Notes from 45th International STC Conference
Anaheim, California, May 17-20, 1998
This site contains notes taken
from the technical sesssions at the 45th Annual International Conference
of the Society for Technical Communication (STC)
Anaheim, California, May 17-20, 1998. Below is a hot-linked table
of contents. Additional links to other sites and materials are provided
within the notes from the various sessions. In some cases, handouts are
available only in hard-copy form. To get copies, contact
Dan Voss via e-mail.
For downloadable files of presentations from the conference, check out the
Conference Web site.
- Opening Keynote Address,
Joel A. Barker, acclaimed futurist and inventor of the "paradigm shift."
- Closing Keynote Address: "Lessons from the Idiot Box,"
Saul Carliner, vice president of Frederickson Communications, Minneapolis,
MN, and former STC president.
Lucent Technologies, Columbus, OH.
- "Building the Treasure House: Creating Knowledge Bases
for the World Wide Web", Jack Massa, Guidance Communications, Inc., Tucker, GA.
- "Using a WWW Design Document to Build a Comprehensive
Web Site", Amey L. Celoria, Mackenzie L. Faure, and Cecilia Ewa Kullberg, Modus
Operandi, Indialantic, FL.
- "An Intranet for a Small Universe: A Hands-On Workshop
for Communications Professionals", Alice Janet Emanuel, Montreal, QC, Canada.
- "An Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets: Page
Layout for HTML", WandaJane Phillips, Write Livelihood, Kingston, ON, Canada.
Professional Growth and Development
Yourself for the New Millennium", Carol A. Szatowski,
Clear Point Consultants, Inc., Peabody, MA, "Reinventing Yourself
for the New Millennium," and Beth Agnew, Insystems Technologies,
Inc., Markham, ON, Canada, "Writing for the Third Millennium."
- "Are You Ready to Soar Like an Eagle?",
Lance Gelein, Incoming STC President.
Ethics and Technical Communication
- "Handling Ethical Dilemmas on the Job",
panel discussion in which several STC leaders fielded questions and comments on several
vignettes applying STC's ethical guidelines on the job.
- "The Case of 'Project Good-Bye, Dolly': Analyzing and
Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Technical Communication", a workshop conducted
by Dan Voss, Lockheed Martin Electronics & Missiles, Orlando, FL,
and Karen Bachmann, TRC, Tampa, FL.
- Notes from Networking Lunch: "Making Ethical Choices
on the Job": table hosted by Dan Voss, Lockheed Martin Electronics & Missiles.