workshop (Jack Molisani)
Business Proposal Writing Half-Day Workshop (Becky Hall)
Year-End Social Celebration
Awards Banquet
Grammar – Grimace or Grin? (Mary Ryba Knepper)
Annual Business Meeting

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