Ideas and Notes from STC WDCB Summer Vision Day 2014

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The recording for Summer Vision Day 2014 in in our list of podcasts in the sidebar.

Download the Summer Vision Day 2014 PowerPoint Slides (3.2 Mb .pptx).

During the meeting, we asked members to post ideas and needs for future events. Please use our WDCB website as a forum for sharing ideas.

  • What kinds of events would you like to see in the coming months?
  • What kinds of topics should we cover?
  • For what kinds of speakers should we look?

We asked to hear from you, the membership, and we mean it. What’s on your mind? What do you need?

Please share your thoughts here.

STC Technical Summit 2014

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Phoenix, Arizona
Join STC from 18-21 May 2014 in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, for the 2014 Summit. Register now. The Advance Rate is now in effect through 30 April.

The Summit (#stc14) officially begins Sunday evening, 18 May, with a general session and keynote speaker. Your registration includes over 60 educational sessions, organized in tracks, which begin Monday morning, 19 May, and continue until midday on 21 May. In addition to the traditional presentations, workshops, and progressions, 20-minute Spotlight Talks have been added. You also have access to the Expo, with more than 50 companies represented; this will open on Sunday evening, 18 May, and run through 5:00 PM on Tuesday, 19 May.

Summit registration includes two receptions (Opening Reception and Communities Reception) plus morning and afternoon refreshment breaks in the exhibit hall. Also included in your registration is access to STC's SUMMIT@aClick. This unique feature is audio/graphic synchronized recordings of most sessions. SUMMIT@aClick takes away the problem of only being able to attend one session per hour. You can listen and watch the other sessions on SUMMIT@aClick after you get home.

Networking opportunities in addition to the receptions and sessions, includes the Honors Banquet and Closing Lunch. Both events require a separate ticket. In addition, most of STC's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have networking events and meetings.

Additional education opportunities are also available on Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 May, in the form of preconference certificate sessions and preconference workshops/tutorials.

Keynote Speaker

This year's keynote speaker will be Jonathon Colman of Facebook. For over 15 years, Jonathon Colman, content strategist at Facebook, has helped people and organizations build, find, and use the best stuff on the Web. Now he’s coming to the Summit!

Plan Your Schedule

The 2014 Summit Program Committee has published the final program for the 2014 Summit, organized by date and time. Plan your days in Phoenix now! See the current program to get an early view of what to expect in Phoenix in the sessions by 119 speakers. A PDF of the final program will be issued in May. The STC 2014 Lanyrd Site provides the latest program information. Search and sort the information as needed. (For more information about Lanyrd, see STC's Notebook.)

More Information

For more information about the Summit, the official conference hotel, workshops, the keynote speaker, preconference courses, optional tours, leadership day program, and more, see the Summit 2014 site. The site even has a “Convince Your Boss” persuasion letter.

STC Summit Really Early Bird Rate Extended to 31 January

Summit 2014 cityscape
Phoenix, Arizona
The members-only Really Early Bird rate has been extended through 31 January! Join STC from 18-21 May 2014 in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, for the 2014 Summit. Register now to make sure you get the lowest rate.

The Really Early Bird rate (available only to STC members) is just $835 if you register by 31 January. After that the rate goes up by $140.

The Summit (#stc14) officially begins Sunday evening, 18 May, with a general session and keynote speaker. Your registration includes over 60 educational sessions, organized in tracks, which begin Monday morning, 19 May, and continue until midday on 21 May. In addition to the traditional presentations, workshops, and progressions, 20-minute Spotlight Talks have been added. You also have access to the Expo, with more than 50 companies represented; this will open on Sunday evening, 18 May, and run through 5:00 PM on Tuesday, 19 May.

Summit registration includes two receptions (Opening Reception and Communities Reception) plus morning and afternoon refreshment breaks in the exhibit hall. Also included in your registration is access to STC’s SUMMIT@aClick. This unique feature is audio/graphic synchronized recordings of most sessions. SUMMIT@aClick takes away the problem of only being able to attend one session per hour. You can listen and watch the other sessions on SUMMIT@aClick after you get home.

Networking opportunities in addition to the receptions and sessions, includes the Honors Banquet and Closing Lunch. Both events require a separate ticket. In addition, most of STC’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have networking events and meetings.

Additional education opportunities are also available on Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 May, in the form of preconference certificate sessions and preconference workshops/tutorials.

Plan Your Schedule

The 2014 Summit Program Committee has published the preliminary program for the 2014 Summit. More will be added during January. Get an early view of what to expect in Phoenix with the Preliminary Program of sessions by 90 speakers. The final program will be issued in April. The STC 2014 Lanyrd Site provides the latest program information. Search and sort the information as needed. (For more information about Lanyrd, see STC’s Notebook.)

More Information

For more information about the Summit, the official conference hotel, workshops, the keynote speaker, preconference courses, optional tours, leadership day program, and more, see the Summit 2014 site. The site even has a “Convince Your Boss” persuasion letter.

Really Early Bird Conference Registration Ends Dec. 31

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Keynote Speaker: David Pogue

The Really Early Bird rate of $825 (STC members only) is good through 31 December, 2012 so register now to make sure you get the lowest rate possible for the 2013 Technical Communication Summit. The 2013 Summit takes place 5-8 May in Atlanta and officially begins Sunday evening, 5 May, with a general session and keynote speaker. David Pogue returns to the STC Summit as the keynote speaker once again! The New York Times columnist, Missing Manual publisher, and Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent will be in Atlanta; will you?