Past Presentations

Program meetings presented by the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter have covered a wide range of topics. If you would like to make a presentation, suggest a future topic, or provide a location for a future meeting, please contact our Programs Committee.

2017

April: Spring Webinar – Effective Telling Your Story Through Content Marketing

Presented by Cheryl Landes
Webinar Slides (coming soon!)
Recording of Meeting
Resources (coming soon!)

April: CONDUIT Mid Atlantic Conference  3/31 – 4/1/2017

The Community Center at Giant, Willow Grove, PA
PANMA
Presented by Heather Winett
JM Huntsman Hall, Philadelphia, PA

January: Winter Webinar – Become a Strategic Communicator

Presented by David Caruso
Webinar Slides
Recording of Meeting


2016

Slides from this year are available for viewing on http://www.slideshare.net/tag/stcpmc2016.

December: Holiday Party

Hosted by Karen Levine
Jenkintown, PA.

November: Developing a Strategy for Mobile-first Storytelling

Presented by Ksenia Dynkin and Liz Russell from Bluecadet
Abington Public Library, Abington, PA
Presentation Slides: Mobile First Content

October: Localization Processes

Presented by Theodora Landgren
Silver Diner, Cherry Hill, NJ
Presentation Slides: That’s What You Think! 

September: Social to Start the Year

Conshohocken Brewing Company, Conshohocken, PA

September: Joe Welinske Webinar “Optimizing the Googeleability of Your Content”

http://www.welinske.com/stc-optimizing-the-googleability-of-your-content/
The passcode is: stc_pmc_160913

June: Year End Banquet

The Great American Pub, Conshohocken, PA

April: CONDUIT Mid Atlantic Conference

The Community Center at the Giant, Willow Grove, PA

March: Project Management and Content Creation Across Mediums

Presented by John Welsh and Alana Mauger
Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/secret/ftKgvyoNfpvDZv
Password: email [email protected] for the password
Movie Website: http://www.beyondthebreaker.com/

February: The Changing Landscape of Freelance Workers

Co-sponsored with PANMA
Presented by Ernie Lim, Katie Aquino, Alisha Miranda, David Calloway, and Danielle Villegas
JM Huntsman Hall, Philadelphia, PA

January: Agile Living – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Never Be “Done”

Presented by David Dylan Thomas
Tredyffrin Public Library, Strafford, PA
Presentation: Agile Living: Or How I Learned to Stop Worry and Never Be “Done”
Agile Lifestyle Worksheet


2015

Slides from this year are available for viewing on http://www.slideshare.net/tag/stcpmc2015.

December: Holiday Party

Hosted by Carolyn Luttrell
Wilmington, DE.

November Workshop: Applied Content Strategy: Bringing Purpose to Web Projects

Presented by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

October: Just Think About This – 9 Thinking Modalities to Consider

Presented by David Zimmer
Michael’s Deli, King of Prussia, PA
Presentation: Just Think About This – 9 Thinking Modalities to Consider

September Webinar: An Aggressive Approach to Concise Writing

Presented by Joe Welinske
Presentation: An Aggressive Approach to Concise Writing
Password: stcphil0929

September Workshop: Visual Design and UX: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Presented by Linda Daniels
COREDIAL, Blue Bell, PA
Presentation: Design and UX: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

July: Canoe Trip on the Brandywine

Northbrook Canoe Company, Northbrook, PA

May: Year End Banquet

The Great American Pub, Conshohocken, PA

April: Designing the User Experience

Presented by Linda Daniels
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA

February: Becoming a S.T.A.R. Candidate

Presented by Tom Thew and Matthew Allen
COREDIAL, Blue Bell, PA
Presentation: Becoming a S.T.A.R. Candidate

January: Happy Hour

The Boathouse, Conshohocken, PA


2014

Slides from this year are available for viewing on http://www.slideshare.net/tag/stcpmc2014.

