Thu09Jan20146:30-8:30 pm The location is TBD. We will update this calendar once the decision has been made. Everyone is welcome at these meetings: Council members, STC members, and future STC members.
Blazent Software, 43155 Main Street, Suite 2200A, Novi, MI 48375
The Southeast Michigan Flare Users Group presents “Extreme Flare: Taking Flare to the Max.” Speaker Mike Hamilton, Vice President of Product Evangelism at MadCap Software will speak, via live webcast, about MadCap's Flare.
Cengage Learning, 27500 Drake Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 48331
Jon West, Director of Marketing and Opportunities for LC Technologies, of Fairfax, Virginia, will speak. This talk will be presented jointly by the Michigan chapters of STC/SM, ACM SIGCHI, and UxPA.
Please register in advance for this event.
Thu06Feb20146:30 to 8:00
This council meeting will be held as a teleconference.
Lawrence Technological University
Conference Room C406, Welcome Center, Student Services Building
The Brainiac Paradox—by presenter and author Mark Cornillie.
Anyone who has worked extensively in technical fields is bound to have encountered the Brainiac Paradox – the tendency for those gifted technically to be less gifted interpersonally….In this presentation, Mark Cornillie, author of The Brainaic Paradox, will delve into this provocative topic, defining the brainiac paradox, providing a historical and social context, and sharing his research into its possible root causes. He will also review his surprising recommendations for how best it should be addressed.
Click here to access the program meeting Eventbrite page for more information, including a map, and to sign up for the program.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
For details, point your browser to http://worldiaday.org/locations/ann-arbor-mi-united-states.
Palm Palace, 2370 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor. Ph: (734) 606-0706
RSVP by noon on Thursday, 3/6 to [email protected]. Please RSVP in advance if you'll be attending. That way we can make sure to have enough seating available, and we can notify you if something changes due to inclement weather, etc. At these events, attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages, but the camaraderie and conversation are free!
Doc's Sport Retreat on Victor Parkway in Livonia (off I-275 and 7 Mile Road).
RSVP by noon on Tuesday,3/18 to [email protected]tc-sm.org. Please RSVP in advance if you'll be attending. That way we can make sure to have enough seating available, and we can notify you if something changes due to inclement weather, etc. At these events, attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages, but the camaraderie and conversation are free!
Willow Grove, PA (just north of Philadelphia).
The conference will feature a keynote by STC President, Nicky Bleiel, as well as presentations from other techcomm leaders, including Ellen Buttolph, Barrie Byron, Donn DeBoard, Todd DeLuca, Neil Perlin, Roger Renteria, Ben and Marilyn Woelk, and Danielle Villegas.
There will also be opportunities to connect and network with your peers -- all for an extremely reasonable price:
STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter Member or Student – $45
STC Member – $60
Non-Member – $75
Note that food and door prizes are included!
For more information and to register, go to www.stcpmc.org/conference.
We hope to see you there!
President, STC - Philadelphia Metro Chapter
Niki's - 735 Beaubien (Greektown) in Downtown Detroit
RSVP by noon on Wednesday, 4/16 to [email protected]. Please RSVP in advance if you'll be attending. That way we can make sure to have enough seating available, and we can notify you if something changes due to inclement weather, etc. At these events, attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages, but the camaraderie and conversation are free!
Washtenaw Community College
Room LA 352.
Here is a link to the campus map: http://www.wccnet.edu/about-us/visiting/
And here is a link to the room locator: http://www.wccnet.edu/about-us/room-locator/room/LA1/
The grant writing process can be overwhelming, especially for beginners. In this program, grant writers and administrators provide an overview of the grant writing process and share tips they’ve learned along the way. We’ll begin with brief presentations from each speaker, and then we’ll provide time for the panel to answer your questions.
Thu24Apr20148:15am - 5pm Somerset Inn, 2601 West Big Beaver Rd, Troy , MI 48084 You're invited to the Data Connectors 2014 Detroit Tech Security Conference WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm WHERE: Somerset Inn, 2601 West Big Beaver Rd, Troy , MI 48084 Click here to register for your free VIP pass ($100 value). VIP passes include breakfast, lunch, conference materials and entrance into the conference sessions and exhibit areas. Click here for the full conference agenda or call Chris Meier at 1-636-778-9495 ([email protected]) for more information. This conference is hosted by Data Connectors, LLC, and:
- Features 11 IT Security speakers and over 30 exhibits
- Offers gift cards, iPads®, Kindles and many other door prizes and giveaways
- Qualifies for CPE credits and certificates of attendance
Tue29Apr20145 pm to 6:30 pm
Champps Americana Restaurant and Bar
301 W. Big Beaver Rd (right of I-75 at exit 69)
Troy, Michigan 48084 (248) 526-0333
RSVP by noon on Monday, 4/28 to [email protected]. Please RSVP in advance if you'll be attending. That way we can make sure to have enough seating available, and we can notify you if something changes due to inclement weather, etc. At these events, attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages, but the camaraderie and conversation are free!
