Adapting and Thriving In a Changing Tech Comm World

  • 18 Feb 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
  • The Hilton Garden Inn, Burlington, MA


  • Not a member of the New England Chapter
  • Student members of STC get this special rate

February 18th Program:

Adapting and Thriving in a Changing TechComm World

with Neil Perlin

Technical communication has changed tremendously in the last few years, and we hear gloomy predictions that the field is dying. Can the field of TechComm rise to overcome new challenges?

Is it dying? or just changing?

And if it is changing, what is it changing into? How do we adapt and thrive in this emerging world? That's the subject of this presentation. 

We'll start with a discussion of the core of Technical Communication. Then we'll hear various speakers, both experienced and new, talk about what they do and how their jobs range from traditional to new, but all involving “communication.” 

The presentation will end with a discussion on how STC needs to change in order to itself adapt and thrive in a changing world. 

Join us on February 18 for this important and relevant program.

NOTE: Due to the multi-speaker format, this program will not be offered as a webinar. Please join us in person!

Neil PerlinAbout Neil Perlin
Neil Perlin, owner and principal consultant of Hyper/Word Services, entered technical writing in 1979, began creating online documentation in 1985, and is now an internationally recognized expert in online help and documentation design and development. He has been providing online documentation training and consulting services for 21 years, is a popular speaker at various technical communication groups and conferences, organized and ran the "Beyond the Bleeding Edge" stem at the STC annual conference from 1999 to 2006 and from 2010 to the present, and is a columnist for the STC and various other professional groups. He also spends enough time travelling to indulge his road hobby - searching out fine BBQ joints.

Registration Information

Dinner registration closes at 6 pm on Monday, February 16.    

If you miss this deadline, call Cindy Cookson at 978-828-5586978-828-5586. If there is any way to accommodate you, she will work it out!

Dinner program cancellations that are received by 6 pm on Monday, February 16, will be fully refunded. Dinner program cancellations received after 6 pm Monday, February 16, generally will not be refunded unless Cindy can work something out.

If you have any questions about registering guests, please feel free to email

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