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, 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. Registration opens 1 November with the Early Bird rate. 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.

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.

REGISTRATION

Full Summit registration includes access to all education and keynote sessions; Welcome Reception; Honors Reception; Expo Hall; continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings; as well as refreshment breaks. Attendance at the 2020 Summit provides 8 CEUs toward CPTC currency.

SCHEDULE

Summit AttendeeHub app will allow you to create schedules, network and setup appointments with other attendees, provide feedback, and share announcements in the newsfeed. When the app is up, all registered attendees will receive an email announcement.

HOTEL

Stay on Seattle’s Eastside in the heart of Bellevue’s Shopping, Dining and Entertainment district, The Bellevue Collection. With its small-town charm and big city convenience, Bellevue, Washington is a modern oasis with endless activities and cultural attractions sprinkled in.

EXPO HALL

Get in touch with decision-makers and top influencers. Summit attendees come to the conference from more than a dozen countries from around the world and include technical writers, usability specialists, documentation managers, web designers, illustrators, managers, educators, translators, and other communicators.

About STC’s Technical Communication Summit

The 2020 Summit takes place 15-18 May, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, WA. The Summit kicks off Friday evening with the Opening General Session and Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall.