STC Summit 2023

March 15, 2023

The 2023 Summit takes place 14-17 May at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.

Join STC and find your people in person again!

The STC Summit makes technical communication come to life like no other event. Every year, technical communicators gather together to:

  • Attend educational sessions on numerous topics with a variety of formats and experience levels. Hear from industry experts, well-known authors, and inspiring new voices to upgrade your skill sets and bring best practices back to your workplace.
  • Meet like-minded colleagues and partners from numerous companies, including those prepared to unveil and demonstrate new and exciting products, services, and technology to the world of technical communication.
  • Explore the host city and attend fun social events planned with the local chapter members.

Inside Paligo: achieving enterprise-grade structured authoring in a familiar SaaS UI

Companies seek to make their documentation more efficient through single-sourcing and reuse.

But many single-sourcing projects fail due to the steep learning curves and costs of implementation of traditional systems. So cloud-based solutions like Paligo aim to enable greater collaboration and efficiency. Using modern web technology reduces the costs of implementation, to increase usability and thereby user acceptance.

A true cloud-based authoring and publishing platform to reuse and single-source documentation with a clear focus on usability and user acceptance can improve the chance of realizing the return of investment and actually achieving the increase in efficiency. Why not learn all about it here at STC?

How to Cross the Street Into Tech Comm

Monday May 15th

Em Turner always wanted to work with words for a living, and after getting their start in technical writing has since become a technical editor. Jo Lam had never even heard of “technical communication” until her third career change and has become an information architect. Two professionals with drastically different backgrounds met in this industry and devoted their efforts towards building crosswalks for future generations of technical communicators. Join Em and Jo in a discussion about finding techcomm-related interchangeable skills in yourself or in prospective employees, how to make the switch while working in other roles, and how to chart a career path in the industry.

How to NOT approach structured authoring

Wednesday May 17th

A small step into structured authoring can seem like the largest leap when you’re coming from an unstructured content environment, and that can look like a canyon when it comes to an entire team of writers. There is learning to be done, content to rework, tools to consider, and that rickety-looking rope bridge to the other side does not look appealing. Keith Schengili-Roberts(DITA Writer) and Jo Lam (Enable Information) come from two drastically different perspectives and experiences to look at how to cross that bridge without wearing out the rope, and explore how to build a more solid bridge from unstructured to structured authoring.