Society Highlights

Region 1/2 Conference Cancelled

Instead of holding the planned regional conference, Region 1 will expand the format of the Interchange conference and make the STC a front-runner in its promotion. The Interchange conference is scheduled for fall 2002. Region 1 is trying to find a venue, time, and chapters to support this effort. For ease of transition, this year's conference will be held in the Boston area at an affordable facility, at an affordable price, and in an accessible location. Future plans will depend on chapter involvement throughout the region.

Selling the STC to the Boss

Having trouble selling the idea of STC membership to your manager? Get it paid through your corporate training budget. defines "training" as follows: "to make proficient with specialized instruction and practice."

If an STC- or chapter-sponsored event or activity shows you how to improve your company products or processes, thatís "training." Nonmembers often pay significantly more for STC programs, conferences, and workshops than do members. And STC membership provides training with a bonus: a vibrant professional community with numerous opportunities for networking.

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STCís 50th Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for STCís 50th Annual Conference was mailed as an insert with the April 2002 issue of Intercom. The deadline for sending proposals to the Society office is August 1, 2002.

The conference will be held May 18-21, 2003, in Dallas, Texas. The conference theme is "[email protected]," in honor of the Societyís 50th anniversary in 2003. For more information, please contact Buffy M. Bennett at .