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 https://www.stc.org/deduct-your-dues/

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.

See the following links for more information about STC and how to join:

STC has added a new benefit for members!

Welcome Office Depot to the STC Member Perks program!

STC is pleased to announce a new member benefit through Office Depot!

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STC members save 10% off the Web price on more than 30,000 office supplies through the Office Depot Partner Program.

3 Ways STC Members Benefit:

  • FREE SHIPPING: On orders over $50 (and under 50 pounds)
  • EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS: 10% off the Web price
  • CONVENIENT SHOPPING: Online and in-store shopping options

Easy to Order, Easy to Save! Through the STC Member Perks page you can set up a Discount Account with OfficeDepot to

  • Shop online
  • Shop in stores

Through the STC Member Perks program, you can take advantage of a variety of services and products at special member discounts. Participation in these programs provides a true return on your investment in membership. Take advantage of special member discounts with companies such as: Hertz, Lenovo, MadCap Software, UPS, Mass Market Insurance Consultants, and more!

To view all the STC Member Perks, see STC Member Perks.

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First Friday Lunch (STC Executive Office)


Join us in October for Pizza, Soda, and Cookies at the STC executive office in Fairfax, VA! Liz Pohland, STC Director of Communications and Intercom Editor, will provide an update on STC’s certification program. Meet other STC executive staff while you are enjoying a complimentary lunch provided by the organization. Parking is available at the location.


Did you know as a member of STC that you can host your own First Friday Lunch? If you are interested in hosting a future First Friday Lunch at a lunch location near you, please let Liz Herman (email hidden; JavaScript is required) know. Liz serves as the First Vice President of the Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter. It’s easy and fun!


New Member Pub Night

Sláinte! Join the Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication for its New Member Pub Night. This social mixer is an opportunity for both our new and existing members to come and network with fellow chapter members and technical communicators.

If you have recently joined our chapter, feel like you don’t know anybody in it, would like to know more about us and our shared technical communication profession, or just want a chance to order a Guinness and eat some appetizers, this is the event for you!

Each member is so important and makes our chapter the vital, relevant, and happy place it is. We hope you join us for drinks and appetizers at Ireland’s Four Courts Irish Pub and Restaurant. We’ll share a short presentation about the profession and what we offer as a chapter. We hope to learn more about you as well.

If you are not yet a member but want to meet us in a no pressure, comfortable setting, please come. If you have been a member for years and just want to reconnect, please come. We welcome everyone.

Ireland’s Four Courts is conveniently located near the Courthouse Metro station (Orange/Silver lines). Street parking is also available near the restaurant.

The cost for the event includes one free drink ticket and several delicious appetizer platters.

Building Your Professional Identity in Technical Communication Workshop

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We are delighted to announce a collaboration with the students and staff of the Writing and Rhetoric program at George Mason University. The event will have something for those entering the profession, as well as job seekers and professionals.
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Would you like to learn more about technical communication as a career? Are you currently seeking a job in technical communication? Or, are you a technical or professional communicator who would like to boost some of your career and communications skills?


The Building your Professional Identity in Technical Communication workshop will give you the opportunity to learn more about careers in technical communication, gain valuable feedback on resumes or your writing portfolio, and connect you to area students and professionals in technical communication.


The Workshop will feature three breakout sessions: Resumes, Portfolios, and Social Media/Online Presence. Each breakout session will combine presentations by experts in technical communication with one-on-one time for feedback on your materials and Q&A.


Current students, alumni, local professionals, and members of STC are welcome to join. This event is free to all participants. Refreshments will be provided.


Sponsored by the George Mason University Student Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (GMU STC), with support from the Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) Program at GMU and the STC Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter (WDCB).


We will be meeting at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus in The Hub, Meeting Rooms 1 and 2. From the main entrance, Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 are down the corridor to the left. The Hub is building 56 on the GMU map, in red.

There is usually ample parking in George Mason’s parking garages. The closest garage is the Shenandoah Parking Deck. The Shenandoah Parking Deck is building 43 on the GMU map, in purple. The Mason Pond deck is often a good back-up, and it isn’t quite as full. Parking can be challenging at Mason, so please be sure to leave yourself extra time (and patience!) to grapple with traffic.

For a map of the event location and parking areas, see the map at http://info.gmu.edu/Maps/FairfaxMap14_Parking.pdf

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