The Southeastern Michigan chapter and West Michigan Shores chapter of STC have merged to become STC Michigan Great Lakes chapter. STC will update their Communities page links eventually, but meanwhile, we can still be found there:
Ignite UX Michigan, originally scheduled March 24, has been postponed until Tuesday, May 12, due to our current state of emergency.
Due to the evolving coronavirus situation, we will be holding our Agile IRL program on Zoom on March 26. See Coming Up: Agile IRL for more information about the program and our speaker.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Please register by Wednesday, March 25, so we have time to send you the login information prior to the event.
- Students: free
- STC members*: $10
- Non-members: $20
* Honorary members for the evening: employees of the sponsoring organization and members of sister organizations (UXPA, CHI, and ASTD)
Our friends in northeast Ohio are looking for speakers for the upcoming program year, which runs from September–April. The deadline for proposals to speak is July 26. There is a little more information and a proposal form on their website.
Our friends in northeast Ohio have invited Peter “Scotch” Scocimara, Senior Director, Cloud Support, Google Cloud, to speak on April 11, 2019, about The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Preparing for an A.I. World. Fittingly, this event will be held through Gotomeeting. For more information and to register, go to the EventBrite listing.
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, we gathered at Washtenaw Community College to hear Dave Robbins’ talk, Developing Technical Documentation With Passion and Purpose.
Fabrice Lacroix, CEO of Fluid Topics, will present a webinar: Is Content Delivery Possible Without Breaching New Data-Privacy Regulations? Learn about the new global privacy rules and how they will impact your operations.
This webinar will be on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 2–3 p.m.; registered attendees will receive a link to the recording. Read more and register for this STC webinar.
STC CNY (Central New York) and STC Rochester are holding a multi-chapter webinar on Thursday, February 28, from noon–1 p.m. There will be three brief presentations and question-and-answer periods:
- The Art of Visual Startup Guides, presented by Sandee Craig and Laurie Fiaretti, Senior Technical Illustrators
- The Heilmeier Catechism: A Persuasive Writing Rubric, presented by Melissa Hellman, proposal writer
- Build a Lasting TechComm Career, presented by John Garison, Lead Technical Communicator
There is more information about the speakers and their presentations, as well as a registration form, on EventBrite.
It’s hard to believe when sleety ice coats everything, but spring is coming, and with spring, conference season. STC Summit and the regional conference, Spectrum, put on by STC Rochester, top the list for technical communicators in southeast Michigan. Here are some updates. Continue reading “2019 Conferences: Updates”
STC Honorary Fellow Alan Alda was recently named recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award “for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.”
The SAG Awards article announcing the award talks about Alda’s television, film and stage accomplishments, as well as his efforts to improve science communication through the nonprofit Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at SUNY—Stony Brook and Alda Communications Training, the proceeds of which support the Center for Communicating Science.