Renew Your STC Dues by December 31

Join or Renew your STC membership today to continue receiving exclusive benefits such as the member rate for the Virtual STC Technical Communication Summit 2021 Conference and Expo.

Note: Your dues may be tax deductible. For information, see

All STC memberships operate on a calendar year cycle and expire on 31 December. For new memberships or memberships that have lapsed more than one year, there is a $15 enrollment fee.

STC Membership Rates for 2021

Membership Category Dues Paid between
1 January –
28 February
1 March –
30 April
1 May –
30 June
1 July –
31 August
Professional & Academic $225.00 $225.00 $225.00 $157.50
New Professional $180.00 $180.00 $180.00 $126.00
Student $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $52.50
Retired $145.00 $145.00 $145.00 $101.50

Membership Categories for Emerging Nations for 2021
See list of eligible countries

Membership Category Dues Paid between
1 January –
28 February
1 March –
30 April
1 May –
30 June
1 July –
31 August
Professional & Academic $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $35.00
Student $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $17.50

You may join any number of STC chapters and SIGs at the followinig rates:

  • $25 per chapter (emerging nations: $10)
  • $10 per SIG (emerging nations: $5)

We encourage you to add the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter as your home chapter or add it in addition to other chapters and SIGs you may join. See Why Should You Join the WDCB Chapter? for many reasons to join the chapter.

Members may add the following a la carte menu items:

  • $60 for printed subscription to Intercom*
  • $75 for printed subscription to Technical Communication*

* Includes U.S. postage. International postage rate for Intercom is $25 for Canada and $45 for other countries. For Technical Communication, international postage rate is $20 for Canada and $40 for other countries.

Membership includes digital access to publications. A subscription is required for print versions.

  • Technical Communication is published quarterly in February, May, August, and November
    • Multiply $18.75 by the number of issues remaining in the year
  • Intercom is published 8 times a year in January, February, March, April, May, June/July, September
    • Multiply $6.00 by the number of issues remaining in the year

What STC Can Provide for Your Continued Career Development

Network with hundreds of tech comm professionals through our networking communities; chapters (geographic area) and special interest groups (virtual topics of interest).
Access to STC's Mentor Board.
Professional Development:
Discounted registration for the CPTC Certification Exam.
Free and discounted live webinars with upcoming programs on topics such as podcasting, accessibility, and Learning Experience Design (LXD).
Discounted online courses with upcoming mid-career topics on instructional design, Python, leadership, and more!
Discounted webinars recordings available on topics such as "Career Advancement Through Personal Branding," Documentation Project Management, and more!
Free access to select recorded webinars such as "Creating Content that's Intelligent" and "Cybersecurity, COVID-19, and Working from Home."
Discounted rate for the STC Technical Communication Summit & Expo annual conference.

In addition, STC provides additional resources including access to our digital STC Publications: both Intercom (STC's magazine) and Technical Communication (STC's quarterly journal), access to STC's Job Bank sponsored by Writing Assistance, Inc which includes career resources, and exclusive discounts through our Member Perks program.

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

Access to the OnDemand 2020 Summit will be available through 31 August

Just in case you missed it, STC's 2020 Technical Communication Summit & Expo was completely virtual. You now have the option to view all the recorded sessions on demand at any convenient place and time. Access to the OnDemand Summit will be available through 31 August. With just over 90 sessions, you could invest one to two hours a day and view all the sessions presented. Registering for the OnDemand Summit provides 8 CEUs for CPTC currency.

The OnDemand Summit website has registration information and the descriptions of the recorded sessions on the Full Schedule page. The recorded sessions are on a separate website. The next business day after you have registered for the OnDemand Summit, you’ll receive the logon information for the OnDemand Summit site.

Not yet a member of STC?

Take advantage of reduced membership dues and use the benefits for the remainder of 2020. Visit the STC Membership page for details about the variety of membership categories and benefits available.

Why Should You Join STC?

Become a dues-paying member of STC and take advantage of all the benefits of membership set aside for STC members only. “Members Only” benefits.

Join the Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter

CAA 2020 Platinum ribbon (236x200)

The Platinum award-winning Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. Join the chapter to network with and learn from members in diverse fields including advertising, computer manufacturing, data processing, education, electronics, engineering, government, medicine, publishing, and research. For a brief summary about our chapter, see the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter brochure (.pdf).

Richard Bogacz is awarded a Distinguished Chapter Service Award

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The Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter (WDCB) is happy to announce that Richard Bogacz was given an STC Distinguished Chapter Service Award.

His citation reads:

For your exceptional leadership of our competition, events, and chapter over several years, and your encouragement and support as a mentor in our profession.

This award acknowledges the work of chapter members who provide exemplary service to the Society through their dedication to the chapter and its activities. Recipients are selected on the following basic criteria:

  • Length of chapter membership
  • Consistency of service over the time of chapter membership
  • Variety of service to STC

To see a list of previous chapter members we've been proud to acknowledge with DCSAs, see our Chapter & SIG Service Awards page.