TCAB: Technical Communication Advisory Board
TCAB Events Calendar - 2023-24

Theme: Lean Technical Communication

Organizations across academia and industry are navigating new challenges. The pandemic has changed our relationship to work, we continue to grapple with a climate crisis, and AI has people wondering whether their work will even exist in a few years. Amidst this time of change, the theme of lean technical communication draws our attention to value: how do we define and create value? How do we measure and articulate that value to others? How might lean’s emphasis on value, resilience, innovation, sustainability, and efficiency help us as we build the future of technical communication?   

Fall 2023 Connect Event

Monday, October 23, 2023
TCAB members: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM CST
Students: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM CST
Join us virtually to connect with TCAB members, students, and instructors! We invite TCAB members to arrive at 4 if they would like additional time to chat with other members.   

Fall 2023 Mentor Program Kickoff

Monday, November 13, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
Now in its 6th year, the mentor program connects students with professionals in diverse technical communication roles and organizations. In this relatively informal program, mentors and mentees meet three times to discuss the topics of their choosing (guidance is provided). Students are responsible for coordinating the time and date of your meetings, so all you need to do is show up and share your insight.

Spring 2024 Virtual Roundtable

Monday, February 12, 2024, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST
Each year TCAB meets to discuss the future of the various programs in the Department of Writing Studies. In past years, these discussions have led to meaningful changes that directly impact our current and future students. 

Spring 2024 Mentor Program Closing Event

Monday, March 25, 2024, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
We will have a gathering of participants in the Mentor Program to share insights with one another and to thank everyone for participating.

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