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 4-day period and brings together like minded individuals to grow in their knowledge of the technical communication field.

We are planning an entirely onsite, in-person 2022 Technical Communication Summit & Expo. All Summit sessions and exhibits will be at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

STC is monitoring the guidelines from the State of Illinois, and the CDC. We’re working with our hotel partner, the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, to provide Summit attendees with a conference environment where they’ll feel comfortable attending the Summit. This includes how education session rooms are set, how food and beverage items are served, and cleaning policies of the hotel. As you are aware this is a fluid situation that continues to change. STC will post updates here, and send direct communications to all Summit registrants.

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.

Registration fees will be announced soon.
Remember, it’s always less expensive to join STC and register for the Summit at the member rate than it is to register alone at the non-member rate! Take advantage of the many benefits of STC membership while attending a very worthwhile conference.

All cancellations and/or transfers must be submitted in writing via email to summit@stc.org. Registration cancellations received prior to 1 March 2022 will be refunded, minus $125 USD administrative fee. Cancellations received after 1 March will not receive a refund. A registration may be transferred to another person with a $75 USD administrative fee. The fee is due at the time of the transfer request. Transfers must be received by 30 April 2022.

Contact the main STC office at +1 (571) 366-1914 or email and we will gladly add any of these to your original registration.

The STC Summit is an excellent place to network and collaborate with other practitioners, students, faculty, and researchers working in technical communication and other related fields. We’re committed to making sure that all first-time attendees are informed and welcomed into the STC Summit community by hosting an orientation webinar for first-time attendees.

One of the biggest benefits of the conference is the networking. Take advantage of the time to connect with other like-minded professionals and set a goal for yourself to meet a few new people. Here are some tips:
  • Using the conference app  that will be released a few weeks before the Summit you can find out who is attending the Summit before arriving onsite. Reach out to a few people and schedule a time to meet with them during the conference.
  • 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 social events, or in the exhibit hall.

There’s a ton of great information here – listen and take notes!  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 #STCSummit so others can learn from the sessions, even if they couldn’t attend.

Most likely, you can. We know that the Project Management Institute (PMI) has approved PDUs for both Summit attendees and speakers in the past. Check with the certifying organization to be sure.

Yes, attendance at the Summit provides 8 CEUs toward CPTC currency. CEUs apply only to those who are certified; they cannot be counted retroactively.

Yes, all Summit attendees are required to comply with the STC Summit Code of Conduct. Please review the code here.