Bringing the Summit Home

From June 20, 2023 6:00 pm until June 20, 2023 7:45 pm
Posted by Michael Opsteegh
Categories: Chapter Meeting
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STC's annual conference—the Technical Communication Summit—attracts professional technical communicators and scholars from around the world. Jam packed with nearly 100 educational sessions, workshops, and networking events, the Summit is exhilerating, educational, and fun. The 2023 Summit was held in May 14–17 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Whether you were unable to attend the the Summit or you want to relive the experiences, you won't want to miss our June chapter meeting where we bring the Summit to you. Michael Opsteegh will facilitate a discussion with a panel of Summit attendees, who will share their most impactful takeaways, their favorite moments, and their suggestions for our home audience.


The format for this presentation is a panel discussion. the panelists, all long-time tech writers, will have a lively discussion about what they saw and heard at the Summit and recount some of their favorite moments.

Nathaniel Lim

Nathaniel LimNathaniel Lim is an STC Fellow and currently a technical writer for Cepheid, a molecular diagnostics company. His STC roles have included Society nominating committee, Ken Rainey Award committee, International Summit Awards judge and manager, and Community Achievement and Pacesetter Awards committee to name a few. He holds an A.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the College of San Mateo, a BA in Organizational Studies from the University of California, Davis, and a Certificate of Achievement in Technical Communications from De Anza College. He has previously supported the Summit as a proposal reviewer, room monitor, speaker, track manager, and student volunteer coordinator.


Allyson Smith

Allyson SmithAllyson Smith has been a technical communicator for more than 20 years and currently serves as secretary for the San Diego STC chapter. She currently works as a staff technical writer for pSemi Corporation, where she authors and edits technical documentation, website content, and marketing communications. She holds degrees in Management Information Systems and Accounting.



Miriam Whitman

Miriam cropMiriam Whitman is a Senior Technical Writer at Conduent Casualty Claims Solutions. It is her 3rd position with a Fortune 500 firm and the 4th company she's joined through her contacts at OCSTC! She is privileged to work daily with tech writers, trainers, business analysts, and service managers to create expertise for very busy software users.



Michael Opsteegh

opsteegh headshotMichael Opsteegh has been a technical writer in the software and financial services industries since 2004. He is currently a senior technical writer for Eyefinity, which supports eyecare professionals with industry-leading software and services. He’s a lecturer in the professional writing program at California State University, Long Beach (Go Beach!). He is also a Certified Technical Professional Communicator - Expert (CPTC), and he's a past president of OCSTC.





Pay what you can! The suggested donation is $10, but you're welcome to join us no matter what you contribute.

Meeting format

We'll keep things casual during this virtual event:

  • Network with each other and learning about job opportunities
  • Announce chapter news from OCSTC and surrounding chapters
  • Learn from our guest speaker with room for a Q&A at the end
  • Have fun!

How to join

You'll need to register for this event before the deadline. The day before the meeting or the morning of, you will get a Zoom meeting URL with a password emailed to the email address you used to register. 

Video is optional but encouraged.
Wearing earbuds or a headset is also highly recommended.

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