Subject: PCOC 17
From: Michele Berkes 615-576-2352 <BERKESM -at- A1 -dot- OSTI -dot- GOV>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1993 15:35:00 -0400


PCOC 17 is almost upon us. The response has been tremendous and it's shaping
up to be a great conference. An article about our keynote speaker Jose-Marie
Griffiths and the final program are attached. If you would like to register,
there are still a few openings, but act quickly! In addition, the proceedings
of the conference will be available for purchase after the conference.

I'm looking forward to meeting many of you next week!

Michele Berkes
Manager, PCOC 17
berkesm -at- a1 -dot- osti -dot- gov


Jose-Marie Griffiths, president of the American Society for Information
Science and dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at
the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be the keynote speaker at the
17th Annual Practical Conference on Communication. She will speak on "Changing
Environment, Changing Profession: A Proactive Response for Survival and Growth
of Technical Communicators."
PCOC 17, sponsored by the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society for
Technical Communication, will be held Thursday and Friday, November 4 and 5,
at Pollard Auditorium in Oak Ridge. The use of Pollard is courtesy of Oak
Ridge Associated Universities.
Registration will be at 8 a.m. Thursday and the keynote address will be at
9:45. The opening session on Friday will begin at 8 a.m.
Full conference registration of $100 for STC members and $110 for
nonmembers includes a buffet dinner at the Garden Plaza Hotel and a
performance of "Cliffhanger" at the Oak Ridge Playhouse on Thursday evening
and a luncheon at the Garden Plaza on Friday. Single day tickets are also
available for $80 (member and nonmembers).
The 4th Annual Contractors and Independent Consultants Conference (CICC),
a post-conference meeting, will also be held November 6 at the Garden Plaza.
There is an additional $40 registration fee for the CICC.
Griffiths is a Distinguished Professor and Collaborating Scientist in
Information Science, a position jointly sponsored by UT and Martin Marietta
Energy Systems, Inc. She holds a bachelor of science in physics and a
doctorate in information science, both from the University of London in
She has written more than 150 books, technical reports, and articles and
given more than 275 formal presentations, keynote addresses, and workshops.
Recent projects have included an assessment of scientific and technical
information dissemination in the United States. Her honors include the ASIS
Research Award and several fellowships and distinguished lectureships.
Topics to be covered at PCOC this year include interactive multimedia,
product development by technical communicators, redefined and expanded roles
for technical writers and editors, virtual reality, online and user
documentation, desktop publishing, proposal writing, consulting skills,
Hypertext, and standard generalized markup language.
For more information about PCOC and the CICC, contact Michele Berkes, PCOC
manager, 615-576-2352.

NOVEMBER 4-5, 1993

Thursday, Nov. 4

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Introductions
Carol M. Barnum
STC Region 3 Director-Sponsor
Business Announcements
Fred O'Hara
PCOC 17 Program Manager
8:45-9:45 Keynote Speech
"Changing Environment, Changing Profession: A
Proactive Response for Survival and Growth of
Technical Communicators"
Jose-Marie Griffiths
President, American Society for Information
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:30 Panel: Professional Roles of Technical
"When Is a Writer Not a Writer?"
Daniel E. Wise
Southern Company Services, Birmingham, Ala.
"If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them: The Technical
Communicator as Product Developer"
Shelly King
Intergraph Corp., Huntsville, Ala.
"Redefining the Role of Technical Writers"
Lana Mullis-Bly and Diana L. Penning
American Computer Professionals, Columbia,
Concurrent Workshop
"Leadership--Do You Have What It Takes?"
Carol M. Barnum
Southern Technical Institute, Marietta, Ga.
11:30-1:00 Lunch break (on one's own)
1:00-2:30 Panel: Personal Management
"Relocation--Upheaval or Opportunity?"
Beth Hoople
Marketing Magic, Jesup, Ga.
"Working Solo: How to Thrive as the Only Writer in
Your Office"
Lori J. Brown
Georgia-Pacific Corp., Atlanta, Ga.
"Research in Disguise--Successful Networking"
Beth Hoople
Marketing Magic, Jesup, Ga.
Concurrent Workshop
"Technical and Management Issues in Implementing
Online Documentation"
George F. Hayhoe
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, S.C.
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Panel: Technical Communication--The Next
"Technical Writing and Editing in Transition"
James W. Pearce
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge,
"From the ENIAC to Virtual Reality: Is Our
Technical Communication Keeping up with the Times?
Bonnie J. Davis
Private Consultant, The Communication Network,
Avondale Estates, Ga.
"Preparing Information for Global Audiences"
Barbara K. Russell
Private Consultant, Nashville, Tenn.
Concurrent Workshop
"Accounting for Noise in Technical Communication"
Yu-kwong Chiu, Carol Engle, Jerold Jeansonne,
Jefferson D. Miller, Oklahoma State
University, Stillwater, Okla., and Charles
Kemnitz, Pennsylvania College of Technology,
Williamsport, Pa.

