Welcome to the Willamette Valley Chapter of the STC

WVC LogoThe Willamette Valley Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication serves the interests of technical communicators in Oregon, southwest Washington, and the Willamette Valley/Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Founded in 1953, STC is the largest professional association of technical communicators in the world with a network of 7,000 members.

Information Modeling for Topic-based Authoring Workshop presented by Dawn Stevens of Comtech Services, Inc.

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The Information Modeling for Topic-based Authoring workshop is the very best starting point for your implementation of DITA and XML topic-based authoring. Before you begin choosing tools and planning content conversion, you need to analyze the structure of your content and define the guiding principles of your information architecture.

June 2015: Volunteer Celebration

Thursday, June 11th

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of cheer and festivity filled with camaraderie, great food, chapter and volunteer recognition, officer induction, and networking. Family and friends are welcome.


Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant
8544 SW Apple Way
Portland 97225 Map
Phone: (503) 292-0119


6:00–6:30 p.m.:Networking
6:30–7:15 p.m.: Dinner
7:15–8:00 p.m.: Ceremony
8:00–8:30 p.m.: Networking

Dinner Menu:

  • Buffet with Caesar salad, cheese ravioli with primavera sauce, grilled vegetables in dill butter, roasted Italian chicken
  • Cake
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks included
  • No-host bar


  • Volunteers: $15
  • Members and Students: $20
  • Nonmembers: $25
  • Late RSVPs: +$5

PayPal prepayment preferred


by Monday, June 8, 12:00 p.m.

April 2015: Future of the STC Willamette Valley Chapter

WVC Chapter Meeting: Future of the STC Willamette Valley Chapter

April 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

WVC President Valerie M. Ball will lead a discussion about future options for the chapter. This discussion will focus on the content of the memo that was distributed at the March 19th meeting, which presented two options:

  • dissolution of the chapter
  • a pared-down version of the current WVC

You can see a copy of the memo here: Future of the Willamette Valley Chapter: Dissolution or Paring Down