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Pune, Maharashtra, India, 2006/12/20 - The 8th Annual Conference of the India chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) was held through December 7-9, 2006 at The Grand Ashok, Bangalore.
The technical writing conference saw an audience of more than 580 delegates from all over the country and abroad. STC India’s Annual Conference is India’s largest annual gathering of technical writers.
Dr. Naresh Gupta, Managing Director, Adobe Systems India was the Chief Guest at the inaugural function. Geoff Hart, Associate Fellow of STC delivered the keynote address.
The conference offered several presentations on different aspects of technical communication, hosted interactive workshops, provided a wealth of networking opportunities, and served as a platform for companies and jobseekers to meet. Most of the slides used for the presentations at the conference are available on STC India’s website.
A recurring presentation theme was increasing the value of services provided by technical writing teams and the need to acquire a range of skills to offset the possibility of losing opportunities to other countries. This comes at a time when the technical communication industry is going through a boom and hiring is at an all time high.
Mary Ann from Pivotal and Wasique Robbani and Amit Chandra from Cadence were adjudged the best speakers at the conference for their respective paper presentations.
Citec, Adobe, BEA Systems, Oracle, LSI Logic, and Symphony Services were the main sponsors of the event.
The conference was hosted under the leadership of STC India president, Gururaj B S and conference program manager, Anupama A.
STC is an individual membership organisation dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. It is the largest organization of its type in the world. Its 18,000 members include technical writers and editors, content developers, documentation specialists, technical illustrators, instructional designers, academics, information architects, usability and human factors professionals, visual designers, Web designers and developers, and translators - anyone whose work makes technical information available to those who need it.
The India chapter (stc-india.org), formed in 1999, is carrying forward the technical communication movement in India.