Spectrum 2013 Call for Proposals Now Open

Spectrum 2013, the 54th annual conference of the Rochester Chapter of STC (Society for Technical Communication), has opened its call for proposals. The conference theme “Why Not the Best?” focuses on expert creation and delivery of content, leaders, technology, and skills in the technical communication field.

Rochester STC is accepting conference proposals for lightning talks, panels, presentations, progressions, and workshops. Organizers encourage leaders of STC and other non-profit organizations to develop and submit proposals for the  post-conference leadership program.

The deadline for proposals is January 4, 2013, and the Rochester STC, led by Spectrum co-chairs Lori Meyer and Wendy Ross, will notify submitters of their program decisions by January 21, 2013.  The program will feature twelve sessions and seven lightning talks covering main topic areas “the best leaders,” “the best technology,” “the best content,” and “the best you.” Call for Proposal information and forms are available for download:

Presenters are not required to be STC members. Up to two proposals may be submitted from each individual, but they must be submitted on separate forms.

Key Conference Dates for Presenters:

January 4, 2013 –  Submit proposal

January 21, 2013 –  Receive notification of conference program decisions

February 15, 2013 –  Complete and return speaker information forms

March 1, 2013 – Complete registration

Conference Dates:

Thursday, March 21 – Pre-conference reception

Friday, March 22 – Spectrum 2013 (full day)

Saturday, March 23 – Post-conference Leadership Program (1/2 day, morning)


Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

STC Rochester was founded in 1958 and is based in Rochester, NY, located in western New York, approximately an hour east of Buffalo, NY. Rochester STC membership comprises business owners, editors, educators, graphic designers, managers of corporate publications departments, students, and writers. STC is devoted to the advancement of theory and practice of technical communication, and has more than 8,000 members worldwide.

Members provide technical communication services in a wide array of industries, including community service, computer hardware and software, education, medicine and health care, photographic imaging, and telecommunications.

View the Rochester STC website for more information.

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