Pre-Conference Registration

Register now for the STC Academic SIG Pre-Conference on 25 September 2014, the day before the CPTSC Conference, at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The Pre-Conference is free of charge. Online registration is available until 16 September 2014; after that date, registration will be taken at the door. The Pre-Conference format has changed this year: it is shorter (12:45 pm - 5:15pm) and features concurrent sessions and technology workshops. You can view the overall schedule here, and read about the sessions and presenters here. 2014PlaceholderBanner

Announcing the 2014 Pre-Conference

The STC Academic SIG Pre-Conference at CPTSC is being held 25 September 2014. The pre-conference is free of charge and is followed immediately by the annual CPTSC and ACM SIGDOC conferences. All three conferences are being held from September 25 to 29 at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The Pre-Conference format has changed this year: it is shorter (Noon - 5pm) and features concurrent sessions. Watch this space for more Pre-Conference information and registration coming soon!

Wow, What a Pre-conference!!

Thanks to all the presenters, participants, and sponsors in this year's Partnership Pre-conference. Sponsors2013-smaller If you attended live or virtually, we'd love to hear your feedback on the Pre-conference. Drop us a line here. If you weren't able to attend, we hope to have the videos available by the end of the October. Watch this space.

Academic SIG to Live Stream 2013 Pre-Conference

If you can't attend the Pre-Conference in Cincinnati on Thursday, plan to take advantage of the Pre-Conference livestream starting at 9:30 a.m. with a keynote speech by Joann Hackos. You can find links to the program and livestreams here. You can join in the Twitter backchannel chat using the hashtag #2013preconf. If you can't join us by livestream, the presentations will be archived on this site later in October. Sponsors2013-smaller

Thank You Pre-Conference Sponsors!

The Academic SIG Partnerships Pre-Conference will take place 10 October 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information on this free event and to register, please visit our Pre-Conference page. If you're in the Cincinnati area, we'd love for you to join us!

The Academic SIG would like to thank the sponsors of the Pre-Conference: Adobe, Component One, Comtech, Mapcap, Midwestern State University, and the STC. Their sponsorship helps make this Pre-Conference possible, including live-streaming and making video available after the event is over. (video from the 2012 Pre-Conference)


Your Invitation to the Partnership Pre-Conference

Dear Colleagues— On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the STC Academic SIG is hosting the Partnership Pre-Conference! This is the day before CPTSC, and we would like to invite you to include this day in your plans. This year’s program includes:
  • Keynote address from JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.
  • Panel on international professional communication
  • Panel on industry perspectives and programmatic outcomes
  • Progression with demonstrations of software tools including RoboHelp, Adobe Tech Comm Suite 4, Madcap, ATLAS.ti, Doc-To-Help, and TeamViewer
  • Panel on research priorities, hosted by Rebekka Andersen
Lunch will be provided as well as coffee breaks, and registration is free. The entire day will take place in the facilities where CPTSC also will be held at the University of Cincinnati. You can register by visiting the Pre-Conference page. We will raffle off an Adobe TCS4 worth $1899; you may enter the raffle when you register for the pre-conference. Registration will remain open through September 30.


If the Kingsgate Marriott is full for the night of October 9, you may reserve a room at the Hampton Inn on Martin Luther King which is right across the street from the Kingsgate. You also might check out two B&B’s that are nearby:
If you do not wish to stay at these locations, check with Lisa Meloncon as she advises there are a few hotels in the area in which you would not wish to stay. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or Craig Baehr at Pam Brewer SIG Manager