Founded in 1958, the Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is based in upstate New York. Although most members live and work in the metropolitan Rochester area, it is geographically diverse, with members living in several surrounding counties. STC Rochester serves the needs of its members by:
- Promoting professionalism and the exchange of information among its members
- Providing educational opportunities for both members and non-members
- Educating the community on the value of technical communication
Its membership includes writers, editors, graphic designers, business owners, managers of corporate publications departments, educators and students. With more than 5,000 members worldwide, STC is the largest professional organization devoted to the advancement of the theory and practice of technical communication.
Its members provide a wide range of technical communications services within a variety of industries, such as computer hardware and software, photographic imaging, medicine and health care, telecommunications, community service, and education.
In March 2019, the Rochester Chapter celebrated the 60th anniversary of its technical communication conference, Spectrum, the longest running conference of its kind in the area and the longest running chapter conference in STC.