9th International Conference on Technical Communication: Evolutions of the Discipline

Evolution of the technical communication discipline

From device documentation to digital training, from UX writing to video tutorials, technical communication is a discipline that covers varied activities. It seems like a single job title will never cover every facet of the profession.
During the next 9th International Conference on technical communication, we will explore the job market, training curricula and evolutions of the trade:

  • The place taken by technical communication within a organisation with the typically associated business: Product, support, marketing, HR…
  • The evolution of skills, methods and tools.
  • The challenge of technical communication training curricula to cover varied needs.
  • The possible career paths in technical communications.

Friday 29 January 2021, from 10.00 – 17.00 Paris Time (UTC+1)

Program

10.00 – 10.10

Introduction

Patricia Minacori and Marie Girard

10.10 – 10.40

Presentation of research projects

Master’s Students In Technical Communication, Université de Paris

10.40 – 11.10

Evolution of the profession

Elisabeth Closs, Karlsruhe University,  Yvonne Cleary, Limerick University

11.10 – 11.40

DITA Molière: A community to support the growing adoption of DITA standard in France

Dominique Trouche, WhP

11.40 – 12.30

Networking breakout sessions

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch break

13.30 – 14.00

Examining the value of technical communication graduate degrees in non-academic professions

Meghalee Das, Texas Tech University, Samantha Casertano, John McClellan, Texas State University

14.00 – 14.30

Information architecture: which skills, roles, and careers?

François Violette, JobTeaser

14.30 – 15.00

Designing our way out of information pollution: how technical communicators are leading the shift toward an ecology of information.

Alexandre Dias Da Silva, Consultant

15.00 – 15.30

Networking breakout sessions

15.30 – 16.00

From tech comm to marketing: a tangled journey

Michael Priesley, IBM

16.00 – 16.30

Future tech comm trends – Differing opinions, and why everyone could be right

Ellis Pratt, Cherryleaf

16.30 – 17.00

Community Engagement in Technical Communication Pedagogy

Laura Gonzalez, University of Florida

 


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