Thursday, April 08, 2010
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
- Spectrum 2010, the annual conference of the Rochester, New York chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (April 9), where I’m delivering the keynote speech. http://www.stc-rochester.org/category/membership_benefits/conferences/spectrum-2010/
- The Society for Technical Communication Annual Summit (Dallas, Texas, May 1-5)), where I’m scheduled to give a two-day certification program for technical communication managers. http://conference.stc.org/program-info/preconference-courses/
- Spring Symposium, of the Canadian Society for Training and Development (Calgary, Alberta, May 27-28), where, in a general session with Louise Grummit of Benchmark Performance, we’ll be unveiling the revised Competencies for Trainers and explaining how professionals can use them as a tool for guiding practice. http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Agenda.aspx?e=09116527-da28-46f7-be38-4995889f7668
- The Canadian Association for the Society for Adult Education (CASAE) Annual Conference, where I’m presenting three academic papers on various aspects of adult education for the workplace. CASAE’s conference is part of the annual Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social Science (May 28-June 4), which my university is hosting.
- The Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW), where I’m presenting two academic papers, as well as a workshop on creating powerpoint capture presentations. This event is also part of the Congress, so I’ll be rollerskating between events.
- ED-MEDIA (Toronto, June 29-July 2), a conference of the Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education, where I’m presenting an advanced instructional design workshop for e-learning, as well as several academic papers. www.aace.org.
- International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC), the annual conference of the IEEE Professional Communication Society (University of Twente Netherlands, July 7-9), where I am presenting a workshop on conducting research across occupational cross-cultures. http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pcs/index.php?q=node/843
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Saw this priceless quote in a profile of a couple that runs snopes.com, a website that checks the facts behind urban legends on the Web:
“It’s not like, ‘Well, we have to get out there and defend the truth,’ ” Mrs. Mikkelson added. “When you’re looking at truth versus gossip, truth doesn’t stand a chance.”
To read the rest of the profile, visit "Debunkers of Fiction Sift the Net" by Brian Stelter at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/05/technology/05snopes.html?src=linkedin.