Region 6 STC Conf on 10-20-95 (last call)

Subject: Region 6 STC Conf on 10-20-95 (last call)
From: Roland Nord <NORD -at- VAX1 -dot- MANKATO -dot- MSUS -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 07:45:54 -0600


The 5th Annual STC Region 6 Technical Communication Conference
will be held October 19-21 at the Downtown Holiday Inn and at
Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota.

This year the conference will include (in addition to the usual)

- pre-conference workshops
- conference workshops held in microcomputer classrooms
- vendor and employment booths (Yes, software and jobs!)

This is a long message which contains the following sections:

- conference program
- vendor and employment information
- registration fees
- for further information or materials
- conference sessions as well as pre- and post-conference
- registration form
- conference sites, accomodations, and directions


Thursday, October 19
8:30-12:00 am pre-conference workshops
1:00- 4:30 pm pre-conference workshops
7:00-10:00 pm welcome reception

Friday, October 20
7:30- 8:30 am registration and continental breakfast
8:30-10:00 am keynote address, Saul Carliner,
STC President for 1995-96
10:00-10:15 am break and publications display
10:15-11:45 am session I (see CONFERENCE SESSIONS below)
11:45- 1:00 pm lunch; presentation of publications
competition awards; bus to MSU
1:30- 2:30 pm session II
2:30- 2:45 pm break and vendor display
2:45- 3:45 pm session III
3:45- 4:00 pm break and vendor display
4:00- 5:00 pm session IV
5:30- 7:00 pm reception

Saturday, October 22
7:30- 8:00 am continental breakfast
8:00-12:00 pm post-conference workshops


We have commitments from the following five businesses:

Frame Technology Corporation
Weisner Associates
Advertising Unlimited
Clear With Computers

The last three plan to accept resumes for advertised positions,
one or more per company.

It is still possible that other businesses may be represented.

STC member Student member Nonmember

Pre-Conference Workshops
1/2 day $60 $45 $70
full day $100 $80 $120

Conference $70 $45 $80

Post-Conference Workshops $35 $15 $40


For more information or for a printed conference brochure
and registration materials, please contact Sally Spahn
(phone 309-797-9604 or FAX 309-797-9371) or Roland Nord
(phone 507-389-5402 or FAX 507-389-5887 or E-mail
nord -at- vax1 -dot- mankato -dot- msus -dot- edu).


Conference Session I
"ISO 9000" Beth Gallob
"Design and Layout Techniques for Desktop Publishers"
Lisa Burke-Marose and Kim Tucker
"Rural Telecommuting: Making It Work for You" Norton Johnson
"Writing Effective Contracts" Howard Rauch

Conference Session II
"The Why and How To of Using Non-Sexist Visuals in Instruction"
Kate Molitor
"Developing Computer-Based Training to Complement a User Guide
and Online Help" Mark McNeil
"Value Added Documentation: Five Strategies for Successful
Online Help" Troy Janisch and Timothy Ropel
"Technical Communicators Are Naturally GUI" Kelley Schmidt

Conference Session III
"Portfolios: What Should Seniors Prepare for Their Job Hunts?"
Cheryl Towler and Linda Jorn
"Screen Wipe Transitions: Reader Response to Horton's Laws of
Motion" Nancy Regenscheid
"Single Source/Multiple Outputs: A Manageable Process for Efficient
Use of Information" Helene Levy Schultz and Daniel Dodge
"What to Do If You Are Assigned to Work on ISO 9000 Documentation"
Doug Detisch

Conference Session IV
"Chapter Leadership" Alexa Campbell
"Red Hot Color Tips" Jill Gustafson
"Techniques for Editing Online Material" Cheryl Wilke and
Sheila Machacek
"A Demonstration of the Pros and Cons of Electronic Publishing
Systems" Kenneth Risdon

Pre-Conference Workshops
"Designing and Delivering Effective Computer Training" (full day)
Celia Clark
"HTML and WinHelp Hands-On (1/2 day--am) Ben Weisner
"Introduction to Authoring Technical Information" (1/2 day--pm)
Mike Mercier

Post-Conference Workshops
"Ready, Set, Go Online"
"Self-Employed Business Structures"


Register at the conference or mail completed registration form to

Sally Spahn
PO Box 187
Moline, IL 61266-0187

Include the following information:

Day Telephone
E-mail Address

STC member? yes/no

Special dietary or accessibility needs?

Include a check (see REGISTRATION FEES above), payable to
STC Region 6 Conference

Pre-Conference Workshop(s) $________

Conference $________

Post-Conference Workshop $________

Total Amount $________


The Downtown Holiday Inn and the Academic Computing Center (Wissink
Building) on the Mankato State University campus are the host sites
for the conference. Conference participants will be bussed from the
Holiday to campus and then bussed back to Holiday Inn.

For reservations at the Holiday Inn, please call 507-345-1234;
identify yourself as a STC conference participant. The Holiday Inn
is located at 101 Main Street in Mankato. If arriving

from the north on Hwy. 169, take the Mankato-North Mankato exit;
turn left at the stop light to cross the bridge over the
Minnesota River; take the first right to the Holiday Inn.

from the south on Hwy. 169 and Hwy. 60, take the Riverfront Drive
exit; turn right onto Riverfront and continue on it to the
Holiday Inn (at the corner of Riverfront and Main Street).

from the east on Hwy. 14, which turns in Madison Avenue, continue
on Madison Avenue to the bottom of the hill; turn left on
Riverfront Drive and follow Riverfront to the Holiday Inn
(at the corner of Riverfront and Main Street).

from the west on Hwy. 14, take the Hwy. 169 South exit; then
take the Mankato-North Mankato exit; turn left at the
traffic light to cross the bridge over the Minnesota River;
take the first right to the Holiday Inn.

Mankato Land To Air (507-625-3977) provides transportation to and
from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

A list of nearby hotels and suggestions for entertainment are
included in the conference brochure.

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