Communicate the Future
Join David Caruso in this presentation as he discusses how change in the profession is truly the only constant we can expect!
Presentation Session Description:
Since the dawn of our profession, we have explained things that were not yet real. Technologies that existed in the minds of engineers, scientists, architects and visionaries had to be documented and described in detail for those who would use them and eventually repair them. In this session we will apply lessons of the past to the future, which I believe is full of opportunities for the explainers of complex things (read: us)!
David will use examples like autonomous vehicles and real-time biomonitoring to explore how major disruptions will make the technical communicator of tomorrow indispensable. We will look at domains which are in desperate need of our skills now (even if they don’t know it) in order for them to remain relevant. And we will talk about how to get ready for all change, because as we know from Heraclitus “Change is the only constant in life.”
David Caruso’s Biography:
David currently works as a Senior Health Communication Specialist for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). He has been instrumental in helping NIOSH improve their communication efforts to translate meaningful research into workplace interventions and improvements in health and safety.
David is an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication where he has been active in the local Pittsburgh Chapter and at the society level. This year he is the Conference Committee Chair which is responsible for the STC Summit happening in May 2018.
View more about the conference speaker line-up on the SCHED page
This year’s conference is held from Sunday, March 25 through Tuesday, March 27 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.