P&P SIG Call for Progression Session Speakers

Next year's 2017 STC Technical Communication Summit will be held 7-10 May in Washington, DC. (National Harbor, MD). The Policies and Procedures SIG plans to submit a proposal to present “Topics In Policies and Procedures” in the Progression Session format at the 2017 STC Summit.  P&P SIG is looking for presenters (and their topics). We’d like you to join our proposal!  If you plan to attend the conference and have an idea for a topic, we'd like you to develop your topic and present as part of our Progression Session. We'd especially like to invite the SIG members from the former QPI and ES&H SIGs to join with P&P SIG and present with us in Washington, DC Any STC member may join our proposal.  But you will have to act soon; the deadline for submission is 12 September 2016. I will need your information no later 09 September 2016. If you are interested, send me as much information as you can right away. mail at dawnell.com. Of course, we encourage all SIG members to develop and propose their individual Summit topics directly to STC.  If you plan to do that, here is a link to some tips and tricks.  http://notebook.stc.org/tips-for-your-best-ever-summit-proposal What is a "Progression Session" anyway? "Progression Session" is a format for an educational session at conference that has as many as 10 different speakers presenting on various topics simultaneously. Each speaker will host a table with a presentation on a topic they have developed from their own area of practice. Attendees will choose a topic and sit at that table to hear a 12-minute presentation about that topic, and then move to another table to hear the next 12-minute presentation. This process repeats 3 times throughout the hour long time slot. This means attendees will hear 3 of the topics presented. Sessions in this format are very popular and are among the best attended at the conference. Progression sessions are a great way to share a lot of information in a relatively short time. Veteran presenters and new speakers alike can hone their speaking and presenting skills as they present new topics and research. Subject Matter for Topics Naturally, we will be looking for topics of relevance to members of our SIGs. But this covers a wide area of related and relevant topics, such as compliance, content management, career development, process improvement, documentation management, and the tools and technologies that we all use in our profession. Of particular interest are case studies and success stories that would benefit our attendees and members. How to Join our Progression Session Send me your information as soon as possible and I will submit the proposal. Send me as much information as you have right away.  mail@nulldawnell.com You will need the following information: * Your name and contact information * Working title for your topic. * A short abstract or description of your topic * A short professional bio about you, especially about any speaking or presenting experiences you may have had. * Any further details about your topic, such as an outline or graphics (if you have them). More information is better, but even if your presentation is not fully developed, please DO propose it anyway! * Be sure to mention any SIG affiliations you may have. Summit link:  http://summit.stc.org/ Any questions … email me! Dawnell Claessen, Co-Manager, P&P SIG mail@nulldawnell.com

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