Friday, Nov. 5

8:00-9:30 Panel: The Technology of Communication
"Interactive Multimedia--Gee-Whiz Technology or
Effective Communication Medium?"
Douglas S. McDaniel
Science Applications International Corp.,
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
"Crafting Interactive Information: The Synthesis of
SGML, Structured Writing, and Hypertext"
Robert G. Hein
Reynolds and Reynolds Co., Dayton, Ohio
"Desktop Publishing with Hybrid Systems"
Brian J. Lindgren
Computer Technology Research Corp.,
Charleston, S.C.
Concurrent Workshop
"Let's Get the Research Published: An Author's
Editor Facilitates Publication of an Author's
Article in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals"
David L. Armbruster
The University of Tennessee, Memphis,
Memphis, Tenn.
Lottie B. Applewhite
Author's Editor, Chapel Hill, N.C.
9:30-10:00 Break
10:00-12:00 Panel: Reports on Special Technical Communication
* AMA International Congress on Peer-Reviewed
David L. Armbruster
The University of Tennessee, Memphis,
Memphis, Tenn.
* Florida Technical Writing Conference
Carol M. Barnum
Southern Technical Institute, Marietta, Ga.
* IEEE International Professional Communication
George F. Hayhoe
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, S.C.
* International Technical Communication Seminar &
Trade Show
Bernie Cohen
Private Consultant, Nashville, Tenn.
* Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific
Russel Hirst
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
Knoxville, Tenn.
* STC Region 7 Conference
Consuelo K. Wassink
HWW Consultants, Anchorage, Alaska (invited)
* STC Academic/Industry Workshop
Jeffrey L. Hibbard
IBM Corp., New York
* Currents
Daniel E. Wise
Southern Company Services, Birmingham, Ala.
Concurrent Workshop
"`Reading to Learn to Do' Documentation and
Scott DeLoach
Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc., Atlanta,
Rob Houser
NCR--An AT&T Company, Duluth, Ga.
12:00-1:30 Luncheon (Garden Plaza)
Thank Yous
Michele Berkes
Manager, PCOC 17
STC and You
George F. Hayhoe
Secretary, STC
1:30-3:00 Panel: Writing and Editing Tools and Techniques
"Special Problems in Editing Engineering
Specifications: Maintaining Master Documents"
Teresa R. Johnson
William B. Thompson Engineers, Inc., Memphis,
"Proposals--Winners and Skinners"
Norman Lambert
Private Consultant, St. Louis, Mo.
"Documentation Services Skills"
Jeffrey J. Haas
Unisys Corp., Norcross, Ga.
Concurrent Workshop
"Mixing Technique with Technology"
Consuelo K. Wassink
Partner, HWW Consultants, Anchorage, Alaska
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-3:45 Panel: My Most Important Insight
3:45-4:30 Workshop: STC and the Technical Communication
* STC: The Past as Prologue to the Future
Jeffrey L. Hibbard
Past President, STC
* STC and the Professional Recognition of
Technical Communicators
David L. Armbruster
Past President, STC
* STC: Providing for the Needs of Members at the
Local Level
Carol M. Barnum
Director-Sponsor, Region 3, STC
* STC: Opportunities for Personal Growth
George F. Hayhoe
Secretary, STC
4:30-4:35 Closing of the Conference
Michele Berkes
Manager, PCOC 17

