Notes from 55th International STC Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1-4, 2008
This site contains notes taken
from the technical sessions at the 55th Annual International Conference
of the Society for Technical Communication (STC)
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1-4, 2008. Below is a hot-linked table
of contents of the sessions for which notes are provided. Additional links
to other sites and materials are provided within the notes from the various sessions.
Links to these sites are expected to be valid at least until September 1, 2008.
In some cases, handouts are available only in hard-copy form. To get copies of such
materials contact Dan Voss via e-mail.
The presenters of several of the sessions covered below published one or more articles
on the conference Proceedings, which are available in hard copy and, in some
cases, electronic format. To get copies of these papers, you
can contact Dan Voss via e-mail.
To view files of presentations from the conference and other related materials,
check out the Conference Web site.
Not only are materials from the most recent international conference available online,
materials are also available back to the 45th international conference in the extensive
electronic archives that run from 1998 to 2007.
- "Stop Wasting Time: Ten Things You Can Do to Make Yourself More Efficient",
Scott Abel, The Content Wranger.
- "Dissecting a Project Objective into Business Requirements and Use Cases",
workshop by Mark Hanigan and Bonnie Spivey.
- "How to Leverage an Integrated Strategic Communication Campaign in Multiple Media to Win New Business",
Dan Voss, presentation in Management SIG progression, "Best Practices in Management."
- "A Delicate Balance: Using Value Analysis to Identify and Resolve Ethical Conflicts in Technical Communication",
workshop by Dan Voss and Rachel Eichen.
- "Preparing Your First Classes for Adult Learners in Various Professions",
Dan Voss, presentation in Academic SIG progression, "Teaching Outside Academe:
Addressing Business Opportunities and Challenges."
Richard Saul Wurman, author/entrepreneur.
Comments or suggestions regarding the 55th
International STC Conference notes? Please e-mail Dan Voss