Thu01May20146:00-8:00 LTU-Southfield, MI
Blue Care Network headquarters
20500 Civic Center Drive
Presentations and panel discussion with Mary Jo David, Thomas Glennan, and Pat Martz.
19333 Victor Parkway
Livonia, MI 48152
Pay for your own dinner
Dinner, member showcase, recap of 2014 STC Summit in Phoenix, chapter volunteer appreciation awards, DCSA award, and Pacesetter award. Follow this link to register.
Tue16Sep20146:30 p.m. Paesano's Restaurant, Ann Arbor 3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 971-0484 This first event of the year we will be welcoming and introducing the new board and volunteers and also discussing STC-SM plans for the upcoming year. All members, students and others are welcome. More details to follow.
Southfield at Lawrence Technological UniversityIn this session, Matt Kurtin will draw on a mixture of practical mLearning development experience and widely accepted computer science principles to uncover the pros and cons of various mLearning authoring tools, templates, models, and patterns. Participants will learn about authoring tool selection concepts that are relevant for all e-learning and mLearning programmers. Once an authoring tool is chosen, productivity can be enhanced by understanding reusable functions, separating content and functionality, and debugging functionality. By playing an exciting card game, participants will see real-world examples from actual mLearning courses and tools, including how templates, models, and patterns can enhance the authoring tool chosen. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: •Identify strengths and weaknesses of tools, templates, models, and patterns. •Identify the pros and cons of various authoring tools. •Communicate tips for improving mLearning programming efficiency using authoring tool composition. •Communicate tips for efficient mLearning programming in a variety of authoring tools.
Thu13Nov20148:30 to 12:30
1048 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
User Experience, Usability, and the Value of Simplicity in Design
An International World Usability Day Event
Read about World Usability Day in the "D" to learn more about the program and presenters.
Register ahead for $10, or register at the door for $20.
2405 Woodlake Drive, Okemos, Michigan
Free for students (with ID), venue coordinator, and presenter
$10 for members, employees of sponsor organization, and members of sister organizations (UXPA, CHI, ASTD)
$20 for non-members
Due to the weather advisories posted for Ingham County tomorrow, we have decided to move this event to the Spring. Please check this page after Thanksgiving for the new date.
Presenters: Matt Pierce and Erika Smith
Leverage the power of image and video in your communication. In this session, Matt and Erika will introduce several ways images and videos can be used to improve internal communication, documentation, feedback, and more. Once they’ve got you thinking about how you can incorporate visuals into your own work, they’ll show you how Snagit and Camtasia can be used to quickly and easily create what you need.
Matt Pierce works for TechSmith Corp., a software company that provides practical business and academic solutions that change how people communicate and collaborate across devices. For seven years, he directly managed the training and user assistance teams for TechSmith, and has experience leading the social media, video and technical support teams. Matt has also run TechSmith’s visual communication web show, The Forge, interviewing guests from around the world discussing the use of visuals, video, and technology in education, training, marketing and more.
Matt is a regular contributor to several online publications, and has published articles in various training publications in the U.S. and U.K. He has spoken multiple times at national and international conferences including ASTD TechKnowledge, the Society for Technical Communication Summit, Technical Communication UK, and Online Educa Berlin. A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Education’s Department of Instructional Systems Technology, Matt has 10 years of experience working in learning and development with a focus on visual instruction.
Erika Smith is an Instructional Designer at TechSmith with over 11 years of experience as an instructor, instructional designer, and instructional developer. She has worked in a variety of industries, including Staffing and Recruitment, Utility, Software, and Technology. Erika has also designed, developed, and implemented instructor-led training, asynchronous and synchronous eLearning, and blended courses.
Erik has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Michigan State University, and a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology with a specialization in online course development from Walden University.
Tue02Dec20145 to 8 pm
Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan CHI, Southeastern Michigan STC, and Michigan UxPA invite you a casual Holiday Mixer.When: Tuesday December 2nd, Anytime between 5-8pmWhere: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub318 South Main St.Ann Arbor, MI 48104(734.665.2968734.665.2968)To make this fun and interesting, consider:- Wearing a UX or Tec-Doc or Conference shirt- Bringing a Great Success and a Horrible Failure story that happened to you this year...relevant to your professionWe will not have a reserved room or purchased food.We will just meet in the bar, take over tables as needed, and buy our own (and if you like) each other's food and drink.