PCOC 18 -- Nov. 3 and 4

Subject: PCOC 18 -- Nov. 3 and 4
From: Michele Berkes 615-576-2352 <BERKESM -at- A1 -dot- OSTI -dot- GOV>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 1994 16:36:00 -0400

18th Annual Practical Conference on Communication
Society for Technical Communication, East Tennessee Chapter
Nov. 3-4, 1994, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The East Tennessee Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
invites you to attend the 18th Annual Practical Conference on
Communication (PCOC 18).

In addition to the presentations and workshops described in the final
program below, PCOC 18 registration includes a complimentary copy of the
conference proceedings and refreshments at each scheduled break. Full
(2-day) registration also includes a buffet dinner on Thursday evening
(for details, see below) and lunch on Friday. Thursday-only registration
also includes the dinner on Thursday; Friday-only registration includes
the luncheon.

Registration cost for the full conference is $110 for non-STC members
and $100 for STC members. Single-day registration is $80 for members and

For complete registration information, contact

Michael Morrison
Conference Manager
East Tennessee Chapter
Society for Technical Communication
P.O. Box 5556
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
phone: 615-483-6195
e-mail: mmorrisn -at- utkvx -dot- utk -dot- edu


Final Program
18th Annual Practical Conference on Communication
Society for Technical Communication, East Tennessee Chapter
Nov. 3-4, 1994, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Thursday, Nov. 3

8:00-8:30 Registration (Foyer, Pollard Auditorium)

8:30-8:45 Convocation (Room A)
Welcome and Introductions, Mark Hanigan,
STC Region 3 Director-Sponsor
Business Announcements, Fred O'Hara, PCOC-18
Program Manager

8:45-9:45 Keynote Address (Room A)
O Brave New Media: How to Avoid Becoming Roadkill
on the Information Superhighway
Bill Horton, Private Consultant, Boulder, Colo.

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-11:30 Panel on Medical Communications (Room A)
How Medical Writers Can Communicate More
Effectively: A Readability Analysis of Selected
Medical Journals
Amy L. Burdan, Florida Institute of Technology,
Melbourne, Fla.
Issues in Translation of Medical Terminology
Clove Lynch, Private Consultant, Kent, Ohio, and
Brenda Rudder, Family Health International,
Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Using Richard Selzer and Oliver Sacks to Teach
Style in the Medical Writing Course
Ron Nelson, James Mason University,
Harrisonburg, Va.
Anatomy of a Book
Eric Bergman, SAIC, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Workshop (Room B)
Internationalization and Translatability
David Kumhyr, Carla Merrill, and Karin Spalink,
Internationalization and Translation Services,
Durham, N.C.

Panel on Textual and Visual Communication (Room C)
Improving Technical Proposals
Brett D. Ayotte, NUS, Clearwater, Fla.
The Value of Meeting Minutes to a Technical
Program: Some Preparation Guidelines
Burton J. Alexander, Applied Physics Laboratory,
Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Md.
Task-Oriented Documentation and the Decade of the
Lori J. Sawicki, Private Consultant, Ann Arbor,

11:30-1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00-2:30 Panel on Management (Room A)
Managing the Monster; Managing the Zoo
Dan Wise, Wise Words, Birmingham, Ala.
Managing Your Documentation Monster
Judy Glick-Smith and Karen Steele, Integrated
Documentation, Garland, Tex.
Using Desktop Publishing to Automate Frequently
Revised Documents
Judith M. Pearson, Tennessee Valley Authority,
Sequoyah Training Center, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.

Presentation/Workshop on Indexing (Room B)
Computer-Assisted Indexing Tutor
Holly Berry Irving, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, National Agricultural Library,
Beltsville, Md.
Index Evaluation Workshop
Lori Lathrop, Lathrop Media Services,
Georgetown, Colo.

