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Events

February 2007 event

2006-2007 Competition Awards Celebration & Workshop

Event Summary

Date:
Saturday, 10 February 2007
Time:
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
See the detailed Event schedule below.
Location:
Directions are provided below.
Embassy Suites Hotel Washington, DC – Convention Center
Cost:
Fees are listed below.
RSVP:

Registration Deadline Extended to 7 February for Luncheon and to 8 February for Workshop

Registration is required for this event and
must be made by 9 p.m., Wednesday, 7 February 2007 (for luncheon) and to 9 p.m., Thursday, 8 February 2007 (for workshop).
To register, complete the online Event Registration form.


Share the Awards Banquet Flyer (115.3 K PDF) with family and co-workers.

Don't forget your business cards for networking!


2006-2007 Competition Awards Celebration

Technical Publications and Online Communication Competitions

Whether or not you participated in the competition this year, come out and see the winning entries, meet the judges, cheer on the winners, and enjoy a delicious lunch. This is a perfect opportunity not only for networking but for getting your eyes and hands on the state of the art in technical communication. Documentation managers, bring your teams to encourage their competitive spirit. Maybe you'll be encouraged to enter the competition next year!

Keynote Address: "Writing (and Designing) for Diverse Audiences: Content, Culture, and Usability"

Whitney Quesenbery will deliver the keynote address—Two current themes in technical communication are the globalisation of our work and personal lives, and the push to provide universal usability and accessibility. We find ourselves writing and designing for increasingly diverse audiences – people from many different cultures and with many different usability needs. Can one size fit all, and if not, how do you sort out conflicting requirements? We will look at these issues, some of the user research in the field, and some approaches to universal usability that bridge gaps in content, culture, and usability.

Choosing the Right Usability Technique Workshop

Whitney Quesenbery will facilitate the workshop—There are many usability techniques, from heuristic reviews to remote testing. Each has it's own advantages and requirements. Selecting the right techniques is critical to a successful project. That first decision affects the resources and budget needed, and can determine whether you can provide useful and effective information to improve a product. This workshop will review different options for usability evaluations and look at how they can be used most effectively. Whether you are planning your first usability research or your hundredth, this workshop will help you match the right usability technique to your goals, to get the answers you need to improve your products, documentation and websites.

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About the Speaker

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Event Schedule

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2007

Time

Description

 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Workshop registration and display of winning entries
 
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop: "Choosing the Right Usability Technique" Facilitator: Whitney Quesenbery
 
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Banquet registration and display of winning entries
 
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch, Introductions,
Keynote: "Writing (and Designing) for Diverse Audiences: Content, Culture, and Usability" Speaker: Whitney Quesenbery
 
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony
 
 

For more information about the awards banquet or workshop, please contact the Events Committee Manager.

 

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Food

Salad
Traditional Greek Salad—Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Sliced Onions with a Red Wine/Oregano Vinaigrette
Option 1 (Chicken)
Pesto Seared Chicken Carbonara—A Breast of Chicken Marinated in Basil Pesto and Seared till Golden. Served over Linguini with a Bacon, Egg & Parmesan Cream Sauce
Option 2 (Fish)
Potato Crusted Costa Rican Tilapia—Served with Roasted Tomato Orzo with a Smokey Chipotle Remoulade & Seasonal Vegetables
Option 3 (Vegetarian)
Four Cheese Ravioli—Served in a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce with Tomato Concassé & Fresh Herbs
Dessert
Chocolate Pyramid—Rich Chocolate Mousse Enrobed in Dark Chocolate with Whipped Cream
Beverages
Freshly Brewed Coffee
Decaffeinated Coffee
Tea

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Fees

Chapter officers may attend the awards ceremony and workshop for free. Please complete the online Event Registration form. so that we know which entrée to order for you.

Choose one of the following two fee structures.

1. Attendance at either the Awards Ceremony Luncheon OR the Workshop:
$30
Judges, entrants, students, Competition Committee members, and event volunteers  **
$50
STC Members
$70
Nonmembers
 
 
2. Combo: Attendance at the Awards Ceremony Luncheon AND the Workshop
(a savings of $20-$60):
$40
Judges, entrants, students, Competition Committee members, and event volunteers  **
$60
STC Members
$80
Nonmembers
**Please contact the Events Committee Manager if you are interested in volunteering for this event to confirm your volunteer role. Only confirmed volunteers are eligible for the event volunteer rate.

Directions

photo of the Embassy Suites - Convention Center Hotel

Embassy Suites Hotel Washington, DC – Convention Center
900 10th Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
Telephone: 202-739-2001
(Map and directions to the Awards Celebration hotel in Washington, D.C.)

Map and directions to the Embassy Suites Hotel Washington, DC – Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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