News from tekom Europe
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Help Promote the Profession of Technical Communicators and Participate
We are launching a career marketing initiative to promote the profession of technical communicator, especially for (future) students and career changers.
Technical Communication Day at the University of Twente in the Netherlands
On the 4th of July, about 70 people came together at the University of Twente in the Netherlands to exchange knowledge about recent developments in practice and research in the area of Technical Communication and to learn about the final results of the TecCOMFrame project.
Our new service for members and the European tech comm community
tekom Europe is growing and so is the number of activities of the association and its various country organizations. We will soon feed you with the latest news on a monthly basis for you not to miss out on any activities in your region or online.
An Important Milestone in the Revision of the Standard IEC/IEEE 82079-1 Has Been Achieved
The standard IEC 82079-1 has been the most important standard for technical communicators and all those working in the field of technical communication since 2012. Edition 2 of this standard is likely to be released in late spring 2019.
European Academic Colloquium 2018 21st Century Skills for Technical Communication
The sixth European Academic Colloquium (EAC) took place on April 26-27 at the University of Limerick in Ireland. For the third time, the Colloquium was integrated into the Erasmus+ project TecCOMFrame. On the first day of the event, about 50 scholars and practitioners came together to discuss this year’s topic, 21st century skills for technical communication. During several presentation slots, professionals from the industry and academia presented their research projects.
New developments in practice and research
A “Technical Communication Day” will be organised at the University of Twente in the Netherlands on the 4th of July. This event provides an opportunity to:
Documenting comprehensibly – professionals’ skill!
More than 50 people gathered at the WIFI Tirol in Innsbruck (Austria) to learn about strategies that help creating comprehensible texts. Three experienced speakers – experts coming from different fields – provided new insights, answered questions and discussed interesting topics the whole day.
How Can I Make My Information More Intelligent Today?
To answer this question, professionals in technical communication met last week on April 11-12 at the COMTecnica conference in Bologna, Italy. In two days, participants received insights on how to improve their content by gaining professional tips and networking with experts and like-minded people.
WANTED: Technical Articles for the tekom Europe Year Book 2018
Technical writing is your job, but do you also like writing about technical communication? Then this is your chance to get your ideas, insights, studies, and work in the field of technical communication published.
How the New "International Europe Advisory Board for Professional Development and Training" Started Its Work
The German Advisory Board for Education and Training is a very important institution for the profession of technical communicator in Germany. In order to create a similar working group on a European Level, the Executive Board of tekom Europe decided last year to found the tekom International Europe Advisory Board for Professional Development and Training.