STC Annual Conference Program Announcement (Part 2)

Subject: STC Annual Conference Program Announcement (Part 2)
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1993 11:23:54 CST

STC Annual Conference Announcement, Part 2

Tuesday, June 8
Continental Breakfast (7 - 8:30 am, Complimentary)
STC Registration Booth (7 am - 6 pm)
STC Lone Star Chapter Hospitality Booth (7 am - 6 pm)
Exposition (8 am - 2 pm)
Tuesday, June 8, 8:30 - 10 am
Technical Sessions:
CD5A "Building and Maintaining Student Chapters."
CD5A "Managing a Successful Employment Information Committee."
ET5A "Entitlement: The Right to Just Treatment in the Workplace."
ET5B "When Things Go Wrong: Working Toward Perfection While Accepting
ET5C "Getting Smart: How to Improve Your Intellectual Performance."
ET5D "Wrestling with Technological Marvels: Is Your Health at Risk."
ET5E "Adapting to Technology and Corporate Communication."
MG5A "A Good Start on a New Job."
MG5A "The ADA and the Communications manager."
MG5A "Tips and Tricks for Effective Project Management."
RT5A "Creating an Electronic Service Manual."
RT5B "From Print to CD-ROM."
RT5C "Internationalization: Localizing Software."
RT5D "What We Have Learned from Usability Testing."
VC5A "Design, Visual Literacy, and the Functionally Illiterate."
VC5B "Screen Design: Hypertext Usability and Human Factors."
WE5A "How to Win at the Foreign Language Game."
WE5B "Indexing Standards and Usability Tests."
WE5C "Strategies for Addressing an International Audience."
WE5D "Project Management for Writers."
WE5E "Fitting Documentation into the Product Development Process."
WE5F "Storyboarding and Collaboration."
WE5G "Product Liability: How It Affects the Writing and Design of Instruction
WE5H "Ideas in Technical Communication, Part 1."
Tuesday, June 8, 10:30 am - 12 Noon
Technical Sessions
CD6A "It's Academic, or Is IT?--The Sequel."
CD6A "Getting It Together--Creating Procedure Guides for Chapter Officers and
ET6B "Online Classrooms, Part 1."
ET6C "Empowering Technical Communication Through Collaboration and Audience
ET6D "Doing a Presentation for the 41st STC Annual Conference."
MG6A "Managing Publications Projects: Documentation Blueprint Spreadsheet."
MG6B "The Realist's Roadmap to Management."
MG6C "Managing Documentation Projects in an International Environment."
RT6A "Digitizing and Delivering a Half Million Pages on CD-ROM."
RT6B "Thriving on Change: How Motorola Computer Group is Taming the Paper
RT6C "The User-Oriented Design of Computer Artifacts."
RT6D "CD-ROM Publishing: Personal Coaching from Industry Experts."
RT6E "The Business and Ethics of Information Technology."
VC6B "Creating Pages that Communicate: Art, Color, and Page Design in User
VC6C "Graphic User Interfaces: Design Essentials for Writers and
WE6A "International Considerations in Creating Documentation."
WE6B "Practical Human Factors for Document Design."
WE6C "Play Human Factors Jeopardy!"
WE6D "Technical Writers CAN AND DO Write Marketing Materials."
WE6E "And Now, from the Company that Brought You the Seven-Evey Trout: Risk
Communication in Action."
WE6F "Ideas in Technical Communication, Part 2."
Tuesday, June 8, 12 Noon - 2 pm
Networking PICnic Lunch (Ticket required)
Tuesday, June 8, 2 - 3:30 pm
CD7B "The Marathon of Chapter Presidency: How to Compete and Win."
ET7A "The Career Survey: Design and Implications."
ET7B "Expanding Writing Resources with a Writers' Talent Pool and Company
ET7C "Online Classrooms, Part 2."
ET7D "Developing Your Vision of a Better Workplace."
ET7E "Evaluation of Training Programs."
ET7F "Power for Change: Professional Growth in Place."
MG7A "Lassoing Clients: Marketing and Self Promotion for Independent
Consultants (Part 1)."
MG7B "Developing Mission Statements, Objectives, and Goals."
MG7C "Quality Time Well Spent: Putting ISO Standards to Work for You."
RT7A "Authoring for Electronic Delivery."
RT7B "Communicating in a Global Village."
RT7C "Collecting and Incorporating Feedback from Customers: Making Telephone
Surveys Work (for You and for Them)."
RT7D "Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, and Object Orientation: New
Frontiers in Technical Communication."
VC7B "Help Going Online!"
VC7C "Flowcharts, Statistical Graphs, and Photography."
WE7A "Customer-Centered Publications."
WE7C "Planning and Producing Online Documentation."
WE7E "Basic International Technical Communication."
Tuesday, June 8, 4 - 5:30 pm
CD8A "Leading a More Successful Chapter."
ET8A "Your Career Concerns: Discovery and Discussion."
ET8B "Games, Information Design, and New Technologies."
ET8C "Ethics and the Professional Communicator."
ET8D "Compelling Presentations: From Planning to `Post Mortem.'"
MG8A "Lassoing Clients: Marketing and Self Promotion for Independent
Consultants (Part 2)."
MG8B "Vitalize Your People."
MG8C "Empowerment: A Manager's and Professional's Perspective."
MG8D "Motivating and Rewarding Top Performers."
MG8E "Secrets of Low-Cost Proposal Preparation."
MG8F "Getting ISO9000 Certification: Case Studies."
RT8A "Technical English and Automated Machine Translation."
RT8B "Graphics for International and Online Information."
RT8C "CD-ROM: The Evolution to a Paperless Library."
RT8D "Import/Export: How to Simplify the Transfer of Text and Graphics
VC8A "How We Communicate: A Grand Unified Theory of Communication with
Heuristics for Designers."
WE8A "Approaches to Online Documentation for International Audiences."
WE8B "Manual Evaluation Workshop." (Repeat of WE3D)
WE8C "The Merging Worlds of Marketing, Advertising, and technical Writing."
WE8D "Targeting Doublespeak in Technical Communication: Editorial
WE8E "Technical Communication in Government Environment."
WE8F "Environment, Safety, and Health Communication Roundup."
WE8G "Tips for Writers and Publishers: Making the Most of Acquisitions
Tuesday, June 8, 6 - 7 pm
Honors Reception and Banquet (Ticket requited)

