Unconference – TC Summer Camp 2017

Post Camp Message

Thanks for coming to TC Summer Camp 2017! You never know what you’re going to learn or where the discussions lead. Discussions change as the participants change. Different people with different backgrounds and different experiences provide insight into what we do and how we do it.

TC Camp wouldn’t be anything without you! We’re glad you came and hope you come back next year!

What’s different about TC Summer Camp?

Join our unconference and use the day to talk about everything techcomm!

This year we’re hosting smaller group sessions, to encourage deeper connections with the issues you care about. If you’re serious about improving your career and your professional standing, you won’t want to miss TC Summer Camp, it’s something of a Master Camp.

Build deeper connections with small groups at TC Summer Camp in DC this year.  Share advice, get feedback, and ask burning questions about technical communications. TC Summer Camp means smaller groups so everyone has an opportunity to speak and be heard.

Attendees can attend all three workshops…or choose to stay in one the entire time to get a deeper connection to the instructor and the content. In this more intimate, focused event you can really connect with the other leaders in your profession and with the issues that concern you the most!

TC Summer Camp from the team that brought you the wildly successful TC Camp Unconference in Silicon Valley.


  • Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017
  • Time: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • VenueDistrict Architecture Center (DAC)
  • WiFi will be available, so you can Tweet and blog!
  • Bring: Curiosity, business cards, portable device (for notes, blogging, etc)
  • Questions, feedback, coordination? Email your camp counselors

Event Schedule

This is an approximate schedule of the day’s events:

  • 8:30 AM – Registration opens – Continental breakfast, networking, and registration!
  • 9:00 AM – Hands-on Workshops – Workshops run from 9:00-12:00
    at TC Summer Camp can choose one or attend all three!

  • 12:00 AM – Workshops end – Break, refreshments, and more networking!
  • 12:15 AM – Unconference Begins. The first general session includes:
    • Overview
    • Keynote
    • Session Proposals
    • Topic Voting
    • Lunch (provided)
    • Keynotes
    • Sponsor Presentations
  • 1:30 PM – Session Matrix Posted (3 time slots 6 tables, with title, leader and scribe per session)
    • Session 1
    • Session 2
    • Break – snacks & networking
    • Session 3
  • 4:30 PM – Camp Minimalist (session summaries)
  • 5:30 PM – Raffle and Wrap-up

Thank you in advance for your notes and summary to everyone who volunteers as note-takers and session leaders!


Folks from the TC Summer Camp community have posted pictures of the event. If you took pictures and want us to include you, please let us know what to post!

TC Summer Camp 2017 Flickr Gallery

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Thanks to all the sponsors:
TC Summer Camp 2017!

TC Camp would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. When we reached out for companies to support this unconference, these pioneering spirited companies said YES without hesitation!

Special thanks to our Ambassador, our Scout Leaders, our Rangers, our Conservationists and our Stewards!

If you see a sponsor in the wild, be sure to thank them for being a TC Camp Sponsor!

Camp Ambassador (Platinum Sponsor)


Adobe’s Technical Communication group delivers best-in-class tools, systems and services aimed at facilitating the end-to-end process of creating ground-breaking content, managing content effectively and efficiently using cutting edge systems, publishing content seamlessly across media and devices, and achieving greater business success. Adobe’s tools and solutions help deliver contextual, consumable and actionable content while offering highest return on investment. With the convergence of marketing and technical content across enterprises – Adobe’s new-age solutions will empower your organization to create valuable experiences that build your brands, drive demand, and extend the reach and ROI of customer-facing content, pre-sale AND post-sale.

Camp Scout Leaders (Gold Sponsors)


easyDITA accelerates creating and delivering content. It is a complete DITA authoring, publishing, and component content management system (CCMS). easyDITA’s users can create, share, reuse, localize, and deliver information faster and easier than ever before. We pride ourselves on delivering a complete approach to content development. From authoring to publishing, we’re there every step of the way. Visit us at easydita.com.

Camp Rangers (Silver Sponsors)


Camp Conservationists (Bronze Sponsors)


Camp Stewards (Green Sponsors)

STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter STC Rochester Chapter STC Washington DC Chapter

Camp Counselors (Assistant Camp Organizers)

TC Camp Inc is a 501(c)(3).  All donations are tax deductible.These companies sponsor members to the TC Camp Board and help make TC Camp happen:

Single-Sourcing Solutions Single-Sourcing Solutions specializes in everything related to dynamic product information creation, publication, and delivery.
leximation-300x88 Increase your efficiency with our tools and solutions. Leximation creates targeted solutions that specifically fit your needs.
Group Wellesley provides writing, publishing, and information management solutions.
CoolText Senior-level Tech Comms expert, who loves learning new technologies and keeping up with current tools and trends.