Thursday, February 28, 2008

Currents Is Almost Here--
In times of tight budgets (and why are we ALWAYS in times of tight budgets) the Atlanta regional conference Currents is a great professional development bargain for those in the neighborhood. So put March 14th (workshop day) and 15th (sessions day) on your calendar.

The quality of the presentations is world class:
  • One of the speakers, Dr. David Yates from Auburn, has an article in the just published February issue of Technical Communication.
  • At least four university programs are represented: Mercer, Auburn, Georgia State, and my alma mater SPSU (also the venue of this year's event)
  • Speakers from major corporations will share their insights: IBM, Mirant, ComponetOne
  • I can see that at least two of the presentations (mine and Carol Barnum's) are part of the 55th conference in Philadelphia.
  • STC leadership will be there: Mark Clifford, STC 1st VP (upcoming president in June)-- and local boy 2ndVP candidate will be there kissing babies :-)
  • International keynoter: Jean-luc Dumont--just saying his name is worth the price of admission

And the networking is always great. So get your head out of the read-me you're working on, or that configuration guide, and rub shoulders with fellow professionals and talk about your craft. Celebrate your professionalism!

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