Wednesday, June 9
Continental Breakfast (7 - 8:30 am, Complimentary)
STC Registration Booth (7 am - 12 Noon)
STC Lone Star Chapter Hospitality Booth (7 am - 6 pm)
Wednesday, June 9, 8:30 - 10 am
Technical Sessions:
CD9A "Innovative Ideas to Invigorate a Chapter."
ET9A "Creating an Orientation package for Your Organization."
ET9B "The Writer as Trainer: How to Transfer Your Skills and Empower Others
without Losing Your Job."
ET9C "International Documentation Standards and How Societies Help."
ET9D "Curriculum Ventures: Academia and Industry Redesigning College
MG9A "Let's Talk Sex...Did You Really Say What I Think You Said?"
MG9B "Us Versus Them: What Can WE Do About It?"
MG9C "Managing Your Documentation Monster: Project Management for the 90s."
RT9A "Electronic Communication: OS/2 Help, Online Information, and E-Mail."
RT9B "Graduate Research in Technical Communication."
RT9C "Topics in Technical Communication."
VC9A "Video Tools."
VC9B "Storyboarding."
WE9A "The Soul of a New Standard."
WE9B "Writing English Copy for Better Translation."
WE9C "Marketing Writing for Technical Products."
WE9D "Building Quality into Your Product."
WE9E "Scientific Communications: Do We Have a Critical Mass?"
Wednesday, June 9, 10:30 - 12 Noon
Technical Sessions:
CD10B "Winning Media Attention Through Chapter Public Relations."
ET10A "Building Language Theory."
ET10B "Innovative Strategies to Train Editors."
MG10A "Project Management Tools."
MG10B "Motivation in the 90s: The Stability Crisis."
MG10C "A Manager's Toolkit for Hiring the Right Writer."
RT10A "Hypermedia: Understanding Its Uses and Design."
VC10A "Visual Devices for Subject Matter Experts Who Use Technical Software."
VC10B "When and How to Use Multimedia."
WE10A "Writing Techniques."
WE10B "Technical Communicators as Information Developers."
WE10C "Usability Testing for Nontesters."
WE10D "Establishing a Technical Translation Professional Interest Committee."
WE10E "Changing Technology and the Role of the Technical Writer."
WE10F "Writing: More Than Red Ink."
WE10G "Writing English Copy for Better Translation." (Continued from WE9B)
Wednesday, June 9, 12 Noon - 2 pm
Conference Recognition Luncheon (Ticket required)
Wednesday, June 9, 2 - 3:30 pm
Technical Sessions:
ET11A "The Multi-Faceted Role of Mentor."
RT11A "Modular Information: Planning for Reuse."
WE11A "Two Minutes: If Only I Had Known..."
WE11B "Writing English Copy for Better Translation." (Continued from WE9B
and WE10G)
Wednesday, June 9, 4 - 5 pm
Closing Session, Dennis Mannering
Wednesday, June 9, 5 - 9 pm
Host Chapter Party (Ticket required)

Thursday, June 10, 8:30 - 12 Noon
RTPC5 "How to Use Qualitative Research Techniques in Your Organization."
Thursday, June 10, 8:30 - 5 pm
ETPC1 "So You Want to Teach Technical Communication."
ETPC1 "Designing and Delivering Effective Training."
MGPC3 "The Real Costs of Technical Publications."
RTPC4 "Product Usability: Survival Techniques."
VCPC6 "Script Design for Information Video."
WEPC7 "Creating Online Documentation."
WEPC8 "Indexing Technical Documents."
Thursday, June 10, 1 - 5 pm
RTPC9 "Contextual Inquiry: Improving Information Design."

