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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2023 SIG Award

By Maralee Sautter, IDL SIG Manager

It brings me great pleasure to share news about our annual SIG awards. These are SIG-specific awards to celebrate the contributions of our great volunteers and make recognition within the reach of more SIG members—those who may not qualify for STC Awards. These are given to outstanding volunteers who work hard to make our SIG the amazing community that it is.

The SIG Volunteer Achievement Award recognizes the services of a SIG volunteer over time. To be eligible, the recipient demonstrates consistent service to the SIG for two or more years, either as a volunteer in a recurring role or as a volunteer who has served in many ways without having held an elected office or appointed position. Continue reading “2023 SIG Award”

Learn Marketing from a New STC Member

By Melissa Pagnotta, IDL-SIG Social Media Manager

Hello, STC members! I’m very excited to share some insights with you. I understand that approaching marketing can be as overwhelming as…well, a never-ending Facebook feed! By the end of this article, I hope you’ll have a foundational understanding of marketing, some steps to take, and which areas you’d like to dive further into. Let’s get started!
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