Locations – Future and Past


STC held its first annual conference back in 1953.

In the years that followed, the Summit garnered a reputation for being the foremost destination for technical communicators who want to learn, network, and stay up to date on the latest industry trends.

We are currently making plans for upcoming Summits. Browse the list below to see where the Summit has been held in the past, and where we plan to hold it in the next few years.

Will you be a part of this important event by joining us this year?

2020–15-18 May in Bellevue, WA (Seattle’s Eastside)

2019–5-8 May in Denver, CO
2018–20-23 May in Orlando, FL
2017–7-10 May in Washington, DC (National Harbor, MD)
2016–Anaheim, CA
2015–Columbus, OH
2014–Phoenix, AZ
2013–Atlanta, GA
2012–Chicago (Rosemont), IL
2011–Sacramento, CA
2010–Dallas, TX
2009–Atlanta, GA
2008–Philadelphia, PA
2007–Minneapolis, MN
2006–Las Vegas, NV
2005–Seattle, WA
2004–Baltimore, MD
2003–Dallas, TX
2002–Nashville, TN
2001–Chicago, IL
2000–Orlando, FL
1999–Cincinnati, OH
1998–Anaheim, CA
1997–Toronto, Canada
1996–Seattle, WA
1995–Washington, DC
1994–Minneapolis, MN
1993–Dallas, TX
1992–Atlanta, GA
1991–New York, NY
1990–Santa Clara, CA
1989–Chicago, IL
1988–Philadelphia, PA
1987–Denver, CO
1986–Detroit, MI
1985–Houston, TX
1984–Seattle, WA
1983–St. Louis, MO
1982–Boston, MA
1981–Pittsburgh, PA
1980–Minneapolis, MN
1979–Los Angeles, CA
1978–Dallas, TX
1977–Chicago, IL
1976–Washington, DC
1975–Anaheim, CA
1974–St. Louis, MO
1973–Houston, TX
1972–Boston, MA
1971–San Francisco, CA
1970–Minneapolis, MN
1969–Washington, DC
1968–Los Angeles, CA
1967–Chicago, IL
1966–Fort Worth, TX
1965–New York, NY
1964–San Diego, CA
1963–Boston, MA
1962–Philadelphia, PA
1961–San Francisco, CA
1960–Chicago, IL
1959–New York, NY
1958–Washington, DC
1957–New York, NY
1956–New York, NY
1955–New York, NY


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.


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.


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.


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.