2014

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  • Thu
    09
    Jan
    2014

    Northern Suburbs Networking Lunch

    11:30 am-1 pm

    TBD.

     STC/SM President Tom Glennan will be hosting a networking lunch somewhere in the northern suburbs of Detroit. The exact location will be posted here before Christmas. 

    RSVP to Tom Glennan so that he will know how big a table to reserve.

  • Thu
    09
    Jan
    2014

    STC-SM Council Meeting

    6:30-8:30 pm The location is TBD. We will update this calendar once the decision has been made. Everyone is welcome at these meetings: Council members, STC members, and future STC members.
  • Sat
    11
    Jan
    2014

    Extreme Flare: Taking Flare to the Max

    1 pm

    Blazent Software, 43155 Main Street, Suite 2200A, Novi, MI 48375

    The Southeast Michigan Flare Users Group presents Extreme Flare: Taking Flare to the Max.” Speaker Mike Hamilton, Vice President of Product Evangelism at MadCap Software will speak, via live webcast, about MadCap's Flare.

  • Tue
    14
    Jan
    2014

    Beyond the Heat-Map: The Future of Eye Tracking

    6-8 pm

    Cengage Learning, 27500 Drake Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 48331

    Jon West, Director of Marketing and Opportunities for LC Technologies, of Fairfax, Virginia, will speak. This talk will be presented jointly by the Michigan chapters of STC/SM, ACM SIGCHI, and UxPA.

    Please register in advance for this event.

  • Thu
    06
    Feb
    2014

    STC-SM Council Meeting

    6:30 to 8:00

    This council meeting will be held as a teleconference.

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2014

    The Brainiac Paradox

    6:30 pm-8:30pm

    Lawrence Technological University

    Conference Room C406, Welcome Center, Student Services Building

    The Brainiac Paradox—by presenter and author Mark Cornillie.

    Anyone who has worked extensively in technical fields is bound to have encountered the Brainiac Paradox – the tendency for those gifted technically to be less gifted interpersonally….In this presentation, Mark Cornillie, author of The Brainaic Paradox, will delve into this provocative topic, defining the brainiac paradox, providing a historical and social context, and sharing his research into its possible root causes. He will also review his surprising recommendations for how best it should be addressed. 

     Click here to access the program meeting Eventbrite page for more information, including a map, and to sign up for the program.

                                                 

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2014

    World IA Day-Ann Arbor

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    For details, point your browser to http://worldiaday.org/locations/ann-arbor-mi-united-states.

     

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2014

    Networking Happy Hour

    4-6 p.m.

    Mr. Joe's, 26077 West 12 Mile Road, Southfield.

    RSVP by noon on Monday, 2/24 to membership@stc-sm.org.

  • Thu
    06
    Mar
    2014

    STC-SM Council Meeting

    6:00-8:00

    Teleconference

  • Fri
    07
    Mar
    2014

    Networking Lunch

    11:30-1:00

    Palm Palace, 2370 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor. Ph: (734) 606-0706

    RSVP by noon on Thursday, 3/6 to membership@stc-sm.org. Please RSVP in advance if you'll be attending. That way we can make sure to have enough seating available, and we can notify you if something changes due to inclement weather, etc. At these events, attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages, but the camaraderie and conversation are free! 

  • Wed
    19
    Mar
    2014

    Networking happy hour

    4-6 p.m.

    Doc's Sport Retreat on Victor Parkway in Livonia (off I-275 and 7 Mile Road).

    RSVP by noon on Tuesday,3/18 to membership@stc-sm.org. Please RSVP in advance if you'll be attending. That way we can make sure to have enough seating available, and we can notify you if something changes due to inclement weather, etc. At these events, attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages, but the camaraderie and conversation are free! 

  • Sat
    22
    Mar
    2014

    2014 Mid-Atlantic TechComm Conference

    Willow Grove, PA (just north of Philadelphia). 

    The conference will feature a keynote by STC President, Nicky Bleiel, as well as presentations from other techcomm leaders, including Ellen Buttolph, Barrie Byron, Donn DeBoard, Todd DeLuca, Neil Perlin, Roger Renteria, Ben and Marilyn Woelk, and Danielle Villegas.

    There will also be opportunities to connect and network with your peers -- all for an extremely reasonable price:

    STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter Member or Student – $45

    STC Member – $60

    Non-Member – $75

    Note that food and door prizes are included!

    For more information and to register, go to www.stcpmc.org/conference.

    We hope to see you there!

