Region 6 STC Conference

Subject: Region 6 STC Conference
From: Sally Spahn <SJS08 -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 14:47:28 EDT

The 8th Annual STC Region 6 Conference is set for Thursday and Friday, October
15 and 16, 1998, at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Your
conference registration fee entitles you to technical sessions, exhibits, and
social events designed to improve your productivity in your current field
while offering you a chance to network with your peers. The Eastern Iowa
Chapter is serving as host for the conference. As usual, this year's
conference offers plenty of time for networking and socializing, including a
welcome reception on Wednesday night and a get-together sponsored by the host
chapter on Thursday night. Lunches on Thursday and Friday also provide an
opportunity for networking.

Keynoter Ginny Redish, Assistant to the President of STC for Academic and
Research Programs, will focus on our theme, "Communicating for Tomorrow."
Additionally, luncheon speakers Lance Gelein, STC President, and Susan Jensen,
new Region 6 Director-Sponsor, will share their thoughts on the conference.

Vendors will talk to you about their products and services. The traveling
exhibit of winners from the 1998 STC annual competition will also be on

New to the conference this year is our expanded format. We will be having two
full days of sessions instead of one. Sessions will be conducted on Thursday
and Friday. The program includes:

Writing and Editing Stem--
Collaborating to Enrich Technical Writing Curriculum with Real World Projects
(Kathleen Finder)
Writing for Online Delivery, Part 1 and Part 2 (Bill Warner)
Documentation for Managed Care Organizations (Amy Janczy)
What I Learned About Technical Editing From Bartending (Marie Mayer)
Creating an Online Style Guide (Tasha Miller)
Beyond the Hype and Hoopla: The Anatomy of an Award Winning Volunteer Web Site
(Richard Weiss)

Career Development Stem--
Teaching Networking by Doing - Tech Writing Students and the Local Chapter
(Bill Anderson)
Help Us Help You: Keeping Up with Technology Through STC Involvement (Charles
Crawley and Lynda Shindley)
Technical Communications Degree: Necessary or Not (Ellen Fisher, et al.)
Project Teambuilding, Part 1 and Part 2 (Tony Rhodes-Marriott)
Enhanced Graphics and Photographs: Using Artistic License (Jody Heiken)
Winning Office Politics for the Technical Communicator (Lance Gelein)

Tools and Technology Stem--
Technical Literature and Web Site Translations (David McMickle)
Using ForeHelp for Easy Development of Powerful Online Help (Kathy Wolfskill)
Hot Tips and Strategies in Web Development (Steve Chu)
Visual Thinking and Communication (Jason Boten) (Joseph Van Oss)
Managing Translation Technology (John Freivalds)
Using Multimedia in the Workplace and Classroom (Bob Bergland)
Technical Communicator's Role in Implementing Knowledge Management Systems
(Judy Glick-Smith)
Understanding Users and Their Work (Ginny Redish)
Accessible Web Site Design (Karen Keninger and Shan Sasser)
Technological Advances in Electronic Performance Support Systems (Bill Warner)
Controversy in Sharing Technical Knowledge Across Borders: Misunderstanding
and Disagreement (Lee Tesdell)
Creating Multi-Use Documents with the CLUSTAR Method (Tim Altom)
Writing for the World - Multilingual Design and Publishing on the Web (Theresa

Two-day conference fee includes Wednesday evening reception and Thursday
evening party, Thursday and Friday continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks.
One-day conference fee covers food and beverage for the one day only (Thursday
or Friday).
Early Bird (by 9/16/98) (All fees are U.S. dollars. Group Discounts are
Members (all except student and retired)
Full conference - $160
One day only - $105
Students, Retired Members and Presenters
Full conference - $80
One day only - $50
Full conference - $190
One day only - $125

For complete conference information, including online registration, visit the
Region 6 website:
or contact Ruth Mason, 319-373-5829 (days), stc_reg -at- yahoo -dot- com

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