Conference programme TCUK 2019

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Conference workshop day
TimeStream AStream B
09:30 - 12:30Chris Hester
Jack Denies, Ten Implies: The power of nonverbal communication
Tony Dzumaga 10 things about SVG and Technical Documentation
Joaquim Baptista
Inspire with Comics
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:15Zsuzsa Nagy & Derek Cooper
10 records - CPD record keeping
13:30 - 14:10 Presentation TBA
14:10 - 14:15 Break
14:15 - 15:0014:15 - 14:55 Presentation TBA
14:55 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 15:5015:00 - 15:40 Presentation TBA
15:40 - 15:50 Break
15:50 - 16:3015:50 - 16:30 Presentation TBA
16:30 - 19:00Vendor Exhibition and TCUK Fringe Events
19:00 - 21:00Informal dinner

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Presentation and Gala Dinner
TimeStream AStream B
09:00 - 09:20Opening speech and introduction
- Derek Cooper
09:20 - 09:40Break
09:40 - 10:20Matthew Ellison
Top Tech Comms Technology Trends from the Past 10 Years
Chris Hester
Smitten with strategy: What we get wrong (and right) about content strategy
10:20 - 10:40Break
10:40 - 11:20Ellis Pratt
What skills will technical communicators need for the upcoming years?
Presentation TBA
11:20 - 11:40Break
11:40 - 12:20Jean Rollinson
10 Commandments of Technical Writing - are they still relevant?
Alexandru Jitianu
DITA and Markdown
12:20 - 14:0012:20 - 13:10 - Lunch
13:10 - 14:00 - ISTC AGM All are welcome to attend, though only eligible ISTC Members can vote.
14:00 - 14:40Chris Burden
An explanation of safety notices and how to build them in Flare
George Bakalios
Making the most of challenging situations, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Challenge
14:40 - 14:50Break
14:50 - 15:30George Bina
Docs as Code and DITA
Liz Gregory
Sign says 10 miles to Bognor
15:30 - 15:40Break
15:40 - 16:20Margaretha Hopman
ISO20607 … Just another standard that tells you how to do your job, or not?
Andrea Flolid
What’s on Second
16:20 - 16:30Break
16:30 - 17:10George Lewis
How to publish your docs every 10 seconds like Amazon
David James Bailey
10 to Midnight: Solve the last-minute rush
17:10 - 19:00Vendor Exhibition and TCUK Fringe Events
From 19:00...Drinks reception
Gala dinner, awards, entertainment

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Final day of presentations
TimeStream AStream B
09:00 - 09:40Charlotte Claussen
What others think we do - why it matters and how to set them straight
Ant Davey
Editorial support for SMEs delivers better targeted content
09:40 - 10:00Break
10:00 - 10:40Ellis Pratt
Let's make a podcast!
George Bina
Interactive Intelligent Style Guide
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:40Martin Block
Office working: Tips for an easier life
Jen Lambourne
Ones and zeros: An introduction to managing documentation like code
11:40 - 12:00Break
12:00 - 12:40Chris Burden
A picture is worth a thousand words - so here’s 10 useful things to know about pictures
Michael Bergstrom
10 STE myths busted
12:40 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:10Mike Hamilton
Micro content, Chatbots, and Machine Learning - What do they mean for technical authoring?
Liz Gregory
Ten hundred topics? Try planning with mind maps
14:10 - 14:30Break
14:30 - 15:10Ken Davies
Taking documentation from 00 to 10. Building HTML-based documentation from an infrastructure of PDF Help files
Olly Kirillova
Don’t Panic! Applying 10 risk management principles to technical communication
15:10 - 15:30Break
15:30 - 16:10Jen Phillips
There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Developers and Users
Mark Monaghan
It started at 10 - how technical communication guides us through life
16:10 - 16:20Break
16:20 - 16:40Close of conference
- Derek Cooper