Spectrum Schedule

On the main conference day April 19, 2021, there will be four virtual presentation rooms. A Common Room will be open for the keynote and special events offered for everyone, and open for presentations at other times. For detailed information, see What to expect at Spectrum 2021, the Schedule, Spectrum 2021 Keynote, the Conference Session Descriptions, Workshop Descriptions, and Speaker Bios.

All times are Eastern daylight time.

Saturday April 17 Workshops begin

8:30 am to 11:30 am Morning workshops
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Afternoon workshops

Sunday April 18 Leadership Day

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion led by Wendy Ross, chair of STC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Panel

2:30 pm Networking break, discussion resumes through 4:00 pm

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm STC update and discussion with STC Board members and staff

Monday April 19 Keynote and Conference Presentations

8:00 am to 8:30 am Common Room Networking

8:30 am to 8:45 am Common Room Opening remarks, Ann Wiley, Lori Meyer

8:45 am to 9:45 am Common Room Keynote event, Alisa Bonsignore

9:45 am to 10:00 am Common Room Networking break

10:00 am to 10:50 am Presentations Session 1

11:00 am to 11:50 am Presentations Session 2

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Common Room 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm, Networking, bring your lunch; 12:20 pm to 12:40 pm, Technical talks by sponsors; 12:55 pm to 1:20 pm, Chapter Awards, Tech Pub Awards

1:30 pm to 2:20 pm Presentations Session 3

2:30 pm to 3:20 pm Presentations Session 4

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm Common Room Networking

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Common Room Lightning Talks

A Spectrum Lightning Talk is a five-minute talk on a key topic in the technical communication field, with 20 slides created by the presenter, advanced automatically every 15 seconds. The speaker not only presents a talk with a serious purpose in a short period of time, but must time each segment to coincide with a slide. Even when the slides advance too soon, speakers typically recover well and smooth over any gap. Delivering a Lightning Talk is an art!

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm Common Room Prize Giveaways

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Common Room Closing Remarks, Ann Wiley and Lori Meyer, followed by after-conference gathering

On-demand Presentations

On-demand presentations are available in the archive of presentations only and will not be presented on the program. The Rochester Chapter appreciates the generosity of speakers in providing additional content for Spectrum.