Frequently Asked Summit Questions

STC’s Technical Communication Summit is the premier conference for technical communication education and networking.

The conference attracts over 600 attendees and 35 exhibitors during a 3 day period and brings together like minded individuals to grow in their knowledge of the technical communication field.

People from all over the world and from all different backgrounds attend the STC Summit! And it’s not just technical writers who attend–project managers, consultants, content architects, web managers, professors, content strategists, developers, illustrators, and policy writers are just some of the many people you’ll meet at the Summit. If you’re planning to make the trip to the Summit for the first time, click here for some helpful tips for first time conference attendees.

Click here to view the registration fees, as well as what’s included with those fees. Remember, it is always less expensive to join STC and register for the Summit at the member rate than it is to register alone at the nonmember rate! Take advantage of the many benefits of STC membership while attending one very worthwhile conference.

Yes, onsite registration is available, but it’s more cost effective to register early to secure the lowest rate.

All cancellation and refund requests must be submitted via email. Cancellations received prior to 1 March 2020 will be refunded, minus a $150 administrative fee. Cancellation requests made on or after 1 March 2020 will not be refunded. Registrations are transferable to another person, with a $50 fee. Requests to transfer must be received via email by 20 April 2020. No-shows will not be issued a refund. No phone calls for cancellations and transfers, please. Rates are subject to change without notification

Yes. All Summit-related events will be held at the Hyatt Regency.

Take a few moments to review the Navigating the Summit page.
Attend the first-timers’ breakfast to make connections with other first-time attendees and get advice from seasoned pros.
One of the biggest benefits of the conference is the networking. Take advantage of the time you’re around so many like-minded professionals and set a goal for yourself to meet a few new people. Here are some tips:
• Find out who is attending the conference before you get there. See who’s posting about attending the summit on LinkedIn, follow the @STCSummit account on Twitter, and review the list of speakers.
• Figure out which companies will have people attending the conference – either as speakers, attendees, or vendors in the expo hall. If you see a job post for one of these companies that you’d like to know more about, you can talk to some of their employees at the event.
• Make a list of a few people you would like to meet and write down some questions for them. If you can find contact information, email them before the conference and see if they’ll grab a cup of coffee with you or meet up at one of the social events.

There’s a ton of great information here – listen and take notes! Sitting near the front will help you engage more closely with the speaker. If you have a question during a talk, make a note of it and use it as a conversation starter with the speaker.
After or during a talk, feel free to tweet about it with the hashtag #stcsummit20 so others can learn from the sessions they couldn’t make while they were attending others.

Business casual is perfectly fine. You may also want to consider having a light sweater or jacket on hand since meeting room temperatures can vary.

Contact the main STC office at +1 (703) 522-4114 or email and we will gladly add any of these to your original registration.

STC does not offer this service. We recommend that you post a message on your chapter and/or SIG website. This is the best way to find an appropriate roommate.