12th Annual Conference of the STC India Chapter
New Delhi, 2010
Important Information

Conference Dates: November 11, 12, and 13, 2010

Venue: The Sheraton New Delhi, Saket District Centre

Call for Papers: Starts June 15, 2010 and ends July 31, 2010

URL: https://www.stc-india.org/delhi-10/
In November 2010, just when the world is still recovering from the Commonwealth Games Experience, technical communicators will converge to celebrate the 12th Annual STC India conference. The most important event of a young profession will be held in an old Indian city, the “City of Djinns” as William Dalrymple calls it.

This is a first by many counts: the first time techcomm people from the northern part of the country do not have to travel to conference; the first time the techcomm people from the south, east, and west of the country get a conference with the zindadili that Dilli is known for; the first time a conference is held at a city that’s arguably India’s best in terms of infrastructure.

This also is the first time – yes – that STC India members do not have to pay registration fees to attend. You heard that right (want me to repeat). And, because STC India believes its volunteers are what define it, this is also the first time all STC India volunteers get to attend the conference without paying registration fees.

Content Categories

Knowledge Unlimited

Single-sourcing, DITA, Content reuse and collaboration, Productivity-improvement tools and techniques, Process automation, Scripting in authoring tools, Content management systems, Publishing and production techniques, Structured writing, Open source tools to create, enhance, and customize documentation, Authoring workflows, Documentation release management, Project estimation, Project planning, Freelancing, Authoring Tools: Adobe FrameMaker (Unstructured and Structured), Captivate, and so on.

Career Streams for Writers

Information architecture, Instructional design, Knowledge management, Marketing communication, Usability

Open Up

Experience sharing: Mistakes made and lessons learned, ideas implemented, roadblocks overcome

If you are interested in presenting paper presentation or a conducting workshop, start creating an abstract right away. For group discussions, you can suggest topics and abstracts. If you want to suggest a topic or moderate a group discussion, send us an abstract AND your brief profile.

Presentation Types

45-minute Paper Presentations (includes a 10-minute Q & A)
You can collaborate with a friend or colleague to make a joint presentation.

1-hour or 2-hour Workshops
In addition to theory, these workshops include short exercises, hands-on session, or activities.

1-hour Group or Round-Table Discussions

Discuss a specific topic such as Improving the Quality of Writing, Economic Impact, Choosing a CMS, Content Reuse Mechanisms, Motivating Employees, Landing Your First Technical Writing Job, Problems Faced by Freshers, How to Succeed As a Freelancer, and so on. There will be a moderator for each of the group discussions. Two such group discussions are planned.

30-minute Zero Hour

A panel of experts will answer your questions about anything techcomm related. For example, you can ask questions about career paths, freelancing, industry scenario, recognition, professional development, and so on. You must send your questions to us in the month of October (we will notify you).

How to Send Your Proposals

Send us a proposal with an abstract of of about 250 words. Your proposal must include your brief profile. If you have experience presenting at conferences, including STC, please mention that in your profile.

The Paper Selection Committee will review all proposals and select the best (well-written, articulate, clear, and concise) proposal, the author of which will receive a prize from the STC India chapter!

Mail your proposal in .DOC, .TXT, or .PDF format to conferences@stc-india.org by July 31, 2010.

For more information on Call for Papers

Write offlist to the Conference Program Manager Promila Chitkara (prommila@gmail.com).

On behalf of STC India Admin Council
Promila Chitkara
Program Manager
12th Annual STC India Conference

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