Conferences and courses: technical communication, online communication
Events furthest in the future are listed first. Undated 2006 entries were posted in December 2005. This calendar is compiled jointly with the Information Design and Architecture SIG. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies. November 28-30. Boston. CMPROs typically holds a CM Pros Summit at this conference.
Content Management Forum Annual Conference. November 7-9. Aarhus, Denmark.
ASIS&T 2006 conference, November 3-9. Austin. TX.
IEEE PCS (Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Conference on the Convergence of Technology and Professional Communication. October 23-25. Saratoga Springs, New York.
International Conference for Science and Business Information, October 22-25. Nimes, France.
ACM SIGDOC (Design of Communication) 24th International Conference. October 18-20. Coastal Carolina University near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
UIST 2006, October 15-18. Montreaux, Switzerland.
User Interface Conference 11. October 9-12. Cambridge, MA.
LavaCon-–International Conference on Technical Communication Management,
October 1-4. Lihue, Hawaii.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Annual Meeting. September 26-30. Orlando, Florida.
2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006). September 18-22. Chicago.
HCI 2006. September 11-15. London.
6th International Conference on Knowledge Management (I-KNOW'06) organized by the Know-Center, Austria's Competence Centre for knowledge management. September 6. Graz, Austria. Special Track on Business Process Oriented
Knowledge Infrastructures. Third in in a series aiming to critically discuss new theories,
concepts, ideas, instruments and systems that address support for knowledge intensive business processes in organizations.
euroGel 2006. September 1. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Extreme Markup 2006. August 7-11. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Wikimania 2006. August 4-6. Cambridge, MA.
International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM). August 1-2. Greenwich, London, United Kingdom.
The Third International Conference on Knowledge Management, "Creating Collaborative Advantage Through Knowledge & Innovation." July 31-August 2. Greenwich, England. Posted January 2006.
Tri-XML Annual Conference. Held in July in 2005.
IIID / AIGA Summer Academy 2006. July 17-18. USA.
International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE) 2006. July 6-8. University College of the Fraser Valley (Canada) and the University of the Aegean, Rhodes (Greece), on Rhodes.
International Communication Association (ICA). 56th Annual Conference. June 19-23. Dresden, Germany.
American Society of Indexers (ASI) and the Indexing and Abstracting Society of Canada (IASC/SCAD). Joint annual meeting and conference. June 15-17. Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
IIID / AIGA Summer Academy 2006. June 12-23. Calheta de São Miguel, Santiago, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde).
UPA 2006: Usability Through Storytelling. June 12-16, Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield, Colorado.
Special Libraries Association 2006. June 11-14, 2006. Baltimore, MD.
Third European Semantic Web Conference. June 11-14. Budva, Montenegro.
Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). 28th Annual Meeting. June 7-9. Marriott Crystal Gateway, Crystal City, Virginia.
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). 2006 International Conference. June 4-7. Vancouver, British Columbia.
Localization World. May 30–June 1. Barcelona, Spain.
Enterprise Information World. May 23-25. Seacaucus, New Jersey. Posted February 22, 2006.
Enterprise Search Summit. May 23-24, 2006. New York City, New York.
AIIM ON-Demand 2006. May 16-18. Philadelphia, PA.
X-TECH: Building Web 2.0. May 16-19, 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Enterprise Architect Summit 2006. May 15-17. Key Biscayne, Florida.
Syndicate 2006. May 15-17. Brooklyn, NY.
Society for Technical Communication Conference. May 7-10. Las Vegas, NV.
Good Experience Live: GEL 2006, May 4-5. New York City, NY.
Gilbane Conference on Content Management, April 24-26, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
2nd International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications--ICTTA'06. April 24-26. Omayyad Palace, Damascus, Syria. Sponsors include IEEE.
Search Engine Meeting 2006. April 24-25. Boston, MA.
Wilshire Metadata Conference and DAMA International Symposium. April 23-27. Denver, Colorado.
SIG CHI ACM. CHI2006. April 22-27. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Association of Independent Information Professionals conference. April 19-23. Coral Gables, Florida.
ELearning 2006 Solutions, April 19-21. Washington, DC.
Knowledge Management 2006, April 19-21. Washington, DC.
LISA Forum Asia 2006. April 18-21. Shanghai, China. The Center for Information Development Management is coordinating sessions on technical writing for this conference.
InterDoc 2006, April 10-12. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
WritersUA Conference for Software User Assistance. April 9-12. Palm Springs, CA.
International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). 44th annual conference, "Researching the Radical: Validating Unconventional Technologies." April 6-11. Dallas, Texas.
Content Management Strategies Conference 2006. April 3-5. San Francisco, CA.
Content Management Strategies conference 2006. Second annual DITA
track. April 2-5. San Francisco, CA.
STC spectrum 2006. March 31. Rochester, NY. Keynote speaker is STC President Suzanna Laurent.
Sixth International Conference of the European Academy of Design. March 29-31. University of the Arts, Bremen, Germany.
