In addition to the STC Technical Communication Summit, the Society offers Web seminars. In a seminar, participants listen to the presenter over the phone (much like a conference call) while viewing presentation materials via the website.

This format provides easier access to materials for reference during the presentation, as well as a more intimate, "classroom" setting than the typical telephone seminar. Registrants are provided a toll-free number, a secure URL, and access to both the audio and online elements of the presentation. Registered attendees will receive their unique webinar login instructions approximately one hour before the webinar is scheduled to begin. Please be on the lookout for these instructions at that time.

For questions about webinars or if you are interested in presenting a webinar with STC, please contact Kimberly Kelly. For questions about registration and payment, please contact Cheryl Miller.

Note: Cost is transferable but is not refundable. Online registration closes two hours before each webinar.

The E-book Explosion: Why the Publishing Industry Needs Technical Communicators

Toni Byrd-Ressaire

Tuesday, 7 October | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

What does the publishing have to do with technical communicators? Technological advances in all fields are blurring the lines of traditional roles. Technical communicators now have opportunities to expand their services by taking on emerging roles in publishing. In doing so, technical communicators are equipped with a coveted set of transferable, core skills.

508 Compliance: Creating Accessible Online Learning

Anita Horsley

Wednesday, 8 October | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Nearly 1 in 5 people, approximately 56 million, in the U.S. have some sort of disability, reported by the Census Bureau. Developing accessible online courses is important because not only is it the right thing to do to reach more learners; but it can also be a legal requirement. In the US, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that government and educational organizations make online learning accessible (including eLearning).

Design is Everywhere: My Instagram Challenge

David Caruso

Thursday, 16 October | 4:00–5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Find out how participating in an Instagram challenge can help you to see the design that is all around you.

Tips for Technical Illustrations

Tricia Spayer

Tuesday, 21 October | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

Interested in improving your own technical illustrations?Join this webinar to increase your confidence in your own technical illustration abilities, improve your processes, and become more professional in your illustrations.

FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: What is DITA and Why Should I Care?

Patrick Bosek

Thursday, 6 November | 11:00 AM–12:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Join easyDITA’s Patrick Bosek as he explains what DITA is and how it can help you:

  • Save time and money by reusing content
  • Improve the quality and consistency of technical content
  • Enable multichannel, multilingual output to any device
  • Create dynamic information systems that deliver relevant information automatically

Building a Business-Driven Globalization Strategy for Content

Alan Porter

Wednesday, 12 November | 1:00–2:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Developing a content strategy for a major corporation that has over 300 products is challenging enough, but when you add in the need to support customers and dealers in over 180 countries around the world it takes it to a whole new level. How do you decide where to focus your translation and globalization investments to get the best customer experience?

If Your Content Could Talk...

Suzanne Mescan, Vasont Systems

Wednesday, 3 December | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

If your content could talk, what would it say to you? The reality is that your content is talking to you all the time. If you learn to listen to your content, you will learn how to use it as a distinct advantage. Join this session to learn techniques for using your content to drive positive customer perceptions and boost sales for your organization.

Lean & Mean Translation Machine

Terena Bell, In Every Language

Wednesday, 10 December | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Apply Lean and Six Sigma to translation? Sure! Using real client case studies, Terena Bell of In Every Language shows how manufacturers and others can apply Lean and Six Sigma to web and document content, turning translation from a cost center into a profit driver.

Label Editing: Great Things in Small Packages

Leah Guren


What do you, as a TC, need to know about the text that appears on your products? Learn how you can you use your skills to help improve the product UX.