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May Community Events Added to Calendar

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Thanks once more to the chapter and SIG leaders for filling Your Friendly Neighborhood Blogger in on what’s going on in their neighborhoods. Click the Community Events tab above to see the full listing, in chronological order and with links where provided, or see the list below the jump.

If you’re a community leader and didn’t get my email, or if you didn’t get a chance to respond, feel free to email me and I’ll add your events to the below as soon as I can.

All members are invited to attend any of the below meetings, many of which are virtual. See the websites for more information or to sign up.

2 May: Santa Barbara, Monthly Schmoozing Lunch, Elephant Bar, 12:00-13:00 PDT (GMT-7)

3 May: Technical Editing SIG, Global watercooler chat with Bob Raymond and Manoj Bokil—Working in Cross-Cultural Environments, 11:00 AM-Noon EDT (GMT-4)

3 May: Suncoast (FL), Donna Szymanowski presents “Go Nonlinear with PowerPoint,” Franklin Templeton Investments, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)
http://stc-suncoast.org/ or email Suncoast

8 May: Eastern Iowa, Chapter meeting, “Cyber Security for Home and Work,” 5:30-8:30 PM CDT (GMT-5)

9 May: San Diego, “Virtual vs. Local Teams–Communication Success and Failure” with speaker Kathy Moore, Elijah’s in La Jolla, 5:30-8:30 PM PDT (GMT-7).

9 May: Rochester, Chapter Meeting at Monroe’s Restaurant, Presenter Merridith Brennan (Technical Communication Specialist for Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.) will speak on A Bridge Between Cultures: Culturally Sensitive Document Design and Audience Analysis, 5:30-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)
Register at EventBrite.com. Questions? Contact Jackie Paterson

9 May: New England, “Information Mapping,” presented by David Singer, 5:45-9:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

9 May: Berkeley, The Content Strategy Trap by Scott Abel, 6:00-9:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)

10 May: NY Metro, Your Annual Career Tune-Up with Ross Squire and Donna Timpone, 5:30-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

10 May: Southwestern Ontario, Panel Discussion, Part One: Determining Potential Career Paths, Waterloo, ON, 6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)
http://www.stc-soc.org/calendar/2012-05-10.php or contact Debbie Kerr

12 May: Rochester, Workshop/Webinar at Rochester Institute of Technology, Presenter Margit Brazda Poirier from Grants4Good will speak on Researching Grants and Approaching Funders, 9:00 AM-Noon EDT (GMT-4)
Register at EventBrite.com. Questions? Contact Rita Cronise

15 May: Southwestern Ontario, Panel Discussion, Part Two: Transitioning from One Role to Another, Waterloo, ON, 6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)
http://www.stc-soc.org/calendar/2012-05-15.php or contact Debbie Kerr

15 May: Orlando Central Florida, Annual Business Meeting and “Why I Didn’t Hire You (for that technical communicator position),” by Dalton Hooper, Immediate Past President, Winter Park Civic Center, 6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

15 May: Canada West Coast, Program Night w/ Hazel MacClement: Beyond the Facts—Why storytelling is important, 6:30-9:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)
http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=47&EID=12142 or email CWC

16 May: San Francisco, Wiki Panel: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Wikis, 6:00-9:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)

17 May: Rocky Mountain, Metrics to Document the Costs of Documentation and STC RMC’s Annual Business Meeting, 5:30-8:30 PM MDT (GMT-6)

2 June: East Bay (CA), The East Bay Chapter is celebrating its 50th anniversary at Tenuta Winery, Pleasanton, CA, 6:30-10:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)

26 June: Washington, DC-Metro Baltimore, Burning Questions about Content Strategy: A Q&A with Kristina Halvorson, 6:00-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)