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You don’t say! – A discussion on Inclusive Language in TechComm

24 Jun 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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Inclusive Language in TechComm


With experience leading change through inclusive language in engineering standards, Annette Reilly will discuss the complexities of inclusive language in technical communication, and focus on how to change accepted language, as well as how to overcome resistance to inclusive language/term changes.


Annette Reilly is the editor of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International Organization for Standards, and International Electrotechnical Commission’s 24765, Systems and Software Engineering Vocabulary (2010). She is also a member of the validation team for the IEC 60050, and serves on the IEEE Thesaurus Editorial Board as the chair, and as a member of the IEEE Publications Services and Products Board.

She is a Society for Technical Communication (STC) past-president, STC Fellow, IEEE Senior Life Member, and serves as the treasurer for the STC Washington, DC-Baltimore chapter.

Annette is retired from a 31-year career at Lockheed Martin where she held a variety of responsibilities in proposal management, engineering management, systems engineering, information management, and technical documentation.


This webinar is offered through GoToMeeting and will be recorded. All registrants will receive the link to the event in their e-ticket.

Please download the free GoToMeeting app to attend on your smart device, or attend by pasting the event link into your web browser. If you have any questions, please contact: events@events.stcwdc.org.

Webinar Host: Tavia Record

President and Professional Development Program Director

STC Washington, D.C.-Baltimore Chapter


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