Welcome to the January Edition of Roundtable

The Future of Content

This month we will look at where content is going to go in the next decade – and a little bit beyond. Where it will go will, of course, be defined by where customers want it to go facilitated by the rise of new available technologies like artificial intelligence, mixed reality, natural language process all along the content lifecycle, and real-time experience analytics across all our channels. Join us a group of futurists – with decades of combined past experience – who will collaboratively help you pivot your mind’s eye from where the ball is, to where it’s going.

– Noz Urbina (Curator for The Future of Content)

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Roundtable Roadmap

Roundtable is a new, exciting educational content subscription offering from STC. It is separate from membership and provides additional ongoing professional development in the form of fresh, high-quality content for 48 weeks on topics relevant to technical communicators and curated by well-known experts.

The Future of Content

This curated series focuses on the Future of Content. Where content will go will, of course, be defined by where customers want it to go facilitated by the rise of new available technologies like artificial intelligence, mixed reality, natural language process all along the content lifecycle, and real-time experience analytics across all our channels.

Information 4.0: Inventing the Future

This curated series focuses on the informational response to Industry 4.0: Information 4.0, how it needs to be integrated into products and services that affect our daily lives, and what technical communicators need to think about going forward in order to do their jobs in an ethical, humanist way, and maintain their careers.

Content Engineering

Technical communications experts have a major headstart in the race to build the future. Personalization depends on structured content meeting real-time customer context. Delivering integrated experiences across various native content sets is directly derived from the practice of Content Engineering. Utilizing standard content and semantic structures allows content portability. Learn more about the practice of content engineering from one of the leaders of this emerging field.

Content Engineering (curated by Cruce Saunders)

Learning Experience Design

Join us as we explore the emerging field of Learning Experience Design (LX) – a holistic approach to designing, developing, and delivering learner-focused solutions. LX design weaves together methods and approaches from instructional design, user experience design, visual design, service design, and Design Thinking.

Learning Experience Design (curated by Phylise Banner)

Round the World in Four Weeks: Translation, Localization and Globalization

Translation is not a commodity. In a global economy, the world becomes more integrated, but technology cannot successfully produce all of the communication humans need and want. Translators are a junction point. This month we will discuss from the basic – defining globalization vs. internationalization vs. localization – and the small – how to write for translation and localization – to the large – what machines are already doing for us and where we see the industry in 20 years.

Round the World in Four Weeks: Translation, Localization and Globalization (curated by Phylise Banner)

Content Measurement + Intelligence

This curated series will help you start and use such a system to measure your content’s impact to inform content decisions and to show its value.

Content Measurement + Intelligence (curated by Colleen Jones)

Leadership and Teams

We’ll look at different modes of working together from both an organizational and an individual perspective.

Leadership and Teams (curated by Toni Mantych)

Content Design and Development for Machine Delivery

Are YOU ready to design machine-readable content that can be delivered in the context of your users?

Content Design and Development for Machine Delivery
(curated by Toni Byrd Ressaire)

Professional Development

Explore the benefits of professional development and specific methods for creating and executing a powerful career strategy.

Professional Development
(curated by Alyssa Fox & Alisa Bonsignore)

Content Strategy and Experience

We look at what content strategy actually is, how content strategy applies in a range of content environments, why to consider incorporating content strategy into your technical communication work processes, and where you can use content strategy to bridge silos.

Content Strategy and Experience
(curated by Rahel Bailie)

The Future of Technical Communication

Our future, the future of technical communication, is being written all around us, in a language we can understand: Our own.

The Future of Technical Communication
(curated by Scott Abel)

ROUNDTABLE SNEAK PEEK

The Future of TechComm

The future of technical communication. It’s a big topic. One that conjures up images of crystal balls and gypsy fortune tellers. But the future isn’t written in a secret language that only clairvoyants can understand. Our future, the future of technical communication, is being written all around us, in a language we can understand: Our own.
–Scott Abel

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