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President's Message Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter

January 2022

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Greetings STC WDCB Family,

Welcome to 2022! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Here's the latest update from the chapter.


Mentorship Program News

Happy New Year and thank you for attending the STC WDCB Mentorship Program Kickoff!

We held a contest in support of professional development at the event and offered a free STC Student and Professional membership. We are extending the opportunity to compete and welcome all submissions. If you are interested in entering the contest, please send your answers to the following questions to email hidden; JavaScript is required:

  1. What are your impressions of the STC WDCB Mentorship Program?
  2. Do you plan to take advantage of this professional development program? Why or why not?

Deadline: 21 January 2022 @ 11:59 p.m. ET.

Events

Agile and Technical Communication Workshop

Thursday, January 27th at 7:00–9:00 PM EST.

There are many ways to understand, manage and measure our work. We often align our approach depending on the team or business we're supporting. This session, hosted by Marci Fein, is for anyone working in a team using Agile methods to develop a product or system.

Join us for an interactive discussion on how Agile is used in technical communication circles and a chance to learn more about two methods that fall under the Agile umbrella:
This session will focus on the following two methods under the Agile umbrella:

  1. Scrum
  2. Kanban

Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agile-and-technical-communication-workshop-tickets-218937266257

STC WDCB TechComm Competition

STC Alliance Competition

The deadline for entries has been pushed back to September 12, 2022. This will give the Competition team time to

  • Update the Competition Entries Rules and Assessment Forms
  • Improve the Best of Show selection process
  • Align content with the revamped STC Alliance website

See the STC Alliance Competition website for more information.

If you are interested in being a competition judge, you can apply now. Use the Judge Information form to apply. (Please note that you must use the Google Chrome browser to complete and submit the judging form.)

If you are interested in helping with social media, marketing, awards, and updating the website, you can contact the organizers by email at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

For updates on how to enter the competition and volunteer as a judge, see our Competition website and subscribe to the Call for Entries mailing list for details.

The current schedule for the competition is

  • September 12, 2022 – Deadline for Submission of Entries
  • September 26 – November 19 – Judging Phase
  • December 10 – Consensus Day

STC WDCB Resources

  1. Sign up to Receive Event Notification Emails
    1. Go to the STC WDCB Events& News website.
    2. Scroll down to enter your email address in the Subscribe to New Posts by Email panel in the sidebar.
  2. Look for jobs and career information on our WDCB Jobs Board website
  3. Follow us on our social media accounts at
    1. Facebook
    2. Twitter
    3. Pinterest
    4. Instagram
    5. Flickr Albums
    6. Join our LinkedIn group to network with others in the technical communication field

STC WDCB Leadership Opportunities

Would you like to team up with members of the STC WDCB Administrative Council?
Please consider volunteering for a committee, run for a chapter office, or volunteer for community service work. By volunteering, you can network, share your talents, lend your support, develop transferrable leadership talents, or carve a new path.

STC WDCB Chapter Membership

Join STC or Renew Your STC WDCB Membership

If you haven't already, please Renew Your STC Membership for 2022 and allow us to continue serving you by selecting STC WDCB as your home chapter.

STC dues are tax deductible. Refer to the chart of membership levels and dues at STC Membership Levels and Benefits for how to figure the rates for new and renewing members.

Membership in one chapter and one SIG is included in the dues for Gold, Student, and Retired members. Professional and Academic memberships and New Professional memberships pay $25 for each chapter and $10 for each SIG they would like to join. These fees go to support the operating costs as a rebate to your home chapter.

Thank you for all your support!

STC Summit

STC 2022 Summit Details

STC's TechComm Summit is the organization's annual conference. The Summit attracts over 650 attendees and 40 exhibitors during a three-day period and attracts like-minded individuals that come together to grow in their knowledge of the technical communication field in workshops, panels, and other career enhancing opportunities.

The 2022 conference will be an in-person event this year. STC's 69th Annual Conference, Summit 2022, will be held 15-18 May 2022 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, in Rosemont, Illinois, five minutes from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Registration is now open!

Contact Us

Please reach out anytime to share your comments, or to request assistance: Contact Us

Best regards,

Maeve Wiegand
Secretary & Communications Manager
STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter
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For Tavia Record,
President and Professional Development Director
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Last modified: 4 September 2022

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