The below are community events sent in by chapter and SIG leaders. If you’d like to include your community’s events, please send them to Marisa Seitz in the format seen below. This is a static URL, so please feel free to link to it from your STC website. All members are invited to attend any of the below meetings, many of which are virtual (noted by the icon). See the websites for more information or to sign up. Many communities are posting events on MySTC, so see the Events page there as well.
8 October: Solon (OH), Northeast Ohio Chapter, monthly meeting, Content Strategy: What Is It and Why Is It Important, presented by Denise Kadilak, at Keithley Instruments in Solon, 6:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) http://www.neostc.org
8 October: Fort Collins (CO), Rocky Mountain Chapter, Northern Colorado Satellite meeting, 7:00-8:30 PM MDT (GMT-6) http://www.stcrmc.org/documents/open/meetings-upcomingnorth
13 October: STC IDL SIG for “Webinar School.” Dr. Elizabeth (Bette) Frick of the Text Doctor LLC will present tips for planning and delivering virtual meetings and training to members, clients, and employees. 1:30 PM–3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) http://www.stcidlsig.org/news-and-events/upcoming-webinar-101314/.
14 October: La Jolla (CA), San Diego Chapter, “Peer Editing”; speaker, Anita Boyd; Elijah’s, 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, California 92037, 5:30-8:30 PM PST (GMT-4).
15 October: Chandler (AZ), STC-Phoenix Chapter, Learn about DITA while Celebrating AZ TechComm Week at Intel in Chandler, 6505 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ. Cost is $5 per person. Steve Ballard, Manager of Technical Communications at Intel, will present “Moving to DITA.” In his presentation, Steve will describe Intel’s move from unstructured desktop publishing to structured XML DITA. Steve also outlines some of the challenges and pitfalls other organizations should anticipate when considering a similar transition. Agenda: Light dinner and networking at 6:00 PM, STC Phoenix Chapter meeting at 6:30 PM, AZ TechComm Week celebration at 6:45 PM, and program begins at 7:00 PM–ends at 8:30 PM MST (GMT-7). RSVP online: http://www.meetup.com/Metro-Phoenix-Technical-Communicators/events/208628102/ | http://www.stc-phoenix.com/
16 October: Willamette Valley (OR), Willamette Valley Chapter, STC President Kit Brown-Hoekstra and panelists, “Refocusing the STC,” 6:00-8:30 PM PST (GMT-8) http://www.stcwvc.org
16 October: Denver (CO), Rocky Mountain Chapter meeting: Resume Critique and Networking at Panera Bread in Denver, CO, 6:00-8:30 PM MDT (GMT-6) http://stcrmc.org/documents/open/meetings-2014-10-16
28 October: Phoenix, (AZ), STC-Phoenix Chapter, Lunch with fellow Technical Communicators at Good Fellas Grill in north Phoenix, 15414 N. 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ. 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MST (GMT-7). RSPV online: http://www.meetup.com/Metro-Phoenix-Technical-Communicators/events/208638242/ | http://www.stc-phoenix.com/
8 November: Independence (OH), Northeast Ohio Chapter, workshop, This is personal – Create a professional development plan that is about you! Presented by Ginny Haas, Jennifer Yaros, and Angie Dianetti, at the Crown Centre building in Independence, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) http://www.neostc.org
11 November: La Jolla (CA), San Diego Chapter, “CSS: Cascading Style Sheets”; speaker, Mike Hamilton; Elijah’s, 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, California 92037, 5:30-8:30 PM PST (GMT-4)
12 November: Warrensville Heights (OH), Northeast Ohio Chapter, networking lunch at Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy in Warrensville Heights, Noon EDT (GMT-4) http://www.neostc.org