TC Camp at the District Architecture Center (DAC)

Save the date for TC Camp. Plans are coming together now and we’re finalizing programs and sponsors. Here’s a preview:

Join us again in 2017 for TC Camp at the District Architecture Center (DAC) on Saturday, September 9, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

What is TC Camp?

TC Camp is an Unconference focused on technical communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications technical communicators use.

The purpose of TC Camp is to provide a local conference for technical communicators that is driven by the members of that community — writers, editors, designers, and the people who support them.

Read all about it and join the mailing list on the TC Camp website,

What is the District Architecture Center (DAC)?

The District Architecture Center is a great meeting space in the heart of DC’s bustling Penn Quarter District, where architecture meets the city.

Read all about it on the DAC website,

We need volunteers!

As with STC WDCB Chapter events, the success of TC Camp depends on the generosity of volunteers. Take a look at the opportunities and make plans to join us.

Read all about it and sign up to help on the TC Camp website,

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Word Nerd Herd Happy Hour

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Register on the InfoDevDC Meetup site.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6:00 PM

Crafthouse (World of Beer)
1888 Explorer St, Reston, VA

We will be outside if possible, or inside near the door. Organizer Ryan Haber will be wearing a Zoomdata tee shirt.

We want to start ramping up our meeting schedule again. We’re serious about it. While we plan some stuff, a happy hour seems fun and easy. Come join us! Don’t know any of us? That’s fine. We’re nice.

Register on the InfoDevDC Meetup site.
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STC WDCB brings back the Rough Drafts

See this event on the Summit schedule.

The Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter invites you to a special event at #STC17: The Rough Drafts are back! As the host chapter for this year’s STC Summit technical communication conference, the WDCB chapter wants you to join us at the party of the year featuring STC’s own rock band, the Rough Drafts.

The party will be on Tuesday, May 9th at 7 pm, immediately following the Honors Reception in the Cherry Blossom ballroom at the Gaylord Hotel. The event is open to friends and family members who may be nearby while you are attending the Summit, so feel free to bring your travel buddies and friends.

The Rough Drafts are a rock band made up of technical communicators and friends who perform your favorite dance tunes old and new. The band has performed at summits throughout the years and has featured performers from all across the world.

This year’s band will feature STC members Rich Maggiani on drums, Stephen Adler on guitar, Richard Hamilton on guitar, and Viqui Dill on bass. They will be joined by Keith Dill, Viqui’s championship winning husband on guitar (and maybe fiddle).

As in past years, the band invites you to join them on stage to sing or play. We will be posting the set list ahead of time and we will have lyrics and chords so you can play and sing along. How else could a band of technical communicators perform if not for the documentation and user assistance?

So save the date and make plans to join the Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter and the Rough Drafts for the party of the year.

Call for musicians: Musicians who would like to join the Rough Drafts on stage are urged to contact email hidden; JavaScript is required before the summit. Don’t be shy. We welcome you!

Photo credits: Rachel Houghton, STC Fellow, and WDCB Chapter on Flickr.

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2012 – Chicago

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2007 – Minneapolis



2003 – Dallas

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Carolyn and her guitar

2002 – Nashville

Starting another song

Open Jam finale

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CONDUIT 2017 hosted by the STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter

CONDUIT 2017 Overview

Connecting Minds

The STC-PMC Mid-Atlantic TechComm Conference

Friday, March 31: Workshops
Saturday, April 1: Full-day conference


Join us on Friday, March 31, 2017 for two half-day workshops. You can attend one or both.

Single Sourcing to the Max with MadCap Flare led by Neil Perlin, an internationally known consultant, strategist, trainer, and developer for online content. You’ll leave with a solid overview of Flare’s single sourcing features and how to use them to create cutting edge outputs.

Revive and Thrive led by Ben Woelk, an Information Security Office Program Manager at the Rochester Institute of Technology and author. Attendees will learn to identify and leverage strengths and mitigate weaknesses to become exceptional contributors in the workplace.

Lunch will be provided for those attending both workshops!

Learn more about these workshops.



Single Sourcing to the Max Workshop: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Revive and Thrive Workshop 2: 1:00 – 4:00 pm


PMC Member: $30 for individual, $50 for combo
STC Member: $35 for individual, $65 for combo
Non-Member: $40 for individual sessions, $75 is combo
Full-time Student: $25
Unemployed: $25

*Space is limited.


Join us on Saturday, April 1st for our annual full-day conference featuring multiple sessions following a keynote presentation by Jack Molisani, owner of ProSpring Technical Staffing, executive director of The LavaCon Conference, and author.

The conference will feature a variety of topics including content strategy, technical writing, project management, and much more. There will be plenty of opportunities to connect and network with your peers.

A continental breakfast, lunch, and fabulous door prizes will be provided!

Learn more about all the fantastic speakers we have lined up!



Registration: 8:15 AM -8:45 AM
Keynote and Sessions: 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM


PMC Member: $60
STC Member :$75
Non-Member: $85
Full-time Student: $25
Unemployed: $25

Post-Conference Social

Please join us after the conference at a local restaurant for a casual networking event hosted by webworks!


5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location TBD

Location for Workshop and Conference

Giant Community Center
315 York Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

This location is convenient to both the PA Turnpike and public transportation.

The community center is located on the top floor of the Giant grocery store.

Event Sponsors

Thank you to all our event sponsors!

A special thanks to Adobe for hosting the conference and to webworks for hosting the post-conference social.



Interested in Sponsoring? Review our sponsorship tiers.

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