Call for Proposals

PCOC 2010

October 7 – 9
Nashville, Tennessee

Building and sustaining a technical communication career

The East Tennessee Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication continues a Tennessee tradition with the Practical Conference on Communication (PCOC) at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, October 7 – 9. You are invited to submit a proposal for a workshop, discussion, or presentation that focuses on ways to build and sustain a technical communication career. Please send your proposal to by May 30, 2010. For further details and topic ideas, please visit

Kachina member honored

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently honored the work of Michelle Stump (an STC Kachina Chapter member, writer/editor, and digital artist) by voting one of her images into the 19-artist winner’s circle in the national AAUW 2010 Art Contest. This was the second national award for Stump who was also a winner in the AAUW 2009 Art Contest.

Stump is employed as a contract writer/editor at Compa Industries in Los Alamos, NM. She is assigned to the Information Resource Management Division, Communication Arts and Services Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

New Mexico American Marketing Association event on social media marketing

On April 13,  well-known social media guru, Mari Smith, who was dubbed “The Pied Pier of the online world” by and is president of the International Social Media Association will talk about using Facebook and Twitter to increase your social media presence.

Mari will be covering these points in her presentation:
– Secrets to maximum results from your social networking
– How to drive a flood of traffic to your website and blog
– The top two secrets for getting rapid high search engine ranking
– Proven ways to identify and attract your top paying clients
– How to build a team of lucrative Joint Venture partnerships
– Facebook in just five minutes a day with huge, measurable results
– How to build a targeted, responsive following rapidly on Twitter
– The dos and don’ts of “tweeting”

The event is open to all ($25 for NMAMA members/$40 for nonmembers).   It runs from 7:30-9:30 am at the Hotel Albuquerque.


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