TCUK 2013 Gears Up For Largest Technical Communication Event in UK

TCUK 2013 BRISTOL, England. The UK’s largest annual technical communication event, Technical Communication UK (TCUK), will be held at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre in Bristol, England, 24-26 September 2013.

Hosted by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC), TCUK 2013 provides learning and networking opportunities for technical communicators at all stages of their careers. Three keynote speakers will provide insight into technical communication’s influence within organizations, the role of technical communication in large organizations and the future of technical communication.

Sarah O’Keefe, Scriptorium Publishing’s founder and content strategy consultant, will discuss how technical communication can become more influential within an organization.

Nigel Wright, the global chief of technical data services for Rolls-Royce, along with Steve Foster and Ian McGill, also of Rolls-Royce, will provide insight into technical communication opportunities in a large organization.

Charles Arthur, Technology Editor at The Guardian newspaper, will provide insight into the future of technical communication, which may include an evolution into the consumer space and design.

In addition to the keynote sessions, TCUK 2013 offers 30 sessions covering all areas of technical communication in workshops and presentations filled with use cases, opinions and strategies. According to the organizers,  one feature that sets TCUK apart from other conferences is the “specialist” theme. This year’s theme is “Managing Tech Comm” and 11 sessions provide varying perspectives on the topic. “The topics for the workshops and sessions on managing technical communication include growth industries for technical writers, developing skills as a manager, and building teams”, says David Farbey, TCUK Conference Chair. “Because TCUK covers a range of topics, we’re sure that every delegate will hear new ideas that they can put into practice straight away. We also know that TCUK has great opportunities for networking, and for meeting representatives of leading vendors in our industry.”

The residential rate for admission to all three days of the conference is £625 and includes additional perks, making the conference an exceptional value for professionals who are interested in learning from and connecting with one another. This rate also includes refreshments and lunch each day, dinner on Tuesday evening, Gala Dinner admission on Wednesday evening and two nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the conference hotel on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Members of ISTC, any TCeurope organisation or STC (USA) can register at the reduced member rate. Memberships in other organizations may qualify as well. An email message can be sent to to determine eligibility.

The Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre is located close to Cabot Circus with cultural sights, shopping opportunities, public art projects, parks and the riverside nearby.

To find out more about the TCUK programme and venue, and to book accommodations online, visit the TCUK website at

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