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Presentations
Updated: August 30th, 2017 10:10 AM (MT)

Listed By Chapter Year

The following presentations are listed in reverse chronological order for each chapter year (September through May). Summaries and handouts are linked when they are available.*

*NOTE: We always request speakers' presentations (or even an outline) to share here. Our speakers are generous with their time. However, while many speakers are willing to present to us, for various reasons they sometimes do not want to (or legally can't) provide their proprietary presentation on our website. If you really want to see a presentation, or you need the information, come to the meeting and/or ask the speaker personally if you can share it with your colleagues!

2017-2018

  • September 21, 2017: STC RMC Kickoff and September Networking

2016-2017

2015-2016

  • May 26, 2016: Annual Business Meeting and Year-End Celebration

  • April 20, 2016: Collaborating and Contributing in GitHub by Nicky Bleiel

  • March 23, 2016: Accessible Design for Technical Communicators, a webinar by Joe Welinske

  • March 18, 2016: Best Practices Creating Interactive Video Tutorials, a workshop by Bernard Aschwanden

  • March 17, 2016: Minimalism by Bernard Aschwanden Slide Share

  • February 18, 2016: Winter Networking with your Peers

  • January 21, 2016: The Whole Team Approach to Agile and User Assistance (PDF 728 KB) by Alyssa Fox

  • November 19, 2015: Networking

  • November 19, 2015: Responsive EPUB Webinar by Scott Prentice

  • October 20, 2015: Just-­in-­Time Documentation: Employing a Manufacturing Methodology to Create Living Documentation by Bri Hillmer

  • September 17, 2015: Peer Showcase and Networking by Dana Aubin, Michelle Despres (710 KB), Karen Horan, Joel Meier (600 KB), and Dave Wilks)

2014-2015

  • May 21, 2015: Oral Questioning Skills for Technical Communicators by Elizabeth (Bette) Frick

  • April 16, 2015: Speed Networking for Professionals

  • March 19, 2015: Networking with Your Peers (2 locations)

  • February 19, 2015: State of the Chapter meeting

  • January 15, 2015: Information Architecture webinar "Every Page is Page One" (the book) by Mark Baker

  • November 20, 2014: Acrolinx Webinar (Lunch and Learn) by Adam Taylor

  • October 16, 2014: Resume Critique Session

  • September 18, 2014: Networking with your Peers with BWA and DMELD

2013-2014

2012-2013

  • May 16, 2013: Strategies for Building Local Online Visibility (PPT 2.35 MB) by Monica Valdez

  • April 18, 2013: Alternate Career Paths for Technical Communicators by Jack Molisani

  • March 21, 2013: Networking with your peers

  • February 21, 2013: Marketing Bingo! by Bette (Elizabeth) Frick (a webinar)

  • January 30, 2013: Writing for Touch, Voice, and Gestures by Joe Welinske (a webinar)

  • January 17, 2013: Rescheduled for April 18, 2013 (see above)

  • November 15, 2012: Networking with your peers

  • October 18, 2012: An evening at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

  • September 20, 2012: Resume Magic by Tracy Laswell (PDF 714 KB)

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

  • May 20, 2010: No Metrics, No Quality...Know Metrics, Know Quality! (Annual Business Meeting)

  • April 15, 2010: Career Change: How to identify several meaningful, motivating career change options

  • March 18, 2010: Networking with Your Peers

  • February 18, 2010: What's Up eDoc? Webinar

  • January 21, 2010: Marketing Communication Inside and Outside the Company

  • November 19, 2009: Networking with Your Peers

  • October 15, 2009: Expert Panel: Tech Communicators' Changing Roles in Agile Environments (Presentation; Tips for Working on an Agile Team; Meeting Review)

  • September 17, 2009: The Secrets of Building Your Network (Meeting Review)

2008-2009

  • May 21, 2009: Breaking into E-Learning by William Horton (Annual Business Meeting)

  • April 16, 2009: Compete in the Resume Triathlon (Meeting Review)

  • March, 2009: Networking with Your Peers

  • February 19, 2009: Introduction to Blogging: A New Technical Communicator Role (Webinar or Networking Event) (Meeting Review)

  • January 15, 2009:  Project Manage Your Writing (Meeting Review) by Dr. Elizabeth "Bette" Frick

  • November, 2008: Networking with Your Peers

  • October 16, 2008: Staying Competitive in a Challenging Job Market (Meeting Review)

  • September 18, 2008: Going from Idea to Publication to Getting Your Fiction and Non-Fiction Published (Meeting Review)

