About STC Rochester

Founded in 1958, the Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is based in upstate New York. Although most of our members live and work in the metropolitan Rochester area, we are geographically diverse, with members living in several surrounding counties. STC Rochester serves the needs of its members by:

  • Promoting professionalism and the exchange of information among its members
  • Providing educational opportunities for both members and non-members
  • Educating the community on the value of technical communication

Our membership includes writers, editors, graphic designers, business owners, managers of corporate publications departments, educators, and students. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, STC is the largest professional organization devoted to the advancement of the theory and practice of technical communication.

Our members provide a wide range of technical communications services within a variety of industries, such as computer hardware and software, photographic imaging, medicine and health care, telecommunications, community service, and education.

In April 2009, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our chapter’s technical communication conference, Spectrum, the longest running annual chapter conference in STC and annual gathering of communicators in the area.

STC Rochester has been recognized with the following international awards from the Society for Technical Communication:

2018 Platinum Community
2018 Pacesetter Award
2017 Platinum Community
2017 Pacesetter Award
2016 Platinum Community, Community of the Year
2015 Community of Excellence
2015 Pacesetter Award
2014 Community of Excellence
2013 Community of Distinction, Community of the Year
2012 Community of Excellence
2012 Pacesetter Award
2011 Community of Excellence
2011 Pacesetter Award

STC Rochester also won the 2010-11 Membership Renewal Challenge, with almost 80% of community members renewing.