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February 2017

Beyond Bullet Points: How NOT to Kill your Presentation with your Slides

February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Just in time for conference season, our February program is on making presentations! Given our unpredictable weather in New York, and the location of our speaker,  we've made this one a webinar.  And because we know how busy everyone is, we will present it at noon to coincide with most people's lunch hours. If you are in Syracuse, there will be a viewing party at Welch-Allyn, choose that ticket for more information. Description: Most presentation slides are deadly, if not fatal, for…

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March 2017

Spectrum 2017: Optimizing Your Role in an Evolving Profession

March 26, 2017 - March 28, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology, CIMS Building, 111 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, 14623
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Spectrum 2017, STC Rochester’s 58th annual regional technical communication conference, begins Sunday, March 26, 2017 with Leadership Day, followed by a reception for speakers and attendees. Monday, March 27, 2017 brings unique presentations, demonstrations of exciting new technologies and services, progression sessions, and lightning talks. On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, we will be offering workshops. This year’s theme is Optimizing Your Role in an Evolving Profession. To quote Bob Dylan, “the times they are a’ changin!” Our workplaces and roles are changing…

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April 2017

Writing with Localization in Mind with Dr. Armelle Fée

April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barnes & Noble – Pittsford, 3349 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618 United States
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Join us for our April chapter meeting with Dr. Armelle Fée, the Globalization Manager at Lenel Systems International, as she helps us understand how to write our documents for better localization.  Writing with Localization in Mind In this session, we will explore many items a technical communicator needs to take into consideration when writing documents so that whatever they write can easily be localized. Writing with localization in mind will save their company time, money, and issues with customers because that piece will…

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May 2017

Summit 2017 Takeaways

May 31, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Simply Crepes, 101 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424 United States
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Join us May 31 for our next chapter meeting! This meeting is focused on the international annual STC conference, Summit, which took place May 7-10. Come to this fun meeting to hear the latest from the technical communication industry, experience some of the sessions, take home a little swag, and learn from those who attended Summit. There will be time to network before and after dinner and the presentations. The food there is scrumptious, the service is friendly and attentive,…

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September 2017

STC Kickoff at Saha Med Grill and The Great Escape Room

September 23, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saha Med Grill and The Great Escape Room, 1290 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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We are kicking off the 2017-2018 STC Rochester year with a wonderfully amusing two-part event on September 23 that you won’t want to miss! First, enjoy lunch, chat, and network at the Saha Med Grill. Dine on delicious Mediterranean food, including pita wraps, salads, and a vegan option is available (sahamedgrill.com). Then, the real fun starts! Locked in a room with your colleagues and friends, you will search for clues and put your gray matter to use to plot your…

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