STC IDL SIG Fall Frightfest MiniConference 2023

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STC IDL SIG Fall Frightfest MiniConference: What scares you and how you faced it down

Register on Eventbrite.

When? October 21, 2023

  • 10:30 am – 16:00 ET
  • 09:30 am – 15:00 CT
  • 08:30 am – 14:00 MT
  • 07:30 am – 13:00 PT

Where? Zoom (of course)

Come and talk about what scares you and how you faced it down.

The all-day virtual MiniConference provides a variety of educational sessions related to technical communication, instructional design, and learning.

We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Phylise Banner, a recognized superhero and pioneer in the LX design space. Read more about Banner on her website and share in our excitement.

Our day will be both educational and fun. Grab your Zoom-friendly Halloween costume, play a few warmup games, and maybe even win a prize. See the schedule and read more about the presentations and presenters here

Registration prices:

  • Free to Students, academics, retirees, volunteers and presenters (to volunteer, email
  • STC IDL SIG Members $5.00
  • STC Members $20.00
  • NonMembers $40.00

Watch for more announcements and news about the event here on our Miniconference Portal page and sign up to join us on October 21 for a day of tech comm goodness.

Manager’s Column, Q2 2023

By Maralee Sauter, IDL SIG Manager

STC’s annual Technical Communication Summit is the premier conference for technical communication education and networking. The Summit brings together like-minded individuals to grow their knowledge of the technical communication field.

Maralee Sautter, the IDL SIG manager, attended this year’s Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, from May 14-17. In the spirit of this year’s Summit theme,Learn Well through Show and Tell,” she shares her experience. 

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2022 IDL SIG Demographic Survey Results

By Jamye Sagan, former IDL SIG Surveys Lead

In December 2022, the IDL SIG conducted its biennial membership demographic survey. Approximately 13.9% of our membership base completed the survey – 47 out of 339 members (as of December 2022), an improvement from 8.2% during the 2020 survey. See the 2022 Membership Survey for complete results.

In a future article, we will briefly analyze the results for individual questions.

June First Friday @ 5: Demystifying ChatGPT with Jennifer Buckley

By Ruth-Anne Klassen, Student Liaison

Each month, the IDL SIG hosts a “First Friday” social event for students and members. Each edition of First Friday includes a short presentation. Jenn Buckley, M.Ed, MBA, MCCT, CPTD, was the presenter on Friday, June 2.

Jenn presented a demo and presentation on ChatGPT, focusing on reducing time spent on creative tasks and navigating controversy around ChatGPT and similar AI tools.

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