    Stephen Adler

    President, STC - Philadelphia Metro Chapter

     

  • Thu
    03
    Apr
    2014

    STC-SM Council meeting

    6:30-8:00

    LTU-Southfield, MI

  • Thu
    17
    Apr
    2014

    Networking lunch

    11:30-1:00

    Niki's - 735 Beaubien (Greektown) in Downtown Detroit

    RSVP by noon on Wednesday, 4/16 to membership@stc-sm.org. Please RSVP in advance if you'll be attending. That way we can make sure to have enough seating available, and we can notify you if something changes due to inclement weather, etc. At these events, attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages, but the camaraderie and conversation are free! 

  • Thu
    24
    Apr
    2014

    Grant Writing 101

    6:30-8:30

    Washtenaw Community College

    Room LA 352.

    Here is a link to the campus map: http://www.wccnet.edu/about-us/visiting/

    And here is a link to the room locator: http://www.wccnet.edu/about-us/room-locator/room/LA1/

    The grant writing process can be overwhelming, especially for beginners. In this program, grant writers and administrators provide an overview of the grant writing process and share tips they’ve learned along the way. We’ll begin with brief presentations from each speaker, and then we’ll provide time for the panel to answer your questions.

  • Thu
    24
    Apr
    2014

    Data Connectors 2014 Detroit Tech Security Conference

    8:15am - 5pm Somerset Inn, 2601 West Big Beaver Rd, Troy , MI 48084 You're invited to the Data Connectors 2014 Detroit Tech Security Conference WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm WHERE: Somerset Inn, 2601 West Big Beaver Rd, Troy , MI 48084 Click here to register for your free VIP pass ($100 value). VIP passes include breakfast, lunch, conference materials and entrance into the conference sessions and exhibit areas. Click here for the full conference agenda or call Chris Meier at 1-636-778-9495 (cmeier@DataConnectors.com) for more information. This conference is hosted by Data Connectors, LLC, and:
    • Features 11 IT Security speakers and over 30 exhibits
    • Offers gift cards, iPads®, Kindles and many other door prizes and giveaways
    • Qualifies for CPE credits and certificates of attendance
      Data Connectors organizes and hosts tech security conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada. Data Connectors tech security conferences focus on the latest tech security products and services, such as email security, wireless security, network and infrastructure security, compliance, cloud computing, VoIP and networking. Visit dataconnectors.com for more information.
  • Tue
    29
    Apr
    2014

    Networking Happy Hour

    5 pm to 6:30 pm

    Champps Americana Restaurant and Bar

    301 W. Big Beaver Rd (right of I-75 at exit 69)

    Troy, Michigan 48084 (248) 526-0333

    RSVP by noon on Monday, 4/28 to membership@stc-sm.org. Please RSVP in advance if you'll be attending. That way we can make sure to have enough seating available, and we can notify you if something changes due to inclement weather, etc. At these events, attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages, but the camaraderie and conversation are free!

  • Thu
    01
    May
    2014

    STC-SM Council meeting

    6:00-8:00 LTU-Southfield, MI
  • Wed
    14
    May
    2014

    Contracting Issues-Panel Discussion

    6:30-8:30

    Blue Care Network headquarters
    20500 Civic Center Drive
    Southfield, MI
    Auditorium

    Presentations and panel discussion with Mary Jo David, Thomas Glennan, and Pat Martz.

  • Sun
    18
    May
    2014
    Wed
    21
    May
    2014

    STC Summit

    Phoenix, AZ See www.stc.org for details and a link to register.
  • Thu
    29
    May
    2014

    STC-SM Council meeting

    6:30-8:00

    Plymouth Library

  • Wed
    25
    Jun
    2014

    Member Showcase and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

    6:30-8:30

    Little Daddy's

    19333 Victor Parkway

    Livonia, MI 48152

    734-744-7555

    Cost: Free

    Pay for your own dinner

    Dinner, member showcase, recap of 2014 STC Summit in Phoenix, chapter volunteer appreciation awards, DCSA award, and Pacesetter award. Follow this link to register.

