Spectrum 2018: Hack Into Your Flow

 
 

STC Rochester is proud to partner with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to bring you Spectrum 2018.

March 25-27, 2018

We’re excited to announce our keynote speaker, Judith Glick-Smith, Ph.D. 

Spectrum 2018, STC Rochester’s 59th annual regional technical communication conference, begins Sunday, March 25, 2018 with Leadership Day, followed by a reception for speakers and attendees, and possibly karaoke. Monday, March 26, 2018 brings unique presentations, demonstrations of exciting new technologies and services, progression sessions, and lightning talks. On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, we will be offering workshops.

This year’s theme is Hack Into Your Flow.

Firefighters know what it means when they arrive on the scene of a house fire and find a frantic woman in the driveway: There is a child inside. They immediately enter “the zone” (also known as “the flow”) because they know what to do based on their training and experience. This year’s Keynote Speaker, author and technical communication consultant, Judith L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D., will share her insights from her 10-year research on flow-based decision making and leadership in the fire service. When you’re in the zone, you lose your sense of time, increase productivity, and achieve better outcomes. Work even becomes fun!
How do you Hack Into Your Flow? What gets you in the zone? What techniques can help us generate innovative and complex communication more efficiently? What applications best manage our content and keep us focused? What emerging tools or methods can help tech comm pros be more effective? How can we improve our soft skills? What do we need to know now that will help us advance our careers? What’s the secret to leading fulfilling professional lives?

Call for Proposals

We are looking for speakers who can help us answer these questions and more: Please share your knowledge, research, work experiences, technical expertise, and, most importantly, willingness to teach others. We invite you to submit proposals using the official 2018 Spectrum proposal submission form.

Formats include:

Presentation (45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions)

Progression (15 minute*3)

Panel

Lightning Talk (5 minute)

Workshop (Tuesday, 1/2 or full day)

Anyone with experience in the latest communication techniques, technologies, approaches, solutions, leadership training, and soft-skill development is invited to submit. You do not need to be an STC member to submit a proposal. We welcome first-time and returning presenters. Presenters are eligible for a conference registration discount.

Come to Spectrum 2018 to discuss these questions and more. Learn from amazing speakers. Network with techcomm leaders locally and internationally. Discover new tips and techniques.  Learn tips and techniques you can start using today.

We are the preeminent regional technical communication conference. Enjoy the same quality speakers who present at international conferences. Meet these same speakers and have in-depth conversations with fellow techcomm practitioners and thought leaders.

Attendees include technical writers, editors, managers, illustrators, content strategists, instructional and usability designers, researchers, students, and career transitioners.

DO NOT MISS SPECTRUM 2018!

The Call for Proposals will close in December. Submit your proposal today!

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