Spectrum Conference

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Join us for our Diamond Anniversary!

Spectrum 2019


2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the annual Spectrum Conference! Please join the Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) March 24-26 as we celebrate this diamond anniversary.

Theme: Remember Yesterday. Celebrate Today. Plan for Tomorrow.

We’ll be taking a brief trip through 60 years of Technical Communication, appreciating what we’ve learned along the way, and sharing best practices to prepare for the future. To help inspire continuous development, keynote speaker, author Toni Ressaire, will share her path from docs to bots and might influence a possible turn in your career path too.

Keynote speaker Toni Ressaire

Toni Ressaire is a founding member of the Information 4.0 Consortium and Tech Writers Without Borders and President of Info4Design, which helps companies become more efficient and effective through automation while matching the context of each customer. Toni started out as a broadcast journalist, founded a lifestyles magazine, and published books before shifting to technical writing. Now, she’s learning about artificial intelligence, designing chatbots, and virtual assistants.

Your Spectrum registration includes:

  • A full day of learning and networking on Monday, March 25, with presentations, progression sessions, demos, and Lightning Talks by industry experts.
  • Continental breakfast, awards luncheon, and afternoon refreshments.
  • Post-conference after party on Monday evening, March 25. (Location TBA)
  • Opportunity to participate in a giveaway for several exciting prizes.

You have the option to attend the following events for an additional fee:

  • A half-day Leadership Program on Sunday afternoon, March 24, which provides an afternoon focused on leadership challenges and best practices, with presentations by seasoned leaders. (Included in combo ticket.)
  • A networking dinner/reception on Sunday, March 24, to mingle with conference presenters, chapter leaders, and attendees. (Included in combo ticket.) Place to be announced.
  • Your choice of several workshops on Tuesday, March 26.

All activities occur at the Rochester Institute of Technology, unless noted otherwise.