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  • Tech Comm Career Paths Presentations - FTC/STC Annual Meeting

    UCF Student Union - Cedar Key, Room 223

    Future Technical Communicators (FTC) at UCF and the Florida Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) will be hosting a mini-conference on technical communication career paths on Thursday, February 20 in the UCF Student Union Cedar Key, Room 223 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. We welcome attendees in person at UCF and online through Google Meet. Admission to the event is free, and refreshments will be served during the pre-meeting networking time. Welcome and Networking: 7:00pm Q&A: 7:30-8:55pm Closing: 8:55-9:00pm The meeting will be a series of consecutive mini-presentations on the diverse career paths available within the technical communication field. We are thrilled to welcome our presenters who will be sharing their career experience: Kelley MacEwen* - Sr. Information Developer at Appian Melissa Rios* - Integrated Product Support Manager at L3 Harris Technologies Delroy Thompson* - User Assistance Designer at SumTotal Systems Gail Hart - Marketing Communications Manager at Comprehensive Health Services Tyler Dick, Madeline Park, Cindy Skawinski - Technical Communicators at Universal *Virtual

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  • Lessons from New Tech Comm Professionals - STC Florida Chapter Meeting

    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

    New professionals in technical communication face new challenges and new opportunities. Join us for our January meeting, as we are joined by some of our former student members who recently embarked on their careers. They will be sharing their experiences as a new professionals in technical communication and answer questions from you. We welcome attendees in person at Perkins and online through Google Meet. Join us for this moderated panel with Q&A with our panelists: -Alexandra Engrand -Shawn Menard -Winfield Pearson -Amy Truong -Emily Wells Agenda -Networking: 6:30-7:00pm -Welcome and Moderator Q&A: 7:00-7:30pm -Open Q&A: 7:30-8:25pm -Closing: 8:25-8:30pm Meeting Payment We will be charging the following rates for this meeting: -$6 for STC Florida Chapter Members (part of Society for Technical Communication membership, not membership of this meetup group) -$12 for all other attendees The same pricing applies for online attendees. We will have a moderator on the call to welcome all virtual attendees at 6:30 and to facilitate networking. The presentation will start at 7:00. Visit our Meeting Payments page for details on how to pay ahead for the meeting and receive the call details if you want to attend online: https://stc-orlando.org/meetings/meeting-payments/

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  • Holiday Reunion Social

    Imperial Dynasty Chinese and Japanese Cuisine

    STC Florida invites all Technical Communicators, Alumni, and Guests to its Holiday Reunion Social 2019! We are excited to have our annual Holiday Social at Imperial Dynasty Restaurant! We will be gathering together to celebrate 2019. RSVP to join us and feel free to bring a guest. Please no children. There will be separate checks for this dinner, but no other cost.

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  • Ethics of Intercultural Technical Communication Workshop

    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

    Join us for STC Florida’s November 21 educational meeting, a mini-workshop, “Exploring the Ethics of Intercultural Technical Communication” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Perkins Restaurant on University and also available online. The 2-hour event includes an engaging presentation by the authors of Chapter 5, “Teaching the Ethics of Intercultural Communication” by Bethany Aguad and Dan Voss in the anthology of research articles Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices, edited by Madelyn Flammia of UCF and Kirk St.Amant of East Carolina University and published in 2017. Following the presentation is a “hands-on” workshop that is sure to be both challenging and enlightening. In it, you’ll be guiding your ship through the perilous shoals of ethical conflicts technical communicators encounter as we practice our profession across the boundaries of nations, religions, and cultures. We welcome attendees in person at Perkins and online through Zoom. Meeting Payment We will be charging the following rates for this meeting: -$6 for STC Florida Chapter Members (part of Society for Technical Communication membership, not membership of this meetup group) -$12 for all other attendees The same pricing applies for online attendees. We will have a moderator on the call to welcome all virtual attendees. Visit our Meeting Payments page for details on how to pay ahead for the meeting and receive the call details if you want to attend online: https://stc-orlando.org/meetings/meeting-payments/

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  • Fall Social - STC Florida Networking and Fun

    Bahama Breeze

    STC Florida invites all Technical Communicators and Guests to its Fall Social 2019! Members and non-members welcome; plus-ones encouraged. We are excited to get together at Bahama Breeze for networking and fun! Table is booked under Karen Lane or STC. Please RSVP by Nov 8 to join us and feel free to bring a guest. There will be separate checks for this dinner, but no other cost.

  • The Problem Solvers - STC Florida Chapter Meeting

    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

    It’s time to stick together! Let’s face it, being a professional communicator has challenges. Every engineer already has identical software on his or her computer and thinks that they could do your job easily if only there was time. Finance tells you you’re not revenue-producing, so you’re a luxury tax on the business. Management thinks the technical staff should get honored for your latest contract win despite the fact it was only submitted on time because you made it happen. And, you’re the only one doing your job, so someone with no interest or insight gets to evaluate your performance. No, it’s not easy being us. And it’s a lot harder if you’re just starting out. Let our Problem Solvers Panel on October 17 help you crush the obstacles standing between you and success. At the Florida Chapter’s October meeting, bring up your toughest problem and let’s hope for the best! We welcome attendees in person at Perkins and online through Google Meet. -6:30pm Networking and New Member Orientation -7:00pm Program begins Panelists -Bethany Aguad, STC Director, Technical Documentation Specialist, 7 years tech comm experience -Lori Meyer, STC Fellow, Cyber security lead writer, 25 years tech comm experience -Dan Voss, STC Fellow, Communications Manager, retired after 37 years at Lockheed Martin -W.C. Wiese, STC Fellow, Communications Manager, retired after 45 years at Lockheed Martin Meeting Payment We will be charging the following rates for this meeting: -$6 for STC Florida Chapter Members (part of Society for Technical Communication membership, not membership of this meetup group) -$12 for all other attendees The same pricing applies for online attendees. We will have a moderator on the call to welcome all virtual attendees at 6:30 and to facilitate networking. The presentation will start at 7:00. Visit our Meeting Payments page for details on how to pay ahead for the meeting and receive the call details if you want to attend online: https://stc-orlando.org/meetings/meeting-payments/

  • STC Florida’s Annual Spotlight Awards & Elections

    Please join us for our annual end-of-year celebration, where we will be honoring our achievements in 2018–2019 and electing our new administrative council for 2019–2020. STC Florida members will join together, both onsite and virtually, to network with peers and acknowledge each other’s work in the chapter. Agenda: 6:30 - Voting and networking 7:00 - Awards 8:00 - Announcement and installation of new officers 8:30 - Closing We encourage all STC Florida chapter members to review the information on the chapter elections and vote for this year’s administrative council. Members attending in person will cast their ballots for the coming year’s officers. Mail-in ballots received by the deadline from members will also be counted at this time. https://stc-orlando.org/announcements/vote-this-june-for-your-stc-florida-officers/ We look forward to giving out awards to this year’s most active members and celebrating their contributions to the chapter. One type of award given to members each year is the STC Florida active member shirt. Members receive these monogrammed shirts by contributing their efforts to the chapter to earn a predetermined amount of points. Each year, the color of the shirt is revealed the night of the banquet, preceded by “oooohs” and “ahhhhs” of all who attend. Nearing the end of the celebration, following a tally of the ballots, our new administrative council will be installed. Nick Ducharme will be passing the gavel as acting STC Florida president to the newly elected chapter President. Attendance is free for all members and nonmembers (except for food and beverage costs for onsite attendees). We would be honored if you would RSVP now to celebrate with us!

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