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2019 Competition Awards Celebration and Networking Night

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Positano Ristorante

4948 Fairmont Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814

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Celebrate with us as we complete the STC Washington, DC-Baltimore (WDCB) chapter’s 2018-19 Technical Communication Competition with dinner, an awards ceremony, and plenty of time to get to know other local technical communication professionals. The award-winning entries will be on display so that you can see some of the best work in our profession and read snippets of what our judges had to say. Winners will share the secrets to their success when they receive their awards. WDCB will also be giving out its 2019 chapter level awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to the chapter and the technical communication profession. This will be a great opportunity to broaden your network and make new friends.

We will also recognize our Best in Show publication, Teknos, written by the high school students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

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Alan Houser is a consultant and trainer in technical communication tools and best practices, and is an authorized CPTC trainer. Alan is a Fellow and former president of the Society for Technical Communication, a voting member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and Lightweight DITA subcommittee, and an adjunct instructor at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Alan will speak about the Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CTPC) credential, and what you can learn from from STC certification even if you don't choose to formally pursue it.



  • Crostini with Sweet Red Peppers
  • Italian Meatballs
  • Mozzarella Caprese Bites

Entrée Choices

  • Salmon Filet
  • Gnocchi
  • Chicken Marsala

Dessert Table

Meals also include:

  • House Salad
  • Bread
  • Soft Drinks and Iced Tea
  • Coffee and Hot Tea

Cash Bar


The restaurant is 0.3 miles, a 7-minute walk, from the Bethesda Metro station on the Red line. When you get to the top of the escalator, head north on Wisconsin Avenue. Turn left onto Old Georgetown Road. Make your third right onto Fairmont Avenue. The restaurant is on the right.


Besides street parking, the best garage is the one in the Fairmont Building right across the street from the restaurant at 4975 Fairmont Avenue. It is $5 for the night when you enter after 5 p.m. and it closes at 11 p.m.

The Woodmont Corner Garage is at 7739 Woodmont Avenue and is directly behind Positano, with entrances on Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue. The cost is $1.00 per hour until 10 p.m. From the Woodmont Corner garage, walk out to Old Georgetown Road and turn right when you get to the sidewalk. Turn right onto Fairmont Ave and Positano is on the right.

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Bethesda, MD 20814

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