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!
For full details go to http://www.stcatlanta.org/currents.htm