The Summit education program is built by the Conference Committee.

Conference Committee

The committee is responsible for managing the Call for Proposals, reviewing all proposals, prioritizing the submissions in each topic area, and balancing the program across the topic areas to offer a comprehensive program for technical communicators of all experience levels and areas of interest.

The members of the 2021 Conference Committee:

The Conference Committee identifies speakers and industry leaders to flesh out the program with important topics. In addition, the Summit co-chairs work with proposal reviewers to provide a wide perspective on topics of interest. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Conference Committee for more information.

Cindy Currie

Conference Co-Chair: Virtual
Track Manager: Management, Leadership, and Career Development
Cindy is a SAFe Agile Coach and Trainer with PCI Strategic Management, where she trains and coaches US Department of Defense resources in the implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in support of major DoD programs. Cindy is an STC Fellow and Past STC President (2009-2010). Cindy is an STC Fellow and Past STC President (2009-2010). She currently serves as a member of the STC Fellows Nominating Committee and is co-author of the Ask A Manager column in STC’s Intercom magazine. She previously supported the Summit as a track manager and co-chair.

Aiessa Moyna

Conference Co-Chair: Onsite
Track Manager: Content Design and Delivery

Aiessa Moyna has worked in various technical communication and corporate communications roles in corporate, government, and nonprofit settings. She currently serves as communications director at American Express, providing consultation and support for the CIO and Technology organization. She holds a B.S. in technical communication from New Mexico Tech and an M.A. in communication studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A long-time STC volunteer, Aiessa is a former Society treasurer and member of the board of directors. She currently serves on the STC Associate Fellows Committee and is manager of the STC New York Metro Chapter’s Elections Committee. An STC Fellow, she previously supported the Summit as a proposal reviewer, track manager, and Conference Committee co-chair.

Jane Wilson

Conference Co-Chair: Onsite
Track Manager: Tools and Technologies

Jane Wilson is a technical communicator with experience in a variety of software and manufacturing organizations. She is currently Senior Manager of Information Experience at VMware in Atlanta, GA, where she leads the team providing content for the End User Computing product line. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and M.A. in English from University of Florida, and a PhD in English from University of Georgia. Jane is a past Society President (2018-19), and also served two terms as Society Treasurer. She belongs to the Atlanta Chapter.

Carrie Sheaffer

Speaker Manager

Carrie Sheaffer is a technical writer and manager of technical writers at Nextworld. She has spent most of her career working in enterprise software, and has collaborated with writers all over the world. Carrie specializes in setting up documentation for new products. She is past president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the STC.

Nathaniel Lim

Attendee Outreach Manager

Nathaniel is an STC Fellow and currently a technical writer for Cepheid, a molecular diagnostics company. His STC roles have included Society nominating committee, Ken Rainey Award committee, International Summit Awards judge and manager, and Community Achievement and Pacesetter Awards committee to name a few. He holds an A.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the College of San Mateo, a B.A. in Organizational Studies from the University of California, Davis, and a Certificate of Achievement in Technical Communications from De Anza College. He has previously supported the Summit as a proposal reviewer, room monitor, speaker, track manager, and student volunteer coordinator. Nathaniel belongs to the Silicon Valley chapter.

Carolyn Klinger

Volunteer Manager

Carolyn Kelley Klinger is an STC Fellow, Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC), and Certified Adobe PDF Accessibility Trainer . She has held all STC Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter leadership roles since first serving as Chapter Secretary in 1998 and has served the international STC in a variety of roles over the years. Volunteering has improved her professional career and she recommends it to everyone. Her highest priority now is mentoring new leaders who can take the chapter into the future while also strengthening their own careers.

A technical writer with a Master’s degree in Geography, Carolyn now works as a technical communicator in the biomedical informatics field for Leidos Biomedical Research at the National Cancer Institute in suburban Maryland.

Becky Todd

Co-Publicity Manager

Becky is a lead developer content designer at Atlassian. She is passionate about creating great user experiences through content. She specializes in developer documentation, content management using source control, and content strategy. Outside of her daily work, Becky is a current co-organizer of the Write the Docs ATX Meetup in Austin, was the founder and lead organizer of the InfoDevDC Meetup group in Washington, D.C., and served as Second Vice President of the Washington, DC-Baltimore chapter of the STC.

Liz Herman

Co-Publicity Manager

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Committee for more information.