STC Annual Conference Program Announcement (Part 1)

Subject: STC Annual Conference Program Announcement (Part 1)
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1993 11:18:41 CST

Loews Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA
June 6-10, 1993


The Society for Technical Communication's (STC's) Annual Conference is the
international event of the year for technical communicators. The 40th STC
Annual Conference, Post-Conference Workshops, and Exposition will be held in
Dallas, Texas, at the Loews Anatole Hotel, June 6-10, 1993.

The Conference features more than 220 technical sessions, special events, and
networking opportunities that can improve your productivity and effectiveness
in your current job and prepare you for changes in the field. This year's
conference planning and program committees, along with the Society's Lone Star
Chapter, have collaborated to provide a full agenda of valuable educational
and networking opportunities.

Anyone interested in communication of technical, scientific, and medical
material--writers, editors, managers, illustrators, educators, and students
(experienced and entry-level alike)--should attend this Conference.

The 80-page 40th STC Annual Conference Preliminary Program has been mailed
to STC members and interested persons. The Preliminary Program:
* Details all Conference Activities
* Describes all the Technical Sessions in five stem areas:
CD Chapter Depelopment Stem
ET Education, Training, and Professional Development Stem
RT Research and Technology Stem
VC Visual Communication Stem
WE Writing and Editing Stem
* Describes the Post-Conference Workshops
* Describes the Technical Communication Day at INFOMART Sessions
* Provides Exposition Information
* Details all Hospitality Events
* Provides Registration and Hotel Information, as Well as Other Material
* Contains much, much more.

For planning purposes, this summary contains:
* A preliminary schedule of the 40th STC Annual Conference listing more
than 220 Technical Session titles
* A listing of the 9 Post-Conference Workshop titles
* A listing of the Technical Communication Day at INFOMART titles
* A summary of Registration Fee information
* A summary of all optional Hospitality and Tour events and fees
* A summary of Conference hotels and rates
* A summary of airline information.

Saturday, June 5
STC Lone Star Chapter Hospitality Booth (12 Noon - 6 pm)
Communication After Hours--Texas Style (6 - 11 pm, Mesquite Rodeo)

Sunday, June 6
STC Lone Star Chapter Hospitality Booth (12 Noon - 6 pm)
STC Registration Booth (12 Noon - 6 pm)
Exposition (12 Noon - 5 pm)
STC Chapter Leaders' Workshop (2 - 4 pm)
Speakers reception (4 - 5 pm)
First Timers' Session (5 - 6 pm)
Welcome Session (6 - 7 pm)
President's Reception (7 - 10 pm, Complimentary)

Monday, June 7,
Continental Breakfast (7 - 8:30 am, Complimentary)
STC Registration Booth (6:30 am - 6 pm)
STC Lone Star Chapter Hospitality Booth (6:30 am - 6 pm)
Exposition (1 - 7 pm)
Monday, June 7, 8:30 - 10 am
Opening Session, DeWitt Jones, National Geographic Photographer
Monday, June 7, 10:30 am - 10 Noon
Technical Sessions:
CD2A "Community Service: Giving Something Back Through Literacy Training."
CD2B "Meeting the Challenge of Starting a New STC Chapter."
ET2A "Multicultural Collaboration."
ET2B "Pragmatic Approaches for Teaching Technical Writing."
ET2C "Applications of Human Communication Theories."
ET2D "Systems and Programming Documentation for Technical Writers with No
Data Processing Background."
MG2A "Editing the Baldrige Quality Award Application."
MG2B "Using Total Quality Management to Manage Technical Reviews."
MG2C "Consulting and Independent Contracting Progression."
MG2D "Controlling Quality, Controlling Costs."
MG2E "Workforce Analysis Planning."
RT2A "Multimedia and Hypermedia: Using the New Technology."
RT2B "Moving to Multimedia."
RT2C "Tools: Building and Using Them."
RT2D "The Text Frontier: Conquering the Information Avalanche."
VC2A "The Script on the Set: Two Views on Producing Instructional Videos."
VC2B "An Introduction to How Visuals Can Enhance Technical Materials."
VC2C "End-User Typography."
WE2A "The Art of Conducting a Usability Test: Getting the Most from Your
WE2B "Designing Messages."
WE2C "The Secrets of Successful Marketing Materials."
WE2D "Write for Success!"
Monday. June 7, 10 Noon - 2 pm
Networking Luncheon (Ticket required)
Monday, June 7, 2 - 3:30 pm
Technical Sessions:
CD3A "Having Chapter Meetings that Members WANT to Attend."
ET3A "Bridging Cultural Differences: Technical Communication Issues in
Mexico and Japan."
ET3B "Writing Local--Thinking Global."
ET3C "On Becoming a More Complete Writer or Editor."
ET3D "Toward Professional Fulfillment."
ET3E "Fresh Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in the Real World."
MG3A "Adopting New Technologies: Managing the Resulting Organizational
MG3B "Developing Assessment Criteria."
MG3C "Managing Technical Writers By Wandering Around."
MG3D "Information Metrics: Tools to Get the Job Done."
RT3A "Current Research: An International Perspective."
RT3B "Usability Testing is Everybody's Business."
RT3C "Developing and Maintaining Customer Contacts."
RT3D "Usability and Usability Assessment."
RT3E "Developing Text Processing Applications."
VC3A "Contrast and Ambiguity: Conceptual Tools for Evaluating Information
VC3B "A Visual Methodology: From Topic List to Storyboard."
WE3A "Usability Throughout the Lifecycle: Techniques for Intergrating the
Interface, Help, and Documentation."
WE3B "Online Information: Features, Formatting, and Friendliness."
WE3C "Creating and Using Document Plans."
WE3D "Manual Evaluation Workshop."
WE3E "Communicating with International and Multinational Audiences."
Monday, June 7, 4 - 5:30 pm
Technical Sessions:
CD4A "The STC Vision: Shaping the 1990."
CD4B "The Accidental Beginning of a Highly Successful Special Interest
CD4C "Hosting a Regional Conference."
ET4A "Breaking Free: Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs."
ET4B "The Force Within You: Enlarging Your Horizons with Interpersonal
MG4A "A Beginner's Guide to Project Management."
MG4B "Management Strategies for International Technical Communication."
MG4C "Determining Your Professional Values."
RT4A "Creating Documentation that People Will Use: Can We Do It?"
RT4B "CD-ROM: Getting Started."
RT4C "Document Conversion."
RT4D "Rhetoric and Technical Communication."
RT4F "Portability: It's Not Just for Programming Code Anymore."
VC4A "Words into Pictures: Applying Visual Thinking to Online Documentation."
VC4B "Applied Visual Techniques."
VC4C "Electronic Imaging: Possibilities and Ethics."
WE4A "Validating Information Products: More Than Usability Testing."
WE4B "Ideas for Developing Better Manuals."
WE4C "To Be or Not To Be."
WE4D "New Looks at the Document Development Process."
WE4E "Substantive Editing: Building the Logical Inner Sanctum."
WE4F "Can You Find It in the Index?"
WE4G "The Role of Double Agents in Writing Projects."

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