American Chemical Society. 231st National Meeting. March 26-30. Atlanta, Georgia. The meeting will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center and eight hotels across the city. (800) 227-5558, (202) 872-4600 (outside the U.S.).
STC Currents 2006. March 24-25. Atlanta, GA.
ASIST Information Architecture Summit, March 23-27. Vancouver, British Columbia.
DITA 2006. March 23-25. Raleigh, NC.
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 22-25. Chicago, Illinois.
FOSE. March 7-9. Washington, DC.
Semantic Technology Conference, March 6-9. San Jose, CA.
Unicode Consortium. 29th Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC). March 6-8. San Francisco, California.
TED 2006. Monterey, CA, February 22-25.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 2006 Annual Meeting. February 16-20. St. Louis, Missouri. (202) 326-6450.
Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT): "New Learning Technologies Conference." February 8-10. Orlando, FL.
Content Management JumpStart. February 4-5. Seattle, WA.
National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health Conference:
Work, Stress, and Health 2006. February 2-4. Miami, FL.
Web Design International Festival:
Flash, Ajax, and Accessibility February 2-3. Limoges, France.
ASTD (American Society for Training and Development). ASTD TechKnowledge 2006 Conference and Exposition. January 31-February 2. Denver, Colorado.
Content Week 2006. January 31-February 1. Las Vegas, NV.
IUI 2006: International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. January 29-February 1. Sydney, Australia.
O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference, January 24-26. San Francisco, CA.
52nd Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS). January 23-26. Newport Beach, California.
2005 EVENTS WILL BE ARCHIVED.
DITA Getting Started Workshop. December 5 to 6, 2005. Columbus, OH.
http://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml. Posted August 2005.
Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies. November 29 to December 1. Boston. http://www.gilbane.com/conferences/Boston_05.html. Posted June 2005.
CM Pros Summit: Enabling Content Personalization through Content Management. November 28. Boston. Posted November 2005.
Content Management Forum Annual Conference. November 8 to 10. Aarhus, Denmark. http://www.cmforum.dk/2005/. Posted June 2005.
FrameMaker 2005 Chautauqua. November 7 to 9. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. http://www.travelthepath.com/conf2005.html. Posted June 2005.
DITA Europe conference 2005. November 2 to 3, 2005, Frankfurt Germany.
http://www.infomanagementcenter.com/DITAeurope/index.htm. Posted August 2005.
STC Training Program. October 20 to 21. Crystal City, Virginia (near Washington, DC). Details on the News page.
Knowledge Management. October 27 to 28. Second International Conference. "Nurturing Culture, Innovation and Technology." Information and Knowledge Management Society
(iKMS) and The American Society for Information Science & Technology
(ASIS&T). Charlotte, North Carolina. http://www.asis.org/, http://www.ikms.us/
Online Help. September 16 to 17. WritersUA. Online Help Conference Europe 2005. Amsterdam. http://www.winwriters.com/upcoming_events.htm
DITA Webinar. The Rockley Group and Blast Radius. Proving the Case for DITA-based Authoring. To register: www.rockleybulletin.com. Posted August 2005.
Content Management. September 12 to 15. IBM Technical conference. Orlando. www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=page&c=a0000724
Online Help. September 12 to 13. WritersUA. Philadelphia. http://www.winwriters.com/upcoming_events.htm
Web Design. September 7 to 9. Unicode Consortium. Twenty-eighth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC28): Unicode 4.1 - Multilingual Challenges and Solutions for 2006. Orlando. http://www.global-conference.com/iuc28
Content Management. Developing a Content Management Strategy. August 11 to 12. JoAnn Hackos. San Diego, CA. http://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/xml.shtml. Posted June 2005.
Tri-XML Annual Conference. July 28 to 29. McKimmon Center, North Carolina State University. http://www.trixml.org/confindex.shtml. Posted June 2005.
XML for Writers. July 26 to 27. JoAnn Hackos. Atlanta, GA. http://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/xml.shtml. Posted June 2005.
Content Management. Structured Writing for Single Sourcing. July 7 to 8. JoAnn Hackos. Ottawa. http://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/xml.shtml. Posted June 2005.
Content Modeling and Structured Authoring. Bright Path Solutions. June 28 to 29. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. http://www.rockley.com/workshops.htm. Posted June 2005.
Information Architecture for Content Management. Atlanta STC. June 21 to 22. Atlanta, Georgia. http://www.rockley.com/workshops.htm. Posted June 2005.
Web Design. June 20 to 25. Nielsen Norman Group. The Usability Week 2005 Conference. San Francisco. http://www.nngroup.com/events/.
XML for Writers. June 15 to 16. JoAnn Hackos. San Jose, CA. http://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/xml.shtml. Posted June 2005.
