See You in Atlanta!

From the STC Office…

Photo of Atlanta, Georgia skyline
Atlanta Skyline

Join Us for the 60th Anniversary Celebration Party!

All attendees are invited to join us for the 60th Anniversary Celebration Party on Monday evening starting at 8:00 PM. This free event (with cash bar) features The Rough Drafts playing live music, plus karaoke during band breaks. Our thanks to the STC Atlanta Chapter and the 60th Anniversary Committee for planning this event!

Register for Honors Banquet, Closing Lunch On-site

Attendees are still able to register for both the Honors Banquet and the Closing Lunch on-site, but you must do so by Noon Monday for the Honors Banquet and Noon Tuesday for the Closing Lunch. See the Registration Desk. Tickets will not be sold at the door for either event! And don't forget that the Honors Reception, preceding the banquet, is open to all attendees. See your program for times and details.

The Summit and Social Media

The 2013 Technical Communication Summit is using to provide online access to detailed program and schedule information, speaker and attendee social connections, and much more. Read more information on STC's Notebook, or visit the STC Summit Lanyrd site and get started!

We invite all attendees to tweet from the events and sessions as well! Please use #stc13 when tweeting so others can follow the Summit from afar. We have a widget on the Summit website collecting all related tweets, so please tweet away!

Finally, a few presenters have uploaded their slides to SlideShare. Check them out on the Summit SlideShare website.

QR Codes at the Summit

STC will have multiple QR codes for you to use at the Summit with your mobile devices. We’ve added the codes to our badges to make it even easier to connect (pick up a sticker at the Registration Desk if you wish to cover it up). We’ll have a QR code on every room sign linking to the session evaluation surveys. And you'll find a QR code in your program linking to the Proceedings as well.

2013 Summit Proceedings

The Proceedings of the 2013 Summit is available for download in PDF form. Proceedings is a collection of papers from presenters at the Summit who provided them for the publication.

Thanks to Doc-To-Help for compiling the papers for Proceedings! Doc-To-Help is also providing a flash drive with the publication at the Summit; pick one up at the Registration Desk. You can also see the conference program for a QR code to access Proceedings on your mobile device.

2013 Summit Program

The official program for the 2013 Summit is also available to download in PDF format. The program contains the full educational schedule, plus information on vendors, special events, networking and more. Each attendee will also receive a printed copy of the program at the Registration Desk.

Early Bird Membership and Summit Rates Extended to 15 January

The rates for STC Classic membership and the Really Early Bird rate for the STC Summit have been extended through 15 January. Both were set to expire on 31 December.

Classic membership still costs just $195, a $30 discount over the regular $225 rate. Add a chapter and SIG and it's only $230. And the Really Early Bird rate of $825 for the Summit is $125 less than the Early Bird rate and $225 less than the regular Advance rate. So by renewing your STC membership and registering for the Summit by 15 January, you save a total of $155 over what you'd pay just one day later!

Register today and take advantage of the best rates possible for STC membership and the STC Summit in our Diamond Anniversary Year!

Details on the 2013 Summit Official Hotel


from STC’s Intercom


The 2013 Summit takes place 5–8 May 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year, all events take place in one location—at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in downtown Atlanta, within walking distance of many area attractions.

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The Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s lobby atrium., (© 2012, Kevin C. Rose /

STC has negotiated a special conference room rate of $169 for a single or double and $179 for a triple or quad; you must register through the STC Summit website,, to get that rate.

According to the hotel's website, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta boasts “true southern hospitality” in welcoming its guests. A recent $65-million upgrade included adding “new chic, studio-style rooms.” Nearby attractions include Peachtree Center Mall, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia World Congress Center, AmericasMart, CNN Center, Phillips Arena, and the Georgia Dome.

Dining and entertainment options at the hotel include the 24-hour self-serve Market; Sway, a unique restaurant featuring three chef-driven menus; and Twenty-Two Stories, a celebration of Atlanta’s past, present, and future.

Why stay at the official conference hotel?