March 31, 2017

European Academic Colloquium on TC Studies

EAC 2017 Registration is Now Open

Susanne Lohmüller

The European Academic Colloquium takes place on April 28 at the University of Leuven in Antwerp, Belgium. It is an annual event targeted at members of the European scientific community who are teaching and doing research in the area of technical communication or related fields, and allows participants from different European countries to exchange knowledge.

tekom Europe aims at connecting European scholars in Technical Communication studies and related fields. As a professional association for Technical Communication we strongly emphasize education and training as an important area of activity. Therefore the project TecCOMFrame has been initiated and the European Academic Colloquium was established to support scientific research and enable knowledge exchange. 

The Colloquium not only offers a chance to gain new insights into this exciting interdisciplinary research field, but also provides the opportunity to build and strengthen the relationship between scholars across Europe. The format of the event with short 20-minute presentations each followed by an interactive discussion enables the participants to share opinions and contribute. Ideally, they will be taking home fresh ideas for further research or international project cooperations.

The morning session of the program is reserved for these presentations on scientific contents with respect to technical communication and related fields:

  • The nature of content: An organic approach to content strategy by Marie Girard, Paris Diderot University (France)

  • Scripting the Context of Content Strategy: A Script-Theory Approach to User-Centered Design in Content Strategy by Kirk St.Amant, Louisiana Tech University and University of Limerick (USA & Ireland)

  • To see or not to see, to hear or not to hear - accessibility and usability in localization by Izabela Mrochen, University of Silesia (Poland)

  • The effect of visual signaling in screenshots: An eye tracking study by Michael Meng, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

  • Translation Strategies for Cultural Contents of Scientific and Technical Texts by Caiwen Wang, University of Westminster (United Kingdom)

  • Connecting Technical Communication and Translation Courses: A Path to Successful Content Strategy by Laura Gonzales, The University of Texas at El Paso (USA)

The afternoon session is dedicated to the further development of higher education for Technical Communication in Europe. A member of the project consortium will present the current results of the TecCOMFrame project. The presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion.

Are you teaching or doing research in technical communication or related fields, such as translation, multilingual communication, localization, terminology, information management?

Register now here to attend the European Academic Colloquium for free.