TC Camp at the District Architecture Center (DAC)

Unconference – TC Summer Camp 2017

Join our unconference and use the day to talk about everything techcomm!

Find out more on the TC Camp website.


  • Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017
  • Time: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Venue: District Architecture Center (DAC)
  • WiFi will be available, so you can Tweet and blog!
  • Bring: Curiosity, business cards, portable device (for notes, blogging, etc), and a laptop if you’re attending a workshop.
  • Suggest and Vote on Topics: After you’ve registered, you can suggest topics of interest!
  • Questions, feedback, coordination? Email email hidden; JavaScript is required

Unconference Schedule

This is an approximate schedule of the day’s events:

  • 8:00 AM – Registration opens – Continental breakfast, networking, and registration!
  • 8:30 AM – Hands-on Workshops – Workshops run from 8:30-10:30.
  • 10:30 AM – Workshops end – Break, refreshments, and more networking!
  • 11:00 AM – Unconference Begins. The first general session includes:
    • Overview
    • Session Proposals
    • Voting
    • Lunch (with ticket)
    • Sponsor presentations
    • Expert Panel or Keynote
    • 2:00 PM – Session 1
    • 3:00 PM – Session 2
    • 4:00 PM – Session 3
    • 5:00 PM – Summary of Sessions, raffle, and wrap-up.
    • 6:00 PM – Finished

Thank you in advance for your notes and summary to everyone who volunteers as note-takers and session leaders!

Camp organizers invite any help in picking up after the free unconference. Help keep this event free!

Thanks to all the sponsors:
TC Summer Camp 2017!

TC Camp would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. When we reached out for companies to support this unconference, these pioneering spirited companies said YES without hesitation!

Special thanks to our Ambassador, our Scout Leaders, our Rangers, our Conservationists and our Stewards!

If you see a sponsor in the wild, be sure to thank them for being a TC Camp Sponsor!

Camp Ambassador (Platinum Sponsor)


Adobe’s Technical Communication group delivers best-in-class tools, systems and services aimed at facilitating the end-to-end process of creating ground-breaking content, managing content effectively and efficiently using cutting edge systems, publishing content seamlessly across media and devices, and achieving greater business success. Adobe’s tools and solutions help deliver contextual, consumable and actionable content while offering highest return on investment. With the convergence of marketing and technical content across enterprises – Adobe’s new-age solutions will empower your organization to create valuable experiences that build your brands, drive demand, and extend the reach and ROI of customer-facing content, pre-sale AND post-sale.

Camp Scout Leaders (Gold Sponsors)


easyDITA accelerates creating and delivering content. It is a complete DITA authoring, publishing, and component content management system (CCMS). easyDITA’s users can create, share, reuse, localize, and deliver information faster and easier than ever before. We pride ourselves on delivering a complete approach to content development. From authoring to publishing, we’re there every step of the way. Visit us at

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Camp Rangers (Silver Sponsors)


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Camp Conservationists (Bronze Sponsors)

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Camp Stewards (Green Sponsors)

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Camp Counselors (Assistant Camp Organizers)

TC Camp Inc is a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible.

These companies sponsor members to the TC Camp Board and help make TC Camp happen:

Single-Sourcing Solutions specializes in everything related to dynamic product information creation, publication, and delivery.

Increase your efficiency with our tools and solutions. Leximation creates targeted solutions that specifically fit your needs.

Group Wellesley
Group Wellesley provides writing, publishing, and information management solutions.

Cool Text
Senior-level Tech Comms expert, who loves learning new technologies and keeping up with current tools and trends.

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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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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ACM SIGDOC 2016 Conference in Silver Spring, MD, Sept. 23-24

ACM SIGDOC 2016 conference logo

ACM SIGDOC is holding their annual conference in Silver Spring, MD, on September 23-24, 2016.

The conference venue and hotels are conveniently located off the Red Line of the Washington Metro:
Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
8777 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 1-301-589-0800

The program for SIGDOC 2016 is now available:

The program lists the times, dates, and rooms for all panels, talks, keynotes, and workshops. It's an exciting and diverse lineup but also a packed one, so please take a look and plan accordingly.

Early registration runs through September 6.

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Join us on Saturday, July 30th for TCCamp – the techcomm unconference

Join us on Saturday, July 30th for TCCamp – the techcomm unconference. This year, the unconference will be at our own George Mason University. See the TCCamp website to register and get an idea of the forum and format.

Consider volunteering for TCCamp. Details about volunteering are on their website and volunteers get in free!

Take the topic survey. TC Camp Morning Workshop topics are selected based on your interests.

Never heard of TC Camp? Check it out on youtube.

What is TC Camp?

TC Camp is an Unconference focused on Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications used by technical communicators.

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.


An unconference is an event where users suggest topics, get together and discuss them in detail.

Unconference Logistics

Date: Saturday, 30 July 2016
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Venue: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
WiFi will be available, you can twitter, live blog!
Bring: curiosity, business cards, portable (for notes, blogging, etc)
Cost: FREE

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