15 – 18 May, 2020 | Bellevue, WA

2020 Technical Communication Summit

This year’s theme is Career Vision 20/20. Do you have 20/20 vision on your technical communication career? STC’s Technical Communication Summit is the premier conference for technical communication education and networking.
The Call for Proposals for STC’s 2020 Technical Communication Summit is open!
STC is looking for top-notch presenters to engage our attendees in discussions around key trends, issues, and cutting-edge solutions in technical communication.
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The Education

Organized in tracks, these sessions begin Saturday morning and continue through Monday morning. Sessions are offered in a variety of tracks and presentation types. The Summit will showcase the following areas: Content Design and Delivery; Tools and Technologies; Training Development and Delivery; Project Management, Leadership, and Career Development.

The Expo Hall

This opens on Friday evening and features numerous companies, all prepared to unveil and demonstrate new and exciting products, services, and technology to the world of technical communication.

About STC’s Technical Communication Summit

The 2020 Summit takes place 15-18 May at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, WA. The Summit kicks off Friday evening with the Opening General Session and Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall.

The Summit is made up of two major parts:

The Education. Organized in tracks, these sessions begin Monday morning and continue through Wednesday morning. Sessions are offered in a variety of formats and tracks.

The Expo Hall. This opens on Friday evening and features numerous companies, all prepared to unveil and demonstrate new and exciting products, services, and technology to the world of technical communication.

On Sunday evening, the 2020 Honors Event celebrates the achievements of STC members and announce the Community of the Year award.

Attendance at the 2020 Summit provides 8 CEUs toward CPTC currency. CEUs apply only to those who are certified and cannot be counted retroactively.

Annual Conference Attendee Reviews
Read testimonials from 2019 Summit Attendees about their experience at the conference and what they learned.

Call for Proposals

STC is looking for top-notch presenters to engage our attendees in discussions around key trends, issues, and cutting-edge solutions in technical communication. Your participation as a presenter will help our attendees increase their professional competence, improve their leadership skills, and understand career growth opportunities; provide an exchange of ideas and solutions; and foster many networking opportunities to meet colleagues and thought leaders in the field.

Education

Whether you’re just starting out in the profession or are an experienced practitioner or educator, the STC Summit will help you focus on tech comm practices, tools, and techniques that will help ensure your future success.Talks will showcase the following areas: Content Design and Delivery; Tools and Technologies; Training Development and Delivery; and Project Management, Leadership, and Career Development.For the types and levels of sessions offered, see Session Types and Audience Experience Levels.

Hotel

Stay on Seattle’s Eastside in the heart of Bellevue’s Shopping, Dining and Entertainment district, The Bellevue Collection. With its small-town charm and big city convenience, Bellevue, Washington is a modern oasis with endless activities and cultural attractions sprinkled in. The Hyatt Regency Bellevue connects you to world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and major corporate headquarters. Make your hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue to receive all the advantages of STC’s group rate.

Expo Hall

Expand your visibility and customer base. Exhibiting and face-to-face connections are much more effective than cold-calling, and offer more opportunities to meet the potential customers. Get in touch with decision-makers and top influencers. Summit attendees come to the conference from more than a dozen countries from around the world and include technical writers, usability specialists, documentation managers, web designers, illustrators, managers, educators, translators, and other communicators.

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The 2020 Summit takes place 15-18 May, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, WA. The Summit kicks off Friday evening with the Opening General Session and Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall.