Thanks once more to the chapter and SIG leaders for filling Your Friendly Neighborhood Blogger in on what’s going on in their neighborhoods. Click the Community Events tab above to see the full listing, in chronological order and with links where provided, or see the list below the jump.
If you’re a community leader and didn’t get my email, or if you didn’t get a chance to respond, feel free to email me and I’ll add your events to the below as soon as I can.
All members are invited to attend any of the below meetings, many of which are virtual. See the websites for more information or to sign up.
3 April: Phoenix, Arizona Science and Engineering Fair at the Phoenix Convention Center, chapter members will be judging science project research papers submitted by 7-12th grade students, all-day event
4 April: Santa Barbara, Monthly Schmoozing Lunch, Oasis Room at Elephant Bar, Noon-1:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)
5 April: East Bay (CA), Chapter Meeting, Thinking about User Assistance as Performance Support, 5:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)
5 April: Suncoast (FL), Chapter Meeting, how to effectively work with recruiters, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT GMT-4)
11 April: San Diego, “Content Management: What, When and Why?”; speaker, Sharon Burton; Elijah’s, in La Jolla, 5:30-8:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)
11 April: North Texas Lone Star, Webinar, Remaining Authentic in the Midst of Conflict with Judy Glick-Smith, 6:00-7:30 PM CDT (GMT-5)
11 April: Berkeley (CA), Ethnographic Field Research: Find out what users really need, presented by Nicki Davis, 6:00-8:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)
12 April: Eastern Iowa, half-day seminar, “PDF This! Unlocking the Power of Acrobat 9.0 Pro,” with Charles Crawley and Jeff Ginn, Cedar Rapids, 12:30-5:00 PM CDT (GMT-5).
12 April, Northeast Ohio, Advantages of a Technical Communications Department SharePoint Site presented by Rockwell Automation, 5:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)
14 April: Wisconsin, HTML5 Hands-On Workshop with Hima Chalasani, 9:00 AM-Noon CDT (GMT-5)
17 April: North Texas Lone Star, Live Presentation, Social Media – the Undiscovered Audience with Victoria Akers, 6:00-8:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)
17 April: Philadelphia Metro, “Optimizing LinkedIn for Technical Communication Job Searching and Network Building,” presented by Barrie Byron, 6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)
17 April: Orlando Central Florida: Local High School Writing Contest Awards; Melissa Pellegrin Memorial Scholarship Awards; Annual Business Meeting; and Chapter Elections. Refreshments start at 6:30 PM, Program starts at 7:00PM EDT (GMT-4)
Email Orlando Central Florida
17 April: Canada West Coast, The Content Strategy Paradox (program night): Connecting the Dots between Business, Brand, and Benefits w/ STC Fellow, Rahel Bailie, networking starts at 6:30 PM and program is 7:00-8:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)
18 April: San Francisco, Andrew Davis on Emerging Opportunities and Niches, 6:00-9:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)
18 April: Southwestern Ohio, Business Meeting with chapter elections, volunteer recognition, and Summit preview at IWU Moraine campus, 7:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)
19 April: Phoenix, Chapter meeting: Open Mic Night, Theme: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), 5:30-8:30 PM MDT (GMT-6)
19 April: Willamette Valley (OR), Chapter Meeting, Wes Kalbfleisch, Tom Parker, Garret Romaine, and John Stark, “Technical Publications Managers’ Panel Q&A,” 6:00-8:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)
19 April: Chicago, “Changing the Workflow: Implementing a Documentation Wiki,” 6:30-9:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)
19 April: Alberta, Mixer and Mini-Program with Linda Oestreich, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM MDT (GMT-6)
19 April: New York Metro, Global Content Authoring: Trends and Best Practices in Web and Mobile Content by Mark Hjerpe, in-person or virtual webinar, 7:00-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)
19 April: Rocky Mountain, Storytelling in Fiction by Kerrie Flanagan, 7:30-9:00 PM MDT (GMT-6)
19 April: Carolina, Ten Techniques for Increasing Interactivity in Training by Dr. Joel Gendelman, 6:00-8:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)
20 April, Manitoba, Red River College students make their Tech Comm “Capstone” Presentations, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)
20 April: Alberta, New Heights Workshop: Modern Editing with Linda Oestreich, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM MDT (GMT-6)
22-23 April: Rochester, “Knowledge, Expertise, Leadership,” 53rd Annual Spectrum Technical Communications Conference with “The Suburban Outlaw” Pam Sherman, Keynote, Rochester Institute of Technology, 6:30-9:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) Sunday, 8:30 AM-4:45 PM EDT (GMT-4) Monday
http://spectrum.stc-rochester.org or Email Rochester
24 April: Rochester, “Writing the Next Chapter: Always Innovating, Always Adapting,” Spectrum Leadership Day, Rochester Institute of Technology, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)
http://http://spectrum.stc-rochester.org/leadership-day/ or Email Ben Woelk