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February 2007 event
2006-2007 Competition Awards Celebration & Workshop
See the detailed Event schedule below.
Embassy Suites Hotel Washington, DC – Convention Center
Registration Deadline Extended to 7 February for Luncheon and to 8 February for WorkshopRegistration 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.
About the Speaker
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Date: Saturday, 10 February 2007
Keynote: "Writing (and Designing) for Diverse Audiences: Content, Culture, and Usability" Speaker: Whitney Quesenbery
For more information about the awards banquet or workshop, please contact the Events Committee Manager.
- 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
- Chocolate Pyramid—Rich Chocolate Mousse Enrobed in Dark Chocolate with Whipped Cream
- Freshly Brewed Coffee
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.
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900 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(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.