November: Engaging the Future of Tech Comm

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Harrison Brown: Beginning a Career in Software Documentation
Todd DeLuca: Customer-Focused Content
Juliane Mills: From Bedside to Bench to Beyond: Writing for Patients & Drug Development
Gary Sternberg: Careers in Environmental Technical Writing
Katie Wilson: Creating Effective Administration Documentation
Brian Winter: Best Practices for Technical Communication Job Seekers

October: Links as Language: A Contextual Approach to Content Creation

Presented by David Dylan Thomas
Tredyffrin Public Library, Strafford, PA
Presentation: Links as Language: A Contextual Approach to Content Creation

September: Mastering LinkedIn

Presented by Barrie Byron
Michael’s Deli, King of Prussia, PA
Presentation: Mastering LinkedIn

April: Content and Control

Presented by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
M. Allan Vogelson Library – Voorhees Branch, Vorhees, NJ
Presentation: Content and Control

February: The Challenges Technical Communicators Face

Karen Flam, Moderator; Panelists: Donn DeBoard, Todd DeLuca, and Timothy Esposito
PASSHE Center City,  Philadelphia, PA
Presentation: The Challenges Technical Communicators Face

January: Usability Testing for Print Documentation

Joe Welinske
Webinar


2013

Slides from this year are available for viewing on http://www.slideshare.net/tag/stcpmc2013.

November: Accessibility and Communication

Presented by Paul Paire
The Conference Center at Giant,  Willow Grove, PA
Presentation: Accessibility: With Regards to Technical Communication

October: Proposals – What to Say, How to Say It, and How Much to Charge

Presented by Constance Billé
Vertex in Berwyn and Webcast
Presentation: Proposals – What to Say, How to Say It, and How Much to Charge

September: Today’s Learning and Technology – How Technology Is Changing the Way People Train, Learn, and Collaborate

Presented by Ed Stengel
La Salle University Montgomery County Center
Presentation: Today’s Learning and Technology – How Technology Is Changing the Way People Train, Learn, and Collaborate

August: Key Trends in Software UA

Presented by Joe Welinske
Webinar

June: Year-End Banquet

April: Customer Journey Maps: Visualizing an Engaging Customer Experience

Presented by Donn DeBoard
Vertex in Berwyn and Webcast
Presentation Handouts:

Presentation Recording

February: Multi-screen Content Authoring

Presented by Joe Welinske
Webinar
Presentation: Multi-screen Content Authoring

January: Pinterest for the Technical Communicator

Presented by Karen Flam
La Salle University Montgomery County Center
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Presentation: Pinterest for the Technical Communicator


2012

Slides from this year are available for viewing on http://www.slideshare.net/tag/stcpmc2012.

November: Conflict – The Art of Moving Forward

Presented by David A. Zimmer
Michael’s Deli
King of Prussia, PA
Presentation: Conflict – The Art of Moving Forward

October: Xinfo Initiative: Beyond the Book

Presented by Adriane Hunt
Abington Public Library
Abington, PA
Presentation: Xinfo BTB Handouts

September: Games, Gamification, and Engaged Learning

Presented by Cheryl Lockett Zubak
La Salle University Montgomery County Center
Plymouth Meeting, PA

June: Year-end Wrap Up

Presented by Chapter Members
Tredyffrin Public Library
Strafford, PA

April: Optimizing LinkedIn for Technical Communication Job Searching and Network Building

Presented by Barrie Byron
Camden County Public Library
Voorhees, NJ
Presentation: Optimizing LinkedIn for Technical Communication Job Searching and Network Building

March 2012: Mid-Atlantic Technical Communication Conference
and Workshop

The Conference Center at Giant
Willow Grove, PA

February: From Technical Communicator to Project Manager and Beyond!

Presented by Karen Flam
La Salle University Montgomery County Center
Plymouth Meeting, PA


2011

December 2011: Holiday Mixer

A friendly get-together to celebrate the holidays.

November 2011: Localizing Your Company’s Products

Presented by Theodora Landgren
Tredyffrin Public Library
Strafford, PA

October 2011: Write More, Write Less: Embracing the value of crafted words and images

Presented by Joe Welinske
La Salle University Montgomery County Center
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Presentation: http://writersua.info/p3xfFz Code: 4523

September 2011: Adobe Tools Showcase

Presented by Brookwood Media Arts
Giant Community Center – Willow Grove, PA

June 2011: Season Wrap Up

D’Ignazio’s Townhouse Restaurant – Media, PA

April 2011: Effective Use of Visuals in Online Presentations and E-Learning Tutorials

Presented by Nad Rosenberg
Camden County Regional Branch Library – Voorhees, NJ

March 2011: Mid-Atlantic Technical Communication Conference and Workshop

The Conference Center at Giant
Willow Grove, PA

February 2011: An Overview of Trends, Tools, and Technologies in Software User Assistance

Presented by Joe Welinske
Temple University – Ft. Washington, PA


2010

Slides from this year are available for viewing on http://www.slideshare.net/tag/stcpmc2010.

