CPTSC 2020: Managing technical, scientific, and professional communication programs in a time of crisis.
In lieu of our annual face-to-face conference, join CPTSC for an online event focused on managing technical, scientific, and professional communication programs in a time of crisis.
On Thursday, Oct 1, CPTSC committees will host meetings and special events. If you are interested in joining a committee, you are welcome to attend.
Friday, Oct 2 from 12pm to 5pm (EDT).
The main event will begin with the annual business meeting where we will welcome the newly elected members to the executive committee and share accomplishments and goals for CPTSC. All members are welcome
A special plenary session including Kaye Adkins, Denise Tillery, Ed Naglehout, Aimee Roundtree and Chris Dayley with host Brian Blackburne will focus on the various aspects of the crises we face. Currently, TPC program administration involves navigating shrinking enrollments and state budgets and the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. At the same time, following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, the Black Lives Matter movement has brought renewed attention to the long-standing crisis of violence perpetuated by racism, systemic and otherwise, topics important to technical and professional communication programs.
The discussion will continue in the Administrator’s Roundtable where we can share our experiences and work together to develop insights and strategies.
The ever popular Editor’s Roundtable will feature editors from a cross section of journals and books series serving technical and professional communication scholars.
The Awards Ceremony and Reception will recognize and celebrate individual accomplishments, including this year’s Diversity Scholarship winners, and providing an opportunity for us to share any final thoughts.
The event is free for all current members of CPTSC. You can pay your membership dues ($40) online at https://cptsc.org/product/individual-membership/
All members who have paid their 2020 membership fees will be sent information for joining the Zoom sessions.
While CPTSC thrives because of your support, we recognize that these are difficult financial times for many of us, especially graduate students, non-tenured faculty, and faculty whose professional development funds have been cut due to budgets. If you would like to attend but are currently unable to afford the membership fee, please contact us.