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.
– 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
– 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
– 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
– 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.