December: Holiday Mixer

A friendly get-together to celebrate the holidays.

November: Strategies for Career Success

Presented by Winnie Lanoix, Ed.D.
Tredyffrin Public Library – Wayne, PA
Presentation: Strategies for Career Success

October: Three Tech Writers Walk into a Wiki

Presented by Lisa Groomes, Joe Pizzirusso, and Jan Jackson
La Salle University Montgomery County Center – Plymouth Meeting, PA

September: Developing Content as a Company Asset

Presented by Cheryl Zubak
The Conference Center at Giant – Willow Grove, PA

May: Single Source Publishing: Utilizing XML and DITA

Presented by Mike Stagnaro, Quark Representative
Tredyffrin Public Library – Wayne, PA
Presentation: Single Source Publishing: Utilizing XML and DITA

April: Using Social Media to Automate Information for Reuse and Repurpose

Presented by Ed Andriessen, President of Business Training Resource
Camden County Regional Branch Library – Voorhees, NJ
Presentation: Using Social Media to Automate Information for Reuse and Repurpose

February: Captivate 4 – New features, tips, and tricks

Presented by Nad Rosenberg, TechWRITE, Inc.; STC Associate Fellow
La Salle University Montgomery County Center – Plymouth Meeting, PA

January: Using Daisy CMS to build a Web of Knowledge Online Help System

Presented by Richard Lowe and Rick Shaffer
The Conference Center at Giant – Willow Grove, PA


2009

Slides from this year are available for viewing on http://www.slideshare.net/tag/stcpmc2009.

December: Holiday Mixer

A friendly get-together to celebrate the holidays.

November: User Experience Design and Competitive Advantage

Presented by Dr. Marilyn Tremaine
La Salle University Montgomery County Center – Plymouth Meeting, PA

October: WordPress – more than a blog

Presented by Cheryl Zubak
D’Ignazio’s Towne House Bar and Restaurant
Media, PA

June: Snippets from the STC Conference

Presented by STC Summit attendees
Doubletree Hotel
Plymouth Meeting, PA

May: Optimize Your Personal Brand: Online Networking & Beyond

Kris Chronister, Jackson GI Medical
Ann Pavkovic Grove, Logical Writing Solutions, Inc.
Community Center at the Giant
Willow Grove, PA

April: Creating Online Tutorials to Reach a Broad Audience

Gail Gallo, Temple University
Elephant & Castle
Cherry Hill, NJ

February: Writing Better E-mails

Gary Sternberg, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Inspector General
Stradley Ronon
Philadelphia, PA
Presentation: Writing Better Emails

January: Using Audio with Captivate

Nad Rosenberg, TechWRITE, Inc.
Doubletree Guest Suites
Plymouth Meeting, PA


2008

Slides from this year are available for viewing on http://www.slideshare.net/tag/stcpmc2008.

December: Holiday Mixer

A friendly get-together to celebrate the holidays.

November: Faceted Classification for File Management

Richard B. Lowe, Thomson Reuters
D’Ignazio’s Towne House Bar and Restaurant
Media, PA

October: What does it take to succeed in your job?

Winnie Lanoix, Ed.D., Right Management Consultants
Stradley Ronon
Philadelphia, PA

September: Certification: History, Pros & Cons

Nad Rosenberg, TechWRITE, Inc.
Doubletree Guest Suites
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Presentation: Certification: History, Pros & Cons

June: Snippets from the STC Conference

Presented by STC Summit attendees
Doubletree Hotel
Plymouth Meeting, PA

May: Career Progression

Cherry Hill Public Library
Cherry Hill, NJ

April: A Rapid e-Learning Primer for Technical Communicators

Cheryl Lockett Zuback, WorkWrite, Inc.
West Chester Graduate Business School
West Chester, PA
Presentation: A Rapid e-Learning Primer for Technical Communicators

March: Using an Open Source CMS/wiki

Peter Dykstra, MetaphorX
Steven Lungren, Liquent
Doubletree Guest Suites
Plymouth Meeting, PA

February: Estimating, Managing, and Tracking Projects: How to Get a Handle on Budgeting Your Time and Money

Gary Samartino, InfoVentions
West Chester Graduate Business School
West Chester, PA
Presentation: Estimating, Managing, and Tracking Projects: How to Get a Handle on Budgeting Your Time and Money

January: Instructional Design – A Forgotten Art

Jim Wetzel, Kendle International
D’Ignazio’s Towne House Bar and Restaurant
Media, PA

Presentation: Instructional Design: A Forgotten Art?
Workshop


2007

Slides from this year are available for viewing on http://www.slideshare.net/tag/stcpmc2007.

