Welcome to the STC WDCB Chapter

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Calling All Volunteers

We have an urgent need for new volunteers to fill open positions on the chapter's Administrative Council. The volunteers who were filling these positions had to step away for the rest of the chapter year. Please see the list of Administrative Council openings and new committee manager openings at Current Chapter Volunteer Openings  Updated: 06 June 2024

Chapter Updates

Competition News: 5 June 2024

Deadline: has passed

The 2024 STC Alliance Competition Winners are announced!

See the table of 2024 STC Alliance Winners.

Header graphic for the 2024 STC Alliance Competition. The headers consists of the competition logo and the list of participating chapters. Chapters listed are: Atlanta, Chicago, New England, New York, Rochester, South/Central Texas, and Washington DC-Baltimore.

You're invited to join the local competition winners and judges with their manager, colleagues, and family at the STC Alliance Competition Awards Celebration, now being planned.

Along with the awards presentation, there will be an exhibition of the winning entries and networking. Watch our Events & News website for details about the awards celebration.

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.

Sponsor Us or Become a Partner

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!

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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.

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 inperson chapter events. The pandemic prevented these inperson events and we hope to return to them soon. We are looking for some event planners to help reactivate these events. See our Current Chapter Volunteer Openings) to volunteer.)

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

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.

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Last modified: 6 June 2024
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