  • Tue
    01
    Jul
    2014

    Scholarship Submission Deadline

    Deadline for submitting application and materials for the STC Technical Editing SIG’s scholarship opportunities.  For details, go to: http://www.stc-techedit.org/Scholarship

  • Tue
    16
    Sep
    2014

    Welcome and Networking Program

    6:30 p.m. Paesano's Restaurant, Ann Arbor 3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 971-0484 This first event of the year we will be welcoming and introducing the new board and volunteers and also discussing STC-SM plans for the upcoming year. All members, students and others are welcome. More details to follow.
  • Tue
    28
    Oct
    2014

    Making the Most of mLearning Tools, Templates, Models, & Patterns

    6:30-8:30

    Southfield at Lawrence Technological University

    In this session, Matt Kurtin will draw on a mixture of practical mLearning development experience and widely accepted computer science principles to uncover the pros and cons of various mLearning authoring tools, templates, models, and patterns. Participants will learn about authoring tool selection concepts that are relevant for all e-learning and mLearning programmers. Once an authoring tool is chosen, productivity can be enhanced by understanding reusable functions, separating content and functionality, and debugging functionality. By playing an exciting card game, participants will see real-world examples from actual mLearning courses and tools, including how templates, models, and patterns can enhance the authoring tool chosen. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: •Identify strengths and weaknesses of tools, templates, models, and patterns. •Identify the pros and cons of various authoring tools. •Communicate tips for improving mLearning programming efficiency using authoring tool composition. •Communicate tips for efficient mLearning programming in a variety of authoring tools.
  • Thu
    13
    Nov
    2014

    World Usability Day

    8:30 to 12:30

    AERIA Studio
    Compuware Building
    1048 Woodward Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48226

    User Experience, Usability, and the Value of Simplicity in Design
    An International World Usability Day Event

    Read about World Usability Day in the "D" to learn more about the program and presenters.

    Register ahead for $10, or register at the door for $20.

  • Tue
    18
    Nov
    2014

    How Tech Writers' Tools Help with Effective Communication

    —POSTPONED—

    TechSmith headquarters:
    2405 Woodlake Drive, Okemos, Michigan

    Free for students (with ID), venue coordinator, and presenter
    $10 for members, employees of sponsor organization, and members of sister organizations (UXPA, CHI, ASTD)
    $20 for non-members

    Online registration:
    Eventbrite

    Due to the weather advisories posted for Ingham County tomorrow, we have decided to move this event to the Spring. Please check this page after Thanksgiving for the new date.

    Presenters: Matt Pierce and Erika Smith

    Leverage the power of image and video in your communication. In this session, Matt and Erika will introduce several ways images and videos can be used to improve internal communication, documentation, feedback, and more. Once they’ve got you thinking about how you can incorporate visuals into your own work, they’ll show you how Snagit and Camtasia can be used to quickly and easily create what you need.

    Matt Pierce works for TechSmith Corp., a software company that provides practical business and academic solutions that change how people communicate and collaborate across devices. For seven years, he directly managed the training and user assistance teams for TechSmith, and has experience leading the social media, video and technical support teams. Matt has also run TechSmith’s visual communication web show, The Forge, interviewing guests from around the world discussing the use of visuals, video, and technology in education, training, marketing and more.

    Matt is a regular contributor to several online publications, and has published articles in various training publications in the U.S. and U.K. He has spoken multiple times at national and international conferences including ASTD TechKnowledge, the Society for Technical Communication Summit, Technical Communication UK, and Online Educa Berlin. A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Education’s Department of Instructional Systems Technology, Matt has 10 years of experience working in learning and development with a focus on visual instruction.

    Erika Smith is an Instructional Designer at TechSmith with over 11 years of experience as an instructor, instructional designer, and instructional developer. She has worked in a variety of industries, including Staffing and Recruitment, Utility, Software, and Technology. Erika has also designed, developed, and implemented instructor-led training, asynchronous and synchronous eLearning, and blended courses.

    Erik has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Michigan State University, and a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology with a specialization in online course development from Walden University.

  • Tue
    02
    Dec
    2014

    Holiday Networking Mixer

    5 to 8 pm

    Conor O'Neill's

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Michigan CHI, Southeastern Michigan STC, and Michigan UxPA invite you a casual Holiday Mixer.

     
    When: Tuesday December 2nd, Anytime between 5-8pm
    Where: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub
    318 South Main St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (734.665.2968734.665.2968)
     
    To make this fun and interesting, consider:
     
     - Wearing a UX or Tec-Doc or Conference shirt
     - Bringing a Great Success and a Horrible Failure story that happened to you this year...relevant to your profession
     
    We will not have a reserved room or purchased food. 
    We will just meet in the bar, take over tables as needed, and buy our own (and if you like) each other's food and drink. 

4 thoughts on “”

    1. STC/SM’s programming year runs from September to June. We are having a planning meeting on August 6, so we will be able to post information sometime before the beginning of September.

      1. October 23, 2016 is the next council meeting. We decided to change it due to unavailability of several council members on the 16th.

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