With the introduction of guest bloggers on STC’s Notebook and more and more information appearing there, we’ve decided to start posting the Summit blog posts there as well, so readers just have one place to go for all of the official STC blog posts. We’ll work on migrating past posts to STC’s Notebook in the coming weeks, as well as including a widget with links to the Summit-related posts on the Summit site.
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Tags: Atlanta , program
Lightning talks return again this year to the 2013 Technical Communication Summit. These fast-paced, engaging sessions have been a huge hit the past few years and we are excited to host them again in Atlanta. We are very thankful to previous Conference Chair, Alan Houser, for introducing this presentation format at the 2011 Summit in Sacramento. During each one-hour session of lightning talks, about 9 speakers will each present a five minute topic of interest...
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Tags: Atlanta , tourism
Guest post by Rachel Mahan, STC Atlanta On your drive to or from the Summit, schedule some time to stop at Amicalola Falls and enjoy the natural beauty of the North Georgia mountains. Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge is about 70 miles north of Atlanta and the Summit location. You can appreciate the region’s tallest cascading waterfall (at 729 feet) from an accessible path or by climbing a steep set of staircases. The 829-acre park...
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Guest post by Paul Mueller. The 2013 Technical Communication Summit provides many opportunities for attendees to do more than listen. The progression format allows attendees to participate in a facilitated discussion and share their ideas and approaches about a topic.  Each progression session offers 6-10 simultaneous discussion topics.  Each speaker presents their brief topic to a table of attendees and then leads a discussion about that topic for about 18 minutes total.  Then, attendees have...
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Tags: Atlanta , tourism
Guest post by Elizabeth Warden, STC Atlanta. When you think of a busy city like Atlanta, “beautiful parks” is probably the last thing that comes to mind. But Atlanta, although one of the most populated cities in the country, has gorgeous green space. Less than a mile from the Hyatt Regency Hotel is the well-known Centennial Olympic Park. The park was built for the 1996 Olympic Games and has been a beautiful addition to the...
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Guest post by Elizabeth Warden, STC Atlanta SweetWater beer is a local favorite that can only be found in the Southeast, and the SweetWater Brewery is a quick 10-minute cab ride from the Hyatt Regency Hotel where the 60th STC Summit is taking place. Popular beers include SweetWater Blue, an ale with a hint of blueberries; Georgia Brown, a deep-flavored beer with caramel and chocolate malts; and SweetWater 420, an extra pale ale—the brewery’s most...
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Tags: Atlanta , tourism
Guest post by John Douglass of the Atlanta Chapter Most folks attending the Summit are rooming at the famed Hyatt Regency of Atlanta. This is a great hotel with lots of history and character. It’s not uncommon to see a Lamborghini or a Ferrari parked out front, and you stand a good chance to bump into someone of notoriety on any given day. Indeed, the Hyatt Regency is famous. True, there was a big to-do...
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Tags: Atlanta , tourism
Guest post by Rachel Mahan of the Atlanta Chapter. Stay tuned from more posts from the Atlanta Chapter on how to make the most out of your trip to the Summit! The Atlanta Chapter is excited to welcome you to the Summit. As May approaches, we will be blogging regularly about unique things to do and great places to eat in Atlanta, as well as other helpful tips to make your stay enjoyable. To kick...
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Tags: Atlanta , members
With Summit registration now open, we’ll be talking periodically to people involved with the Summit: attendees, presenters, organizers, etc. Today we have a few questions with Anna Hamilton, who was one of the very first people to register for the 2013 Summit and take advantage of the Really Early Bird rate (expiring 31 December, so hurry!). Want to talk about why you’re attending or why you keep coming back to the Summit? Email Kevin Cuddihy to...
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Tags: registration
Registration for the 2013 Summit (May 5-8 in Atlanta, GA) is now open, but to save the most you must register before 31 December. The members-only Really Early Bird rate of $825 brings you all the education and networking of the conference at the lowest possible price, but it’s only good through the end of the year. That’s a $225 savings over the regular rate, and $400 less than the current nonmember rate! That’s right,...
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