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STC Alliance Competition

Competition News: 12 October 2022

Deadline: has passed

The 2022—2023 STC Alliance Competition deadline has passed. The competition judging is underway and will end at the Judges Consensus Meeting on Saturday, 10 November 2022.

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Information about how to participate in the 2022—2023 competition is provided in our Competition website.

Annual Conference Early Bird Registration is Open!

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Register at discounted prices and join us for the 70th Annual Conference: STC Technical Communication Summit 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Georgia.
Date: 14-17 May 2023.
First Advantage Registration for the Summit is now open from 1 – 31 Oct. 2022. Registration rates will go up on 1 Nov. 22 so register now to take advantage of the early rates.

Are you looking for a job, furloughed, or unemployed? Are you currently an STC member who is a resident of an Emerging Nation? Please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required to request reduced registration pricing.

Preconference Workshops

Half- and full-day preconference workshops will be held Sunday, 14 May 2023.

Summit Education Classes

The Summit education sessions will take place Monday—Wednesday, 15—17 May 2023. Attendance at the 2023 Summit provides 8 CEUs toward CPTC currency. CEUs apply only to those who are certified and cannot be counted retroactively.

Not yet CPTC certified? Learn about the three levels of certification programs at Become a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC).

STC's 2023 Membership Season is Open Till 31 December 2022

Join or Renew your STC membership today to continue receiving exclusive benefits such as the member rate for the 2023 Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA (STC's annual conference and exposition).

Please Note: Your dues may be tax deductible. For information, see https://www.stc.org/membership/membership-faqs/

All STC memberships operate on a calendar year cycle and expire on 31 December. For new memberships or memberships that have lapsed more than one year, there is a $15 enrollment fee.

We encourage you to add the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter as your home chapter or add it in addition to other chapters and SIGs you may join.

Why should you join STC and the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter? The Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter offers many opportunities to network with others in your field in the Washington, DC metropolitan area such as (when in-person gatherings are available) First Friday Lunches, Happy Hours, and chapter events. You can explore your interests and expand your education and skills by attending virtual or in-person webinars, workshops, and TC Summer Camp. You are also invited to participate in chapter committees and our technical communication competition. See Why Should You Join the WDCB Chapter? for more reasons to join the chapter.

Membership Benefits

See the full list of technical communication education and training programs, career development, professional networking opportunities, and exclusive member benefits at https://www.stc.org/membership/benefits/.

How to Join

16 month membership rates for the price of 12!

See the following links for more information about STC and how to join:

You may join any number of STC chapters and SIGs at the followinig rates:

  • $25 per chapter (emerging nations: $10)
  • $10 per SIG (emerging nations: $5)

Adjusted Dues

If you join later in the year, STC membership rates are adjusted to accommodate for the smaller amount of time your calendar year membership will be active. For more information on the adjusted rate for membership, see Dues Schedule Policy.

Countries and Territories with Adjusted Dues

For members who are residents in emerging countries and territories, you are eligible for reduced membership rates in the Professional & Academic and Student categories. Any other category can be purchased at the standard rate. For more information on eligibility and rates, see the FAQ question &quot:Do I qualify as an Emerging Nation member?" for the lists of Countries and Territories with Adjusted Dues.

Retired Membership Dues

To qualify for retired membership, you must be 65 years of age or older, working 20 hours or less in the field, and be a consecutive member of STC for 10 years or more.

Chapter Updates

About Our Chapter

STC logo with vertical logotypeThe Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) 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 California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Australia, Canada, France, India, and Italy! The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation for those interested in the arts and science of technical communication. STC is a professional society of content strategists, writers, editors, and others who communicate technical content.

Join Us!

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.

You can explore your interests and expand your education and skills by attending virtual webinars, TC Summer Camp, and participating in chapter committees and the STC Alliance Competition. (Pre-pandemic activities included First Friday Lunches, InfoDecDC Meetups, Happy Hours, and a variety of chapter events. These will return when the pandemic is over.)

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 Membership Information

Partnerships & Sponsorships

The STC Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) 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 area, we want to hear from you! Add your name or company to our partners and sponsors for the year.

Learn how to support us as a Location Sponsor or a Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Copper Financial Sponsor!

STC Mission

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.

For answers to frequently asked questions, see our FAQ.

Last modified: 20 November 2022
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