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One good way to identify educational opportunities is through the STC Academic Programs Database.  This database lists over 100 colleges and universities world-wide. Other opportunities include conferences and professional associations that offer certificates of achievement for conference or workshop participation.

Attend a Conference

The STC Technical Communication Summit is an annual event featuring education sessions, an industry exposition, keynote presentations, various professional networking events and Society community meetings. See STC's website for information about the Technical Communication Summit.

A Sample of Summit Opportunities

STC's 2009 Technical Communication Summit was held in Atlanta, Georgia and included 110 education sessions. The sessions were organized by six tracks.  The tracks were as follows:
  • Applying Research and Theory to Practice
  • Designing and Assessing the User Experience
  • Designing and Developing Content
  • Developing Your Skills and Promoting Your Profession
  • Managing People, Projects, and Business
  • Producing, Managing, and Delivering Content
In addition, the conference included STC Institutes that were a "conference within a conference" and intended to add advance topics to the program.  Institute topics in 2009 were:
  • E-learning
  • Career Makeover
  • User Experience
  • Structured Authoring and Content Management and Collaborative Technologies and Techniques.
Missed the Summit? It is still possible to attend through "SUMMIT@AClick". Visit the  STC Live Learning Center to find out how you can get access to over 90 sessions.

Other Conferences

There are other technical communication conferences available. You will also find technical communication sessions at other events. For example, look out for STC regional conferences.