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Rochester is a unique city. Here we have access to and support a wide variety of enviable attributes for a city of our size – from large, multi-national corporations to a staggering number of entrepreneur-owned businesses, as well as fantastic restaurants, arts, and concert venues.
The businesses in Rochester support a high volume of skilled jobs in the field of technical communication. Because of that and the dedication of our chapter’s membership, the Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) is one of the strongest and longest-standing chapters in the country and has been recognized as STC Community of the Year in 2013 and 2016. One reason for our longevity is that we bring an international-level quality conference, Spectrum, to our community every year.
Attending the STC Summit, our organization’s international annual conference, isn’t always a feasible option. In light of that, our Rochester STC chapter is committed to bringing the same quality of programs and resources to you right here. We are particularly proud that so many of the speakers who come to Spectrum to provide practical, actionable, real-world-experience presentations and workshops are the same speakers who you’ll find on the national conference program. Anyone who is ready to step outside the status quo and look for new opportunities should not miss Spectrum this year.
The power of a handshake and a shared story remain powerful forms of communication and connection. It has longevity. It carries the weight of inspiring action. Our companies rely on us as employees to act – not sit idly by as life happens around us. We can influence change. We can bring information back to our companies. We need to do this – for our own development and to support our company’s vision. We need to remain relevant and show our value. That requires ideas, action, and influence. Come and learn how to make a difference with others who have done just that.
Spectrum 2017, our 58th conference, will be held March 26-28, 2017 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Spectrum 2018, our 59th conference, will be held March 25-27, 2018 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Leadership Program (1/2 day, afternoon) and pre-conference speakers reception
Monday, March 27, 2017 Spectrum 2017 (full day)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Post-conference Workshops (full day or 1/2 day, morning and/or afternoon)
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I enjoyed reconnecting with so many former colleagues. The topics and conference were worthwhile, the presenters were great, and the camaraderie was fantastic! - Sandy Glanton, Former STC Member and current small business owner of Projects Accomplished!
The topics at Spectrum 2015 were very applicable to my work and will help in furthering my career. I can't wait to put the things I learned into practice!
- Denise May, Marketing Coordinator, Erdman Anthony
Elaine Shepardson Lanni
Well organized to the last detail, Spectrum 2015 exceeded my expectations! Captivating speakers, appealing venue and plenty of networking opportunities. Thank you STC Rochester for a fun and worthwhile conference. - Elaine Shepardson Lanni
This conference was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Leadership day offered a lot of great information we could all use, regardless of whether we are a current leader. The conference day (Monday) may have looked like a long day on the schedule, but it was jam-packed with so many great sessions, plus opportunities to relax, breathe, and have fun, that the day went by in a flash! Spectrum is truly well-organized and well-executed. I highly recommend the Spectrum conference to re-charge your career and STC spirit. - Tricia Spayer, STC Associate Fellow (Cleveland, OH)
Attending Spectrum is an amazing learning experience! It exposes me to new ideas and trends and the people are so welcoming! Great event! - Hannah Morgan, CareerSherpa.net
Spectrum is a fantastic example of a well-organized and terrific regional conference! - Li-At Rathbun President, STC Santa Barbara chapter Co-Manager, STC Technical Editing SIG
Michael Van der Gaag
This year's Spectrum was my first. I found it both enjoyable and informative. Speakers were excellent. Events were well organized and the venue's were great. Volunteers running the event and attendees were gracious and helpful. I hope to develop long-lasting relationships with many of them. - Michael Van der Gaag, Speaker Consultant: Beyond the Interface
I had a great time at Spectrum 2016! There were a wide variety of topics and learning experiences, whether you are an experienced professional or just getting started. It's also a great networking event where I am fortunate to have made life-long professional connections and friendships. I encourage anyone in the technical communications industry to attend next year. What you get out of the conference is well worth the investment. - Jan Peartree, Technical Communications Manager, Novatek Communications, Inc.
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