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The Community Affairs Committee just announced a new webinar intended for STC community leaders and members interested in education and event planning: Event Planning 101 with Carolyn Kelley Klinger and Viqui Dill of the Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter. The webinar takes place this Friday, 26 August, at noon EDT (GMT-4). The CAC has the details:

About the Webinar

STC leaders, your community members want to get together. Let’s make it happen. Using tools like Eventbrite, Basecamp, and Google Drive, our speakers have collectively planned nearly 200 STC events and will share their lessons learned with you.

We will discuss everything from how to get ideas for a good event, to setting up the event online, printing out name badges, and paying the speaker. Bring your experience and join in the discussion. Bring your questions and get answers from all attendees.

About the Audience

This presentation is for STC community leaders, past, present, and future. Whether you hope to plan face to face meetings or online webinars, you will learn some tips and tricks (and mistakes NOT to make) from the speakers and attendees.

About the Speakers

Carolyn Kelley Klinger is an STC Fellow and an active member of the Washington DC – Baltimore Chapter, serving on the Competition Committee, Events Committee, and also helping with chapter administration. She has held all chapter leadership roles since first serving as Chapter Secretary in 1998. Volunteering has improved her professional career and she recommends it to everyone. Her highest priority now is mentoring new leaders who can take the chapter into the future while also strengthening their own careers.

A technical writer with a Master’s degree in Geography, Carolyn now works as a technical communicator in the biomedical informatics field. You can find out more about her professional life on LinkedIn.

Viqui Dill is a senior member of STC. She is an active member of the Washington DC – Baltimore Chapter, serves as co-manager and programs lead for the Instructional Design and Learning Special Interest Group, volunteers for TC Camp, and plays in STC’s rock band, the Rough Drafts. She plans webinars, moonshine tastings, and rock concerts.

Viqui describes herself as “Technical writer, wife and mom, bass player, worship leader. I’m happiest when folks sing along with me.”

Contact Viqui at

Have questions about Event Planning 101? Contact STC Community Affairs Committee (CAC)

Register on Eventbrite.


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