Conferences and seminars

Subject: Conferences and seminars
From: Kim Keegan <keegan -at- EXPLORERS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 20:10:58 -0400

Hello again.

My next question has to do with professional development (!perish the thought!).

In response to complaints about "technical stagnation" in my department, management
has asked us to submit requests to attend 1 class/seminar every six months. But as
soon as the edict was shared, that summer lull in direct mail stopped. I used to get
several brochures a week about conferences, seminars, and whatnot.

Anyone know of any tech-comm related seminars (preferably in the Midwest - I am in
Dayton, OH) coming up soon?

Of course, I would really rather save up my "one every six months" and attend the
Annual STC Conference in Toronto, but that's not 'til next spring. I work for a
small company (approx. 30 people), so money will be an issue. Has anyone out there
been in a similar situation? ie. How to sell to your manager the idea of the
company spending lots of money and you being away from the office for so long to
attend the STC conference. I have never been to an STC conference. Hey, it will be
in Cincinnati (just down the road about 45 miles) in 1999, but I don't want to wait
*that* long!!

Any advice would be most welcome. If you feel your response isn't relevant to the
list, please respond to me directly at:
keegan -at- explorers -dot- com

Thanks in advance.

Kim Keegan
keegan -at- explorers -dot- com
vist my home page at

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