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Virtual Conference

STC's virtual conferences are three-day, online events. The conferences usually take place over a few hours each day, with an overall theme and multiple presentations per day by leading experts on various topics under that theme. Attendees can view as many or as few of the sessions as they desire and can network with others interested in the same topic.

Virtual conferences will be scheduled throughout the year. Information on our next virtual conference will be posted when available.

STC also offers recordings of past virtual conference. See the items below for the basic descriptions and presentation dates, then click on the links to read the full session schedule and to purchase a recording. Those purchasing recordings will receive a PDF with links to all three days of recordings.

Interesting in bringing a group? Contact Lloyd Tucker for rates for multiple registrations in the same company (whether one location or multiple locations).

Applying Accessibility and Usability In Your Workplace

Originally presented on 5-7 November 2013

This unique, three-day, online event will include presentations on many aspects of accessibility and usability and how they fit into the bigger picture of Web and product development.

With the application of usability and accessibility skills, your products and services will show a commitment to understanding your customers and accommodating those who may have challenges. The virtual conference speakers will cover a wide but important variety of topics in a short and convenient time frame. If you have never seen usability testing conducted with the differently abled, you will have your opportunity. Concerned about 508? We'll provide you an update. From ethics to design, communication to gaming—this conference is for the novice through the experienced professional.

Recording coming soon.

Starting Your Own Business

Originally presented on 16-18 April 2013

Are you a business owner, independent consultant, freelancer or trainer? Even if you are not and you are thinking about it, you need to attend the "Starting Your Own Business" virtual conference sponsored by Intercom magazine and the STC Department of Education.  Learn how to get started, what not to do, financing, contracting and much more that will help you succeed.

Technical Communication Content Strategy in the Mobile Device Age

Originally presented on 4-6 December 2012

This unique, three-day online event will include presentations on all aspects of technical communication and content strategy. Scott Abel will be the host/moderator for the conference.

Technical Editing

Originally presented on 16-18 October 2012

This unique, three-day online event will include presentations on all aspects of technical editing. The host/moderator for the conference was Angela Eaton, Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University.