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DUMMY Event — June First Friday Dinner (La Madeleine, Columbia, MD)

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We're heading north to Columbia, Maryland for our June First Friday Dinner. Join Elaine Firestone and other chapter members for a relaxing lunch at this quaint French cafe known for its rustic country fare. If you are not a chapter member, this is the perfect event to come to and meet other technical communicators in your area. Elaine will try to reserve the big table in the back for our group and will put a sign on the table that says “STC.”
As with all of our First Friday Lunches, there is no cost to RSVP, but you do have to pay for your own dinner.
If you would like to host a future First Friday Lunch, our calendar is open, so please contact our Events Manager: events at events.stcwdc.org.

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DUMMY Event — 2020 Competition Awards Celebration and Networking Night

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Celebrate with us as we complete the STC Washington, DC-Baltimore (WDCB) chapter’s 2019-2020 Technical Communication Competition with dinner, an awards ceremony, and plenty of time to get to know other local technical communication professionals. The award-winning entries will be on display so that you can see some of the best work in our profession and read snippets of what our judges had to say. Winners will share the secrets to their success when they receive their awards. WDCB will also be giving out its 2019 chapter level awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to the chapter and the technical communication profession. This will be a great opportunity to broaden your network and make new friends.

Register on Eventbrite TBD

Just announced! Alan Houser will be our featured speaker!

Alan will speak about the Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CTPC) credential, and what you can learn from from STC certification even if you don’t choose to formally pursue it.

About the speaker

Alan Houser is a consultant and trainer in technical communication tools and best practices, and is an authorized CPTC trainer. Alan is a Fellow and former president of the Society for Technical Communication, a voting member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and Lightweight DITA subcommittee, and an adjunct instructor at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Crostini with Sweet Red Peppers
  • Italian Meatballs
  • Mozzarella Caprese Bites

Entrée Choices

  • Salmon Filet
  • Gnocchi
  • Chicken Marsala

Dessert Table

Meals also include:

  • House Salad
  • Bread
  • Soft Drinks and Iced Tea
  • Coffee and Hot Tea

Cash Bar

Metro Proximity

The restaurant is 0.3 miles, a 7-minute walk, from the Bethesda Metro station on the Red line. When you get to the top of the escalator, head north on Wisconsin Avenue. Turn left onto Old Georgetown Road. Make your third right onto Fairmont Avenue. The restaurant is on the right.

Parking Tips

Besides street parking, the best garage is the one in the Fairmont Building right across the street from the restaurant at 4975 Fairmont Avenue. It is $5 for the night when you enter after 5 p.m. and it closes at 11 p.m.

The Woodmont Corner Garage is at 7739 Woodmont Avenue and is directly behind Positano, with entrances on Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue. The cost is $1.00 per hour until 10 p.m. From the Woodmont Corner garage, walk out to Old Georgetown Road and turn right when you get to the sidewalk. Turn right onto Fairmont Ave and Positano is on the right.

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DUMMY EVENT — Using Design Thinking to Shape Your TechComm Career (Webinar)

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About the Webinar

As the field of technical communication evolves, so do our roles. As writers, editors, designers, strategists, technologists, etc., you may find it challenging to evolve when our field is so widely defined. In this participatory session, we will use Design Thinking strategies to explore our roles as technical communicators. We will consider our options as the landscape changes, and articulate ways we can grow and develop in our careers. Phylise will be providing custom design canvases that can be adapted and remixed for individual and group use.

About the Instructor

Phylise Banner is a learning experience designer with over 25 years of vision, action, and leadership experience in transformational teaching and learning approaches within academia and industry. A pioneer in online learning, she regularly seeks out and embraces opportunities to experiment with emerging pedagogies and technologies in order to best serve learners, and to create vibrant and engaged communities of practice. She is an Certified Learning Environment Architect, Adobe Education Leader, STC Fellow, performance storyteller, avid angler, aviation enthusiast, and currently training to be a private pilot. She is also the proud owner of a 1967 Amphicar.

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Webinar Access Information

This webinar will be offered through JoinMe and will be recorded. You can attend either through the free JoinMe app on your mobile device or in a browser (all browsers supported but Chrome works best). You will receive connection information through email two days before the webinar. If you do not receive it, contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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