In addition to the STC Technical Communication Summit, the Society offers Web seminars. In a seminar, participants listen to the presenter over the phone (much like a conference call) while viewing presentation materials via the website.

This format provides easier access to materials for reference during the presentation, as well as a more intimate, "classroom" setting than the typical telephone seminar. Registrants are provided a toll-free number, a secure URL, and access to both the audio and online elements of the presentation.

Note: Cost is transferable but is not refundable. Registration closes the day prior to each webinar.

Winning Strategies for Independent Consultants

Beth Gerber

Thursday, 18 September | 4:00–5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Learn proven strategies for surviving and thriving as an independent consultant or small firm.  This includes identifying consulting opportunities, networking effectively, making and closing deals, fostering long term relationships, and keeping your business profitable.

Label Editing: Great Things in Small Packages

Leah Guren

Tuesday, 23 September | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

What do you, as a TC, need to know about the text that appears on your products? Learn how you can you use your skills to help improve the product UX.

Mentoring and Growing Junior Writers

Betsy Kent

Thursday, 25 September | 4:00–5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Does your organization have a formal mentoring program?  Have you been asked to train writers who are new to the profession or a specific industry?  With the right attitude and approach, you can help newcomers grow into solid, skilled practitioners who are a credit to the profession.

STC Member-Only Webinar: Discover Liberty Mutual Features

Trevor Waling

Wednesday, 1 October | 1:00–1:30 PM EST (GMT-4)

Join Trevor Waling as he discusses all the features of STC's newest benefit company, Liberty Mutual Insurance and how it can benefit you and your business. You'll come away with a complete understaing of how the program works and little known insurance facts. There will also be time for Q&A following the presentation, so bring your questions and discover all there is to know about Liberty Mutual Insurance.

The E-book Explosion: Why the Publishing Industry Needs Technical Communicators

Toni Byrd-Ressaire

Tuesday, 7 October | 10:00–11:00 AM EDT (GMT-4)

What does the publishing have to do with technical communicators? Technological advances in all fields are blurring the lines of traditional roles. Technical communicators now have opportunities to expand their services by taking on emerging roles in publishing. In doing so, technical communicators are equipped with a coveted set of transferable, core skills.

508 Compliance: Creating Accessible Online Learning

Anita Horsley

Wednesday, 8 October | 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Nearly 1 in 5 people, approximately 56 million, in the U.S. have some sort of disability, reported by the Census Bureau. Developing accessible online courses is important because not only is it the right thing to do to reach more learners; but it can also be a legal requirement. In the US, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that government and educational organizations make online learning accessible (including eLearning).

Design is Everywhere: My Instagram Challenge

David Caruso

Thursday, 16 October | 4:00–5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Find out how participating in an Instagram challenge can help you to recognize and draw inspiration from everyday design elements.

David Caruso participated in the Typography Month Instagram challenge sponsored by AIGA Pittsburgh, surprised that by focusing on a single photo every day enhanced his ability to take in his daily surroundings. This webinar will expand upon David’s fun and highly informative lightning at this year’s Summit. The webinar will show case some of design inspirations from Instagram and how these challenges can increase your awareness and inspire your work.


Tips for Technical Illustrations

Tricia Spayer

Tuesday, 21 October | 10:00–11:00 PM ADT (GMT-4)

Interested in improving your own technical illustrations?Join this webinar to increase your confidence in your own technical illustration abilities, improve your processes, and become more professional in your illustrations.


Building a Business-Driven Globalization Strategy for Content

Alan Porter

Wednesday, 12 November | 1:00–2:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Developing a content strategy for a major corporation that has over 300 products is challenging enough, but when you add in the need to support customers and dealers in over 180 countries around the world it takes it to a whole new level. How do you decide where to focus your translation and globalization investments to get the best customer experience?