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 at a discounted member rate
- monthly STC Arizona Chapter newsletter covering local, regional, and national technical communication news, topics, and events
- 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.
2019 Chapter Officers
See 2019 Officers.
See Chapter Awards.
Metro Phoenix Technical Communicators Meetup (MPTC)
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.
The price for these events includes the cost of your meal. Any dues or donations collected from this site will go directly to the STC Arizona Chapter and may be tax deductible. You do NOT have to be an STC member to join or participate in these meetups. However, non-STC members will pay non-member pricing. 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.