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.