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tekom membership

More influence, more opportunities: tekom is the largest professional association for technical communication. We are here to support your professional and commercial success. Here is why you should become also a tekom member. 

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Nordic TechKomm 2024

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TechKomm Copenhagen is the Conference on User Experience and Technical Communication. Look forward to a lot of new knowledge, interesting discussions and a good mood. Check out the program.

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Career Paths

In technical communication, many career paths can be encountered. Study or further training are the traditional routes into technical writing. But the profession is also perfect for career changers.

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The European Machinery Regulation with new requirements for digital instructions for use

With the publication of the Machinery Regulation 2023/1230 in the Official Journal of the European Union on

June 29, 2023, the cat is finally out of the bag: From 2027 onward, instructions for use may also be published in digital

form within a defined framework. The continuous lobbying of tekom and industry representatives was successful.1


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The right to repair is coming: Repair information is becoming increasingly important

The right to repair is on the home straight: It was adopted by the European Parliament on April 23, 2024. In the future, the repair of usable defective goods purchased by consumers will be made easier, which will apply both within and outside the liability of the seller.

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Easier generation of iiRDS packages with the new plugin for DITA Open Toolkit

On March 22, the tekom iiRDS Consortium published a free plugin for the DITA Open Toolkit. In fall 2023, an important milestone for the international relevance of iiRDS was reached with the publication of "IEC PAS 63485:2023". Now, with the plugin, the Consortium provides an easy-to-use and customizable tool to enable many international DITA users to easily generate iiRDS packages from the DITA environment.

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Country Organizations

tekom on site: networks, exchanging and providing information and more. Get to know our country organizations.

Become a Member

We’d love to welcome you to team tekom! Find out about the benefits, privileges, and opportunities that membership can offer.


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tekom Certification

Get started with the tekom certificate – the recognized proof of your qualifications.


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University Network in TC

Join the  International University Network in Technical Communication (IUNTC) now: The network will facilitate online meetings, mentoring partnerships, and research projects and dissemination of university teachers and staff throughout Europe. Learn more and read the summaries of the previos online meetings. 

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Webinars support our members and interested persons in their professional development. They deliver the same high-quality content as our on-site events, with the convenience of being easily accessible online to technical writers across the globe. Speakers are subject matter experts, and the level ranges from beginner to expert.


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Intelligent Information Blog

Facts, ideas and opinions about intelligent information, industry 4.0, digitisation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other exciting future topics.

Technical Communication - The Subject

From its definition and traditional topics such as terminology and standards right through to pioneering intelligent information and Industry 4.0 – dive into the exciting field of technical communication.

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Technical Writing - The Profession

What skills do you need as a technical writer? We will provide you with clear information on every aspect of the diverse professional field of technical communication.

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tekom - The Association

We are the world’s largest professional association for technical communication, with approximately 9,500 members, many committed volunteers, competent contacts, and big goals. Get to know the faces, motives, and structures of tekom.

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