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January 2007 event

Moving from Technical Communication to Software Testing and Creating Webinars using Articulate and PowerPoint Progression

Event Summary

Wednesday, 10 January 2007
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
See the detailed Event schedule below.
Directions are provided below.
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
Meeting Room
1313 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20005
Phone: 202-393-3702 (Press 2 when you hear the recording.)
Fees are listed below.
Registration is required by 9 p.m., Monday, 8 January 2007. To register, complete the online Event Registration form.

Don't forget your business cards for networking!

About the Event

In 2006 we introduced the two-topic progression to accommodate the traffic in the area and everyone's busy schedules. If you come early, you get to leave early, or just spend some extra time networking. If you come late, you won't miss a thing. We'll hold two progressions, then a break for announcements, food, and finish off with a third progression. There will also be a table available for networking during all three progressions.

Moving from Technical Communication to Software Testing
Technical Communicators can use their skills in many different ways. During this presentation you'll learn what it'll take to start moving into the Software Testing field.
Progression table host: Doreen Mannion.
Creating Webinars using Articulate and PowerPoint
Articulate Presenter and Articulate Quizmaker enable you to create recorded web seminars and e-learning courses quickly, using existing Powerpoint presentations. Mary Wise, a Senior Communications Manager at Fannie Mae, will show you how to make the most of Powerpoint's capabilities and Articulate's features to leverage your existing presentations and create interactive recorded web seminars, complete with learning games, quizzes, and surveys.
Progression table host: Mary Wise.

About the Speakers

photo of Doreen A. Mannion

Doreen A. Mannion, a senior member of STC, is a Fellow of the Society. She has been involved in the communications field for over 23 years. A graduate of Cal State Long Beach, when the pope was shot on her first day as a journalist, she took it as an omen and immediately fell into the wacky world of tech doc. Doreen has worked as a manager, director, advertising salesperson, marcom writer, technical editor, technical writer, proofreader, indexer, insurance agent, sports talk show host, and football official. Doreen is currently...


photo of Mary R. Wise Mary R. Wise is a Senior Communications Manager for Fannie Mae, where she designs, develops, and delivers e-learning courses for mortgage lenders. She has over 20 years of experience in technical communication, from word processing operator to documentation manager to instructional designer. An STC Fellow, Mary's STC service includes conference-planning roles, Director-Sponsor for Region 2, Society President, and Chair of the Nominating Committee. She published her first novel, "Girl Clown", in March of 2004 and is currently working on two sequels. Mary feels her background as a circus clown prepared her well for both her corporate and STC jobs.


Event Schedule

Date: Wednesday, 10 January 2007



6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Registration and Networking
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
First Progression
7:20 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.
Second Progression
8:05 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Food and Announcements
8:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Third Progression

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Sandwiches and drinks, including coffee and tea

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The registration fee is to cover the cost of food and refreshments.

STC members
STC and Non-STC students
Anyone registering after 8 January 2007


sketch of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church around 1910

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
Meeting Room
1313 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20005
Phone: 202-393-3702 (Press 2 when you hear the recording.)

The church is less than 4 blocks from the White House at the corner of New York Avenue and Thirteenth Street. President Lincoln and his family often attended services there. It is a reproduction of the church that stood there during the Civil War, when it served as a hospital. For more information about this historical church, see

Map and directions to the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC.

Parking Information for the Evening

Parking is available at a PMI garage just 1 block down from the church at 1425 New York Avenue; they are open until 11 p.m.; (The church administrator thinks the rate is $6 after 5 p.m.) During the week, street parking is metered on New York Avenue and H Street. 14th Street spaces are available after 7:00 P.M.


The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church is accessible from the entryway on the side of the church on New York Avenue. Elevators, ramps, and electronic doors enable access to all floors and gathering places in the building, including the sanctuary on the second floor.

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