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SpeedCon: An Unconference on Communication from the STC Carolina and NCSU SIGDOC Chapters
Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
What's an unconference?
An unconference is a participant-driven conference. The content is generally diverse and tends to include some short presentations such as lightning talks (a series of 5-minute presentations, often unrelated to one another). Unconferences avoid aspects of conventional conferences such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization. (And hey, you can't get lower-cost than free!)
If you'd like to present, please sign up.
Registration and breakfast (provided by TPS and Scriptorium) will begin at 9:00 a.m. The program will kick off at 10:00 a.m. with the keynote address by John R. Kohl, author of The Global English Style Guide. We're planning a total of 20 breakout sessions, each 30 minutes long, with four sessions running concurrently. Some sessions may include two 15-minute presentations, and some may include five 5-minute presentations. We don't know for sure, because it's an unconference! But we do know that you'll have lots of opportunities to interact with and learn from fellow technical communication professionals about topics of interest to you.
Note: If you enjoy the event, and you'd like to show your appreciation, please consider donating to the Diane Feldman Scholarship Fund.
ACM SIGDOC NC State University Chapter
SIGDOC is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group (SIG) on the Design of Communication (DOC). Members of SIGDOC are interested in the potentials, practices, and problems of multiple kinds of communication technologies, such as Web applications, user interfaces, and online and print documentation.
As a student chapter, SIGDOC @ NCSU focuses on developing a social community for students, faculty, and alumni. All students interested in fields like technical communication, software engineering, information architecture, or usability are welcome to attend SIGDOC events. SIGDOC @ NCSU’s goal is to complement the classroom experience. We host programs and events focused on education, networking, and social interaction.
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STC Carolina Chapter
STC seeks to advance the arts and sciences of technical communication, promote awareness of the latest trends and technology in the field, and provide innovative services for the education and professional development of its members.
The Society's diverse membership includes writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers, and scientists employed in a variety of technological fields. With more than 11,000 members worldwide, STC is the largest professional organization serving the technical communication profession.
The Carolina Chapter currently serves more than 100 members in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, and in the Foothills region of North and South Carolina. The chapter is an STC Community of Excellence and a Pacesetter Award winner.