STC Summit OnDemand, Call for Proposals & Associate Fellow Applications

We thought you might be interested in the following STC offerings and due dates.

It's not too late to take advantage of STC’s 2021 Summit OnDemand content, now available through 30 September! Register now to access all the recorded education sessions, Featured Speaker Sessions, copies of the presenters’ slides, and even access to the virtual exhibitors. Plus you can earn up to 8 CEUs toward CPTC currency!

The STC Summit 2022 Call for Proposals is open! The conference will take place onsite May 15 - 18, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (just outside of Chicago). The proposal submission deadline is 11:59 PM US Eastern on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Submitters will be notified about their proposals in late October. Learn more at https://summit.stc.org/call-for-proposals/

STC Associate Fellow applications are available now. Associate Fellow is one of two STC honors given to members who have an exemplary record of contributions to our profession and to the Society.  This honor recognizes members for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the arts and science of technical communication, and for sustained and significant service to STC. Read more  to see if you qualify. Applications are due on  November 1, 2021.

IDL SIG Newsletter: Editor’s Column

by Paul Scott, Instructional Design and Learning SIG, Newsletter Editor

Hello, and Happy June!

This is our strongest issue since I became Editor of this newsletter. I'm very pleased with it.

It helped that we had some great awards and honors this quarter, both to the SIG and within it. We've also had great success with the student outreach and new member outreach programs, which have brought us some excellent new talent, on top of the top talent we already had.

"On Top Of The Top." New slogan?

This Quarter's Issue:

IDL SIG Manager’s Column: Maralee Sautter

Hello!

Here is my first newsletter column as IDL SIG manager since I stepped up to the position in May. Currently, I’m catching my breath after the flurry of Summit activity. But not me alone; all our IDL SIG volunteers were very busy with Summit virtual events this year. Even as I exhale in my weariness, I can only say that I’m happy to be part of this incredible team. 

If you weren’t able to attend the Summit or the SIG’s virtual events, please sit back and enjoy a nice recap of some of our Summit events.

Social Networking Event - Mon, June 7, 2021 

Each of us is YOU-nique! Attendees lauded our SIG virtual event as one of the most fun events of the Summit. We asked attendees to go on a scavenger hunt in their homes, bring back items they found, and share “finds” in the Zoom screen with us. People shared their stories of why the item was special to them, and we learned how each story was unique, but still part of the human fabric that binds us. Behind the scenes, SIG volunteers were surreptitiously spotlighting, learning about, and screen-grabbing photos of the attendees. In the end, a special scrapbook page was assembled and sent to each attendee who participated. If you don’t believe that it was fun, check out the YouTube video,

Summit Honors - Tuesday, June 8 

The STC Summit Honors Event was inspiring for us since not only was our community awarded a Bronze Community Achievement award, we received the Most Improved Community of the year. Of course, there were a lot of other awards and honors given out during the event.  Congrats to all! For a list of the STC honors and awards, check out the STC Honors and Awards page. Click here to see this great event in retrospect. Watch now, because this link may not be available for long.

STC SIG Open House - Wed, June 9, 2021 

The virtual open house was an opportunity for members and non-members to explore STC SIGs in 15-minute increments and an opportunity for attendees to visit 3 SIG breakout Zoom-rooms. In the IDL SIG breakout room, we had people sign up for a drawing, explore our website, ask about membership status, and find out more about the SIG. In the background, we had a recurring slide deck touting what we do as a SIG. The chat was lively, and we gathered some exciting ideas for future webinars.

IDL SIG Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Tue, June 29, 2021

Typically, we meet in person at the Summit to conduct our SIG business meeting. Because Summit was virtual this year, face-to-face didn’t happen. We were busy planning the social event and the open house, so we postponed the AGM. That gave us the time to plan an awesome virtual meeting that let us all get to know our community from different leadership perspectives and we had fun with SIG awards, chatting, and drawings. Please check the meeting out on YouTube—it’s well worth your time.

Together with the rest of the volunteer team in the SIG, I hope you have a great summer!

Maralee Sautter

IDL SIG Treasurer Report – 2021 Q2

Jamye Sagan, IDL SIG Treasurer

How much money do we have?

As of June 28, 2021, we have $991.92 in our account - $491.21 from community funding and $500.71 in our vested funds. 

Since Quarter 1, we have incurred the following expenses: two speaker honoraria for our March 30 and May 20 webinars, two student STC memberships from our Student Outreach Article program, and Summit registration for our SIG Manager. 

In the next few weeks, we plan to renew our Zoom and Survey Monkey subscriptions. We use Zoom to conduct our educational webinars, leadership meetings, and virtual social events. We use Survey Monkey for our demographic surveys and elections. Since we have a subscription, we’ve enabled other STC groups such as the Community Affairs Committee to host their recent tools survey.

Where do we get our funds?

Our primary source of income comes from community funding and vested funds. Community funding are funds we receive from the STC office, based on SIG membership numbers. We receive a certain dollar amount per member. Since these funds do not carry over from year to year, we must use them or forfeit them. 

Vested funds are funds we have earned through the years. These funds can carry over year after year.

We constantly review our budget to see where we can save costs and, most importantly, how we can use our funds to best benefit you – our members. 

We’d like to hear from you!

If you have any questions about SIG finances, please email me at treasurer@nullstcidlsig.org.