Content Management. June 14 to 16. DCI. Business Process Management Conference
Web Design. May 29 to June 1. Second European Semantic Web Conference. Heraklion, Greece. http://www.eswc2005.org/
XML. May 24 to 27. XTech 2005 (formerly XML Europe). Amsterdam. http://www.xtech-conference.org/
Content Management. May 24 to 27. The Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies. Amsterdam. http://www.gilbane.com/conferences/Amsterdam_05.html
Social Computing. May 20 to 22. Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing (DIAC), in association with the Public Sphere Project (a CPSR Initiative). Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice. Stanford University. http://www.online-deliberation.net/conf2005/
STC Conference: Experiencing Technical Communication, Seattle, WA, May 8-11, 2005.
Content Management. IA Summit. ASIS&T. Montreal. http://www.iasummit.org/2005/index.htm
This is a list of training resources that offer courses and workshops at scheduled times or online. The list was compiled initially in June 2005. Items added after that time are dated, for example, July 2005. If you have additional listings please send them to Karen McPhail, email@example.com.
Types of offerings include:
- On-site training
- e-Learning/WBT courses
- Conferences (same conference scheduled periodically)
For each training resource, the types of offerings are indicated by number according to the list above. These are partial listings from each resource site. Additional courses may be available.
- ASP, VB.NET, C#, and ASP.NET training
- Java training http://www.accelebrate.com/java_training/
- ColdFusion MX training http://www.accelebrate.com/coldfusion_training/
- Dreamweaver MX 2004, Flash MX 2004, and Authorware training
- PHP training and XML training http://www.accelebrate.com/xml_training/default.htm
Access elearning (3)
Online learning for accessibility, covering PDF, MS Word, websites, and other formats. Requires registration but is free of charge. Provided by the Georgia Institute of Technology. http://www.accesselearning.net
Bright Path Solutions (1, 2, 3)
- Adobe FrameMaker http://www.travelthepath.com/TrngDescr2004.html
- FrameMaker Structured Document Publishing
- XML and Related Technologies http://www.travelthepath.com/xmlframetraining3.html
- Quadralay WebWorks Publisher http://www.travelthepath.com/docbooktraining4.html
- The Art of Indexing http://www.travelthepath.com/wwpsetraining5.html
- HTML, XHTML, and Website Management Tools
- Adobe Acrobat http://www.travelthepath.com/golivemagictraining7.html
- Content Creation, Writing, & Project Management
- eLearning Tools & Techniques http://www.travelthepath.com/pmtraining9.html
- Graphics Management and Graphics Tools
- SkillBuilder Workshops http://www.travelthepath.com/workshops11.html
- Training Options http://www.travelthepath.com/trainingoptions12.html
- Single Sourcing workshop http://www.cherryleaf.com/workshop-ss.htm
- RoboHelp http://www.cherryleaf.com/robohelp_foundation_intermediate.htm
- XDK Foundation http://www.cherryleaf.com/xdk_foundation.htm
- Using AuthorIT http://www.cherryleaf.com/authorit_workshop.htm
- AuthorIT for Administrators http://www.cherryleaf.com/authorit_admin_tng.htm
- Introduction to XML http://www.cherryleaf.com/an_introduction_to_xml.htm
- Fundamental Web Technologies for Online Help http://www.cherryleaf.com/fundamental_web_technologies_for_online_help.htm
- Designing and Writing for Online
Content Management Professionals (1,2,4,5)
CM Pros is a membership organization that fosters the sharing of content management information, practices, and strategies. Members are content management practitioners, both inside and outside organizations, who want to develop their expertise and share it with others. This is a listing assembled by CM Pros of educational offerings by many providers. Posted December 2005.
Comtech Services (1, 2)
JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series http://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml.
Workshops offered include content management, single sourcing, structured writing, and task-oriented design of websites.
Hyper/Word Services (2, 3)
Monthly, remote hands-on, XML concepts class. All day, second Monday of every month, starting January 9, 2006. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET. Hands on. Other dates available depending on demand. Outline:www.hyperword.com/xmlintro.htm. Posted December 2005.
On site training and consulting in XML and Online Help. http://www.hyperword.com. Posted July 2005.
- Web Development http://training.mich.info/courselibrary/category/66
- Desktop http://training.mich.info/courselibrary/category/6
- Graphics http://training.mich.info/courselibrary/category/10
- Adobe http://training.mich.info/courselibrary/category/108
Online-learning.com has a school of technical writing including introductory
courses in XML and XSL. STC members receive a 10 percent discount. STC member Bonnie Yelverton has posted her final project from the XSL course at at www.byelverton.net/singlesourcing. This is a review of sessions on single sourcing at the 2003 STC Annual Conference. Start with the file "singlesource.html."
Quadralay Corporation (3)
Using FrameMaker and DITA. Webinar on demand. Explains what the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is and how it can be used with FrameMaker. Some of the components of this webinar relate specifically to DITA and may be of interest to those who are using tools other than FrameMaker for DITA. Contact: Susan Spero, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 719-3399. Posted December 2005.
The Rockley Group (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Visit http://www.rockley.com for details on events, workshops, conference presentations and other offerings. Updated December 2005.
World Wide Learn (1,3,5)
An extensive directory of educational offerings in traditional and online environments, articles, career guides, and other educational resources. Technical communications offerings are listed. Posted December 2005.