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

Chapter logo for STC New England
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: https://stcnewengland.org/event-3049022

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.