Last Call: WIW Home Office Technology Conference, Feb. 21, Wash., DC

Subject: Last Call: WIW Home Office Technology Conference, Feb. 21, Wash., DC
From: Ken Reigner <cbs -at- ACCESS -dot- DIGEX -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 03:37:36 -0500


WIW 1998 Home Office Technology Conference To Help
Writers Boost Their Business Using Cyber Skills

WASHINGTON--Washington Independent Writers (WIW) is sponsoring a home
office technology conference to help writers who work at home navigate
their way through cyberspace and the latest technology to publication.

Entitled "Embracing Technology: Putting Your Home Office to Work for
You," the conference will be held Saturday, February 21, at the University
Club, 1135 16th St. N.W. in Washington from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

"WIW has recruited some first-rate, cyber-savvy experts for this
conference," says WIW Executive Director Isolde Chapin. "They will offer
advice in using technology to boost productivity, market services,
streamline business operations and research information."

Besides formal presentations, plenty of time has been scheduled for
panelists to field questions from conference participants. Thus audience
members will have an opportunity to get answers to their practical, how-to

Among those speaking at the conference will be Rob Pegoraro, editor of
the "Fast Forward" high technology section of The Washington Post, and
Linda Stern, contributing editor of Home Office Computing magazine and
associate editor of Newsweek magazine.

Discussing how writers can boost their productivity through technology
will be WIW President and free-lance writer Clyde Linsley, free-lance
writer John A. (Jack) Butler, free-lance copywriter Ken Norkin and economic
consultant Barbara St. Amand.

One session will focus on how technology can help writers market their
work. Addressing that topic will be free-lance marketing writer William J.
Moriarty, National Marketing Federation President Kim Gordon, science and
health writer Dia L. Michels and former Washington Post advertising
copywriter Meg Peters.

Four writers will discuss how to use the Internet for research. They
are Paula Bohan, ProfNet national market manager; computer consultant Joe
Hennessy; David Herbert, information systems manager and programmer for
DataNational; and Sergio Visaggio, programming director of America Online's
Research and Learn Channel.

Rounding out the day will be a panel of experts moderated by Ken
Reigner, WIW Technology Committee Chairman and conference coordinator. The
panel will include computer consultant Rob F. Deziel and Melinda (Mindy)
McAdams, World Wide Web strategist of the American Press Institute.

Early reservations are encouraged. The cost is $85 for WIW members and
$110 for non-members for advance reservations; $100 for members and $125
for non-members at the door. A special combined rate for new membership and
conference attendance is being offered at $170 for advance reservations,
and $185 at the door.

WIW is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., for
writers, editors and journalists. Founded in 1975, WIW is the largest
regional writers' organization in the country with approximately 2,000

Persons wishing more information about the conference or reservations
can call the WIW office at (202) 347-4973.

Information is available on the World Wide Web at
<> or via e-mail at <mailto:washwriter -at- aol -dot- com>.
The WIW office is located at 220 Woodward Building, 733 15th St. N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20005, USA.

WIW also sponsors an Internet-based discussion and mailing list,
WIW-L. To subscribe, send e-mail to <listserv -at- cmuvm -dot- csv -dot- cmich -dot- edu>, and in
the body of the message, put the line "subscribe WIW-L your-first-name
your-last-name" (without the quotation marks).

[Please forgive the cross-posts.]


Ken Reigner

Ken Reigner cbs -at- digex -dot- net
Member, Board of Directors List Owner, WIW-L and WIW-JOBS
Chairman, Technology Committee wiw-l-request -at- cmuvm -dot- csv -dot- cmich -dot- edu
Washington Independent Writers wiw-jobs-request -at- cmuvm -dot- csv -dot- cmich -dot- edu

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