Is it a new TechComm holiday for us?

Could it be true? There’s a holiday especially for technical communicators?

Well, not yet, unfortunately.

While we can enjoy such celebrations of Alan Turing’s birthday (essentially the inventor of the computer), or the birthdays of other great inventors that helped with the technology that allows us to be in the technical communications profession, but until then, we will have to find our tech comm celebrations where we can, mostly through the various global conferences that we can share.

Lavacon is one of those such conferences, and I’m actually going for the first time! Well, sort of. I was invited to a celebration, and it’s FREE to everyone who wants to come. Yes, FREE.

Adobe is holding “Adobe Day” on the morning of October 6th, the day before Lavacon starts. The event is going to be held at the same hotel as Lavacon, and runs from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM PST (local time), as a huge pre-conference kickoff! There are going to be a lot of Adobe representatives there as well as quite a few honored guests and speakers coming– including me! (Yes, I made the list! Can you believe it?) I’m very excited to be included in such esteemed company with some of the best and brightest technical communicators and bloggers out there in the field, and be able to listen and meet them for myself.  There are going to be some great presentations, speaker panels and much more!

Here’s your information–because I KNOW you want to meet me in person, right?

Click here to register for FREE. Please note Adobe is also welcoming everyone to register for any one or more of the following:

  • FREE Adobe Day networking event on Oct 6 at Portland, Oregon
  • A $50 discount on the LavaCon registration fee
  • A raffle to win a complimentary box of the new Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4

How can you lose? Meet me, free networking day, a $50 discount on your conference fee (if you are going), and a chance to win a free copy of TCS4? Sounds pretty great to me!

I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as I can, and I’ll be blogging and tweeting from the event as well, both during and after the event. I’m really looking forward to this because I’ve never attended a professional technical communications conference before (well, I’m still not going to be at Lavacon itself, but hey, pre-conferences count!), and it’ll be great to put actual faces to the Twitter feeds, Facebook and LinkedIn connections that I’ve been making for the past six to seven months, and making more connections along the way. See what your fellow tech comm pros are talking about these days! It should be a great event.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s celebrate Adobe Day at Lavacon together. If anyone asks, just tell them “TechCommGeekMom” sent you. 😉

About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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