... I go to my local STC chapter meeting and there are over 50 attendees! So much for a dying profession and a society that has lost its relevance. So what gives here?
First off, a dynamic programs manager, Jen Collier. Last night's event was a progression, six presenters in three 15-minute time slots. Pick the three you're most interested in and rotate. The topic was Instructional Design, a perennially popular topic with technical communicators, perhaps trying to break away from traditional writing or just interested in broadening their skill set in a tough economy.
Speakers were a mixed bag of university professors, consultants and business practitioners--even had an old guy from IBM ;-) This was pure grass-roots STC like its hay-day in the 90s. As a matter of fact, I saw some of my old fellow classmates from Southern Polytechnic State University.
Good pre-marketing too. Getting the word out is important.
Just got me pumped. STC rocks and I'm glad I have a professional society that brings me into contact with peers who believe learning doesn't stop on graduation day.