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STC Alliance Competition

Competition News: 29 November 2019

Deadline: Friday, 6 December 2019, 6 p.m. Eastern Time

You still have one week left. The deadline to deliver your entries for the 2019-2020 STC Alliance Competition is in 7 days!.

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Information about how to participate in the competition is provided on our Competition website.

Annual Conference Early Bird Registration is Open!

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Early Bird Registration
1 Nov 2019 – 31 Dec 2019
Register at discounted prices and join us for the STC 67th Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington. Date: 15-18 May 2020
This year's conference theme is "20/20 Career Vision" and is designed to help you at every stage of your career.

STC's 2020 Membership Season is Open Till 31 December 2019

Join or Renew your STC membership today to continue receiving exclusive benefits such as the member rate for the 2020 Summit in Bellevue, Washington (STC's annual conference and exposition).

Note: Your dues may be tax deductible. For information, see https://www.stc.org/deduct-your-dues/

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.

Table of STC membership rates for 2020

Membership Category 2020 Rate
Professional & Academic $225
New Professional $180
Student $75
Retired $145
Gold $395

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)

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 First Friday Lunches, InfoDecDC Meetups, Happy Hours, and chapter events. You can explore your interests and expand your education and skills by attending webinars, TC Summer Camp, and participating in chapter committees and our technical communication competition. See Why Should You Join the WDCB Chapter? for more reasons to join the chapter.

STC is Working to Bring More Value to Your Membership!

STC is excited to tell you that we have added the following new benefits for 2020 for increased value and a direct return on your professional investment:

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

About Our Chapter

STC logo with 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.

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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.

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

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2018 Student Membership flyer

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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: November 30, 2019
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