Preconference Courses

STC offers multiple preconference education opportunities for an additional fee. Attendees can attend a two-day certificate course or one-day or half-day workshops on Saturday, 20 June and Sunday, 21 June. Please register for these when completing your full conference registration. If you have already registered for the Summit and wish to add a preconference session, please contact Deborah Repasy, STC Education Coordinator.

Below is the complete list of all 2015 preconference courses:

  • Getting to Success: Implementing a Content Strategy – Rahel Anne Bailie
  • Technical Editing Fundamentals for All – Michelle Corbin and Linda Oestreich
  • Information Architecture for Everybody – Abby Covert
  • Apply Cognitive Science to Your User Assistance – Ray Gallon
  • Project Management for the Technical Communicator – Liz Herman
  • Tell Me About Yourself: Promoting Yourself, Your Business – Brenda Huettner
  • Crash Course in API Documentation – Tom Johnson
  • Creating Documentation-Centric, Interactive Mobile Apps – Neil Perlin
  • Working Locally, Thinking Globally: Trends in International Technical Communication – Kirk St.Amant

And don’t forget about these two events, also happening before the conference:

  • Leadership Program (Sunday, 21 June at 8:00 AM-12:00 PM) – Join STC’s community leaders for a half day of educational sessions, networking, and community awards. The Leadership Program is free to attend but we do require advance registration. You can register with your full conference registration.
  • Adobe Tech Comm Tools Certification Workshop (Sunday, 21 June at 12:00-5:00 PM) – Get live training, pick up tips and tricks, do hands-on exercises and learn from industry experts like Bernard Aschwanden, John Daigle, Matt Sullivan, and Rick Stone. Not just this, on successful completion of the workshop you get to walk away with an official certificate from Adobe and STC! So what are you waiting for? Make the most of this exciting opportunity to learn from the most sought-after trainers, connect with peers, grow your professional network, and also acquire a professional certificate – while you enjoy the exclusive Adobe hospitality! This event is open to all but registrants must provide their own Windows laptop to participate. There is no registration fee. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Seats are limited, so register yourself on Adobe’s website today!

Click here to view the official preconference schedule on, including dates and times.

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