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Expo Hall [clear filter]
Monday, May 16
 

7:30am PDT

Expo Hall
Get inspired by like-minded individuals, network with colleagues, or take a break with friends and refreshments, all in the Expo Hall. Between education sessions come discover exciting products, services, and technology; enter into raffle drawings; make new connections during Speed Networking; and walk away with new ideas to take back to your team.

Monday May 16, 2016 7:30am - 3:30pm PDT
Marquis Ballroom Anaheim Marriott

11:00am PDT

Speed Networking
Looking to add value to your Summit experience by making new connections? Then plan on participating in one of the two Speed Networking events in the Expo Hall! Back by popular demand, this fast-paced networking experience puts you in touch with industry veterans, fellow colleagues, and product experts. During this hour long event, you’ll participate in several rounds of networking at multiple tables with fellow attendees and industry movers and shakers. This fast-paced event will allow you to make initial connections early and leave you with plenty of time to follow up throughout the remainder of the Summit. Space is very limited and reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Please only sign up for ONE SESSION DATE and if you are certain you will be able to participate as this event requires pre-scheduling each attendee’s networking schedule. You must be a full Summit registrant to attend this event.

Monday May 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Marquis Ballroom Anaheim Marriott
 
Tuesday, May 17
 

7:30am PDT

Expo Hall
Get inspired by like-minded individuals, network with colleagues, or take a break with friends and refreshments, all in the Expo Hall. Between education sessions come discover exciting products, services, and technology; enter into raffle drawings; make new connections during Speed Networking; and walk away with new ideas to take back to your team.

Tuesday May 17, 2016 7:30am - 3:30pm PDT
Marquis Ballroom Anaheim Marriott

8:30am PDT

Interactive Documents and the IoT
The focus on product and service information to date has typically been about enabling your customer and service technicians to find the right content, quickly. As we move into the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), documentation teams are now exploring ways in which machines can now proactively push the correct information to your customers, and how documents can interactively guide readers to the information they need. Imagine if a machine could help populate the installation guide, generate compliance forms, or curate its own service information based on fault codes and other envrionmental readings. This new world of interactive documents increases information accuracy, service and use efficiencies, and improves overall customer satisfaction. In this session you will learn:
  • Why is intelligent content critical to the IoT?
  • What is interactive content?
  • How can your organization benefit from adopting an interactive content strategy?

Speakers

Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am PDT
Expo Theater

9:45am PDT

SmartDocs: Transforms Word into a Complete Content Management Solution
36Software is pleased to present SmartDocs 2016.1, the only completely collaborative content reuse and management solution for your MS Word content. SmartDocs makes it possible to do what you never thought possible with your Word content. Author, approve, centralize, find, reuse, and track everything your writing team needs, no matter where they are working. SmartDocs is just a fraction of the cost, training, and set-up time to XML-or DITA-based CMS solutions. Proven. And, unlike other solutions, SmartDocs is scalable and affordable for teams of 2 to 2000. Join Bryan Lynn, Executive Director of Technology, to experience everything that SmartDocs can do, without ever leave your Word envrionment. Bring your questions and Word content challenges, and we'll solve them!

Speakers

Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Expo Theater

11:00am PDT

Speed Networking
Looking to add value to your Summit experience by making new connections? Then plan on participating in one of the two Speed Networking events in the Expo Hall! Back by popular demand, this fast-paced networking experience puts you in touch with industry veterans, fellow colleagues, and product experts. During this hour long event, you’ll participate in several rounds of networking at multiple tables with fellow attendees and industry movers and shakers. This fast-paced event will allow you to make initial connections early and leave you with plenty of time to follow up throughout the remainder of the Summit. Space is very limited and reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Please only sign up for ONE SESSION DATE and if you are certain you will be able to participate as this event requires pre-scheduling each attendee’s networking schedule. You must be a full Summit registrant to attend this event.

Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Marquis Ballroom Anaheim Marriott

1:00pm PDT

15 Ways to Animate Your Content with GIFs
Animated GIFs are helping you quickly react to your friend's social media post or making your coworker laugh. But they're not just fun and games. See real-world examples of how animated GIFs are being used in documentation, support, and beyond. Get practical tips for when, how, and why to create them.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Foster

Daniel Foster

Strategy Lead for Snagit, TechSmith Corporation
Content, marketing, product, research, sailing (hard and soft water), disc golf, and international travel.



Tuesday May 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Expo Theater

2:15pm PDT

Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC): What You Need to Know
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) and its partner APMG International are pelased to announce the re-opening of the Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) program. CPTC is designed to validate the skills, knowledge, and competence of technical communicators as they advance in their professional careers. Currently the first level of a three-tier professional certification program is open: Foundation. Attend this session to learn more about how the program is structured and what you need to do to become certified.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Pohland

Liz Pohland

Chief Executive Officer, Society for Technical Communication
Liz Pohland is the Society for Technical Communication’s Chief Executive Officer and Editor of Intercom magazine. She is an executive with extensive expertise in publishing, editing, design, and technical communication. During her tenure with STC, she has worked closely on the CPTC... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
Expo Theater