Re: Conferences and seminars

Subject: Re: Conferences and seminars
From: Tim Altom <taltom -at- IQUEST -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 08:04:00 EST

At 08:10 PM 7/11/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello again.

>My next question has to do with professional development (!perish the

>In response to complaints about "technical stagnation" in my department,
>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

I don't know what kind of information you're looking for, Kim, but if you're
interested, the Hoosier Chapter of STC (my chapter, thank you very much!)
has one of the National's seminars coming to town on November 16. The
subject is "Script Design for Information Video, Film and Multimedia," by S.
Martin Shelton. It'll be in Indianapolis and the cost, while still not
nailed down, will be roughly $100. This will be the first time the Hoosier
Chapter has hosted such a seminar, and we're rather excited about it.

If anybody out there has had experience with these seminars, feel free to
email me with tales. I'd like to know what to expect, before, during and

Tim Altom
Vice President, Simply Written, Inc.
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