Happy New Year’s Membership Appreciation Event Discount

The STC Washington, DC chapter appreciates its members, who power our organization. Members know that now is the time to renew your membership. A token of our appreciation for your renewal, or new membership, is a $5 discount towards any event of ours you attend from February through June 2009. The catch is that you must attend the January 13 event (6-8:30 p.m.) to receive the discount.

On January 13, Joe Welinske, president of WritersUA and an internationally known speaker on user assistance, will present “Software User Assistance: The Latest Trends, Tools and Technologies” at the NRECA conference center in Ballston (a Metro-accessible location).

To receive the discount, at the registration desk at the January 13 event, show your STC membership card or the email STC sent you when you renewed or joined. You will receive a discount code by email that you can use when registering online for any future event through June. For more information about the discount, contact Carolyn at events@events.stcwdc.org.

Events we plan to offer this spring include the competition awards banquet with keynote speaker Ginny Redish, a demonstration of MadCap Flare, a presentation about getting into information architecture, an interactive discussion about Wikinomics, and a volunteer appreciation luncheon.

To register for the January 13 event, click the Register link in the Cvent summary page. Download a PDF of the event description and registration information.

Not only will this event provide you with an excellent opportunity to network with others with an interest in technical communication but you will also enjoy a delicious dinner, which is included in the cost of the event (see fees below).

Most importantly, you will learn all this and more that evening:

  • The value of technical communication with mobile devices, including the iPhone
  • The impact of structured authoring and DITA
  • The convergence of technical communication and training
  • New job opportunities with API documentation and mash-ups
  • How web-apps have changed the rules for Help
  • New Help developments from Microsoft
  • Results of the latest WritersUA Skills and Technologies Survey
  • Social networking, the Google effect, and the Chrome browser

The fee to attend includes dinner. Fees are:
Chapter Volunteer: $10
STC WDC Member: $15
Nonmember: $20
Student: $10
Student Guest of Paid Attendee: Complimentary

Looking forward to seeing you on January 13! Thanks for supporting STC WDC, the Capital Chapter.

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STC Mission

STC advances the theory and practice of technical communication across all user abilities and media so that both businesses and customers benefit from safe, appropriate, and effective use of products, information, and services.
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I’m a technical communication consultant working primarily in the bioinformatics field and also designing and delivering training classes on 508 compliance for electronic documents. I have been involved with the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter since 1994 and am an STC Fellow.