STC Region 2 Conference, 29 October 94

Subject: STC Region 2 Conference, 29 October 94
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Date: Mon, 5 Sep 1994 12:51:00 EDT

Society for Technical Communication

* 1994 Region 2 Conference *

"Staying on Course on the Information Superhighway"

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October 29, 1994 Research Triangle Park, NC

Keynote Address: Don't Be Roadkill on the Information Superhighway!

Bill Horton

Noted author, consultant, and STC Fellow, Bill Horton, will give
the keynote address at the fifth annual Society for Technical
Communication (STC) Region 2 Conference, "Staying on Course on
the Information Superhighway," on October 29 in Research Triangle
Park, NC.

His presentation, "O Brave New Media" or "How to Avoid Becoming Road
Kill on the Information Superhighway" is an irreverent look at the
digital this, the electronic that, the Internet multimedia, and the
Information Superhypeway.

Bill Horton has devoted most of his career applying ergonomics and
human factors to find better ways to communicate technical and
business information.

A registered professional engineer and graduate of MIT, Bill Horton
specializes in engineering effective communication media. He is
the author of Designing and Writing Online Documentation and Secrets
of User-Seductive Documents. His most recent book, The Icon Book,
details how to design understandable, attractive icons and visual

New Format for the Region 2 Conference

This year's conference will be held at the Radison Governor's Inn
in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. An optional, free tour
of the SAS Institute in Cary will be offered to those who arrive
early on Friday afternoon, October 28.

"Participants at this year's conference will notice a change in
the format of the full-day conference on Saturday, October 29th,"
said Tony Caruso, program committee manager for this year's
conference. "We will offer two groupings of concurrent sessions:
one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each concurrent
session has three choices including a workshop and two
presentations. By having a variety of choices for this regional
conference, we hope everyone will be able to 'stay on course on
the information superhighway' with their professional and
personal development."

Topics for the morning and afternoon concurrent sessions include:

~ Information Architecture
~ Hiring Technical Communicators
~ Object-Oriented Technology
~ Ideas for Personal and Professional Growth
~ Technology and Management Issues in Implementing
Online Documentation
~ Designing Online Systems for Play, Productivity, and

Saul Carliner

Saul Carliner, first vice president of the STC, will lead a workshop on
"Information Architecture: Case Studies In High Quality Information
George Hayhoe, former secretary of the STC and now assistant to the
president for recognition programs, will lead a workshop on "Technology
and Management Issues in Implementing Online Documentation."

Other speakers include Ann Beebe, Manager, Documentation Services for
Sales Technologies in Atlanta, Georgia, who will lead a session on
"Hiring Technical Communicators: Weeding Out the Writers from the

Morris Dean and Rajah Chacko from IBM Corporation in Cary, North
Carolina, will lead sessions on "The Care and Feeding of Ideas for
Personal and Professional Growth" and "A Gentle Introduction to Object-
Oriented Technology" respectively.

Dr. Brad Mehlenbacher from North Carolina State University will lead a
session on "Designing Online Systems for Play, Productivity, and

Bill Stolgitis, STC Executive Director, will give his annual report.

Carolina Chapter members Mary Cantando and Lisa Pappas will follow with
reports on the new, proposed Interactive Multimedia and Online
Documentation PICs.

Following the afternoon concurrent sessions, attendees can participate
in the popular Round Table Discussion groups on a variety of topics in
the field of technical communication. The conference will conclude
with a social hour/cash bar.

Conference Registration Costs and Dates, and Hotel Information:

Members: $45
Members w/lunch: $55

Nonmembers: $50
Nonmembers w/lunch: $60.

Deadline for conference registration: Oct 17

The conference will be at the Radisson Governors Inn. The sleeping
room rate is $55 for a single; $65 for a double.

Radisson Governors Inn
P.O. Box 12168
Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27709
Telephone: (919) 549-8631

Deadline for reservations: Oct. 14


For more information on this year's STC Region 2 Conference, contact Tony
Caruso at (800) 448-8324, or Ven Carver at (919) 544-5955.

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