The value of STC membership is access to best-in-class technical communication education, award-winning publications, certification, career development, professional networking opportunities, and other exclusive member benefits. STC's mission is to advance the theory and practice of technical communication, and advance members' professional development. This mission benefits consumers worldwide.
Join or Renew your STC membership today to continue receiving exclusive benefits such as the member rate for the 2023 Summit in at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA (STC's annual conference and exposition).
Please Note: Your dues may be tax deductible. For information, see https://www.stc.org/membership/membership-faqs/
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.
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.
Why should you join STC and the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter? The Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter offers many opportunities to network with others in your field in the Washington, DC metropolitan area such as (when in-person gatherings are available) First Friday Lunches, Happy Hours, and chapter events. You can explore your interests and expand your education and skills by attending virtual or in-person webinars, workshops, and TC Summer Camp. You are also invited to participate in chapter committees and our technical communication competition. See Why Should You Join the WDCB Chapter? for more reasons to join the chapter.
See the full list of technical communication education and training programs, career development, professional networking opportunities, and exclusive member benefits at https://www.stc.org/membership/benefits/.
How to Join
- Membership dues: How to activate your STC membership.
- Chart of membership levels and dues at STC Membership Levels and Benefits.
If you join later in the year, STC membership rates are adjusted to accommodate for the smaller amount of time your calendar year membership will be active. For more information on the adjusted rate for membership, see Dues Schedule Policy.
Countries and Territories with Adjusted Dues
For members who are residents in emerging countries and territories, you are eligible for reduced membership rates in the Professional & Academic and Student categories. Any other category can be purchased at the standard rate. For more information on eligibility and rates, see the FAQ question ":Do I qualify as an Emerging Nation member?" for the lists of Countries and Territories with Adjusted Dues.
Retired Membership Dues
To qualify for retired membership, you must be 65 years of age or older, working 20 hours or less in the field, and be a consecutive member of STC for 10 years or more.