The STC Technical Communication Summit & Expo, 5-8 May in Denver, Colorado,  features almost 90 sessions, a dozen workshops, a opening keynote by Peter Morville, and a closing plenary on tech comm’s Influence and Impact. It also features several micro tracks in popular areas you won’t want to miss.

Monday, 6 May Micro Tracks

Improving Documentation Quality

– Measuring and Improving the Quality and Completeness of Your Documentation; Barbara Giammona, Schneider Electric

– Voice of Customer Tools That Help to Deliver Awesome Product Instructions; Michael Hall, Yaskawa America, Inc.

Optimizing Content

– An Introduction to Content Auditing: SEO, Assessment and Content Management; Guiseppe Getto, East Carolina University

– Optimize Your Content Like an Engineer; Sara Feldman, MindTouch

Tuesday, 7 May Micro Tracks

Tech Comm for Good

– Technology for Good: Helping Orgs to Do (More) Good with Technology; Robert Perry, Salesforce

– Technical Writers for Good: Humanizing Proposal Writing Through Non-Profit Grants; Elisabeth Kramer-Simpson, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Training Innovation

– Engineering Better Training Experiences Through Innovative Presentation Techniques and Technologies; Chuck Campbell, New York Power Authority

– Just-in-Time (JIT) Training; Aaron Murray, Ken Cook Co

Career and Management

– Building a Tech Comm Team; Jessica Kreger, TradeStation

– Architecting Your Team’s Career Path; Megan Jensen and Brian Fish, Cerner Corporation

– Your Career Portfolio: Planning for Future Growth; Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, U.S. Department of State

– Documented Disconnect: Gender Bias in Onboarding Technical Documents; William Hart, AutoNation

– Unexpected Manager: Learning to Lead When I Didn’t Expect It; Christine Christensen, Cityworks

Health Care

– Context, Content, and Care: Usability and Design  in Health and Medical Contexts; Kirk St.Amant, Louisiana Tech University

– Introducing a New UX Approach for Health Communication: Plus-Minus-Check; Lisa Melonçon, University of South Florida

– Health and Medical Communication Panel; Kirk St.Amant, Moderator

TC Geeks

– Maintaining a Healthy DITA Project; Radu Coravu, Syncro Soft

– Let’s Tackle Open Source Docs; Sarah Maddox, Google

– Intro to S1000D: Authoring to Support the Civil Aviation and Defense Industries; Andre Evans, Lockheed Martin

– Developing Training Websites with (Mostly) Open-Source Tools; Gretyl Kinsey, Scriptorium Publishing

– Website Search with Apache Solr; Scott Prentice, Leximation

 

Full session descriptions here: Full Schedule.

Learn more about all the speakers here.

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