October Community Events Added to Calendar

Thanks once more to the chapter and SIG leaders for filling Your Friendly Neighborhood Blogger in on what’s going on in their neighborhoods. Things are picking back up, with other 30 events listed below. 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. If you weren’t able to send your event due to the holidays, please send now and I’ll add it to the list.

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.

And if you’re looking for a cheap and easy community event, don’t forget that STC members have access to over 140 free, archived seminars. No need to schedule a speaker; just gather together, network, and watch an STC seminar!

1 October: New England, accepting entries for the STC New England Regional Technical Communication Competition; Online – 18 October; Technical Art – 18 October; Mobile – 1 November; Entries are welcome from any chapter or location!

5 October: International Summit Awards (ISA) Competition Committee, Free Webinar for Competition Judges: Writing Quality Comments for Your Entries, Noon-1:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

7 October: Toronto, John Hedtke speaks on “How to Estimate,” 6:30-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

8 October: Twin Cities, Editing Panel Discussion with Carolyn Witthuhn, Kristina Youso, and Anne Dearden, 5:30-7:30 CDT (GMT-5)

8 October: Toronto, John Hedtke speaks about “Asking the Right Question,” 6:30-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

8 October: Eastern Iowa, Technical Communication: An Employment Opportunity for College Students (Eastern Iowa STC’s Third Annual College Night, with presentations by four panelists), networking at 5:30 PM CDT (GMT-5), networking at 6:00 PM, and dinner at 7:00 PM

8 October: North Texas Lone Star, Dr. Jackie Damrau presents “Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN),” 6:30-8:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)
http://www.lonestarstc8oct13.eventbrite.com or Contact North Texas Lone Star

8 October: Canada West Coast, Content as Conversation with Purposes and Personas with Ginny Redish, in person or via webinar, 6:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

9 October: Phoenix, Lunch at Cornish Pastry Co. in Mesa, 12:15-1:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

9 October: Scientific Communication SIG, QuikScan: Improving User Experience of Documents webinar, Quan Zhou, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)

9 October: Rocky Mountain, Northern Colorado Satellite meeting, 7:00-8:30 PM MDT (GMT-6)

12 October: New England, Documenting the Future – STC’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee!, 6:00-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

15 October: Phoenix, 50th Anniversary Celebration at Phoenix City Grille, 5:30–7:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

15 October: Huntsville/North Alabama, Online presentation on single-sourcing and content management by Liz Fraley, UAH Shelby Center, 5:30-7:00 pm CDT (GMT-5)

15 October: Puget Sound, Top SEO Considerations for Web Content Developers, presented by Rick De Jarnette at Volt in Redmond, WA

16 October: Northeast Ohio, Content Lifecycle and Topic-Based Authoring Workshop, 9:00 AM– 1:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

16 October: Instructional Design & Learning SIG, Make Great Voice Recordings! webinar, presented by Robert Hershenow, 1:30-3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

16 October: New York Metro, Managing and reusing content – a free vendor webinar on Information Mapping by David Singer, 6:30-8:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

16 October: San Francisco, Managing Tech Comm Projects in Any Environment (remote login available), 6:30-8:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

16 October: Community Affairs Committee, Budgeting Webinar, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)
Email cindy@paofamily.com to register

17 October, Carolina, User Assistance for iPad Applications, 6:00-8:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

17 October: Orlando Central Florida, Paul Mueller, President of UserAid, will be speaking about Improving Team Dynamics for a More Effective Team at the Wyndham Corporate Offices, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

17 October: Philadelphia Metro, Chapter Meeting, “Proposals – What to Say, How to Say It, and How Much to Charge,” 6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

17 October: Washington DC-Baltimore, New International Standard for Websites with Technical Information, Bethesda Library, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

17 October: Rocky Mountain, Chapter meeting: The Truth About 3D Printers, tour of first 3D Printing Store in America, 6:00-9:00 PM MDT (GMT-6)

21 October: Manitoba, Nibble & Quibble – Electronic Portfolios at Red River College Winnipeg Downtown Cafeteria, 6 PM CDT (GMT-5)

21 October: Washington DC-Baltimore, How Writers Can Thrive in Agile Software Development (recorded webinar), Miller Library, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

23 October, Carolina, Deadline for Competitions Entries

23 October: Technical Editing SIG, quarterly meeting and program, Motivating Quality: The Impact of Amateur Editors on User-Generated Content and the Implications for Technical Editors; presented by Dr. Jo Mackiewicz. 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

26 October: Huntsville/North Alabama, InDesign workshop, UAH Salmon Library, room and time TBD

28 October: New York Metro, Every Page is Page One – Mark Baker will be in NYC to talk about the principles of writing for today’s Web readers, 6:30-8:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

29 October: Charlotte Regional, Getting the most out of Office 365, 6:30-8:00 PM EDT(GMT-4)

30 October: Community Affairs Committee, Membership Webinar, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)
Email cindy@paofamily.com to register