Panel on Education in Technical Communication (Room C)
Case Work for Technical Writing Students
Ed Hara, Oakland Community College, West
Bloomfield, Mich.
Certificate Programs in Technical Communication
Thomas Brownell, Ferris State University, Big
Rapids, Mich.
Mercer University's Graduate Certificate in
Interactive Multimedia
David C. Leonard, Mercer University, Atlanta, Ga.
Learning and Teaching Through Faculty Internships
in Technical Communication
Russel Hirst, The University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, Tenn.

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-4:45 Panel/Workshop on Employment Opportunities (Room B)
The Part-Time Technical Writer: A Myriad of
Jodie Gilmore, Freelance Technical Writer,
Lamont, Fla.
Managing Your Career
Gena Belcher, Hayes Microcomputer Products,
Norcross, Ga.
Track That New Job
Bruce D. Sechrist, NIRSystems, Silver Springs, Md.

3:00-4:00 Workshop (Room A)
Graphic Design for Writers
Dana Michaels, Blue Cross and Blue Shield United
of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.

Workshop (Room C)
Creating a Synergistic Writing Team ... When the
Team Members Are Nonwriters
Diana Penning, The Computer Group, Columbia,
S.C., and Lisa Pappas, PDR Automated Systems and
Publications, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

4:00-4:30 Discussion Session (Room A)
Reports on Special Technical-Communication

5:00-10:00 Evening Entertainment: Dinner at the American Museum
of Science and Energy, viewing of the museum
exhibits, and a screening of the winners of the
International Technical Video Competition

Friday, Nov. 4

8:00-8:15 Registration

8:15-8:30 Business Announcements, Fred O'Hara, PCOC-18 Program

8:30-9:30 Keynote Address (Room A)
Enterprise Multimedia
Barry Hudson, Westinghouse Savannah River Co.,
Aiken, S.C.

9:30-10:00 Break

10:00-11:30 Panel on Issues in Electronic Publishing (Room A)
Making Computer-Mediated Communication Useful as a
Democratic Medium
Marilyn R. P. Morgan, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute, Troy, N.Y.
After Words: A Rhetoric of Multimedia
Gary Heba, Bowling Green State University,
Bowling Green, Ohio
Internet Access for STC/ETC
F. M. O'Hara, Jr., Private Consultant, Oak
Ridge, Tenn., and Ann Wilson Buttram, Oak Ridge
National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Workshop (Room B)
Designing Online Documents According to User Functions
Randy M. Brooks, Millikin University, Decatur, Ill.

Workshop (Room C)
Strategy or SNAFU? The Virtues and Vulnerabilities
George Hayhoe, Westinghouse Savannah River Co.,
Aiken, S.C.

11:30-1:00 Lunch Provided at the Garden Plaza

1:00-2:30 Panel on Electronic Authoring (Room A)
How to Use the WWW to Distribute Scientific and
Technical Information
Donna G. Roper, NASA Langley Research Center,
Hampton, Va.
Converting Hard Copy Documents for Electronic
Forrest Hoffman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Six Steps to Creating Effective Documents Using SGML
Rhonda S. Lunemann, Unisys Corporation,
Roseville, Minn.
Criteria for Choosing Information Retrieval Engines
for CD-ROM Titles
Barry Hudson, Westinghouse Savannah River Co.,
Aiken, S.C.

Workshop (Room B)
Electronic Publishing with WinHelp, Part 1
Jack DeLand, Adam Charles Consulting, Ypsilanti,
Workshop (Room C)
Leadership Workshop
Mark Hanigan, STC Region 3 Director-Sponsor,
Tampa, Fla.

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Workshop (Room A)
Drive-In Hypertext
Linda Stewart, Federal Aviation Administration,
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Workshop (Room B)
Electronic Publishing with WinHelp, Part 2
Jack DeLand, Adam Charles Consulting, Ypsilanti,

Workshop (Room C)
Concept Maps: A New Visual Communication Strategy
Fred Burggraf, Documentation and Communication
Specialist, Charlotte Hall, Md.

4:00-4:30 Discussion Session (Room A)
Special Technical-Communication Books

4:30 Adjournment

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