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!

Partnership Pre-Conference Discussed in Intercom Article

The Academic SIG leadership team discusses the processes of putting together the Partnerships for Professionalism Pre-Conference workshop at last Fall's CPTSC conference in the January issue of Intercom,"STC Academic SIG Hosts Partnership Preconference at CPTSC".

The article includes the lessons learned by the Academic SIG as they developed their first ever-preconference, and the logistics of using a hybrid presentation format.

Pre-Conference Workshop at CPTSC

Partnerships for Professionalism: Connecting Practitioners, Educators, and Students

Hosted by the STC Academic Special Interest Group

Please join the Academic Special Interest Group of the STC on Thursday, October 6 for a pre-conference workshop immediately preceding the 2011 annual conference of the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. This is an exciting new venture that will facilitate an active exchange between STC and CPTSC.

When: Thursday, October 6, from 8:30am to 4:15pm
Where: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Location:   Festival Conference Center, Rooms 2 and 3
Cost: Free registration
Deadline: Friday, September 23

This workshop features two keynote addresses, four one-hour panels, and excellent cuisine. Program topics are listed below and will include the opportunity for discussion across the industry/academy boundaries:

  • Certification and Assessment
  • Virtual Mentoring and Internships
  • Partnership Program and Cross-Organizational Collaborations
  • Social Networking and Technical Communication
  • Making Collaboration a Priority

Our keynote speakers will be:

  • Dr. Hillary Hart, University of Texas, The STC Academic Keynote Speaker
  • Mr. Dan Voss, Lockheed Martin, The Lockheed Martin Industry Keynote Speaker

You may register for this free workshop in one of two ways. If you are attending the CPTSC conference, please just check the Workshop box on the registration site when you register for CPTSC. If you are not planning to attend CPTSC, you may register for only the workshop by going to to our registration page. We ask for these registrations so that we can be sure to provide breakfast and lunch for the right number of people. Space is limited

For more information, visit the Partnerships for Professionalism workshop page. If you have questions, please contact the program manager, Dr. Pam Brewer, at

Need a ride or looking for riders to the Workshop? Check the CPTSC 2011 Share a Ride Group. Directions for accessing the Share a Ride Group can be found at the CPTSC 2011 web site.