About the STC Arizona Chapter

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The Arizona Chapter (formerly the Phoenix Chapter) of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) was established in 1963.

Managed exclusively by volunteers, the Arizona Chapter provides value and professional growth opportunities to its members and increases awareness about the field of technical communication to students and technical communication professionals throughout the state of Arizona.

We are proud and honored to have received numerous awards over the years. For more information, see Awards.

Some of the benefits of being an STC Arizona Chapter member include the following:

  • local networking opportunities
  • local job listings and announcements
  • educational opportunities and presentations by leading professionals in the technical communication field
  • Metro Technical Communicators Meetup events on a regular basis.
  • volunteer opportunities within the STC Arizona Chapter, STC, and the local community
  • and much more!

STC Arizona Chapter Timeline

1963 • Chapter established as the STC Phoenix Chapter

1973 • Averaged 50 members

Early 1980’s • Arizona governor proclaims second week in October as Technical Communication week; tradition continues every year through 2014

1984 • Reached 100 members

1990’s • Sustained average growth rate of 26 members per year

1997 • Reached 350 members

2003 • Hosted Southwest Region STC Conference

2006 • Conducted several PAO competitions

2011 • Phoenix Chapter wins Pacesetter Award for more than a decade of participation in the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF)

2013 • Established Metro Phoenix Technical Communicators Meetup to reach out to non-STC members

2015 • Phoenix Chapter receives Community of Distinction award and Most Improved Community award for our efforts to increase membership and host the 2014 STC Summit in Phoenix

2018 • The members of the Phoenix Chapter voted to change the change the chapter name to the STC Arizona Chapter, which better represents all student and professional communities throughout the state of Arizona and the surrounding regions.

Chapter Officers

See Chapter Officers


See Volunteers.


See Chapter Awards.

Metro Phoenix Technical Communicators Meetup (MPTC)

Meetup Group

The Metro Phoenix Technical Communicators Meetup is an informal group of technical communicators from across Phoenix and the surrounding areas. The MPTC meetup is affiliated with the STC Arizona Chapter and meets regularly at various locations around the valley to chat about trends and issues related to technical communication.

You do NOT have to be an STC member to join the MPTC Meetup group or to participate in MPTC events. For more information or to sign up for these meetups, see the Meetup site.

Arizona Chapter Nonprofit Status

  • EIN: 86-6052801
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.