2021 Schedule

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Session TimeProfessionalNetworking TrackTool Track
10:30Opening Session
11:00 – 11:45Cracking the Code of Visual Content (Anton Bollen, TechSmith)
13:00 – 13:45Does Your Content Suffer from Lockdown Lethargy? (Leah Guren, COW TC)Let’s Get Technical  (Ben Mansheim) SingleFeeder (Tool Presentation)
14:00 – 14:45Technical Content and Artificial Intelligence: the Road Ahead (Ravi Kumar Adapa, Oracle)Mentoring Room Laura Novich
15:00 – 15:45Soft Skills that Define a Successful Tech Writer (Rochelle Fisher, SentinelOne)
16:00 – 16:45Only Connect: How the evolving digital landscape is transforming technical communication (Ríona MacNamara, Google) Flare (Tool Presentation)

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Session TimeProfessionalCareer AdvancementTool Track
11:00 – 11:45An Open Source Toolchain for Documentation (Steve Goodman, Red Hat ) Dealing with Communication Obstacles and How to Get Heard (Helen Gottstein, Loud and Clear Training)
13:00 – 13:45Let’s fix it! Rules of thumb for UX usability and writing (Hadas Khen) Unconference Session: Yoni Palmer
14:00 – 14:45Non-Writers Writing – Tips for Managing Developer-driven Documentation (Paula R. Stern, WritePoint)Mentoring Room: Rochelle Fisher (Documentation leaders/managers)Creating Simplified User Interface (SUI) Graphics (Anton Bollen, Techsmith)
15:00 – 15:45Documentation Communities: Sound Strategy or Documentarian’s Gambit? (Laura Novich, ScyllaDB)Speed Networking
16:00 – 16:45The Evolution of Smarter Content (Bill Swallow, Scriptorium Publishing) Mentoring Room:
Miriam Lottner
(Pivoting your skills)
17:00 – 17:45Developing a content strategy for partners to help your business scale (Akash Dubey, iManage)Mike Hamilton (holding for topic)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Session TimeProfessionalTrends Tool Track
11:00 – 11:45Holding for Edwin SkauCreating Consistent Videos Faster (Anton Bollen, Techsmith)
13:00 – 13:45Documenting a Product when You’re Not Sure Who Your User Is: A Wix Case Study (Jeff Aftel, WIX) DITA 2.0 (details coming soon)
14:00 – 14:45Zen and the Art of Storytelling (Jeff Klein, Tufin)
15:00 – 15:45Marketing, Technical Communication, Trust, and Truth: (Ray Gallon, The Transformation Society)
16:00 – 16:45The Dynamics of Cognition, Usability and Design (Kirk St.Amant)