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TC Camp is an Unconference focused on Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications used by technical communicators.

The purpose of TC Camp is to provide a local conference for technical communicators that is driven by the members of that community–writers, editors, designers, and the people who support them.


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An unconference is an event where users suggest topics, get together and discuss them in detail.

Why Camp?

(Q) Why use the term “Camp” to describe this unconference event?

(A) Originally, in 2005, O’Reilly Media had a Friends Of O’Reilly (Foo Camp) unconference event, where some people actually camped out that weekend.

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Attendees say…

I attended the TC Camp last year and found it to be immensely valuable. I really liked the “unconference” format in which attendees choose what they want to talk about. The discussions I attended were timely, lively, and informative. With a dozen or more sessions to choose from, it was easy to find plenty to like. The event is also valuable for its camaraderie. I’ve long missed having a regional event where I could meet with other technical communication professionals and exchange ideas. Read more:

Patrick Lufkin, Technical Communicator

As technical communicators, we’re all well aware of the critical importance of keeping our skills current and our networks active. Fortunately, a value-packed event is just around the corner that can help us do just that: TC Camp … TC Camp is incredibly affordable with no compromises on quality. Many of the best minds in Northern California technical communication will be participating this year… So if you’re looking for the perfect opportunity for skill-building, networking, and fun, grab your backpack and head for camp Read more:

Lori Meyer, Technical Communicator

I attended last year, and it was worthwhile. Even for an “unconventional” tech writer like me (not using Adobe, or Flare, or DITA), there were plenty of workshop options. It’s a good way to meet other tech writers and discuss challenges and solutions. Even better, it’s an affordable way to learn whether attending a larger techcomm conference would be worthwhile. Read more:

Neal Kaplan, Technical Communicator

Camp Ambassador (Platinum Sponsor)

Adobe Systems

The future of TechComm is here! With increased globalization, digitization and mobile device penetration, the technical content we deliver has to be contextual and easily available. Adobe’s tools and services are focused on creating ground-breaking content, deploying it across devices, and achieving greater business success. Our award-winning software have set the standard for communication and collaboration for more than 25 years. And now that the future of TechComm is here, Adobe is here as your partners-in-success!

Scout Leader (Gold Sponsor)



Camp Rangers (Silver Sponsors)

Camp Conservationists (Bronze Sponsors)

Bluestream XML Content Solutions
 Antenna House

Camp Stewards (Camp Communities)

East Bay STC Chapter
San Francisco STC Chapter

Camp Counselors (Assistant Camp Organizers)

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