The 2014 Summit will host multiple networking opportunities, including Special Interest Group (SIG) business meetings, SIG networking events, informal tweet-ups, and more. See the tabs below for more information on events and attendees as it’s available.

    Summit Welcome Reception

    Welcome Reception

    Immediately following the Opening General Session there will be a reception in the exhibit hall. The reception will include light snack foods and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be available on a cash basis. This is a fun event where you can talk with exhibitors and catch up with friends. This event is included with your conference registration fee.

    Communities Event

    NEW THIS YEAR: Instead of an evening event following the Annual Business meeting, the Communities Event will be held in the exhibit hall on Monday, 19 May, from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. There will be a special area were the SIGs will have tables set for you to meet with representatives and get more information about the SIG. There will be light refreshments served during the event. This event is included with your Summit registration.

    Honors Banquet

    On Tuesday, 20 May, the Honors Banquet will be held to honor the Society’s newly elected Fellows and Associated Fellows. This event is a fabulous celebration of your peer’s accomplishments.

    STC’s Honors Banquet

    This event is not included with your registration fee, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $80 each. You will be able to purchase your tickets and make your meal selection for this event when you register for the Summit. If you prefer, you may purchase a ticket onsite. Tickets will be sold until Noon on Monday, 19 May. Vegetarian and Kosher meals are not available to order if you purchase your ticket onsite.

    At the Summit you will need to select a table where you want to sit during the banquet. Full tables for eight people may be reserved only if all eight banquet tickets are presented at the time you make your table selection. Tables must be selected by 5:00 PM on Monday, 19 May. As soon as you arrive at the Summit is not too soon to start organizing you banquet table party!

    Closing Lunch

    This casual buffet lunch is one last opportunity to talk with old and new friends when the sessions end on Wednesday. Special order meals (vegetarian and Kosher) are not available for this meal. The cost of the event is $10.00 for Summit participants. Additional tickets are $35.00. You must purchase your ticket by Noon on Tuesday, 20 May.


    Follow Twitter username @stc_summit or hashtag #stc14 for conference-related tweets (including announcements, deadlines, event information, and other news) leading up to the Summit. During the conference, that hashtag will be in use by attendees, so contribute or simply follow from afar for a taste of the Summit! We’ll have a widget on the main conference website during the conference that will collect all tweets to that hashtag and display them together.

    Follow @stc_org or hashtag #stcorg for news about the Society for Technical Communication.

    Many STC communities tweet year-round. Below is a list of official Twitter IDs for many of our communities. If your community is not below, please email us to add it.

    Geographic Communities

    Follow Alberta @STCAlberta
    Follow Atlanta @STC_Atlanta
    Follow Austin @stc_austin
    Follow Boston @stcboston
    Follow Canada West Coast @stccwc
    Follow Carolina @stc_carolina
    Follow Chicago @stcchicago
    Follow Eastern Ontario @stceo
    Follow ECU @stc_ecu
    Follow France @stcfrance
    Follow Houston @stchouston
    Follow India @stcindia
    Follow Indiana @stcindiana
    Follow Intermountain @stcintermtn
    Follow Kachina @stckachina
    Follow Lone Star @stclonestar
    Follow NY Metro @stcnymetro
    Follow Orange County @STCSoCal
    Follow Orlando @stcorlando
    Follow Phoenix @stcphoenix
    Follow Pittsburgh @stcpgh
    Follow Puget Sound @stcpugetsound
    Follow Rochester @stc_rochester
    Follow Rocky Mountain @stcrockymtn
    Follow San Diego @STCSoCal
    Follow Silicon Valley @stc_svc
    Follow Southeastern Michigan @stcsm
    Follow Southern California @stcsocal
    Follow Texax Tech University @ttustc
    Follow Toronto @stc_to
    Follow Trinitite (New Mexico Student Chapter) @stctrinitite
    Follow Twin Cities @stc_tc
    Follow UK & Ireland @stcukandi
    Follow Washington, D.C. @stcwdc
    Follow Wisconsin @stcwi

    Virtual Communities

    Follow AccessAbility SIG @stcaccess
    Follow Consulting and Independent Contracting SIG @stc_cic_sig
    Follow Europe SIG @stceusig
    Follow Instructional Design & Learning SIG @stc_idl_sig
    Follow International Technical Communication SIG @stc_itc_sig
    Follow Lone Writer SIG @LoneWritersig
    Follow Marketing Communication SIG @STCMarcom
    Follow Scientific Communication SIG @STC_SciComSIG
    Follow Single Sourcing SIG @stc1ssig
    Follow Technical Editing SIG @stc_te_sig
    Follow Usability and User Experience SIG @stcuux

    Many of STC’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) schedule business meetings during the Summit. Usually these meetings are held on Monday or Tuesday during the lunch break. The schedule will be posted below closer to the dates of the Summit.


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