Annual Conference 2016

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Plan now to attend the STC Technical Summit (Annual Conference and Expo for technical communicators). Here's the who-what-when-where-why and how of this year's event, links for more information, and a list of future conference sites.

This Year's Conference

Sunday, 15 May through Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California

Conference Headquarters: Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: +1-714-750-8000
Fax: +1-714-750-9100
Travel Information
The hotel does not provide shuttle service from the airports:

John Wayne Airport-Orange County (SNA)
14.1 miles NW
Estimated taxi fare: 45 USD (one way)
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
18.2 miles E
Estimated taxi fare: 70 USD (one way)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
35 miles SE
Estimated taxi fare: 120 USD (one way)

Bus stations, Subway stations, and train stations are closer.

Anaheim Marriott Hotel at night

Overview: . Scroll to the bottom for check-in, checkout, parking, internet access, pet policy, smoke-free policy, services and amenities

63rd STC Annual Conference

  • Detailed Mobile Phone Help Guides
  • Keynote Speaker: David Rose
  • Over 80 technical sessions covering topics such as education and training, online documentation, usability, Internet, World Wide Web, SGML, multimedia communication, management, professional development, theory and research, tools and technology, writing and editing
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Society annual business meeting
  • Exposition (vendors of technical communication products and services, STC booths, display of STC Technical Communication Competition winners, vendor showcase sessions, and more).
  • Preconference seminars and workshops
  • Tours of area sites of technical and general interest
  • Parties that only technical communicators would want to attend!

Planning and Budgeting Information


The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend This Year's STC Annual Conference

10. You'll get lots of exercise touring the hotel and walking to and from Conference sessions.

9. You can easily complain to next year's Annual Conference committee about everything you don't like about this year's conference.

8. You will finally have a reason to hand out your business cards.

7. Where else are you going to meet the people on the TECHWR-L mailing list?

6. You'll develop professionally and expand your network of contacts.

5. Two words: tote bag!

4. Winners of the STC International Summit Awards Competition are on display

3. Exposition Hall and Vendor showcase sessions of the hottest tools

2. Singing and beer!

1. Sightseeing & Tours:


Explore Anaheim's arts and culture, nightlife, shopping, sports and recreation, and more—information prepared by Visit Anaheim #visitanaheim

  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Baseball Game
  • The Orange County host chapter has reserved a block of game tickets for the matchup between Major League Baseball cross-town rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Reserve your game tickets when registering for the 2016 Summit.

Family Attractions

  • Discounted Disneyland tickets!
  • Knott's Berry Farm® Theme Park
  • LEGOLAND® California
  • Universal Studios® Hollywood!
  • Going to the beach
  • Watching the sun set in the West over the ocean
  • Whale watching

Good Eats

Conference Accessibility Notes

  • The Anaheim Marriott offers a limited number of accessible rooms. You should make your reservations as early as possible. If you need one of these rooms, call the Marriott directly at +1 714-750-8000 and ask for the onsite reservations manager or the front desk manager. Be sure to tell them you are coming for STC's Summit.
  • Hotel Accessibility Amenities
Last modified: 26 March 2023
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