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 [PDF]

Master’s Students In Technical Communication, Université de Paris

10.40 – 11.10

Evolution of the profession [PDF]

Elisabeth Closs, Karlsruhe University,  Yvonne Cleary, Limerick University

  • For anyone who would like to join the university network, please email Yvonne Cleary (yvonne.cleary (at) ul.ie) who will add you to the mailing list.
11.10 – 11.40
DITA Molière: A community to support the growing adoption of DITA standard in France [PDF]

Dominique Trouche, WhP

Companies Using DITA

11.40 – 12.30

Networking breakout sessions: What brings technical communicators together?

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch break

13.30 – 14.00

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

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

14.00 – 14.30

Information architecture: which skills, roles, and careers? [PDF]

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. [PDF]

Alexandre Dias Da Silva, Consultant

15.00 – 15.30

Networking breakout sessions: How will technical communication careers evolve?

15.30 – 16.00

From tech comm to marketing: a tangled journey [PDF]

Michael Priestley, IBM

  • Beyond Silos : https://www.editions-hermann.fr/livre/9791037002754
16.00 – 16.30

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

Ellis Pratt, Cherryleaf

  • Sarah O’Keefe – Scriptorium. Scriptorium is a consummate content strategy company.
16.30 – 17.00

Community Engagement in Technical Communication Pedagogy [PDF]

Laura Gonzalez, University of Florida

Recordings will be available shortly.


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