2007-2008

  • June 19, 2008: Wikis, Blogs, and Podcasting - Today's Collaboration Tools (Annual Business Meeting)

  • May 2008: Networking with Your Peers

  • April 17, 2008: What's It Good For? Exploiting the Characteristics of Instructional Technologies and Strategies to Improve Instruction (Meeting Review)

  • March 20, 2008: Working on Virtual Teams - A Panel Discussion

  • February 21, 2008: A Whirlwind Tour of a UXD (User Experience Design) Methodology (Meeting Review)

  • January 17, 2008:  Multi-channel Publishing for SML Content (Meeting Review)

  • November, 2007: Networking with Your Peers (Meeting Review)

  • October 18, 2007: Trends and Technology for Technical Communicators - A Panel Discussion

  • September 27, 2007: CMS Solutions: Six Important How Tos

  • July 12, 2007: Special Meeting: A visit with Susan Burton, STC's Executive Director (Meeting Review)

2006-2007

2005-2006

  • April 20, 2006: Lessons Learned from website Usability Testing by Ginny Redish (PDF, 1.49 MB) Meeting Review

  • February 16, 2006: Making the Most of Project You by Bonnie Biafore (Presentation 214 KB) Meeting Review

  • January 19, 2006: Putting Personas to Work: Improving Your Scenarios, Reviews and Usability Testing with Personas by Whitney Quesenbery (PDF 902 KB) Meeting Review.

  • November 17, 2005: Ready, Fire, Aim! by Larry Marine (Presentation 2.91 MB) Meeting Review.

  • October 20, 2005: Writing for the Blogging World by Dave Taylor. Meeting Review.

  • September 8, 2005: How to Make a Six Figure Income as a Technical Communicator by Jack Molisani (PDF 166 KB) Meeting Review.

2004-2005

  • May 19, 2005: Performance Technology: Going Beyond Documentation & Training by Jane Smith (PDF [550 KB]) Meeting Review.

  • April 20, 2005: Trends and Issues in Information Architecture: Notes from the IA Summit 2005, by Laurie Lamar (PDF 838 KB) (Meeting Review)

  • January 20, 2005: progression on Alternative Markets for Technical Communicators (Meeting Review) Speakers:

    • Emmy Ford, Medical Writing (Word 25KB; PDF 8KB)

    • Deb Lockwood, Financial Services and Legal Writing (PDF 51KB)

  • November 18, 2004: Website Design and Implementation (Meeting Review)

  • October 21, 2004: Networking with the Networkers (Meeting Review)

  • September 16, 2004: Value Based Content Management by Greg Laugero and Ben Martin (PowerPoint 1.516 MB; PDF  406 KB; Web presentation 3.221 MB) Meeting Review

2003-2004

  • June 17, 2004 on A Comparison of Style Guides and Production Guides by Kathy Ramsey and Kathy Ingraham (Meeting Review)

  • April 15, 2004 on STC's Transformation: A Roadmap to a Better, Stronger STC presented by Mary Jo Stark

  • March 18, 2004 on Strategic Planning for Your Life by Judy Glick-Smith (Meeting Review)

  • February 18, 2004 on New Techniques: Beyond Conventional Paper and Online Documents by William Horton

  • February 18, 2004 CIC SIG handout on Understanding Contracting: For Technical Communicators Working Through Contracting Companies

  • October 16, 2003 Living Outside the Boxx by Mary Jo Fay

  • October 16, 2003 CIC SIG presentation: Finding Work

  • September 18, 2003 on Self-Publish Your Book and Keep All the Profits by Marilyn Ross

2002-2003

  • June 26, 2003, 28th Annual Art, Online, and Publications Competitions Awards Reception. Seeding the Clouds: How to Make it Rain on Yourself Even During a Dry Spell by John Hedtke and Meeting Review

  • May 15, 2003 on Going Global on the Internet: Opportunities and Pitfalls and Globalization Resources

  • April 17, 2003 on Introducing RoboDemo eLearning Edition by Silke Fleischer

  • March 27, 2003 Senior Member Celebration on Fatten Your Resume Without Blushing by Art Elser

  • February 20, 2003 on Developing Your Content-Management Solution: A Phased Approach and Meeting Review

  • January 16, 2003 on Exploring Empirically-Based Web Design

  • November 21, 2002 on Evaluating a product's usability and the broader user experience it offers

  • October 17, 2003 Panel Discussion: Where is Technical Communication Going? moderated by Mike Livsey

  • October 17, 2002 CIC SIG presentation on Resources for technical communicators

  • September 19, 2002 on Single-Source Publishing with Framemaker by Martin Smith