The 2015 Summit will host multiple networking opportunities. Be sure to check this page often as events will be added as we get closer to the conference.

Leadership Program
Sunday, 21 June

This event is for anyone currently in a leadership position in an STC chapter or special interest group (SIG), or if you want to be more involved in the leadership of your chapter or SIG. At the Leadership Program, you’ll be able to talk with your counterparts about what they do, meet the award-winning communities’ leadership, and get details about the successes they’ve had. This event does not include any refreshments. There will be a break for lunch on your own.

Welcome Reception
Sunday, 21 June at 7:00–8:30 PM

Immediately following the Opening General Session, there will be a reception in the exhibit hall. The reception will include light snacks and soft drinks, and cash bars will be available to purchase other beverages. This is a fun event where you can talk with exhibitors and catch up with friends. This event is included with your registration fee.

Communities Reception
Tuesday, 23 June at 11:00 AM–12:30 PM

Want to meet people who focus on accessibility, Agile, technical editing, or other elements of technical communication? Most of the SIGs that represent these areas will have representatives available to tell you about their focus and their SIG. They’ll also be able to introduce you to other people who specialize in their interest. We’ll also be presenting the Community of the Year and Most Improved Community awards here. This event will be in the exhibit hall and include light snacks and soft drinks. There will also be a concession stand selling sandwiches and other items to augment the snacks served. This event is included with your registration fee.

Honors Reception
Tuesday, 23 June at 5:30–7:00 PM

NEW THIS YEAR! We’re making the awards celebration a party for everyone! This reception will honor all of our award winners, but focus on the new Fellows, Associate Fellows, and a few of the more specific awards. There will be snacks, small plates, and soft drinks. There will be cash bars available for anyone who wants a cocktail or other “hard” drink. Come celebrate the best of our industry and then get together with friends for dinner at one of the great restaurants in Columbus. This event is included with your registration fee.


Follow Twitter username @stc_summit or hashtag #stc15 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 feel free to jump in or simply follow from afar for a taste of the Summit! There will be a widget available during the Summit that will collect all tweets 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. Follow as many as you want!

Geographic Communities

Follow Alberta @STCAlberta
Follow Atlanta @STC_Atlanta
Follow Austin @stc_austin
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 Northeast Ohio @stc_neo
Follow NY Metro @stcnymetro
Follow Orange County @STCSoCal
Follow Orlando @stcorlando
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

SIG Meetings

Many of STC’s SIGs schedule business meetings during the Summit. The schedule of meetings will be posted closer to the dates of the Summit.

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