Topic Ideas

The Showcase for
Technical Communication

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.

The 2022 Summit conference theme is “The Booming Business of Content: A New Era, New Opportunities.” Content and communications are broad topic areas that have overlapping functions and appeal to a wide variety of knowledge workers. This year, to offer speakers more flexibility to propose sessions and topics that you think are best for our audience, the Conference Committee is focusing sessions on topics instead of tracks.

Potential topic areas include:

  • Content strategy
  • Content design
  • The role of content in business
  • Content measurement and metrics
  • Content automation and optimization
  • Content operations
  • Continuous content delivery
  • Writing and editing
  • Visual design and layout; illustration, graphics, and photography
  • Video/film production
  • Podcasting/audio production
  • Usability and user experience
  • Writing for accessibility
  • Web/mobile/digital design
  • Translation, internationalization, and localization
  • eLearning techniques and tools
  • Online training platforms and learning management systems (LMSs)
  • Instructional design
  • Using analytics to make content decisions
  • Improving SEO to make content more findable for your audience
  • Delivering API documentation
  • Using structured authoring, markup language, DITA, markdown
  • Integrating documentation into development workflows (docs as code)
  • Adapting content to chatbots and voice applications
  • Emerging trends and practices in project management
  • Emerging trends and practices in management and leadership
  • Breaking into people management and changing or expanding your career – how-to case studies
  • Ways to be a better people manager
  • Teamwork and collaboration, including collaborative processes and tools
  • Personal career planning and management
  • Industry certifications – what you could pursue to help achieve your career goals
  • Workplace issues and trends, such as diversity, inclusive culture, gender balance, equity, and unconscious bias
  • Results of academic research on any relevant topic

For the types and levels of sessions offered, see Session Types and Audience Experience Levels.

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