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First Friday Lunch (Eggspectation, Chantilly, VA)


We had such a terrific turnout in May that we’re headed back to Eggspectations in Chantilly, VA for our December First Friday Lunch. Please join Liz Herman, STCWDCB member and STC Director at Large at Eggspectation on December 2nd. This fun, informal networking event starts at 11:45 and ends at 1:00 pm. There is no cost to register, but you do buy your own lunch.


5009 Westone Plaza
Chantilly, VA 20151

Did you know that as a member of our STC chapter that you can host your own First Friday Lunch? If you are interested in hosting a future First Friday Lunch at a location near you, please contact Greta Boller (email hidden; JavaScript is required). Greta serves as the First Vice President of the Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter. It’s easy and fun!

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Tech The Halls 2016


Please join us for DC’s MEGA tech holiday party – Tech The Halls 2016!

Use the promo code STCTTH15 to save 15% on Early-Bird rate.

Make merry as Tech The Halls turns “5” this year!

Over the last five years Tech The Halls has celebrated all forms of DC innovation: Tech Inclusion, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.

Tech The Halls 2016 continues that tradition as 9 tech organizations (DC Web Women, UXPA-DC, STC WDC, Web Content Mavens, Digital District, Color of Tech, Black Female Founders, DMV Startup and Weinclude) come together and rejoice all that is the DC tech community!

Held at Impact Hub in downtown Washington, DC, Tech The Halls 2016 brings together designers, developers, marketers, entrepreneurs, founders, strategists and more to network.

There will be an open bar, appetizers, photobooth, DJ and more!!

Attendees will receive a gift bag (quantities limited), and a chance to win tech/non-tech prizes including a very special grand prize!

Follow us on Twitter and Snapchat at @techthehallsdc


General event questions? Please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

**Last day to receive a refund is Thursday, November 24th 2016 (Thanksgiving). After 11/24/16 all ticket sales are final.**

Interested in sponsoring Tech The Halls 2016? Go here to see how you can become a sponsor.

Host Organizations:

DC Web Women (DCWW) is a professional organization of more than 3000 members located in the DC area. Our members are professional women, students, and enthusiasts who specialize in the fields of Web Design, Web Development, Computer Science, IT, Graphic Design, Web Content, Blogging, Multimedia, Marketing, e-Marketing, SEO, Web Analytics, and Social Media.

User Experience Professionals Association DC Chapter (UXPA DC) is the DC chapter of UXPA International, a multidisciplinary organization committed to the design and development of usable products.  We host  monthly speakers and events as well as yearly conferences.

Society for Technical Communication (STC-WDCB) is the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the world’s largest and oldest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the field of technical communication. We offer monthly educational events, an annual competition that evaluates the effectiveness of technical documents, and many virtual networking opportunities.

Web Content Mavens is a DC-based networking group for web & content managers and those interested in web technology. We have 1500+ members in the area, focused around non-profit, association, government and media verticals.

Digital District is a non-profit that works with community innovators to educate our peers, foster increased creativity and encourage participation in the digital sphere. 

Color of Tech is a social Initiative made to bring people of color who are passionate about Web/App Development, Tech Entrepreneurship, Green Technologies, and Social Media. Color of Tech events allow attendees to swap stories and ideas, create new relationships, and forge great business partnerships in ever growing technology industry.

DMV Startup is a collection of startup junkies, caffeine addicts, and community builders seeking to cultivate the startup scene in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Our mission is to engage and expand the startup community through events, workshops, and this wiki. We are out to show NYC and the Bay Area why the DMV (DC, Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia for you out-of-towners) is the best place to be for gamechangers, pathfinders, millennials, and startup enthusiasts.

Black Female Founders (#BFF) is a membership organization dedicated to creating successful women-led tech ventures throughout the Black Diaspora. Our programs advance women from aspiration to investment, in an effort to increase diversity and inclusion in the global innovation ecosystem. We work with companies that are tech-focused or enabled from idea conception to business implementation to investment.

Weinclude Is a national movement whose focus is tech inclusion and diversity across the technological and digital space. Weinclude’s mission is to provide awareness and greater visibility of the needs and opportunities of the culturally diverse, tech-driven innovation community.  

Use the promo code STCTTH15 to save 15% on Early-Bird rate.

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First Friday Lunch (Neramitra, Arlington, VA)


Please join us for our November First Firday Lunch in Arlington, VA! We’re changing it up and going with Thai food this time. This fun, informal networking event starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00 pm. There is no cost to register, but you do buy your own lunch.

Neramitra Thai Cuisine
2200 Crystal Dr Ste I, Arlington, VA 22202

Did you know that as a member of our STC chapter that you can host your own First Friday Lunch? If you are interested in hosting a future First Friday Lunch at a location near you, please let email hidden; JavaScript is required know, he’s Immediate Past President of the Chapter and the host of this First Friday lunch. 

Have questions about First Friday Lunch? Contact STC Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter

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Plan Ahead for Summit 2017 on 7-10 May 2017

Summit 17 banner

The Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter is proud to be hosting the STC technical communication conference, Summit 2017. Now's the time to start making your plans to attend on 7-10 May. The Summit will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in picturesque National Harbor, MD, just minutes away from downtown Washington, DC and Alexandria, Virginia.

River view photo of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

The Summit will combine world class technical communication education with a variety of networking events, making it the can't-miss conference for technical communicators. The 2017 Summit will focus on the theme "Gain the Edge to Get Results" and will help attendees achieve their personal best within the technical communication field.

Early-Bird Registration Begins 1 December

Registration and hotel rates for the conference are posted on the official summit website. Registration will open on 1 December with the super low early bird rate of only $895 for STC members. Registration includes access to all education sessions; the Opening and Closing Keynotes; Welcome Reception; Honors Reception; continental breakfast Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings; as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.

2017 Summit Registration Rates


Plan to Include the Washington, DC – Baltimore Sites

There are many interesting things to do and see here. We have a collection of images and information for you to browse on our Pinterest board "Things To Do in DC & Baltimore Metropolitan Areas" at https://www.pinterest.com/stcwdcmb/things-to-do-in-dc-baltimore-metropolitan-areas/.

Need Help Convincing Your Boss?

If you need help convincing your supervisor, STC has created a sample letter you can use to make your case. Not sure the Summit is right for you? Take a peek at this highlight video from the 2016 Summit to give you a feel of what's in store when attending the Summit.

STC looks forward to seeing you at the 2017 Summit! For questions, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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