Update: Download the IDL SIG 2016 Survey Results pdf here.
IDL SIG Members,
The 2016 IDL SIG Demographic Survey is now available! This survey will help us better identify our membership base.
Please click the following link to take the survey:
Check your email for an invitation from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the survey.
Survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Survey will close on Wednesday November 30 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (GMT-6).
As a special bonus, current IDL SIG members who complete the survey will have a chance to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards – just in time for the holidays!
IDL SIG Surveys & Social Media
As a virtual community, with all of our members scattered across the globe, we do not have the same opportunities as geographically-based communities to meet up face-to-face. Since 2013, we have hosted the IDL SIG Virtual Open House (VOH) so that new and prospective IDL SIG members could learn more about our community’s mission and goals, learn more about member benefits, and meet some of our leaders and volunteers.
During our VOH, participants have always had the opportunity to ask questions about the SIG and what we offer.
Virtual Party, too!
This year, we’d like to try something new. We’d like to combine our VOH with a virtual party (VP), where we would encourage all attendees to share a photo or story. The VP (not be confused with Vice President!) we hope will add a very human, personal side to our VOH. Hey, it is all about making real, enduring connections!
About the webinar
The webinar will be recorded so feel free to watch with us online and then rewatch at your leisure. No need to take notes. If you cannot attend, sign up anyway so that you will get a link to the recording.
Do you know someone who might be interested in joining STC? There's no better time to join STC and our SIG, or renew STC membership! The STC new/renewed member recruitment race is now on, and goes through and May 6, 2016. Communities receive credit when someone joins or renews online and notes the community that referred them. Here's how it works:
When recruiting a member, have them include the name of your chapter or SIG on the online application -- in our case, the IDL SIG. The referral field is found under the Membership tab. Your community must be listed on the application to receive credit.
One point is awarded for each member in any of these four categories: Classic, New TC Professional, Student, or Gold Value Package.
Corporate Value Package (CVP) members are worth one point for each team member. For example, if five new members join or renew from one company as a CVP, your community receives five points.
The winning community will receive:
One upgrade from 2016 Classic to Gold Value Package membership
50% off one 2016 online course
A copy of WordPress in Depth (1st Edition) by Michael McCallister
One free 2016 print subscription to Intercom magazine
One free 2016 print subscription to Technical Communication journal
Two complete Salary Database kits (including the Excel workbooks)
Two $50 Amazon gift cards
One “Community Spotlight” post on STC’s Notebook blog
To receive referral credit, be sure to remind new and renewing members to list the IDL SIG in the referral field.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Cheryl Miller, STC Membership Services manager, or call the STC Office at +1 (571) 366-1914.