Technical Communication 2020 – Forget Hindsight, Look Ahead!
September 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Northeast Ohio STC Welcomes Bernard Aschwanden
Bernard Aschwanden, a prolific presenter and past president of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), visits NEO STC for a special full-day event.
The multiple topics throughout the day promise to unshackle previous methods of technical communication and usher exciting ideas and strategies for meeting the ever-expanding challenges for technical communicators. For those who have attended Bernard’s presentations, you can expect humor, insight, and useful knowledge wrapped in his proficient teaching abilities. A virtual option is available for those who cannot attend in person.
STC member: $50 | Non-member: $195
Students, attend for FREE! Contact us for a special discount code.
Can’t attend in person? Register for the virtual event (cost is the same).
|8:30 a.m||Registration (coffee & pastries)|
|9:00 a.m.||Building a Business
Whether you want to start and run a business, or you interact with those who do, there are core things every business owner (small or large) has to do to succeed. That includes getting expert input on your business, knowing when to listen to (or ignore) that input, and build a business based on what you know, learn, and experience. This session discusses ideas, but also explores the direct experience of the presenter. What are some issues? How do you grow a business? What impact will tech comm have on any business? How can we take what we do and know and create our own business or talk to our co-workers and employers to show our value to the company? Learn more at this introductory session.
|10:15 a.m.||Break / Networking|
|10:45 a.m.||Plan for Tomorrow: Tech Comm and Project Management
Writers are involved in project management. From the smallest piece of content to the most complex content going, we manage scope, schedule, budget, quality, risk, stakeholder input, and so much more. Isn’t it about time we leveraged the best practices of project management to deliver the best documentation we can?
Learn to manage projects better by knowing more about the core components of a project. Leave with a key list of 10 knowledge areas, and an understanding of how they relate to every single tech comm project we work on. Better documentation through better management of our work. Sounds easy, right? Show up, learn how, show immediate value when you return to work.
|1:00 p.m.||Adobe FrameMaker 2019: Hands-on computer session (demo for virtual attendees)|
|3:30 p.m.||Program Ends|
Bernard Aschwanden is a recognized publishing technologies expert. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, a Certified Technical Trainer, and the author of numerous articles on xml-based publishing and single sourcing. He is the founder of Publishing Smarter. Aschwanden is also past president of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and an Associate Fellow of the Toronto STC community.
Devore Technologies, a modern computer teaching and web-development facility in Beachwood, OH, will host the event.
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