Technical Communication Summit (STC2008)
What a busy four days it's been! Some highlights:
- At Leadership Day, I got to tell everyone about social networking :-) There's a ScribbleLive blog (thanks to the folks at ScribbleLive for featuring STC2008 on their home page!), which lets anyone with the code blog about the conference. Sarah O'Keefe started the #stc2008 tweme. And folks are twittering! (As Sarah said, it's perspective. Tom Johnson says it's low at 1%, Sarah's excited because there's any at all, and I'm thrilled that we've got so many!)
- The Annual Meeting was held last night and was relatively calm when compared to some of the previous years. Of course, there also wasn't a quorum, which meant that no voting could take place. But David Farbey was able to present his motion and there was discussion.
- The Trends Panel on Sunday night was great. I wonder if anyone grabbed the information? I loved when Andrea Ames said, "Think more, write less". (The problem now is that there's no way I can sufficiently recap it...I'd love to listen to it again.)
I haven't made it to any sessions yet...maybe later today, but I'm not sure because I still have a board meeting this morning and the panel that I'm moderating. Tomorrow is the Annual Forum and the closing session. And I still need to get by the exhibition again!
STC Members: STC wants your opinion!
Three times a year, STC distributes a knowledge-based survey to members to gather information about opinions on a variety of subjects.
This month, the survey asks about:
- Auto-assigning chapters based on your ZIP/postal code (basically, it means that if you move around the corner or to a different country, the membership database will assign you to a new chapter if one is closer to your new address)
- Capability of updating your own member record
- Searching the membership directory
- Joining communities throughout the year
- The STC Forums
- Strategic objectives
The Board uses the information gathered from the surveys as a basis for discussions and to make future plans. Check your email for the link, and then get heard and take part in the survey today!
STC Region 1 Members: Please Vote!
If you are a currently registered member of STC Region 1, voting has opened for the position of Director/Sponsor.
This election is necessary because Cindy Currie, former Region 1 Director/Sponsor, is now our 2nd Vice President. According to New York state law, Region 1 members must elect someone to replace her on the Board of Directors for the last year of her term.
You can read about the three candidates at STC's website.
Online voting closes August 3, 2007, at 12:00 noon ET.
links from "Future of Communication" presentation in Tampa
On Thursday night, I presented a session on the Future of Communication to the Tampa STC chapter. (This was a more enhanced version of the session I gave to the Boston chapter in February, and will be changed and re-enhanced for my keynote at the Yggdrasil Conference in October.)
Someone asked if I would share my slides, because they wanted the links of the different sites I talked about. However, the slides don't actually contain the links, so here they are!
54th STC Conference is over...
What a week! The Conference Program Committee team outdid themselves, and I expect next year's conference to be even bigger and better. This year, more than 1400 people attended the conference, and the 79 exhibitors made it the biggest exhibition ever.
Some of the highlights:
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