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West of Scotland Area Group meeting 21 October 2013

The next ISTC West of Scotland area group meeting in Glasgow will take place on Monday 21st October 2013 from 7.30 pm onwards.  Come along to talk about the latest news and trends in communication, or just to meet other communication professionals.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in technical communication, such as technical authors, information architects, internal communication professionals, report writers, marketing writers, web content writers and graphic designers.

Venue: Waxy O’Connors pub, 44 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DH. Please make your way to the Library area on the upper level.

If you plan to attend, please sign up for the event at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8451577897 to help us anticipate attendance numbers.

For more information, join the “West of Scotland Area Group” on LinkedIn (a subgroup of the “Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators” group) or email westscotland_areagroup@istc.org.uk.

Southern Area Group Meeting, Thursday 12th November, Guildford

The next meeting of the ISTC Southern Area Group will be on Tuesday 12th November at The Keep in Guildford, from 7pm onwards. Graham Armfield will talk to us about web accessibility, what it is, and why it’s important. Afterwards there will be the usual opportunity for questions, for serious discussion, or light-hearted chat, depending on your mood and inclination. The event is free, but numbers are limited, so book your place and find out more details here: http://ISTCSouthernNov2013.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

More information from: southernengland_areagroup@istc.org.uk

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South Wales Area Group Meeting | Thursday 3 October, Cardiff Gate

The first meeting of the new South Wales Area Group will take place at the Toby Carvery, Cardiff Gate on Thursday 3 October 2013 at 6.30pm.

It’s free to attend the meeting and non-members of the ISTC are welcome to come along. If you’re interested, please register here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/org/495786380

The evening will be a chance to meet and greet like-minded technical communicators from the South Wales area. As we learn about each other’s skills and interests, we can think of setting an agenda for future meetings.

If you have any suggestions for topics we might start talking about straight away, please get in touch with me using the email address below.

Please feel free to join our South Wales Group on LinkedIn.

Best wishes,

John Espirian
southwales_areagroup@istc.org.uk

A Visual Communication Story in 3D

The north west regional group will be holding their next meeting on the 3rd October. The event is free and everybody is welcome.

Title: A Visual Communication Story in 3D

Description:  Are companies really utilising their design information to share ideas, market their products, and publish documentation that’s interactive and updated from a single source? Paul Hill from Waters Corporation will discuss how the use of 3D CAD data has developed in the Technical Communication community, and how Waters has utilised this technology to share content in its journey towards a fully integrated “Visual Enterprise”.

About the speaker: Paul Hill is a Senior Technical Writer Team Leader at Waters Corporation.  He studied Technical Illustration in Swansea before living in Europe and working on automotive and aerospace projects for a large Technical Publication agency. His work has always centred on documents for engineered products, writing mechanical procedures, creating illustrated parts catalogues, as well as 3D mechanical design. His current role includes the integration of Right Hemisphere visualisation software into SAP and the subsequent training of employees throughout the company.

If you want to attend please can you book here https://visualcommunicationnwtcg.eventbrite.co.uk/

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