December: Holiday Mixer

A friendly get-together to celebrate the holidays.

November: Behavioral Interviewing Techniques for the Interviewee

Denise Pettus, Independence Blue Cross
Northeast Philadelphia Doubletree Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

October: Creating a One-Stop Customer Knowledge Portal

HelpCentral (http://helpcentral.componentone.com/)
Brad Keller, ComponentOne
Holiday Inn
Essington, PA

September: What Is Six Sigma? An Introduction for Technical Writers

Julia Margulies
Doubletree Guest Suites
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Presentation: What Is Six Sigma? An Introduction for Technical Writers

June: End-of-Year Celebrations with Awards and. . .

The Washlines Venue – Reviews & summaries from Minneapolis
Doubletree Guest Suites
Plymouth Meeting, PA

May: Translation & Globalization

Abington Township Library
Abington, PA

April: Susan Burton, STC Executive Director

Cherry Hill Public Library
Cherry Hill, PA

February: Designing Effective Web Sites

Dr. Karl Horvath of Temple University
Crossroads Coffee House
Manayunk, PA


2006

December: Holiday Mixer

A friendly get-together to celebrate the upcoming holidays and new year (and to practice the networking skills we learned in September).

November: Promote Yourself as a Technical Writer!

Barrie Byron, Andrea Carrero, facilitated by Steven Lungren
Doubletree Club Philadelphia Northeast
Philadelphia, PA

October: Indexing in a Nutshell!

Cheryl Landes
Holiday Inn Select
Wilmington, DE

September: How to network a room & make it work for you!

Linda Lane
Doubletree Guest Suites
640 W. Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA

June: End-of-Year Celebrations with Awards and. . .

The Washlines Venue – Tidbits from Las Vegas
Doubletree Guest Suites
Plymouth Meeting, PA

May: Graphics Survival Skills

Seth & BJ Hinshaw
Crossroads Coffee House
Manayunk, PA

April: Alternative Careers for Tech Writers

Gary Samartino, Nancy Kotkin, Gary Sternberg, Alison Sudhalter, Brian Winter
Abington Free Library
Abington, PA

March: STC-PMC Annual Conference

Penn State – Safeguard Scientific Conference Center
Great Valley, PA

February: Building a Documentation Department from the Ground Up

Barrie Byron
Cherry Hill Public Library
Cherry Hill, NJ

January: Marketing Yourself as a Consultant

Marcia Jacquette & Gary Samartino
West Chester University
West Chester, PA


2005

December: Rapidly creating professional training documentation, online help, and interactive simulations using RWD Info Pak®

Thomas Gibbs, RWD
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, PA

November: Secrets of Successfully Introducing New Technologies

Jordan Corn
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, PA

October: Introducing Madcap Flare – The Next Generation of On-Line Help!

Mike Hamilton, Vice President, Madcap Software
Mercer County Community College, NJ

September: Designing Context-Sensitive Help

Cheryl Lockett Zubak
Doubletree Suites
Plymouth Meeting, PA

May: Toolkit for the Technical Communicator & Captivate Demonstration

Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA

April: Knowledge Management Overview & Panel Discussion

Montgomery County Community College
Blue Bell, PA

March: STC-PMC Annual Conference

Penn State – Safeguard Scientific Conference Center
Great Valley, PA

February: Life-long Learning – Training to keep the “Techie” in your technique

Burlington Community College
Burlington, NJ

January: Where in the World is Your Project?

Online Webinar


2004

December: STC-PMC Senior Members Networking Party

Woodbury, NJ

November: Instructional Design as a Career Path

Constance Bille
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, PA

October: Structure Yes – XML Maybe

John Hawkins
Holiday Inn
Cherry Hill, NJ

September: Using Personnas in Documentation

Whitney Quisenberry
Doubletree Suites
Plymouth Meeting, PA

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