2020 Special Event

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.

Covid-19 Waiver

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.


CPTSC 2020 Conference Will Not Be Held Face-to-Face

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related issues, the 2020 CPTSC conference will not be held face-to-face. The executive committee is currently exploring the option of an online conference that will take place during the October 1-3 timeframe. (If that option doesn’t seem feasible, we may need to postpone the conference until 2021.) We anticipate having …