STC Summit 2024 – Come join us!

Hey, friends! The Instructional Design and Learning Special Interest Group (IDL SIG) has special plans for the 2024 STC Summit. We hope you can join us as we share our superpowers and grow closer as colleagues and friends.

Summit dates are Thursday, May 16 – Sunday, May 19. The events are open to all Summit attendees. Schedule information may change. For the latest content, please check the conference app.

All Week

Look for Maralee Sautter, Melanie Murphy, and Viqui Dill. Say hello and we will have stickers and other swag for you.

Thursday 16 May @ 6:45 pm

Join the STC IDL SIG for dinner at the Rainforest Cafe (Dutch/Separate Checks).

Mall of America 306 South Avenue, Level 3, turn right

Everyone welcome. No need to identify as an Instructional Designer.

After dinner, we are going to waddle down to the Duck Donuts shop for dessert and then take a lap around the mall.


Thursday 16 May after dinner (8:30 pm?)

Join the STC IDL SIG after dinner. We are going to waddle together for a lap around the mall.

Everyone welcome. No need to identify as an Instructional Designer.

Friday 17 May @ noon

During the Summit, on Friday, May 17, come sit with us for lunch.

Pick up your box lunch at the Sky Bridge, and bring it to Minnetonka A. We’ll have an informal IDL SIG gathering and enjoy our lunch together.


Saturday 18 May @ 1:30 pm

STC IDL SIG Panel at STC Summit 2024: Are You a Uni-Duck? The Intersection of Instructional Design and Technical Communication

Lakes Ballroom B

Have you ever wondered if what you do is more “technical communication” or is it more “instructional design”? What’s the difference? Are there differences? Do they even intersect? In this fun and interactive session, we’re going to explore the nuances of both, where they overlap, where they differ, and all the points in-between.

* Viqui Dill (Moderator/Emcee)
* Melanie Murphy
* Maralee Sautter



Join the conversation on Slack.

2024 STC Slate of Candidates

The STC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the final slate of candidates for the 2024 STC election.

Offices Automatically Filled


  • Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Herman will automatically succeed from the office of Vice President.

Immediate Past President

  • Timothy Esposito will automatically succeed from the office of President.

Treasurer (two-year term)

  • Roberta (Bobbi) Werner will complete her two-year term.

Offices to Be Filled

Director (two-year term)

  • Dr. Jackie Damrau
  • Dr. Guiseppe Getto
  • MaryKay Grueneberg
  • Dr. Amanda Patterson
  • Dr. Wendy A. Ross
  • Danielle Villegas

Nominating Committee (two-year term)

  • Joana Donovan
  • Kelly Smith

To read more about the candidates, visit

IDL SIG Receives CAA Platinum & Pacesetter Awards

We are “over the moon” because the IDL SIG received a Platinum Community Achievement Award (CAA) for the third year in a row, as well as a Pacesetter Award.

The awards are to be presented at the 2024 Summit, so plan to join us if you’re attending. If you can’t attend the Summit, join us at the virtual awards celebration on June 6. Details coming soon. Continue reading “IDL SIG Receives CAA Platinum & Pacesetter Awards”

Manager’s Column, Q1 2024

By Maralee Sautter, IDL SIG Manager

Hello IDL SIG members,

Spring has sprung in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m enjoying a day of sunshine after weeks of cold, rainy weather. The colorful flowers, brilliant sunshine, nesting birds, and budding trees all bring hope into view.   

With hope on the horizon, I’m looking forward to May and the 2024 Summit in Bloomington, Minnesota, May 17–19. The conference is conveniently located near the Mall of America and close to the airport. The Mall boasts many fun activities for kids of all ages, special events, food & drink, and shopping. I plan to check out the SEALIFE Aquarium and Nickelodeon© Theme Park to catch a roller coaster ride.

Incidentally, the STC Summit is the premier educational experience and a place to network with folks who love, promote, and share technical communication

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STC Summit 2024: May 17-19, Bloomington, MN

Hurry! The 2024 STC Summit is around the corner, so start planning for this educational and fun adventure. Get ready for a Summit experience that breaks the mold, providing more opportunities to network and learn from fellow practitioners, dive deeper into intensives on important topics, and keep up with the industry.

Some of the IDL SIG team will be at the conference, so come join us for our panel conversation about instructional design, at the CAC table in the Expo Hall, and for special meetups. 

Here’s a quick overview of the 2024 Summit.

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