Francisco Chapter and Other Bay Area Chapters
The mission of the Society for Technical Communication is to
advance the theory and practice of technical communication across
all user abilities and media.
The mission of the San Francisco chapter
- Promote the arts and sciences of technical communication in
the San Francisco Bay Area
- Promote career development in the technical communication
profession for our members, other
colleagues, and students of technical communication
- Promote respect, increased public awareness, and appreciation
of the technical communication
The San Francisco chapter meets on the third Wednesday evening
of each month. Click here to view and print a PDF version of our chapter brochure
Northern California has five other chapters that
meet at other times during the month: Berkeley,
East Bay, North
Valley, and Sacramento.
Like all other STC chapters, the San Francisco chapter is run entirely by volunteers. Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet other technical communicators and to build your network. For more information, email the Chapter President.
In addition, several annual STC events in Northern California offer
many opportunities for volunteering, including the Touchstone
STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. It is the largest organization of its type in the world. Its 20,000 members include technical writers and editors, content developers, documentation specialists, technical illustrators, instructional designers, academics, information architects, usability and human factors professionals, visual designers, Web designers and developers, and translators - anyone whose work makes technical information available to those who need it.
Society membership provides opportunities for ongoing learning and professional networking. Through the efforts of a small, full-time staff and a large network of volunteers, STC promotes the public welfare by educating its members and industry about issues concerning technical communication.
STC shares many goals with a number of related organizations. STC invites other organizations to promote the Society's goals through sustaining organization memberships.
STC is governed on a Society level by an elected board
In addition to the Society leaders, each chapter
and SIG elects a set of officers.