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METRO BALTIMORE STC CHAPTER TO HOST
6TH ANNUAL REGION 2 CONFERENCE
"Staying Afloat: Managing Communication Trends" is the theme
for this year's Society for Technical Communication Region 2
Conference to be held on Saturday, October 14, 1995 at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
Two keynote addresses will be featured during the day-long
conference. Ms. Jerilynne Sander, Chief Imagineering
Officer at Simply Written, will deliver the morning keynote
address titled, "Can You Come Out to Play: Winning with
Creativity." Saul Carliner, STC President, will give the
afternoon keynote address titled, "Assuring Your Future:
Demonstrating the Value of Technical Information Products."
The morning will also feature a panel discussion of "Trends
in Technical Communication."
In the afternoon, concurrent sessions by industry experts
include "Dealing with the Aftermath of Decentralization,"
"Choosing a Windows Help Authoring Tool," and "On Beyond
Help: A Taxonomy of Interface Design Paradigms for On-line
Documents." A networking table progression session will
complete the afternoon's activities.
Baltimore's revitalized Inner Harbor has something for
everyone. From the Hyatt, you are within walking distance
of the brick-lined waterfront promenade, the World Trade
Center, the National Aquarium, and the Maryland Science
Center (featuring the IMAX Theater and Davis Planetarium).
You can take a ride in a water taxi or paddleboat, tour the
U.S. Submarine Torsk and the U.S. Frigate Constellation, or
shop at the Harborplace pavilions or the multilevel
Gallery. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy the birthplace of
Babe Ruth and the state-of-the-art Oriole Park at Camden
For those with a bent for the arts, nearby offerings include
the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Baltimore Museum of Art,
Walters Art Gallery, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Morris
Mechanic Theater, Lyric Opera House, Arena Players and
Center Stage, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Baltimore City
Life Museums, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Maryland
Institute of Art, and the Great Blacks in Wax Museum.
Costs for the one-day conference are: $60 for STC members,
$65 for nonmembers, $55 for students, and $75 for walk-ins.
Single- and double-occupancy hotel rooms at the Hyatt
Regency are available for $125 per night.
Regional conferences provide a wealth of information about
your profession and the Society. They also provide a forum
in which to network with other STC members in the region.
To obtain registration materials or for more information,
contact the Conference General Manager Tony Caruso
(800-448-8324 x228, tcaruso -at- rwd -dot- com) or Registration Chair
David Hancock (410-266-4384, dhancock -at- arinc -dot- com).
The Society for Technical Communication is the world's
largest nonprofit professional organization devoted to the
communication of technical information, with an
international membership of over 20,000. Members of STC
include professionals in writing, editing, engineering,
computer science, aerospace, management, education,
marketing, publishing, training, translating, life sciences,
medicine, technical illustrating, and graphic design. STC
provides a forum for exploring the theory and practice of
all forms of technical communication including reports,
proposals, on-line documentation, manuals, journal articles,
books, brochures, audiovisual aids, training materials, and
the education of future communicators.
David Hancock | dhancock -at- arinc -dot- com