Early Bird Conference Registration Ends December 31

Don’t miss out on getting reduced rates for STC Summit 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The rates will increase on January 1, 2019 for Professional and Academic STC members by $225 and, for non-STC members, by $200.

Register online at https://summit.stc.org/conference/registration-rates/.

For information about the conference, where to stay, what to see, and how to get there, see our Guide to This Year's Annual Conference page. For those of you who have never visited the mile-high city before, be sure to check out the "Important Information for Travelers—Effects of High Altitude on Visitors".
Panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

STC Interchange Conference – New England Chapter

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Logo for the UMASS Inn & Conference Center

Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 from 8:30 – 4:30 PM; the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
Conference theme: "Engineering Experience"
Deadline for Proposals: Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Join the STC New England chapter for education and networking at InterChange, our annual two-day conference for technical communication professionals. Each day features sessions chosen to sharpen your technical skills, stay current with new technology and its impact on our field, and enhance your career with a variety of professional development topics. Throughout the event, network with other tech comm professionals to build your personal network and share ideas.

Our keynote speaker, Danielle Villegas, is best known as blogger "TechCommGeekMom.. " She has given presentations at the STC Summit, CONDUIT, the IEEE-ProComm, and Drexel University. She has also taught technical communications at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Danielle has been active with the STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter (STC-PMC), doing publicity, sponsorship, acting as the CONDUIT co-chair, serving as Vice-President, and is currently President of the chapter.

Come to the STC InterChange conference to hear the latest in technical documentation techniques and share ideas with other documentation professionals. The conference is a great place to network, and give you extra insight into current trends of technical communications. It may even result in job leads!

You are welcome to present at the conference. Your proposal should relate to our conference theme, "Engineering Experience".
Get more information and submit proposals to present at the conference at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpIN0veEF6sg2PPXweYag032k–1FKD72dQ_s9zA93HbA4ig/viewform. This is a great opportunity for professional development, allowing you to enhance your skill set for your job.

InterChange is held at UMass Lowell, approximately 30 miles northwest of Boston. The conference is accessible by car (Route 495 and the Lowell Connector), and by train (the Lowell Stop of the MBTA commuter Rail). In addition, Lowell is only 30 miles from Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) and 35 miles to Manchester Airport (MHT).

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, entry in a raffle, free wifi, and free parking.

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For details and registration, please visit: http://stcnewengland.org/interchange

We hope to see you there!

Paul Duarte
InterChange Conference Coordinator

New Chapter Admin Council

As a result of the June 2018 election for chapter leaders on the Administrative Council, the following shows our new Admin Council for 2018-2019.

The new chapter officers for 2018-2019
2018-2019 WDCB chapter officers

The Chapter Officers page has live links to their chapter contact address and to their biographies. Check it out and get to know your admin council.

Volunteer on a Committee or Two

Some of the new officers have taken on managing a chapter committee. We have many openings for serving on the chapter committees and opportunities to become part of the chapter leadership, learn new skills, share your expertise, show your stuff, learn more about STC and how the chapter operates. Bring us your ideas. See the Chapter Committees page.

Please review the committee openings. An important role we are looking to fill is the Events Manager. Click on the position title to find out what is involved for helping with that role. Some are small tasks and may be only be a one-time effort—you may want to volunteer for more than one. That’s great. The more roles we can get filled, the smoother the chapter will operate. We like volunteers. We reward you for your efforts in various ways (such as a certificate of appreciation, a free attendance for working an event, a gift, flowers, we’ll think of something). We’ll let your boss know about you.

Review the list of Current chapter volunteer openings and read the job descriptions. To sign up as a volunteer, fill out the Volunteer form.

tcworld conference 2018 – Call for Papers: Submit Your Proposal until April 24


Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation –
tekom Deutschland e.V.

Der deutsche Fachverband für Technische Kommunikation

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tekom is now inviting speakers for the tcworld conference 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany. We are looking for interesting proposals for presentations, tutorials, and workshops in various areas of Technical Communication.

New speakers and experienced speakers – all are welcome! If you have something to say to other technical communicators then tcworld conference is your chance to do so!

For more information on the conference topics and submitting your proposal, please go to our tcworld 2018 conference website.

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Entry deadline is April 24, 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,
tekom Advisory Board for Conferences

Computer Animation Festival Showcase Encore – Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

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When: January 25, 2018

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

What: The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is presenting an encore showing of the Computer Animation Festival Showcase. If you missed the show at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, this is your chance to catch it again. The Computer Animation Festival showcases some of the most dazzling and innovative animations from 2016-2017, many of which were presented at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival. We will also discuss our upcoming events for 2018.

For those who are not familiar, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a "Best Animated Short" Academy Award.

Please join us on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as we showcase some of the best examples of computer animation from around the globe.


The meeting will be held at the

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Remsen Building
400 Dulany Street (1st floor conference room)
Alexandria, VA 22314

We are located 2 blocks from the

Walking Directions


Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center Garage
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.

Contact ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC

Sackler Colloquium on Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity

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When: March 13-14, 2018

Colloquium (open to public with advance registration)
Tuesday, March 13 – Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Student Symposium (by application only)
Monday, March 12, 2018

Where: The Mall, Washington, DC, at the beautiful old building of the National Academy of Sciences:

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20418

What: The Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is offering a colloquium on Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity.
This Sackler Colloquium will explore ways that art/design and science/engineering/medicine research can yield productive partnerships that address the grand challenges of our times. It is an invitation to think different, to be ambitious, and to collaborate using powerful technologies and innovative social mechanisms. The colloquium features a remarkable set of speakers who are committed to making sustainable changes to research, education, government, and business, as described in the summary on the registration page:

Organizing Committee: Ben Shneiderman, Maneesh Agrawala, Alyssa Goodman, Youngmoo Kim, and Roger Malina

Our ambition is to redirect the history of ideas, restoring the Leonardo-like close linkage between art/design and science/engineering/medicine. We believe that internet-enabled collaborations can make more people more creative more of the time.

National Academy of Sciences

Keynote speaker: Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton

Agenda and Speakers: http://www.nasonline.org/programs/sackler-colloquia/completed_colloquia/Cybernetic_Serendipity.html

Registration Fee

Registration is now open with a fee of $200, but we have arranged for funding to allow registrations at $50 to the first 100 people who request this subsidy: artists, students, and others without funding.

  • Public Registration: $200.00, payable by Visa or MasterCard online. (No American Express)
  • Subsidized Registration: $50.00, (sponsored by Science Sandbox – a program of the Simons Foundation) There are a limited number of subsidized registrations for early career researchers or artists without funds for conference registration.
  • Elected NAS/NAE/NAM members: $0.00 Registration Fee
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Registration Link: Click the Register button at the bottom of http://www.nasonline.org/programs/sackler-colloquia/completed_colloquia/Cybernetic_Serendipity.html