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2016 Conference Recap and Awards!

Thanks to all of the conference organizers and attendees for a great ProComm 2016 at the University of Texas in Austin, a fabulous city and conference venue!

Bob Metcalfe kicked off the conference with a enlightening talk on entrepreneurship communication, outlining the various ways in which our words and actions can carry ourselves and our commitment to our ideas. His talk provided us with useful, not often voiced perspectives on the impacts of our communication strategies. img_0082
Bruce Maylath, winner of the The Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education, followed that up by challenging the “cult of monolingualism,” in which he argued for the pivotal role of language in discrimination, giving conference goers much to think about. img_0084
img_0093 We also had a great panel on the art of the pitch, run by Clay Spinuzzi and Greg Pouge, which culminated in a panel of Austin entrepreneurs sharing their opinions on this key communication genre. It was one of numerous sessions analyzing the genre’s rhetorical structure and establishing strategies for effective pitch making.

And we celebrated our award winners, below, on their achievements for 2016.



Workshop: Technical Communication for Engineers in the Globalization Age


We are announcing a two day long workshop on Technical Communication for Engineers in the Globalization Age, in San Salvador, El Salvador, October 13-14th, 2016. Training Objective: To present the characteristics of communication in the … [Continue reading]

Ron Blicq: An Oral History of the Technical Communication Field and the IEEE Professional Communication Society

Ron Blicq has been integral to the development of technical writing as a field, and to the IEEE Professional Communication Society. It's no wonder that our award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education bears his name. In this 2007 … [Continue reading]

3Q16 Issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication


The September 2016 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication has recently been published online. If you are a paper subscriber, you will receive the issue, printed together with the December issue, late this year. Click the link … [Continue reading]

IEEE PCS AdCom Members-at-Large Election: Candidate Bios and Procedure


The IEEE Professional Communication Society election of Members-at-Large to the Administrative Committee for the Term 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2019 will open August 10th, 2016. We hope you will take the time to exercise your vote and help choose … [Continue reading]