Law and Order: STC WDC

We are now offering STC WDC member pricing to members of the American Independent Writers at next Tuesday’s event, Law and Order: STC WDC. The American Independent Writers is the new name for the Washington Independent Writers, an organization that has been supporting independent writers since 1975. We have also improved the description of this event.

Register for this event!

Just as a reminder, although the event officially begins at 5 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. The member price of $10 includes admission to the museum, dinner, and the presentation.

Hope to see you there!

STC WDC Open House 2009


Register by 9/22 (the day before the event) here.


Chapter Officers, Committee Managers, Volunteers, and Full-Time Students: $15
Members: $20
Nonmembers: $30

What and Why

Join us at our annual Open House! This year, our Open House also serves as our annual meeting. We will recognize past officers and volunteers, introduce our new officers, and update you on our status as well as that of the Society for Technical Communication, our parent organization.

Our chapter is still going strong with over 400 members. There are many opportunities for you to get involved, build your network, and increase your net worth. Our committee managers will be on hand at this event to let you know what they are planning for this year and what might be a good fit for your interest and availability.

Where and When

Teaism Penn Quarter is a casual Asian style tearoom and restaurant on the corner of 8th and D Streets NW. It is visible from the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro stop on the Green and Yellow lines. See for more information.

We’ll be ready to welcome you at 6 p.m. and will make our announcements at 7 p.m. Please drop in and stay as long as you can. We’ll be there until 8:30 p.m.

We will provide the following refreshments:

•Ginger limeade
•Iced Moroccan mint green tea
•Grilled chicken breast pieces & sliced beef tenderloin with tonkatsu dipping sauce
•Grilled Italian vegetables with a miso dipping sauce (vegetarian)
•Green curry chicken salad in a pastry cup
•Mini veggie eggrolls (vegetarian)
•Fruit and cheese platter with crackers (vegetarian)
•Mini salty oat cookies
•Mini chocolate salty oat cookies

Additional foods and beverages from Teaism’s full menu (see their website, above) are available at your own cost.

How WE Are Smarter Than ME: An In-Depth Look Into Wikinomics

Location: Eggspectation Restaurant, Silver Spring, MD (get directions and map)
Please register and pay by March 19. Download a PDF of the event description and reservation information.

Whether you have contributed to a definition on Wikipedia or placed a phone call to help select the next American Idol contest winner, you are a member of a distributed team of people—a team that most likely numbers in the thousands or even millions.

Mass collaboration is changing how we work and process information. It will play a major role in how we compete in the global marketplace and how we will determine the world’s next rising stars.

In this interactive discussion, Julia Loughran, a former technical writer, will highlight some of the key points from Don Tapscott’s book “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything” and provide additional examples of how this phenomenon is cropping up in all varieties of domains.

Fees for Presentation and Dinner
STC WDC Member: $20.00
STC WDC Member (Full-time Student): $15.00
STC WDC Member (Volunteer): $15.00
STC Member (non-WDC): $20.00
STC Society Office: $15.00
Non-Member (Full-time Student): $15.00
Non-Member: $25.00
Non-Member (Volunteer): $20.00
Student Guest of Paying Attendee: FREE