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June 2021

Annual End-of-Year Celebration & Awards Ceremony

June 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Please join us for our annual end-of-the-year celebration on June 25 at 7:00pm EDT, where we will be honoring our achievements in 2020-2021! STC Florida members will join together to network with peers and acknowledge each other’s work in the chapter. Attendance is free for all members and nonmembers. We would be honored if you would RSVP now to celebrate with us! Once you RSVP, you will receive an email with details for the Zoom call. Chapter Elections We encourage…

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July 2021

STC Florida Leadership Retreat 2021

July 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Please join us at this year’s STC Florida Leadership Retreat which will be held on Zoom on July 24 from 1:00-5:00pm.

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August 2021

How to Make a Great Presentation: August 2021 Chapter Meeting

August 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free – $12

At some point in our career, each of us will be called on to give a presentation. Where do you start with your design? How do you avoid the pitfalls that lead to a presentation that doesn’t engage your audience?  Join us on August 19 from 6:30-8:30pm for this presentation from Julia Southwick and John Clement to cover what makes a good presentation, what mistakes to avoid, and resources for how to make a presentation that pops. The presentation will…

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September 2021

Problem Solvers Panel on September 23rd

September 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free – $12

Let’s face it, being a professional communicator has challenges. Do any of these sound familiar to you? An engineer already has word processing software on their computer and thinks that they could do your job easily if only there was time. Finance tells you you’re not revenue-producing, so you’re a luxury tax on the business. Management thinks the technical staff should get honored for your latest contract or project win despite the fact it was only submitted on time because you made…

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October 2021

Lessons from New Tech Comm Professionals on October 21

October 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free – $12.00

New professionals in technical communication face new challenges and new opportunities, especially with the evolving workforce in recent years. Join us for our October chapter meeting on October 21 6:30-8:30pm, as we are joined by some of our former student members who have recently embarked on their careers. They will be sharing their experiences as new professionals in technical communication and answer questions from you.  Join us for this panel with moderator Jessica Nealon as she leads us through Q&A…

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November 2021

November Open Forum – STC Florida Chapter Meeting

November 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
$6 – $12

Location: Online through Zoom  Bring your technical communication questions and experiences to our November meeting! This month, we are holding a discussion on what questions and advice our tech comm community can provide. Join us at the Florida Chapter’s November meeting to bring up your questions and give (and get) advice! Have interest in the life of being a technical communicator? We are looking forward to seeing you soon! Agenda Networking: 6:30-7:00pm Open discussion: 7:00-8:25pm Closing: 8:25-8:30pm Meeting Payment Details…

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December 2021

2021 Holiday Networking Social

December 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Free

Register now for the Florida Chapter STC's holiday party. Wear your craziest holiday outfit or accessory (antlers, anyone?) and join us to celebrate! This is also the final chapter meeting of the year and we have much to celebrate.   Avoid the crowds and join us Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 7:00—8:30 for some nerdy holiday fun! Bring your drink of choice whether it’s hot chocolate, eggnog, or something a little stronger, and relax while catching up with your Florida…

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January 2022

WORKSHOP: AGILE, SCRUM, AND KANBAN FEATURING SARAH BACA

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm EST

About the Meeting In this interactive workshop, we will learn a bit about Agile, Scrum, and Kanban. We will discuss how to use these frameworks to improve our interactions with our team mates and the work we do. Sarah Baca graduated from UCF with her degree in Technical Communication in 2011. Thanks to mentorship and the wonderful people she met in Orlando STC, she has worked as a technical writer, a scrum master, an agile coach, and now serves as…

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February 2022

STC-FTC Joint Meeting: Where are They Now? ft. Past FTC Leaders

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Free

You’re invited to join us on February 25th for our annual STC/FTC meeting. The event’s topic will be Where are They Now?. Two decades ago, FTC was established and many members have come and gone. To celebrate FTC's history, a panel of past FTC leaders will be sharing their experiences and answering questions about their career paths. This event will be held fully online over Zoom and is open to everyone. Yes, everyone. Current member? Graduated? Ambiguously-in-between? Absolutely! Bring your technical…

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March 2022

Blockchain for Technical Communicators: Q&A with Barrie Byron on March 24

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Zoom
Free – $12.00

Blockchain for Technical Communicators: Q&A with Barrie Byron on March 24 You have heard about the blockchain and cryptocurrency, but what does this technology mean for technical communicators? Please join us on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 6:30pm EDT for a special presentation about blockchain, cryptocurrency, and what we should know as technical communicators. We are delighted to welcome our presenter Barrie Byron, an STC Associate Fellow and past President of the STC Palm Beaches chapter, with a long history…

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April 2022

April Networking Social

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Join us for a free networking social as we get together to talk STC Florida, technical communication, and networking! Whether you are a chapter member or just interested in getting to know more, we invited you to use the link below to join us on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 pm on Zoom. This networking social will be facilitated by Bethany Aguad and Julia Southwick. Zoom Details https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87149944626?pwd=ZEQyVWxlZTYvSFZ0dFJwRGxtQkt4dz09 Meeting ID: 871 4994 4626 Passcode: 872040 One tap mobile +13017158592,,87149944626#,,,,*872040# US…

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Annual Employment Panel – STC Florida Chapter Meeting

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free – $12.00

Join the Florida Chapter of STC on April 21 at 6:30 pm as we welcome a panel of hiring managers, recruiters, and professionals who interact with Technical Communicators on a daily basis. You can read our panelists' bios below. Agenda 6:15 pm – New Member Orientation 6:30 pm – Networking Online 7:00 pm – Panel Begins Come talk to a panel of experts about working in the technical communication field. Everyone is welcome! Ask questions from the experts on: InterviewingResumesCareer…

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