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Academic Publishing and Research Grants

This Fall for the Book, save the date for a panel on Academic Publishing and Research Grants
Thursday, October 1 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Johnson Center Meeting Room C
Mason Fairfax Campus

The George Mason University chapter of the Society for Technical
Communication (GMU STC) invites you to learn how to navigate the
competitive world of academic publishing and grant writing from three
successful scholars in the field of professional writing and communication:

Dr. Cheryl Ball is an associate professor of digital publishing studies at West Virginia University and editor of the online peer-reviewed journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. She recently won a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop an open source editorial management system, EditMe.

Dr. Huiling Ding is an associate professor of technical communication at North Carolina
State University and researcher in intercultural communication, risk communication, and medical
rhetoric. She has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals and won 7 grants, worth over $125,000, to fund her research.

Dr. Jeff Grabill is a professor of rhetoric and professional writing at Michigan State University. He is a senior researcher with WIDE Research (Writing in Digital Environments) and co-founder of Drawbridge Incorporated, an educational technology company. His publications include two books on community literacy.

Download the FFTB Save-the-Date flyer as a pdf.

Read about the event and see the complete schedule on the Fall For The Book website.

About GMU STC

GMU STC is the newest chapter of the STC, the world’s oldest and largest professional association for technical communicators. As a student organization, GMU STC is dedicated to helping current and future professional technical communicators—writers, editors, designers, and more—achieve their career, education, and service goals. Visit GMU STC on Facebook to learn more.

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Fall For The Book with GMU STC

What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and generous supporting partners.

Read about the event and see the complete schedule on the Fall For The Book website.

About GMU STC

GMU STC is the newest chapter of the STC, the world’s oldest and largest professional association for technical communicators. As a student organization, GMU STC is dedicated to helping current and future professional technical communicators—writers, editors, designers, and more—achieve their career, education, and service goals. Visit GMU STC on Facebook to learn more.

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Content Strategy to the Rescue! – InfoDevDC Meetup

Register on the InfoDevDC Meetup site.

Content Strategy to the Rescue!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM

OPOWER

1515 N Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA

6:00 Networking
6:30 Presentation
7:30 Post-meetup social time

To be successful, content creation must be part of a larger business solution that is relevant to an audience. But how do we go about identifying that solution to begin with? How can we rally support to our cause and build out a solution that will attract, engage, and convert traditionally isolated users to large-scale, sustainable, knowledge-sharing practices?

Come hear about how Opower’s Knowledge Management team is using their content strategy powers to tackle their biggest content strategy project to date: breaking down operational knowledge silos to enable consistent knowledge sharing at scale.

You will learn:
• Useful techniques for breaking even the largest and most villainous content problems down into manageable chunks.
• Guidelines for sustainable content creation and collaboration.
• Guidelines for policies that your team can use when creating reusable content for large groups such as templates, workflows, hierarchies, and other resources.

About the Speaker

Theresa Rogers is a technical writer on Opower’s Knowledge Management team, where she creates technical documentation and knowledge management solutions supporting Opower’s and internal operations. Theresa has more than 12 years of experience writing software documentation and designing knowledge management solutions. Her diverse experience prior to Opower includes teaching English at Mae Fah Luang University in Chiang Rai, Thailand, as well as numerous writing projects around the D.C. Metro region. She loves content reuse, fiery grammar debates, and creating beautiful and logical user experiences infused with whimsy.

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#Techcomm Happy Hour – InfoDevDC Meetup

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#Techcomm Happy Hour

Friday, September 18, 2015, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

World of Beer
1888 Explorer St, Reston, VA

what:
– techcomm happy hour
– in conjunction with So 4 Tech Comm
– meet other techcommers
– meet old friends
– talk shop or not
– drink beer
who:
– you
– bring a colleague
where:
– world of beer
– reston town center
– 1888 explorer st reston va 20190
when:
– september 18
– 530 to 700 pm
why:
– because beer

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Call for Summit 2016 Proposals

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STC invites you to contribute your ideas, studies, experience, and expertise at our Technical Communication Summit 2016, the 63rd Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication. The Summit is 15-18 May 2016 in Anaheim, California, USA. Anyone with experience in the latest communication techniques, technologies, approaches, and solutions is invited to submit. You are not required to be an STC member to submit a proposal.

Proposals are due by 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4) on Monday, 21 September 2015. All proposals must be submitted through STC's online submission system.

Please read http://summit.stc.org/call-for-proposals/session-types before submitting your proposal. This is where you'll find the session descriptions and guidelines for the proposals.

For details, see http://summit.stc.org/call-for-proposals/. If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Committee at email hidden; JavaScript is required for more information.

The Technical Communication Summit is an international meeting of professional technical communicators at all levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans. It fosters industry-leading technical communication by stimulating information exchange, cultivating research, and serving as the primary source of education for professional technical communicators. The Summit is a gathering of technical writers, editors, illustrators, managers, information designers, architects, translators, content strategists, instructional designers, usability and user-centered design practitioners, researchers, and students.

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2015 Summit Playback is Now Available for All Full Registrants!

The 2015 STC Technical Communication Summit in Columbus, Ohio, provided attendees with valuable learning and networking opportunities. But you may not have been able to attend all the sessions you were interested in.

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As an added value to your Summit registration, STC is pleased to provide all full Summit registrants with complimentary access to recordings from the 2015 Summit through Summit Playback. Catch up on sessions you didn't have time to attend, review important information about new technologies and trends, and continue your professional development between STC events.

To take advantage of this valuable attendee benefit, visit the Summit Playback website and log in with your account details STC sent you in a recent email. The 2015 recordings will only be available until 31 March 2016, so make sure to log on and watch before then: http://www.stc.org/education/technical-communications-summit/summit-playback.

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