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STC Alliance Competition

Competition News: 20 February 2021

Deadline: has passed

The 2020-2021 STC Alliance Competition deadline has passed. The competition judging is underway.

STC Alliance Competition with just chapter names -- no award levels

Information about the competition is provided in our Competition website.

Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to 28 February 2021

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Early Bird Registration 18 Dec 2020 – 28 Feb 2021

Register at discounted prices and join us for the Virtual STC Technical Communication Summit 2021 Conference and Expo. Date: 5-9 June 2021

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.

CPTC Continuing Education

Attendance at the 2021 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).

Seven Preconference Workshops

Half- and full-day preconference workshops will be held 5-6 June 2021.

Society Elections

Information about the STC Board Elections & Candidates. Voting opens at 10 AM EST (GMT-5) on 1 March and will close at 5 PM EST (GMT-5) on 15 March 2021. For information about this year's candidates, see the Election Slate.

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: February 25, 2021
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