Preconference Workshops

The Summit offers several preconference workshops that are either half or full day on Sunday, 5 May. Additional rates apply for these sessions. You may register for these when you complete your full conference registration. Already registered for the Summit? Log back in to your account to add a preconference session or email a completed registration form.

Full Day Workshop: Sunday, 5 May $475 $200 $675
Half Day Workshop: Sunday, 5 May $250 $100 $450

See Full Schedule for the descriptions of each workshop. 

Click here for the list of speakers.

Saturday, 4 May, Full Day Workshop
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Creating the Right Solutions for Real Audience Problems using Design Thinking, Andrea Ames

*This workshop is 50% off the Full Day Workshop rate. Only 48 spots available!

Sunday, 5 May, Full Day Workshop
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

API Documentation Workshop, Tom Johnson

Sunday, 5 May, Half Day Workshops: 
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Necessities of Editing, Linda Oestreich
Designing Compelling and Powerful Infographics, Mike Parkinson
Git the Docs: A Fun, Hands-On Introduction to Source Control, Becky Todd
Information Design Workshop, Saul Carliner

Noon – 5:00 PM

Adobe Tech Comm Tools Certificate Workshop: This event is specifically designed to give you an opportunity to meet and learn from renowned technical communication experts, get hands-on with the latest tools, and connect with peers. Consecutive sessions will be presented by Bernard Aschwanden, Matt Sullivan, and Barb Binder. Workshop attendees get an exclusive Certificate of Participation from Adobe. This workshop is free of charge and open to everyone. Click here to register. 

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Turning Theory into Practice: Content Strategy Demystified, John Collins
Minimalism Strategies, Dawn Stevens
Add UX Methodologies to Your Portfolio, Michelle Gardner
Designing with Memory In Mind, Patti Shank

ATTENTION Community leaders: Make plans to attend the Leadership Program on Sunday, 5 May, 8:00 AM to Noon.

Certification (CPTC) Preparation Course 
Saturday, 4 May: 8:30 AM -4:30 PM, Alan Houser & Jamie Gillenwater
Sunday, 5 May: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Alan Houser & Jamie Gillenwater
STC Member rate: $1,295
Nonmember rate: $1,545