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The 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.
- Events and News
- New chapter year
- Chapter Volunteers Needed
Current Chapter Volunteer Openings Updated: 2018-09-19
- Job Listings
WDCB Jobs Board [check the job listings daily or subscribe to the local RSS feeds]
- WDCB Technical Communication Competition
Competition News: 10 September 2018
Please consider participating this year in the chapter's Technical Communication Competition.
Deadline: Saturday, 10 November 2018, 7 p.m. Eastern Time
The 2018-2019 STC WDCB Technical Communication Competition is now Open!
Read about the entry requirements and download entry forms at the WDCB Technical Communication Competition website.
Call for Summit Proposals is Open
The Call for Proposals for the 66th Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit 2019 is open. Proposals are due Thursday, 4 October at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4).All proposals must be submitted through STC's online submission system using the 2019 Proposal Submission Form. STC's 66th Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit 2019 will be held 5-8 May 2019 in Denver, Colorado.
STC's 2019 Membership Season is Open
STC membership is based on a calendar year. All memberships expire on 31 December. Individuals joining STC for the first time (or former members whose membership has lapsed more than one year) pay Society dues, a $15.00 enrollment fee, and chapter and SIG fees (if applicable). Because the full range of STC products and services is available to members immediately upon joining or renewing, STC dues are nonrefundable.
Note: Your dues may be tax deductible. For information, see https://www.stc.org/deduct-your-dues/
Join or Renew your STC membership today to continue receiving exclusive benefits such as the member rate for the 2019 Summit in Denver, Colorado (STC's annual conference and exposition).
You are invited to renew early! In continued celebration of our 65th anniversary, renew now and enjoy special Professional & Academic, New Professional, and Student membership rates! This is a limited time offer, so don’t delay!
In addition, some of the new benefits available to 2019 members include the new Health and Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) and a new Sustaining Membership category.
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.
See the following links for more information about STC and how to join:
- Membership dues: STC's 2019 membership season is now open!
- Chart of membership levels and dues at STC Membership Levels and Benefits.
- Adjusted dues for Emerging Nations: Countries and Territories with Adjusted Dues
- Adjusted dues for Retired Membership. Note: Retired membership renewals must be completed by paper form, or by contacting the STC office at 703-522-4114. Online renewals for retired members is not available. 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.
- Corporate Value Program (CVP) membership: The CVP enables organizations to purchase a package of individual memberships for an entire team, at a discounted rate.
- New membership category for 2019: Sustaining Membership for those who wish to pledge their support to the Society for Technical Communication by making a 15-year membership commitment.
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).
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 Gold, Silver, or Bronze Financial Sponsor!
- Call for Proposals for the 66th Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit 2019: Proposals are due Thursday, 4 October at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4). All proposals must be submitted through STC's online submission system.
- STC's 66th Annual Conference: Technical Communication Summit 2019, 5-8 May 2019
in Denver, Colorado
- STC's Previous Annual Conferences Session Materials
- Annual Conference Dates
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 FAQs.