April Community Events Added to Calendar

by Kevin Cuddihy on 2 April 2012

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
http://www.stc-phoenix.com/

4 April: Santa Barbara, Monthly Schmoozing Lunch, Oasis Room at Elephant Bar, Noon-1:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)
http://www.sbstc.org/

5 AprilEast Bay (CA), Chapter Meeting, Thinking about User Assistance as Performance Support, 5:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)
http://www.ebstc.org/chapter-meetings.html

5 April: Suncoast (FL), Chapter Meeting, how to effectively work with recruiters, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT GMT-4)
http://stc-suncoast.org/

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)
http://www.stc-sd.org/home/home.htm

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)
http://www.anymeeting.com/stclonestar

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)
http://stc-berkeley.org/Home/index.shtml

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).
http://www.stc-easterniowa.org/meet_pdf.html

12 April, Northeast Ohio, Advantages of a Technical Communications Department SharePoint Site presented by Rockwell Automation, 5:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)
http://www.neostc.org/cms/

14 April: Wisconsin, HTML5 Hands-On Workshop with Hima Chalasani, 9:00 AM-Noon CDT (GMT-5)
http://stc-wi.org/2012/02/05/html5-workshop-april-14-2012/

17 April: North Texas Lone Star, Live Presentation, Social Media – the Undiscovered Audience with Victoria Akers, 6:00-8:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2481391910/eorg

17 April: Philadelphia Metro, “Optimizing LinkedIn for Technical Communication Job Searching and Network Building,” presented by Barrie Byron, 6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)
http://www.stcpmc.org

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)
http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=47&EID=11717

18 April: San Francisco, Andrew Davis on Emerging Opportunities and Niches, 6:00-9:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)
http://www.stc-sf.org/

18 April: Southwestern Ohio, Business Meeting with chapter elections, volunteer recognition, and Summit preview at IWU Moraine campus, 7:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)
http://www.stc-swo.org/

19 April: Phoenix, Chapter meeting: Open Mic Night, Theme: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), 5:30-8:30 PM MDT (GMT-6)
http://www.stc-phoenix.com/

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)
http://www.stcwvc.org

19 April: Chicago, “Changing the Workflow: Implementing a Documentation Wiki,” 6:30-9:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)
http://www.stc-chicago.com

19 April: Alberta, Mixer and Mini-Program with Linda Oestreich, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM MDT (GMT-6)
http://www.stc-alberta.org/wp/archives/3419

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)
http://www.stcnymetro.org/home/upcoming-events/mark-hjerpe-global-content-authoring-trends-and-best-practices-in-web-and-mobile-content-1        

19 April: Rocky Mountain, Storytelling in Fiction by Kerrie Flanagan, 7:30-9:00 PM MDT (GMT-6)
http://www.stcrmc.org/events/id/57

19 April: Carolina, Ten Techniques for Increasing Interactivity in Training by Dr. Joel Gendelman, 6:00-8:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)
http://www.stc-carolina.org/tiki-index.php?page=Ten+Techniques+for+Increasing+Interactivity+in+Training

20 April, Manitoba, Red River College students make their Tech Comm “Capstone” Presentations, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)
Email Manitoba

20 April: Alberta, New Heights Workshop: Modern Editing with Linda Oestreich, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM MDT (GMT-6)
http://www.stc-alberta.org/wp/event-calendar/new-heights

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

25-26 April: Southwestern Ontario, “Education Days” Workshops, Tech Town, Waterloo, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM EST (GMT-4)
http://stc-soc.org or Email Southwestern Ontario

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