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Welcome to the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter
The Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) serves members in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland) and the Baltimore metropolitan area (Baltimore, Eastern Shore, and Chesapeake Bay). We also have members who live in West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, California, Canada, and France! The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is a professional society of content strategists, writers, editors, and others who communicate technical content.
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Chapter Events and News
Technical Communication Competition
Competition News: 16 September 2015
The 2015-2016 STC WDCB Summit Competition for Technical Communication is now open!
- Entry deadline: Monday, 16 November 2015, 7 p.m. Eastern Time
- Judge Applications are being accepted through 2 December 2015.
- Schedules for Entrants and Judges
- Download the Summit Competition Announcement flyer (.pdf) to post at work or hand out to friends and co-workers.
Become a Sponsor
You can be a competition sponsor by donating to help pay for meeting location space, awards celebration expenses, help a student attend the awards celebration, defray the cost to send a BOS entry to the STC international competition, and so on. Read about our Partnership and Sponsorship program. Donate to the competition using PayPal—click the PayPal Donate button.
Chapter Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Openings Updated: 2015-09-23
- Call for Proposals for the 63rd Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit 2016: Proposals are due at 5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) Monday, 21 September 2015. All proposals must be submitted through STC's online submission system.
- STC's 62nd Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit Playback, an online collection of the conference’s content, with audio and PowerPoint synched together.
- Session Materials from STC's 61st Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit 2014
- Session Materials from STC's 60th Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit 2013
- STC's Previous Annual Conferences Session Materials
- Annual Conference Dates
WDCB Jobs Board [check daily or subscribe to the local RSS feeds]
Why should you join STC and the WDCB Chapter? The WDCB chapter offers opportunities to network with others in your field, to explore your interests, and to expand your education and skills.
STC has the resources you need to help you do your job better and move your career forward. Through education with STC, you can become a Certified Professional Technical Communicator™ (CPTC).
STC's News Feed
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- STC Associate Fellow application due date extended to 5 October; Fellow applications due 1 Oct - 24 Sep 2015
- Summit Call for Proposals Deadline Extended to 5 October - 23 Sep 2015
- From the Editor - 22 Sep 2015
- 2016 Gold Value Package Member Rate Reduced - 22 Sep 2015
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Partnerships & Sponsorships
The STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter is always seeking sponsors for our monthly meetings. If you're interested in promoting your business or organization while supporting the tech comm (#techcomm) community in the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) area, we want to hear from you!
Partner with us
- Wish List for donations
- How to Donate Equipment or Services to the Chapter
- Past Chapter Partnerships & Sponsorships
The Society for Technical Communication advances technical communication as the discipline of transforming complex information into usable content for products, processes, and services. STC serves its members by identifying and promoting best practices in the field and by demonstrating the economic value delivered by technical communicators. By providing lifelong learning opportunities, we help our members develop their skills and competencies so that they may advance in a variety of career paths.
Missing the old site…?
Not to worry…all is not lost. As a matter of fact, nothing is lost. In rolling us over to a new website, we have opted to move some stuff but save other stuff on the old site, intact, so we can still refer to it. Full of good information, we don't want to lose anything. Go to the Archives index.
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