We would love to have you as a member of the Florida Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication this year! We look forward to an exciting year and encourage you to take advantage of the programs and services we offer. As STC Florida leaders, we have all enjoyed the opportunity to grow as a technical communicator and make connections with other people like you in the profession.
We typically hold monthly educational meetings on the third Thursday of each month online. All of these events benefit our community and promote a strong camaraderie among our members. You can view our upcoming events and additional resources here on our website. We want to make sure you are aware of all the Florida chapter membership benefits available:
- Reduced educational program meeting fees ($6 for educational programs)
- Leadership development opportunities
- Job listings
- Networking with a variety of technical communicators
- And more!
If you are joining or renewing, please select the Florida chapter as your community for all of these benefits. When you are signing up or renewing your membership, make sure you scroll down and check the box for the Florida chapter! It will not be checked by default even if you are already a member. By checking that box, you become a member of our chapter when you sign up or renew your membership. We hope to speak with you at one of our meetings!
We are looking for people with personal stories and experience with inclusive communication to join our upcoming panel on the evening of Thursday, January 21: Writing for Everyone: Inclusive Technical Communication. Please click here to volunteer by Monday, January 11, if you are interested in sharing your knowledge and perspective.
Julia Southwick and Bethany Aguad will be working with volunteer presenters to craft a series of presentations that will highlight different facets of inclusive technical communication to show our members new perspectives and give them the tools to improve their communication. Following this call for volunteers, they will follow up to schedule time to develop the presentations.
If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and perspective on the evening of January 21, 2021, please let us know by filling out the form. Panelists will need a webcam and microphone to join our call through Zoom. The networking time begins at 6:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, and presentations will begin at 7:00. We would plan to wrap up around 8:30.
Our own John Clement is now the STC CAC Student Outreach Director, so he is expanding his presence beyond the Central Florida region where he is a UCF FTC officer and Florida STC student member.
Last week John helped run a meeting with about 20 attendees, most of them involved in student STC chapters at various universities across the land. The meeting was also attended by tech comm faculty from Michigan Tech, Texas Tech, and George Mason University.
John did a great job of getting everyone involved and describing what our FTC group does.
Thank you, John. You make us look good.