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First Fridays at 5: The Tech Comm Nightmare Before Christmas

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Fairfax, VA 22030

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First Fridays at 5 is a social event for students, the Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) Special Interest Group (SIG), and friends.

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First Fridays at 5 is a social event for students and the Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) Special Interest Group (SIG) members happening the first Friday of the month.

Join at this link on the first Friday of the month at 5 pm Eastern. Please register for the event so we can stay in touch with you and send you friendly reminders.

In December, we're doing something completely different. Cue the spooky music…

Announcing the Tech Comm Nightmares Before Christmas Contest!

STC’s 2020 Most Improved Community—Instructional Design & Learning SIG—is holding a fun social event and contest open to all STC members.

Contest details

To enter the contest, write a short (500 word) description of your worst nightmare connected to your work as a technical communicator, that actually happened to you. Names can be changed to protect the guilty!

Were you teaching a class with your fly open? Burst a button on your blouse revealing your bra? Wardrobe malfunctions aside, how about missing a typo in the company name on the front page of the new brochure, printed on the most expensive paper ever? How about printing 100s of a new SOP with the approving VP’s name misspelled?

Practitioners, bring us your worst technical communication disasters. Your pain can be your gain! STC student members will judge the entries and award 3 prizes.

Send your contest entries to StudentOutreach@stcidlsig.org before October 30, 2021.

Judging

Judging criteria will be along the lines of:

  • how many people saw the mistake?
  • dollar cost and/or number of hours to recover from the nightmare?
  • how long you worked on the project without clueing into the nightmare?

Announcing the Winners

On Fri, December 3, 2021, from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST at the IDL’s First Fridays @ Five Zoom social, we’ll announce the winners and ask the authors to read their entry to us. All entries will also be published in the Q4 issue of our award-winning IDeaL newsletter (publication date: December 31, 2021).

Free Registration for all!

It’s free to attend for all:

  • Students
  • academics
  • practitioners
  • STC members
  • STC non-members
  • job seekers
  • volunteers
  • future volunteers
  • curious explorers

Prizes

The IDL SIG has a couple of corporate sponsors who are generously underwriting the prizes:

  1. First prize is a $35 Amazon gift card, courtesy of TEK-Right Consulting Ltd.
  2. Second prize is a $25 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Imperial Productions
  3. Third prize is a $15 Amazon gift card, also courtesy of Imperial Productions

And, yes: if you’ve messed up more than once—go ahead and submit more than one NIGHTMARE!


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Formed in 2000, our mission is to help STC members identify and develop knowledge and practical skills for designing, developing, and implementing technical instruction in electronic and traditional classroom settings. We provide a forum and mechanism for the free exchange of knowledge, ideas, and skills as they relate to instructional design and learning.










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