CFP: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication: December 2016 Special Issue on Entrepreneurship Communication

Guest editor: Clay Spinuzzi (University of Texas at Austin), clay.spinuzzi@utexas.edu Entrepreneurs must communicate constantly. When they develop an innovation, look at possible markets, conduct market research, seek intellectual property protection, develop a business model, and pitch to stakeholders, they are engaging in professional … [Read more...]

Limerick 2015 International Round Table Discussion on Technical and Professional Communication

The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) and the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) will co-host a round table discussion in the afternoon between the conclusion of the ProComm 2015 conference and the start of the ACM SIGDOC conference.  The focus of this discussion will be to examine the … [Read more...]

Engineer Your Own Success, by Anthony Fasano, now available from Wiley-IEEE

Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career, Updated and Expanded is now available as part of the IEEE-Wiley PCS book series. Focusing on basic skills and tips for career enhancement, Engineer Your Own Success is a guide to improving efficiency and performance in any engineering field. It imparts … [Read more...]

The Elements of Visual Communication, by Melissa Clarkson

Are you in the process of composing a set of slides, a handout, or some other graphical document? You may want to read Melissa Clarkson's new contribution to the site, on The Elements of Visual Communication, where she identifies key strategies for graphically communicate (A) hierarchy, (B) grouping and (C) sequence, three relationships … [Read more...]

Remembering Professor Tom Williams

It is with sadness that we are writing to tell you that Dr. Tom Williams, Emeritus Professor of the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (formerly Technical Communication), died on January 12, 2015. He passed away comfortably at home after a long illness with his extended family around him. … [Read more...]

ProComm 2015 Call for Participation

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It's been a decade since the IEEE Professional Communication Society has held its conference in Limerick, Ireland. In 2015, ProComm is headed back to the University of Limerick! In preparation, proposals are now being accepted for full papers, brief papers, extended abstracts, workshops, and panels. For a complete explanation of the categories, … [Read more...]

CFP: Communication Design Quarterly Special Issue on “Internationalizing Information and Communication Design”

Communication Design Quarterly (CDQ), the peer reviewed publication of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) is soliciting article proposals for an upcoming special issue that will examine how aspects of culture, language, nationality, and globalization affect information … [Read more...]

IEEE USA Webinar: That Bullet Is Not Magic – Avoid Presentation Mistakes and Create New Best Practices

IEEE USA will be presenting a webinar, led by Dr. Traci Nathans-Kelly, on slide design for presentations, titled "That Bullet Is Not Magic - Avoid Presentation Mistakes and Create New Best Practices " on December 4, 2014, 2:00-3:00pm EDT.  … [Read more...]

Nominations for the 2015 STC Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research

Please help the Society for Technical Communication honor the distinguished research contributions of Dr. Ken Rainey by nominating yourself or a colleague for the prestigious 2015 STC Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research. The Ken Rainey award celebrates Ken Rainey’s passion for research that results in significant improvements to … [Read more...]

IEEE USA Webinar: Difficult Conversations

IEEE USA will be presenting a webinar, led by Dr. Julia Williams, on "Difficult Conversations — Strategies that can help make you a better listener, a better speaker, and a better person!" Date: 30 October 2014, Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT URL: http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2014/webinar-10-30-14.html Engineers need to take … [Read more...]