Boundaries? We Don't Need No Stinking Boundaries! or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Change

A session at TCUK 2015 | Technical Communication UK

Thursday 1st October, 2015

8:45am to 9:30am (GMT)

It's no surprise to those of us working in technical and scientific fields -- in fact, just about ANY field -- that technical communication is (and always has been) changing. In our industry more than any, the only constant is change. And that change makes boundaries a very ambiguous concept. Sadly, human brains are wired to be habitual, and change makes us uncomfortable. But to move beyond survival in our industry to thrive and find great success, you must become comfortable with ambiguity and learn to love change. This keynote will help you to get started or to progress along your already change-embracing path. Expanding on the style of David Letterman and the Late Show Top Ten List, Andrea will describe her top 10 ways technical communicators should drive change and break boundaries...

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Andrea L. Ames

Senior technical staff member and Information Experience Strategist/Architect/Designer at IBM, and former President of STC (Society for Technical Communication)

Andrea has more than 25 years of experience in technical communication, specializing in content information experience strategy, architecture, design, and usability.
She is a speaker and teacher on these topics, as well as technical communication industry trends, strategy, leadership, and professional development.
In her personal time, she teaches about and creates quilt and Zentangle(r) art.

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Time 8:45am9:30am GMT

Date Thu 1st October 2015

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