Call for Proposals to Summit 18

The Call for Proposals for the 65th Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit 2018 is open. Proposals are due at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4) 27 September 2017.

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All proposals must be submitted through STC's online submission system. STC's 65th Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit 2018 will be held 20-23 May 2018 in Orlando, Florida.

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STC’s 2018 Membership Season is Open

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Join or Renew STC Now

STC membership is based on a calendar year. All memberships expire on 31 December. Individuals joining STC for the first time (or former members whose membership has lapsed more than one year) pay Society dues, a $15.00 enrollment fee, and chapter and SIG fees (if applicable). Because the full range of STC products and services is available to members immediately upon joining or renewing, STC dues are nonrefundable.

Note: Your dues may be tax deductible. For information, see

Join or Renew your STC membership today to continue receiving exclusive benefits such as the member rate for the 2018 Summit in Orlando, Florida (STC's annual conference and exposition).

We encourage you to add the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter as your home chapter or in addition to other chapters and SIGs you may join. Why should you join STC and the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter? The Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter offers many opportunities to network with others in your field such as First Friday Lunches, InfoDecDC Meetups, Happy Hours, and other chapter events. You can explore your interests and expand your education and skills by attending webinars, TC Summer Camp, and participating in chapter committees and our technical communication competition. See Why Should You Join the WDCB Chapter? for more reasons to join the chapter.

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CONDUIT 2017 hosted by the STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter

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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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Competition Awards Celebration and Networking Night

Celebrate with us as we complete the STC WDCB Summit Competition for Technical Communication with a meal, an awards ceremony, and plenty of time to get to know other local technical communication professionals. The award-winning entries will be on display so that you can see some of the best work in our profession and read snippets of what our judges had to say. All winners will be invited to share the secrets to their success when they receive their awards. This will be a great opportunity to broaden your network and make new friends.



  • Crostini with Sweet Red Peppers
  • Italian Meatballs
  • Mozzarella Caprese Bites

Entrée Choices

  • Gnocchi
  • Salmon Filet
  • Meat Lasagne

Dessert Table

  • Tiramisu
  • Italian Layered Cake
  • Black Forest Cake

Meals also include:

  • House Salad
  • Bread
  • Soft Drinks and Iced Tea
  • Coffee and Hot Tea

Cash Bar

Metro Proximity

The restaurant is 0.3 miles, a 7-minute walk, from the Bethesda Metro station on the Red line. When you get to the top of the escalator, head north on Wisconsin Avenue. Turn left onto Old Georgetown Road. Make your third right onto Fairmont Avenue. The restaurant is on the right.

Parking Tips

Besides street parking, the best garage is the one in the Fairmont Building right across the street from the restaurant at 4975 Fairmont Aveneu. It is $5 for the night when you enter after 5 p.m. and it closes at 11 p.m.

The Woodmont Corner Garage is at 7739 Woodmont Avenue and is directly behind Positano, with entrances on Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue. However, this could be a complicated walk due to construction nearby. The cost is $0.80 per hour until 10 p.m. From the Woodmont Corner garage, walk out to Old Georgetown Road and turn right when you get to the sidewalk. Turn right onto Fairmont Ave and Positano is on the right.

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