Lightning Talks, Session 1

A session at Society for Technical Communication SUMMIT 2013

Monday 6th May, 2013

10:00am to 11:00am (EST)

This session features a series of “Lightning Talks”—five-minute talks on topics of interest to technical communicators. Each speaker gets 20 slides, displayed for 15 seconds per slide. Timing is strictly enforced. Expect presentations that are insightful, thought-provoking, humorous, and possibly controversial. Expect to see oratory skills tested, and expect to have fun.

  • All You Need Is ... Accessibility (Karen Mardahl)
  • Changing the World (Katherine (Kit) Brown-Hoekstra, Comgenesis, LLC)
  • Management Munchies: Nibbles of Leadership Advice (Alyssa Fox, NetIQ Corporation)
  • Motivational Editing (Marcia Wood, Marcia Wood Information Design)
  • The Hairball of Content (Ray Gallon, Culturecom)
  • To Serif or Not to Serif (Michael Opsteegh, Eyefinity)
  • What's in a Nametag (Nathaniel Lim)
  • Tech Comm at the Table with Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations (Al Martine)
  • Ninja Talk (Dave Gash)

About the speakers

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Karen Mardahl

Geeky, nerdy, webgrrl, technical communicator (a11y, UX, CS) - mostly just me - and occasionally in Danish. bio from Twitter

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Kit Brown-Hoekstra

Consultant, I18N, Trainer, Speaker, Content Strategist, Tech Comm, Medical/Life Science writer, working virtually bio from Twitter

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Alyssa Fox

Info Dev director. Major sweet tooth. Book devourer. Coffee sipper. Dog mama. Fast driver. Mediocrity despiser. Efficient time user. STC Secretary. bio from Twitter

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Ray Gallon

Humanist Nerd bio from LinkedIn

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Michael Opsteegh

Don't blame me; it was like that when I got here. bio from Twitter

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Nathaniel Lim

Technical Writer, Associate Fellow of Society for Technical Communication, STC Intl Summit Awards General Manager, Ballroom Dancer, Eagle Scout

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Marcia Wood

Outgoing President, Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC)

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Dave Gash
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Al Martine

Business and Marketing Director at TechWhirl

48 attendees

  • Adriane Hunt
  • Alyssa Fox
  • Erika Guerra
  • Al Martine
  • Anne Garcia
  • Kathryn Bender
  • Ben Woelk
  • Bill Schieb
  • Bonnie Doyle Chase
  • Bryan Hake
  • Hannah Morgan
  • Carolyn Kelley Klinger
  • Char James-Tanny
  • Cheri Noble
  • Cindy Pao
  • Dave Gash
  • David L. Caruso
  • Erin Brennum
  • Carol Anne Wall
  • Gina Goodson Wadley
  • Jackie Damrau
  • Jill P. Viers
  • Kit Brown-Hoekstra
  • Karen Mardahl
  • Laura Dent
  • Laurence Simon
  • Marta Rauch
  • Michelle Corbin
  • Minna Vänskä
  • Mellissa Ruryk
  • Mary Saunders
  • Muniza Arifin
  • Paul Mueller
  • Phylise Banner
  • Liz Pohland
  • Ray Gallon
  • Roger Renteria
  • Rick Sapir
  • Roberta Heinlein
  • Rosie Arcelay
  • Sarah O'Keefe
  • Stephanie (Catlin) Donovan
  • Michael Opsteegh
  • Nathaniel Lim
  • Todd Doane
  • Marcia Wood
  • Viqui Dill
  • Wendy Mastandrea

5 trackers

  • Chris Hester
  • David Wilks
  • Jennifer Moore
  • Matt Sullivan
  • Kai Weber

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Time 10:00am11:00am EST

Date Mon 6th May 2013


Hanover CD, Hyatt Regency Atlanta

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