2019 Competition Awards Celebration and Networking Night

Celebrate with us as we complete the STC Washington, DC-Baltimore (WDCB) chapter’s 2018-19 Technical Communication Competition with dinner, an awards ceremony, and plenty of time to get to know other local technical communication professionals. The award-winning entries will be on display so that you can see some of the best work in our profession and read snippets of what our judges had to say. Winners will share the secrets to their success when they receive their awards. WDCB will also be giving out its 2019 chapter level awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to the chapter and the technical communication profession. This will be a great opportunity to broaden your network and make new friends.

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Just announced! Alan Houser will be our featured speaker!

Alan will speak about the Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CTPC) credential, and what you can learn from from STC certification even if you don’t choose to formally pursue it.

About the speaker

Alan Houser is a consultant and trainer in technical communication tools and best practices, and is an authorized CPTC trainer. Alan is a Fellow and former president of the Society for Technical Communication, a voting member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and Lightweight DITA subcommittee, and an adjunct instructor at Carnegie Mellon University.



  • Crostini with Sweet Red Peppers
  • Italian Meatballs
  • Mozzarella Caprese Bites

Entrée Choices

  • Salmon Filet
  • Gnocchi
  • Chicken Marsala

Dessert Table

Meals also include:

  • House Salad
  • Bread
  • Soft Drinks and Iced Tea
  • Coffee and Hot Tea

Cash Bar

Metro Proximity

The restaurant is 0.3 miles, a 7-minute walk, from the Bethesda Metro station on the Red line. When you get to the top of the escalator, head north on Wisconsin Avenue. Turn left onto Old Georgetown Road. Make your third right onto Fairmont Avenue. The restaurant is on the right.

Parking Tips

Besides street parking, the best garage is the one in the Fairmont Building right across the street from the restaurant at 4975 Fairmont Avenue. It is $5 for the night when you enter after 5 p.m. and it closes at 11 p.m.

The Woodmont Corner Garage is at 7739 Woodmont Avenue and is directly behind Positano, with entrances on Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue. The cost is $1.00 per hour until 10 p.m. From the Woodmont Corner garage, walk out to Old Georgetown Road and turn right when you get to the sidewalk. Turn right onto Fairmont Ave and Positano is on the right.

Photos from the Competition Awards Celebration

Seventy photos from Saturday, 7 February’s Competition Awards Celebration are on our Flickr account linked to this blog. The current photos posted were taken but the banquet photographer, Melissa Brown, and by Cynthia Lockley. Others are welcome to send us your photos to add to the collection.

The photo album is linked to from the blog. The link for the photo album page is https://wdcb.stcwdc.org/about-us/chapter-photo-archives/.

To see only this year’s Awards Celebration set:
Click on the title of the album set on the Photos page. This will take you to that set on our Flickr account:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stcwdc/sets/72157613566657261/. From there, you can click on individual thumbnails and click on the magnifier “All sizes” in the upper left corner to see different sizes and download a high-res image.

ADP’s Award-Winning Solution to Streamlining Training Module Production

Dr. Ugur Akinci has done a great job explaining why ADP, his former employer, won Best of Show in the STC WDC Online Communication Competition. Read his explanation on his Technical Communication Center blog: "ADP's Award-Winning Solution to Streamlining Training Module Production".