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.

Note: Cost is transferable but is not refundable. Registration closes the day prior to each webinar.

Visualizing Documents With Scalable Vector Graphics

David Gardiner

Tuesday, 29 July | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

Scalable vector graphics (SVG) is part of HTML5 and has considerable potential for producing hyperlinked infographics for online help. This webinar shows how SVG can be the basis for new online documentation interfaces that integrate with topic-based help and improve the user experience. Learn how SVG as an enabling technology can be the basis for visual-first interfaces that improve accessibility of technical documents.

Jumping to Light Speed: Adapting to Global Realities

Joe Gollner

Tuesday, 5 August | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

Technical communicators today live in interesting times. There are many changes impacting how they work and what they deliver. This session will explore what these changes are and how communicators can respond.

Wowing Your Audience with Prezi

Michael Opsteegh

Thursday, 7 August | 4:00–5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Presentations can be an effective way to deliver complex information or tell a persuasive story. For example, you may find yourself in the position of convincing an executive to purchase an expensive content management system or reminding your boss how many different ways you add value to the company during your annual review. Telling your audience a convincing story is difficult enough without the handicap of boring, static, text-filled slides, and audiences have long suffered through endless PowerPoint slide decks. Once you discover Prezi’s ability to add meaning through proximity and visualize relationships through movement, you may never deliver another PowerPoint.

Beyond the Manual: Writing for the Web

Ellen Buttolph

Wednesday, 20 August | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Technical writing is not just about writing user guides. Web pages, wikis, and mobile applications are replacing manuals and online help. The basic principles of print and Web writing may be the same, but you need to engage your readers as you create content that is easy to understand, well organized, and speakes directly to your audience. Whether you're looking to optimize your current Web content or creating your first wiki, learn how you can transition your skills to writing for the Web.

Designing Documentation with Users in Mind

David Dick

Thursday, 21 August | 4:00–5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

This webinar discusses how we can we design documentation that addresses gaps between what the user knows about the product, what they need to learn about the product to understand how to use it successfully, and how we can design documentation with the users in mind.

Building a Business Driven Globalization Strategy for Content

Alan Porter

Thursday, 4 September | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

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?