Thank you for taking the time to consider submitting a proposal to the Society for Technical Communication’s 2020 Technical Communication Summit Conference & Expo – Career Vision 20/20!
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.
In this way, STC, along with the presenters who are selected, will create a community of learning that helps all technical communicators improve the quality of technical communication for our users as we strive for excellence in doing what we do: simplifying the complex, clarifying the confusing, organizing the chaotic, and managing the content that enables our modern civilization to function.
The Conference Committee suggests that you prepare your proposal in its entirety before entering it into the official Summit proposal online form and submitting it. Download the template to get started. Make sure to save this document for your records.
The tracks for the STC 2020 Technical Communication Summit are:
Content Design and Delivery
Sessions targeted at technical communication professionals, educators, and students, encompassing the creation, design, refinement and delivery of content, regardless of medium.
Tools and Technologies
Presentations and demonstrations of tools and technologies that you use to develop or improve your information deliverables, as well as techniques and approaches for working with and documenting new technologies.
Project Management, Leadership, and Career Development
Sessions targeted at project delivery professionals working the spectrum of approaches – from predictive (or waterfall) to cutting edge Agile methodologies; those in or wanting to move into management and other leadership roles, and ways to set personal career goals and create a plan that you can achieve.
Training Development and Delivery
Sessions on the training industry as a whole including synchronous onsite and online classes and the creation of effective eLearning. Presentations cover the tools, tactics, strategies, and techniques needed to deliver robust courses that enhance the learner experience no matter the pedagogy.
For more information about each track, see Summit Tracks and Topic Ideas.
There are several types of sessions, so please consider the presentation type that best fits your topic and your presentation style. There are also several audience experience levels to consider; more advanced topics (Practitioner and Expert levels) are welcomed.
We welcome all proposals to create the most relevant and comprehensive program available.
After all submissions are reviewed, the track teams will provide their recommendations to the Conference Committee Chairs and STC staff for final consideration. In October, the Society will notify submitters whether their submission has been selected.