For the first time, The Technical Communication UK (TCUK) 2015 event took place at the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre in the Glasgow area.
The main theme for the conference was: Breaking the Boundaries of Technical Communication.
TCUK is hosted by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) as an annual conference which aims to meet the needs of technical communicators, their managers and clients, from every corner of the industry. A dedicated team from ASL assisted in driving this vision through venue searches, gaining sponsorship, assisting with promotion, organising entertainment and being on hand throughout the event to make sure everything runs smoothly.
In addition, ASL were involved in co-ordinating speakers, organising speaker information, ensuring presentations/materials were organised and available, and arranging programme information.
The events was well-received, and comments include:
“It was a good variety of material and speakers.”
“Very open and friendly atmosphere. Nice with the focus on documenting software.”
“It was very enjoyable to meet up with friends and colleagues again and the whole atmosphere was very happy and lively.”
“Well-run, very friendly, great positive atmosphere. I was really pleased to see there was a code of conduct.”
“Excellent work, as usual, by the production team.”
“Excellent opportunity to be updated and get ideas.”
“For a conference planned and executed by volunteers, it was outstanding.”
“Keynote speakers were a highlight for me, very inspiring. Pre-dinner sticks and kicks band were also very entertaining.”
“It was a great conference! I got so much input and have a lot of ideas. I’m looking forward to next year.”
“It was a pleasure attending and speaking at TCUK again, sharing experience with delegates and experts, covering the event on Twitter and having fun for those three days. Thank you!”
“I really enjoyed it. Thank you.”
Work is already underway on the TCUK 2016 event and a location is to be announced early 2016. (Edit: Location now confirmed as Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire).
The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators is the largest UK body representing information development professionals. To find out more, visit http://www.istc.org.uk/about-the-istc/