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Welcome to the World-Wide Web site for the Boston Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). STC Boston helps technical communicators, technical writers, editors, web designers, help developers, technical illustrators, instructional designers, information designers, documentation specialists, information architects, independent contractors, consultants, web content developers, web designers, knowledge managers, publication managers, marketing writers, webmasters, and other professionals in technical communication, technical writing, training, information architecture, information design, knowledge management, and other related disciplines. To learn more about us, visit the About Us page and view our online brochure. The brochure requires a Flash or QuickTime player on your computer to view it.

Chapter Competitions now open!

Registrations are now open for the 2004 competitions! You can sign up to submit entries or judge in the Online Communication, Technical Art, and Technical Publications competitions. Find out more and register at the competitions web site.

Event of Interest

Monday and Tuesday, September 27-28, 2004, Bentley College and AARP are cosponsoring "Aging by Design", a two-day conference exploring the intersection of the rapidly growing aging population, the world of business and the design of technology and services. Topics include current research on the impact of aging on design, methods for interacting with the aging population (requirements gathering and testing), design case studies and business opportunities. Speakers represent some of the leading organizations in academia, business, government and design, including AARP, The Georgia Institute of Technology, MIT, Bentley College, Fidelity Investments, Center for Aging Services Technologies, Government Services Administration (GSA), IDEO, TIAX and more. To learn more, visit the conference site.

Newsletter Update

The full issue of the May/June 2004 Boston Broadside is available in PDF. Come and download it now!

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Would you like to help provide web services that support the entire chapter? Do you want to learn about running a web site? Then here's your chance! Consider joining the web team. For details, read the job description.

Web Poll 70
If consensus judging for the competitions were to be offered on a weeknight as well as on a Saturday morning, would you be more likely to judge a competition?

No opinion
Probably not

View Results

Results from the last web poll:

Question: If a Technical Editing SIG were started in our chapter would you be interested in participating?
Yes -- 19 votes
Probably -- 22 votes
No opinion -- 14 votes
Probably not -- 30 votes
No -- 34 votes

The results of earlier web polls are also available.

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