by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville, Ohio—The phrase “twenty-twenty” calls to mind two things -- perfect vision and 12 years into the future. Both ideas will be explored at a one-day conference on technical communication hosted by Cedarville University, titled “A 20/20 Vision for the Future.”

Sessions will cover goal-making, instructional design, self-employment, portfolios, and writing in XML/DITA. The Society for Technical Communication president, Mark Clifford, will be the keynote speaker. Clifford has worked with publication and service consultancies across Europe and currently runs an international information design and recruitment company. Dr. Carolyn Rude, chair of the English department at Virginia Tech, will present as the guest speaker.

The Society for Technical Communication, with 14,000 members, is the largest organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. The conference is sponsored by the Cedarville University chapter.

“The future of the technical communication field is ever-broadening. This conference will exhibit the diversity of careers offered, everything from web designers to information architects,” Adam Evans says, president of the Cedarville University chapter.