The Practical Conference on Communication (PCOC), sponsored
annually by the Society for Technical Communication/East
Tennessee Chapter (STC/ETC), features presentations and workshops
by editors, writers, designers, managers, and educators on a
broad range of topics specifically directed toward practical
application. The 1993 conference will be at Oak Ridge Associated
Universities in Pollard Auditorium and associated meeting rooms.
As the preliminary program reveals, the 17th annual meeting
should be especially exciting. We hope you agree--and that you
plan to join us this year for PCOC 17.

The East Tennessee Chapter will host a Wednesday reception at
the Garden Plaza Hotel. Drop in anytime between 7 and 9 p.m. and
enjoy an informal evening with fellow communicators.

In addition to presentations and workshops, the PCOC 17
registration fee also includes a complimentary copy of the
conference proceedings and refreshments at each scheduled break.
Full (two-day) registration also includes an invitation to the
Friday luncheon at the Garden Plaza Hotel as well as to the
Thursday buffet dinner at the hotel; dinner will be followed by
an evening at the Oak Ridge Playhouse to enjoy James Yaffe's
"Cliffhanger." (According to "The Atlanta Constitution," this
ingeniously plotted mystery set in a small college town somewhere
in the Rockies is "an old-fashioned thriller-chiller with some
heart, heartbreak and hearty laughs.") Thursday-only registration
includes an invitation to the dinner (and theater); Friday-only,
to the luncheon.
A few openings are still available for PCOC 17, but
registration is limited to 200 persons--so register soon!

Need further information? Have special requirements for the
meeting? Wondering if space is still available? Contact
Michele Berkes
Manager, PCOC 17
phone: 615-576-2352
E-mail: berkesm -at- a1 -dot- osti -dot- gov (that's a "one" not an "ell")

You may also wish to attend the 4th Annual Consulting and
Independent Contracting Conference (CICC), sponsored by the
Consulting and Independent Contracting Professional Interest
Committee (C&IC PIC) of STC. The November 6 meeting will include
such topics as

* Is Consulting for You?
* Setting Rates
* Money Flow
* Business Image
* Marketing

To register, check the CICC "Contractors' Meeting" boxes
when you fill out the PCOC registration form, and include the $40
fee with your PCOC registration. For further information, contact
Tallin (Ensley) Francis
CICC Program Manager
P.O. Box 1912
High Springs, FL 32643-1912


Registration Form

Postal Address
E-mail Address

Check appropriate registration option:
___ $100 full conference (STC)
___ $110 full conference (non-STC)
___ $ 80 Nov. 4 one-day (STC and non-STC)
___ $ 80 Nov. 5 one-day (STC and non-STC)
___ $ 0 student registration (guest prices for meals)

Check attendance option(s) below:
___ Thursday dinner and theater
___ Friday luncheon, Garden Plaza
___ CICC (Contractors' Meeting), November 6

Indicate total amount submitted:

$___ Guest lunches (___ @$20)
$___ Guest dinners/theater tickets (___ @$25)
$ 40 CICC (Contractors' Meeting) registration
$___ Total amount of enclosed check [i.e., fee(s) for
registration(s) plus for guest attendance at social events]

Full conference registration includes a buffet dinner and play on
Thursday and luncheon on Friday. One-day registration includes
either the dinner and theater (for Thursday registrants) or
luncheon (for Friday registrants). Students are welcome at no
charge, but they must register and pay guest prices for meals.


PCOC 17 Registrar
Society for Technical Communication
East Tennessee Chapter
P.O. Box 5556
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

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