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A First-Timer’s Summit: Speed Dating and Pick-up Lines at the Summit? What?

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Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Here’s the fifth of my series for the STC Notebook. Are you an introvert? This is the article for you! –techcommgeekmom

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Adobe Day is Back– STC Summit Style! Don’t be Tardy for the Party!

KZ-ATLOne of my favorite indulgences offline is watching reality shows on the US cable channel, Bravo, and one of my favorite shows is the Real Housewives of Atlanta. During a past season, one of  the Housewives, Kim, decided that she was going to be a singing star, and recorded the song, “Tardy for the Party.” It was a minor one-hit-wonder song, but it still sticks with me, just because it’s a fun song, and it makes me think about fun in Atlanta.

So, as I start thinking about the upcoming STC Summit in a month, lo and behold, I receive news about a tech comm celebration. Adobe is having another Adobe Day–this time in the ATL!  Adobe is hosting another one of its fabulous free networking and thought leadership Adobe Day events in Atlanta, GA (USA) on 5th May 2013 (Cinco de Mayo!), from 8:00 AM-1:30PM.

If this Adobe Day is anything like the one that I attended at Lavacon in Portland, OR, then we are in for a treat and a good time! You can access the details for this event and register by accessing the event microsite.

The thing that is really great about these Adobe Day events is that they are free (I can definitely afford that), and the talks presented are not a long-winded infomercial for Adobe products. The talks are about the leading trends going on in tech comm right now.

I was SO glad that I was able to attend the one at Lavacon, because the information I learned at that Adobe Day actually helped me get my job. No, seriously. Because the Adobe Day talks gave me a better understanding of current trends in content and mobile strategies, I was able to speak competently about these topics when I had my interview for the content strategy job I have now. It really helped! That’s how good this event is.

At the Lavacon Adobe Day, I met some of the top movers and shakers in the tech comm industry, and was blown away by all of them. It was an incredible experience for me.  For the STC Summit Adobe Day, the speaker line-up looks fabulous. I met or saw at least half of them at the Lavacon Adobe Day, and they were all creative, smart (and friendly) people who had great information to pass along. I’m looking forward to hearing them speak, as well as meet and listen to some experts I haven’t seen before.

One of the highlights that should be exciting is that the “father” of Framemaker himself, Charles Corfield, is scheduled to speak. How cool is that? I mean, Framemaker is a long-time standard in tech comm software, so to hear about its origins and what he has to say about the tech comm industry now? That’s going to be a treat in itself. And yet, there will be so much more!

It should be a great time! So, don’t be tardy for the party! You don’t even have to be attending the STC Summit to attend Adobe Day. You just have to be sure to register on the event website.  If you are in the greater Atlanta area, and want to attend, or you are attending the STC Summit and can come into town early, it’s definitely worth the trip. I’ll be going for sure! I’ll be blogging and tweeting about the event, so keep your eyes peeled for that as well!

NeNe Leakes
My favorite of the Real Housewives of Atlanta,
Nene Leakes

If you do attend, please make sure to thank the Adobe TCS team members present for such a wonderful opportunity to learn, and then make sure you say hi to me, too. I’ll be the one with the Nene Leakes haircut. 😉

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A First-Timer’s Summit: A Road Not Taken

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Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This is the third post of my series for the STC Notebook about the upcoming 2013 STC Summit.

Just as a ETA, I was told after the article was published that one of the benefits included in the Summit is that a disk with all the lecture slides and audio recordings of the lectures are given to all the participants, so I won’t have to worry if two seminars I want to go to are given at the same time. Woo hoo! And yet, I’ll still have to decide which one to go to, and which one to retrieve from the disk later…

Enjoy this latest installment.

–techcommgeekmom

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A First-Timer’s Summit: Are There Fire Breathers and Sword Fights at the Summit?

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I will admit, I haven’t been to a big conference in a while. The last big one I attended was almost a decade ago….At this point, I don’t know what to expect at the STC Summit.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Here’s my second installment to my series, "A First-Timer’s Summit" on STC’s Notebook blog! Enjoy! 

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A First-Timer’s Summit: Why the STC Summit Now?

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Today we introduce our second regular guest blogger, Danielle Villegas, also known as TechCommGeekMom. Danielle is attending the STC Summit for the first time this year, so we’ve asked her to blog about her expectations and excitement approaching the Summit, plus her experiences at the Summit…

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This is my first in a series that I’m writing for the "STC Notebook" blog, which is "the official voice of STC and the tech comm community." I’m excited to be writing for the STC official blog–it’s a huge honor! Please stay tuned for the next installments!

–techcommgeekmom

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