Spectrum 2011 schedule and session descriptions

Here is the schedule for Spectrum 2011, (April 1st) and the speaker roster. Register on Eventbrite at http://stcrochesterspectrum2011.eventbrite.com/.

You can also click on the following links to download and print the schedule, speaker roster, and descriptions of each session, with speaker biographies.

Conference schedule

Pre-conference Reception

The pre-conference reception will take place from 6-8 pm, Thursday, March 31st at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport at 175 Jefferson Road, adjoining the Rochester Institute of Technology campus.  Register on Eventbrite. (This event is not included in the conference registration.)

Main Conference

8:00 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration (vendor demos from 8:30 to 9:00 AM)
9:00 AM - 9:15 AMWelcome and opening remarks
9:15 AM - 10:45 AMKeynote session and activities
10:45 AM - 11:00 AMMorning break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMBreakout session 1
12:00 PM - 1:15 PMAwards luncheon and door prizes
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMBreakout session 2
2:15 - 3:15 PMBreakout session 3
3:15 PM - 3:45 PMAfternoon dessert/snack break and vendor demos
3:45 PM - 4:45 PMBreakout session 4
4:45 PM - 5:45 PMDITA short sessions
5:45 PM - 6:00 PMClosing and sponsor/vendor raffle
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMDITA social gathering/dialogue

Presentation roster

Management Methodologies

Room 2130
Workplace Skills

Room 2120
Professional Development

Room 2140
Tools and Technologies

Room 2150
Innovative Technical Products and Services

Room 2170
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMBernard Aschwanden

Metrics to Document the Cost of Documentation
Pamela Kostur

Treating Content as a Business Asset
Hannah Morgan

Using Social Media to Enhance Your Carer
Alan Houser

HTML5 - The Future of the World Wide Web
11:00 - 11:25
ThirtySix Software: Bryan Lynn

11:25 - 11:50
Vasont Systems:
Harry Porthouse
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMMarilyn Woelk

Planning Your Communications to Reach the Goal of ROI
Kristi Leach

Grassroots Documentation Testing
Judith Shenouda

12 Steps to Creating a Sucessful Work Life
Karl Heinz Kremer

PDF Collaboration (Adobe Acrobat)
Adobe Systems:
Bernard Aschwanden
2:15 PM - 3:15 PMAmy Friend and
John Lukes

Developing a Quality Management System for Your Technical Communications Department
Lisa Pietrangeli and
Bryan Lynn

Optimizing Translation reuse in Structured and Unstructured Environments
Donald Dinero

Training Within Industry - Fundamental Skills in Today's Workplace
Neil Perlin

Hey, Rocky - Watch Me Pull a CMS Out of My HAT
MadCap Software:
Paul Stoecklein
3:45 PM - 4:45 PMNeil Perlin

Single Sourcing to the Max - Controlling Content for Mobile and Other Devices
Barrie Byron and Ann Grove

A Virtual Success - Best Practices for Working Remotely
Rich Maggiani

The Art of Questioning
Alan Houser

Creating Software Simulations with Adobe Captivate
Nicky Bleiel
4:45 PM - 5:45 PMMollye Barrett, Tim Grantham, and Leigh White

DITA Short Sessions