Welcome to the STC WDCB Chapter

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STC Alliance Competition

Competition News: 7 March 2022

Deadline: Monday, 12 September 2022, 6 p.m. Eastern Time

The STC Alliance Competition is OPEN! Information about the 2022 competition is at https://sites.google.com/site/stcnychapter/STC-Alliance-Competition.

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

Information about how Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter members and interested contributors may participate in the 2022 competition is provided in our companion Competition website.

Society Elections

Information about the STC Board Elections & Candidates. Voting opens at 10 AM EST (GMT-5) on 7 March and will close at 5 PM EST (GMT-5) on 18 March 2022. You are eligible to vote if you paid your dues by 31 January of the election year. For information about this year's candidates, see the Election Slate.

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Register for the STC 2022 Summit and Be Entered to Win a Free Room Night at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare!

Register between now and 31 March, and you'll automatically be entered in a drawing for one night of your stay at the official conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, to be complimentary!

New membership accounts take 24 hours to be activated. Please consider this when you register for the Summit.

This year the Summit will be an in-person conference from Sunday, 15 May, through Wednesday, 18 May in Rosemont, Illinois (outside Chicago). STC's 2022 Summit will include 60+ education sessions, including 6 preconference workshops and 2 keynote speakers, featuring topics such as content design, CPTC certification, writing and editing, teamwork and collaboration, trustworthiness, the courageous career, and more!

You may also register now for PreConference Workshops and/or One-Day rates when you log on and register.

Attendance at the 2022 Summit provides 8 CEUs toward CPTC currency.

Summit Rates

STC members located in an emerging nation, or who are unemployed, contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for information about registration rates for the Summit. If you’re located in an emerging nation and not yet a member of STC please refer to the membership dues schedule page on STC’s website.

Use the interactive table at https://summit.stc.org/conference/registration-rates/ for the registration rates.

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: March 8, 2022
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