Summit Overview

May 17-19, Minneapolis, MN

In 2024, STC is excited to offer a Summit experience that breaks the mold, providing more opportunities to network and learn from fellow practitioners, dive deeper into intensives on important topics, and keep up with the industry. This in-person event will provide knowledge-building, skill-building, and networking building every hour of the day to meet the ongoing educational needs of technical communication professionals.

This year, we will carefully curate the Summit program from a combination of invited guests and speakers, proposals from peers and industry leaders, and STC resources to ensure you’re getting the best ideas, insights, how-tos, and inspiration.

2024 Summit Schedule at a Glance

May 17 May 18 May 19
Intensives CPTC Training CAC Networking Educational Competition Networking Hands-On Educational Networking Hands-On
Morning
Breakfast Breakfast & Opening Session
Breakfast & Opening Session
Welcome Session
TED-Like Talks
Poster Competition
Get Hired!
Vendor Product Demos
Intensives CPTC Training Help the Chapters Day Networking Intensive
Panel-like Discussion
Panel-like Discussion
Get Hired!
Lunch
Boxed Lunch
Boxed Lunch
Boxed Lunch
First-Time Attendee lunch Boxed Lunch
Fancy Lunch: Topic Based Groups at dining tables on site
First-Time Presenter lunch Poster Competition (unstaffed)
Board Lunch
Afternoon
Intensives
CPTC Training
Help the Chapters Day
First-Time Attendees Orientation & Tour
Mentoring Booth & Lightning Talks
Poster Competition
Meet the Author
How Stuff Works
Panel-like Discussion
Meet the Fellows
Panel-like Discussion
Mentoring Booth
First-Time Presenters Orientation & Practice Option
Panel-like Discussion
Poster Awards
CAC, SIG, Chapter Groups
Panel-like Discussion
CAC, SIG, Chapter Groups
Get Hired!
Raffle
Night Welcome Reception Dine Around: Topic Based Groups Dine Around: Topic Based Groups
After Hours Party – Awards Winner Reception After Hours Party

About STC

The Society for Technical Communication is the world’s oldest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the field of technical communication. The Society’s members span the field of the technical communication profession from students and academics to practitioners and managers. Our members represent every industry segment and many countries around the globe.

In a rapidly changing field, STC supports the development and dissemination of technical communication knowledge and skill. The Society’s award-winning publications, Intercom and Technical Communication, are widely read by practitioners and academics in the field, and the STC annual conference is one of the most-attended technical communication events of the year. The STC also offers the Certified Professional Technical Communicator program that validates knowledge, competency and currency in the field through professional certification.

The Society, its geographic Chapters, and its Special Interest Groups produce a wide array of educational events throughout the year designed to advance the knowledge of members and promote technical communication education, managerial techniques and tool skills. Career advancement is also supported by the STC through an annual salary survey, job boardmentoring and networking.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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