SIG Activities at the 2013 Summit

AtlantaThe following is information on SIG activities at the 2013 Technical Communication Summit in Atlanta from 5 to 8 May 2013. If you would like more information about any of these events or are interested in volunteering, contact our SIG manager, Ed Marshall.

Community Reception
Monday 6 May
6:00 to 7:00 PM (The community reception is held after the annual business meeting, which is scheduled from 5:00 to 6:00 PM but often runs into overtime.)

The community reception is essentially a long row of tables. People stop at any SIG tables of interest and chat a few minutes or longer
about what the SIG does, how it works, benefits, and so on. The Lone Writer SIG will have an updated promo sheet listing SIG activities and resources. The Lone Writer SIG will share a table with the Consulting and Independent Contracting SIG. We face many of the same issues and have a fair amount of crossover membership.

SIG Business Meeting
Tuesday 7 May
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hanover AB Room

It’s a low-key meeting to talk about how the SIG is working, any issues, questions, and so on. Feel free to bring your lunch/drinks. Food is not provided.

Lone Writer SIG Off-Site Dinner (Optional, if we get enough volunteers)

We used to have an informal get-together at a local restaurant of interested SIG members, usually organized by local members of the SIG. Each person is responsible for their tab. No set agenda; just an evening out to get to know each other. We’ve found it works best if it’s a place that can handle groups of 15 to 20 people, isn’t overly loud so we can talk, and reasonably priced.

Honors Banquet

Note: This is a very formal affair: gowns and tuxedos are standard attire. You can certainly get by with a nice dress/business suit for women, coat and tie for men. Although the rest of the Summit is very informal (business casual), you will probably feel out of place at the banquet dressed business casual.