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April 2022

Annual Employment Panel – STC Florida Chapter Meeting

April 21, 2022 @ 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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June 2022

Tech Comm and Mental Health: Caring for Yourself and Your Documentation

June 2, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Millions of Americans live with a mental illness. Each May, the National Institute on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides information to the public and advocates for policies that care for those experiencing mental illness. We are pleased to announce that we will be joining in recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month with our May 26 presentation, Tech Comm and Mental Health: Caring for Yourself and Your Documentation. Bethany Aguad and Nick Ducharme will be sharing best practices to care…

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Annual End-of-Year Celebration & Awards Ceremony

June 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free

Please join us for our annual end-of-the-year celebration on June 30 at 7:00pm EDT, where we will be honoring our achievements in 2021-2022! 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 all STC Florida…

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July 2022

STC Florida 2022 Leadership Retreat

July 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Please join us at this year’s STC Florida Leadership Retreat which will be held on Zoom on July 23 from 12:00-4:00pm. All members are welcome to register to join us as we reflect on what we have learned this past year and plan for the future. At this free event, we welcome anyone who is looking to take an active role in the chapter for the coming year and develop leadership skills! At the annual summer Leadership Retreat, the STC…

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August 2022

STC Summit Recap Meeting

August 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
$15.00

We’re excited for the upcoming chapter year and hope to see you on August 18 at 6:30pm EST for networking with the program on the STC Summit Recap presented by UCF’s FTC students and recent grads starting at 7:00pm EST! If you were not able to attend this year's STC Summit, join us for a sampler of some of the presentations covered provided by Summit attendees from our chapter. For years, the Florida chapter hosted a traditional Washlines event to convey information on…

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September 2022

Tech Comm Tools

September 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

The STC Florida chapter will be hosting a tech comm tools meeting on September 22 at 6:30pm EST. We know a lot of our chapter members use a variety of tools every day and have picked up a variety of useful shortcuts and best practices. We are thrilled to welcome the panelists below who are giving short presentations on tips and tricks for a software application you might use at work. Bethany Aguad - SnagitAmanda Patterson - Adobe InDesignAlex Garcia…

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October 2022

Building Workplace Respect and Solving Conflict

October 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
$15

Join the STC Florida chapter on October 20 at 6:30 pm EST as we are joined by panelists who will share their knowledge and experience on how to build respect as technical communicators in the workplace and how to resolve the inevitable conflicts that occur.  As technical communicators, we know our work is valuable! The Technical Communication Body of Knowledge explains our value is twofold: They make information more usable and accessible to those who need that information, and they…

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November 2022

How to Be a Mentor Presentation and Q&A

November 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Please consider serving as a mentor to a UCF student or recent graduate in the STC Florida chapter’s 2022-2023 mentoring program. Having been on both sides, I can attest that mentoring offers meaningful benefits to both mentor and the mentee in terms of both professional growth and personal satisfaction.  If you have not mentored before but are interested in giving your time and experience to help a student enter our profession, we want you and we need you! Please join…

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Introverted Leadership Panel

November 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
$5 – $15

The STC Florida chapter will be hosting an introverted leadership panel on November 17 at 6:30pm EST. During this panel, our panelists will share how being introverted impacted their leadership, how they lead, the intersection between tech comm and introversion, how they lead introverted leaders, and more. We are thrilled to welcome several well-known introverted leaders and advocates for introverted leadership as our panelists. Ben WoelkLori MeyerNick DucharmeSarah FeldmanTodd Deluca Loading…

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December 2022

2022 Holiday Networking Social

December 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

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 15 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 chapter friends. This…

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January 2023

Problem Solvers Panel 2023

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
$15

Join us on January 19 at 6:30 pm EST for our Problem Solvers panel. 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…

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MadCap Flare: A Quick Tour and Advanced Tips & Tricks

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
$5

Join us on January 26 at 6:30 pm EST to learn MadCap Flare tips and tricks with Scott Deloach. Scott is the author of MadCap Flare: The Definitive Guide, and he manages the MAD for Flare certification program. He will be covering: Intro topics for new users/students- What is Flare, who uses it, and why- Cool features (snippets, variables, conditions, microcontent)- Best-in-class examplesIntermediate/advanced topics for current users- Best practices- Tips and tricks- Automating and customizing FlareLearning more “From importing and…

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