Thursday, June 10, 8:30 - 9:30 am
"Technical Publishing." Apple Computer
"Managing Your Corporate and Technical Publications Process." Xerox Corp.
Thursday, June 10, 8:45 - 10:45 am
"Desktop Publishing for the Future." Capstone Communications
"The Benefits of Multimedia." D Animation, Inc.
Thursday, June 10, 11 am - 12 Noon
"Choosing the Right Multimedia Tools." Capstone Communications
"Network Production Publishing with Xerox DocuTech." Xerox Corporation

Member Nonmember Member
Full Conference
Advance Registration $350 $445 $ 80
(on or before May 28, 1993)
Walk-in Registration $425 $520 $130
(after May 28, 1993)
One-Day Registration
Advance Registration $180 $230 $ 80
Walk-in Registration $250 $300 $130
Post-Conference Workshops
Full-Day Workshop $150 $150 $150
Half-Day Workshop $ 75 $ 75 $ 75

Notes: * Nonmembers paying the full conference fee can receive complimentary
membership for the remainder of the calender year by signing the
Registration Form. (The difference in a Member and Nonmember full
conference fee rate is the cost of membership.)
* Advance registration rates apply only to registration forms with
payment postmarked on or before Friday, May 28, 1993. If your
registration form and payment are not received before Wednesday,
June 2, you must register at the conference at the walk-in rate.
All registrations received by May 7 will be entered in a drawing for
a free registration and other prizes.
* Full conference registration includes a copy of the Proceedings.
Extra Proceedings may be purchased for $50/copy.
* Individuals registering as "Student/Retired STC Member" or
"One-Day Registration" do not receive a copy of the Proceedings.
Students/retireds must order their Proceedings separately.
* Student registration rates are available to STC student members.
Nonmembers requesting student registration must enclose a
photocopy with the conference form showing full-time status at a
college or university.

President's Reception (Sunday 7 - 10 pm) Complimentary
Continental Breakfast (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning) Complimentary
Networking Luncheon (Monday Noon) $15
Networking PICnic Lunch (Tuesday Noon) $15
Recognition Luncheon (Wednesday Noon) $15
Honors Reception & Banquet (Tuesday 6 - 9 pm) $35
Host Chapter Country-Western Party (Wednesday 5 - 9 pm) $10

Communication After Hours--Texas Style: A Trip to the
World-Championship Mesquite Rodeo (Saturday 6 - 11 pm) $36
Dallas in Bloom (Monday 10 am - 3 pm) $49
A Night in the Wild, Wild West (Monday 6 - 11 pm) $45
Food, Fun, and West End Festivities (Monday 6 - 11 pm) $46
Fort Worth: Cowboys and Culture (Tuesday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm) $42
The Sixth Floor JFK Museum and More (Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm) $30
Technical Communication Day at INFOMART (Thursday 8 am - 12:30 pm) $25

Single Double Suites
Loews Anatole Hotel (Headquarters) $115 $135 From $225
Market Center Inn $ 79 $ 89 None
Marriott Courtyard Hotel $ 87 $ 97 From $105
Sheraton Suites $105 $115 All-suite hotel
Stouffer Hotel $102 $122 From $142

Note: A limited number of rooms are available at the Loews Anatole Hotel at
a special student rate on a first-come, first-served basis. Full-time
student status is required. For information, contact the STC office
at 703/522-4114.

Delta and Southwest Airlines are the official airlines of the 40th STC Annual
* For Delta Airlines, call 1-800-241-6760 and refer to File Number PO899.
* For Southwest Airlines, call 1-800-433-5368 and refer to ID Code J50.

___ Read the Preliminary Program.
___ Complete the Conference Registration and Workshop Registration Forms and
return them with the necessary fees to the STC office in Arlington,
___ Complete the Housing Form and return it with the necessary deposit to the
STC Housing Bureau at the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau in Dallas,
___ Complete the Conference Hospitality and Tour Registration Form and return
it with your payment to Yellow Rose Touring & Special Events in Dallas,
___ Make your Travel Arrangements. Be sure to check Delta and Southwest's

* You MUST use the official 40th STC Annual Conference forms found in the
Preliminary Program. Forms are not available by E-Mail.
* All fees must be payable in U.S. or the equivalent in Canadian dollars.
For overseas registrants, checks must be payable in U.S. dollars drawn on
a U.S. bank.
* See the Preliminary Program for use of major credit cards.

To receive a copy of the Preliminary Program, contact the Society for
Technical Communication, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 904, Arlington,
Virginia 22203-1854; telephone 703/522-4114; fax 703/522-2075. Or, send
E-Mail to aba -at- oc -dot- com; please include your name, address, telephone number,
and E-Mail address.

Binion Amerson, aba -at- oc -dot- com
General Manager, 40th STC Annual Conference

Binion Amerson, Senior Technical Writer, OpenConnect Systems, 2711 LBJ Frwy,
Suite 800, Dallas, TX 75234; 214/888-0447; 214/484-6100 (fax); aba -at- oc -dot- com
General Manager: 40th STC Annual Conference, June 6-10, 1993, Dallas, TX

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