Free AIIP/STC Joint Webinar on January 21

Free AIIP/STC Joint Webinar: First-Year Questions Panel for STC members on Thursday January 21.

STC members can attend this free webinar specifically for first-year members to ask questions about being an independent info pro. Guest panelists will be STC member Ruth Thaler-Carter of Writer Ruth and AIIP members Scott Attenborough of Content Capital LLC and Ed Vawter of QD Information.

While the focus is on questions that people in their first year of business have, everyone is welcome to attend.

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Networking Lunch on January 22 & STC Webinars

During the holiday season, we wanted to remind STC members about viewing webinars and about our networking lunch on January 22 at Little Daddy’s in Livonia.

The free webinars are only accessible to STC members, and we welcome members and nonmembers alike to attend our programs.

See the latest webinars from STC:

We hope you were able to take advantage of these free, member-only webinars throughout the year, but if not, log in and download them now (free to STC members):

Come to eat, network, and discuss the webinars you viewed at the networking lunch on January 22, at

Little Daddy’s
19333 Victor Parkway
Livonia, MI 48152
734-744-7555

Attendees are responsible for paying for their own food and beverage, but the camaraderie is free! Please RSVP by January 21 to [email protected].

Check our calendar for the date, time and location of other upcoming events.

September Networking Events – Recap of the Summit

Did you attend the STC Summit this year in Columbus? Or did you miss it and want to find out about the event? Don’t miss our upcoming networking opportunities to discuss the STC Summit.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming locations:

  • September 17 at Granite City in Troy, 5:30-7:00pm: Happy hour and/or dinner networking event.
  • September 29 at Sweetwater Coffee and Tea in Ann Arbor (at 3393 Plymouth Rd in Plymouth Green Crossings), 7:00-8:30am:  Breakfast networking event.

 

There is no entrance fee, but everyone will be responsible for their own meal and drinks. Ask the host to be directed to the STC/SM table.

SUMMIT 2015 Vice President’s Report

By Sharon McDonnell

I imagine some of our chapter members would like to know if paying for the Vice President’s registration to the annual conference had any value. I certainly hope you think so, because I was very happy with my first STC conference. I got lots of great ideas and guidance for the upcoming year. Here are some of the sessions I attended on Leadership Day:

  • “Resource sharing for low volunteer communities” with David Caruso
  • “Awards and recognition” with Lori Meyer
  • “Succession planning and volunteers” with Ben Woelk
  • “Revitalizing your membership” with Christopher Ward
  • Changing of the Society guard
  • Awards presentations

Continue reading “SUMMIT 2015 Vice President’s Report”

Submit your illustrations for the cover of the Technical Communication journal

Beginning with the February 2016 issue of Technical Communication, the cover of the journal will be a juried space for graphic artists. Each issue will offer the opportunity for a theme-related submission of diagrams, drawings, collages, infographics, cartoons, comic strips, or brief graphic narratives. The theme for the cover of the February 2016 issue is “The Future of Technical Communication.”

For this inaugural effort, please submit your work as a high-resolution (300 dpi) jpg file by 1 October 2015, to [email protected] with a brief explanation (100-200 words) of how your work addresses the theme. Submissions will be anonymously reviewed, and a jury of peers will select each issue’s cover. Honorable mentions will be published inside the journal.

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Recap of this year’s Summit in Columbus

The 62nd annual Technical Communication Summit took place in Columbus, Ohio from June 21 – 24.

This year’s Summit was another great experience with educational sessions and networking.

A new event this year was Speed Networking. This event gave registrants the opportunity to meet several attendees in a short amount of time. Participants rotated throughout several tables in the one-hour session and gave an overview to introduce themselves. This event gave each participant a chance to meet others who you may not have had the opportunity to meet at the Summit. For those who were interested in making a further connection there were other networking events to follow-up.

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Left to right: Kelly, Angel, Sharon, Maryann, Lisa, and Christine. Other members Pat and Emily attended (not pictured).

In addition to the wealth of educational sessions another great feature of the Summit is the Expo Hall. This is a chance to get product demos and ask questions with experts from several software vendors who can provide specific solutions for your company.

The Southeastern Michigan chapter had a great time at the Summit.