Chapter Programs

Fall Programs Getting Rave Reviews

By Jim Liddington

The 2002-2003 STC Boston Chapter Programs season is off to a strong start with two programs come and gone already, and many more on the way. In September, Chuck Vermette presented Single Sourcing: It's Easier Than You Think. In October, Neil Perlin presented Thinking of Going Independent? Things to Consider.

Attendees cited quality speakers, relevant topics, and the convenient Lexington location as drawing points for coming to programs. The programs are held monthly at the Sheraton Lexington Inn at the junction of Routes 128 and 2A in Lexington, Massachusetts from 6:00-9:00PM. In addition to a top-notch presentation, the price of the program includes dinner, coffee, and dessert, as well as a great opportunity to renew old friendships and to start new ones!

On November 13th, Suzanna Laurent will be in town to present Revealing Your Hidden Value, a discussion of how technical communicators can add value in the workplace and how to measure and communicate that value. Tired of not getting the respect and credit that you deserve? Let Suzanna show you what to do about it.

Suzanna is a senior member who just completed a term on STC's international Board of Directors. She has presented over 100 chapter programs, leadership workshops, keynotes, and sessions at more than 28 conferences across the country. Recently, the American Business Women's Association selected Suzanna as one of the Top Ten Business Women.

After a holiday break in December, the Programs Committee will be back on January 22 with a presentation by Mike Paciello on compliance with the new Section 508 accessibility regulations.

In the Spring, the chapter will present programs on Globalization, Configurable Help Systems, and Usability. You don't want to miss these! Here is the program lineup for the rest of the year:

For directions and other program details, see the Programs Page.

Jim Liddington, First Vice President of the STC Boston Chapter, can be reached at .