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STC 2022 Technical Communication Summit Proposal Submission Form
You are invited to submit your education session or preconference workshop proposal for consideration to be included on the program for the Society for Technical Communication (STC) 2022 Technical Communication Summit Conference & Expo.

Onsite Conference
Chicago Rosemont, Illinois USA
15-18 May 2022

This year’s theme is The Booming Business of Content: A New Era, New Opportunities. As content becomes more and more democratized, technical communicators have the opportunity to significantly impact businesses. Our power as content creators is on the rise and it’s up to us to be the connectors, relationship builders, and influencers our organizations need during this massive growth.

For your reference:
- Call for Proposals: https://summit.stc.org/call-for-proposals/
- Topic Ideas: https://summit.stc.org/call-for-proposals/summit-topics-and-ideas/
- Session Types and Audience Levels: https://summit.stc.org/call-for-proposals/session-types/
- STC home page: https://www.stc.org/
- STC Summit home page: https://summit.stc.org/

The Conference Committee suggests you prepare your proposal in its entirety before completing this form.
Proposal Preparation Form (Microsoft Word format): https://summit.stc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2022-STC-Summit-CFP-Proposal-Preparation-Form-Aug-2021.docx

You may submit up to 3 proposals for education sessions and 2 proposals for preconference workshops, for a limit of 5 total proposals (maximum of 2 speakers per proposal). Individuals whose proposals are accepted will be limited to no more than 1 education session and 1 preconference workshop, depending on program availability.

NOTE: This submission form is for education session and preconference workshop proposals only. Prospective keynote speakers should contact the Conference Committee (stcsummit@gmail.com) directly.

Organizations that would like to present a session to demonstrate products are services are encouraged to click shorturl.at/ruLR2 and reserve their space on our program. Space is limited, so reserve early!

Individual speakers whose proposals are accepted will receive one complimentary conference registration from the Society. If a proposal includes two speakers, each speaker will receive 50% off the early registration rate. Workshop speakers will also be offered a stipend.

Please contact the Conference Committee (stcsummit@gmail.com) with any questions.

Proposal submission deadline is 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Thursday, 30 September 2021.

When submitting a proposal, please take the following into consideration:

- Make sure your session titles are clear and convey what the talk will be about. Session titles that are only humorous, use business jargon, or are an attempt to draw attendees are not recommended.

- Play to your strengths. Yes, you may be good at a lot of things, but what's the thing that everyone comes and asks you about all the time? Maybe you're the advocate for why UX is so important, or the expert on content operations and how it ties functions together. The specific knowledge you can share will be your advantage as a presenter.

- Focus on your audience. Of course you can talk about your experience and what you did that was amazing, but show them the steps you took and your thought process so they can apply it to their situations. What tools or processes can you share with them? What skills or understanding will they have to take the next step?

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