Preparing for your STC Summit Proposal
To help you better prepare for submitting an STC proposal, we’re providing guidelines that outline the information we ask for in the proposal form, including any restrictions (such as word or character counts). Consider gathering this information prior to accessing and completing the proposal submission form; it will save time and make the process easier.
The Summit proposal form is organized and grouped into the following categories:
Contact Information (Name (Last,First), Email, Phone, Employer)
Session Title (Max: 12 words)
Session Abstract (Max: 220 words, 1100 characters) Provide a brief description of the target audience for your session. What concept will you address or problem can your session solve? What are your learning objectives and what can attendees expect to take away with them at the end?
Session Details (Max: 2200 characters) How will your presentation deliver on the theme? Provide a session outline highlighting learning activities, objectives, content examples, activity plan, etc. Plan a session you can easily deliver in under 40 minutes to allow time for discussion. List three (3) key takeaways and how you will integrate them into your session (one of which should be something an attendee can implement on their first day back at work).
Session Topic Area
Select the general session area (track) that best fits your proposal.
o Options include:
Design & Testing (Art, Design, Visual Communication, Usability, UX, etc.)
Career & Leadership (Management, Independent Consulting, Freelancing, working with teams, professional advice, role changes and advancement, etc.)
Technology & Development (Tools, DITA, Cloud, API, Mobile, Programming, User Assistance, Single Sourcing, etc.)
Writing & Communication (Training, Education, Editing, Language, Localization, Technical/Simple English, etc.)
Proposal Topic Information
• Have you presented the material before?
o If so, when did you present it?
o How is the Summit proposal different from the previous presentation?
• What level of experience is suitable for the intended audience?
Note: The number of proposals is limited to 2 entries per submitter. This includes up to 2 session entries and 2 pre-conference workshops.