STC Annual Conference, May 9-12, Baltimore, Maryland

12 Apr 2004 - 12:25pm
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Beth Mazur
2003

The early registration deadline for STC's annual conference in
Baltimore, Maryland (US) is fast approaching. If you thought
STC was just for tech writers, think again! Non-members who
register by COB April 23rd pay just $650 for a three-day
conference featuring over 200 sessions in topics that include
usability and information design, tools and technology,
theory and research, and management.

There are too many sessions to mention, but a few highlights
include:

* Keynote by Ben Shneiderman
* A panel on the future of web design featuring Steve Krug,
Ginny Redish, Karen Schriver, and Whitney Quesenbery.
* Low-cost content management with Ann Rockley.
* Strategies and tools for IA (and the closing session) with Thom Haller
* Design Standards and the Development Process with Bill Killam

See http://www.stc.org/51stConf for more information and to
register. This year's conference is being held in Baltimore's
fabulous Inner Harbor area (and I hear our hotel rooms are nearly
all booked up).

If you're planning to attend the conference, or if you're relatively
local to Baltimore, I'd also like to encourage you to consider one or
more of STC's post-conference tutorial workshops on UX-related
topics. At $100 for a half-day or $200 for a full-day session,
these sessions are an excellent value featuring leading speakers
in their fields.

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HALF-DAY TUTORIALS:

1) Brand Experience and Technical Communication - AM
Dirk Knemeyer, Thread Inc.

2) Using the Latest Research to Make Effective Web Design
and Usability Decisions - AM
Susan Allison, Constella Group
Bob Bailey
Sanjay Koyani, US Dept of Health and Human Services

3) Understanding Visual Communication - AM
Jean-luc Doumont, JL Consulting

4) Designing Effective Visuals for Presentations - PM
Jean-luc Doumont, JL Consulting

5) Managing User-Centered Design Projects - PM
Scott McDaniel, Cognetics Corporation
Laura Snyder, Cognetics Corporation

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FULL-DAY TUTORIALS:

1) Crafting Personas to Guide Design
Leanne Logan

2) Paper Prototyping
Carolyn S. Snyder, Snyder Consulting

See http://www.stc.org/51stConf/sesPostConference.asp for longer
session descriptions and for those related to tech communication.
Note that if you do not attend one or more days of the conference,
there will be a $50 surcharge to sign up for a tutorial...but $250
is still a great rate!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Beth Mazur
IDblog: http://idblog.org

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