Rochester Chapter

Who we are

Founded in 1958, the Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is based in upstate New York. Although most of our members live and work in the metropolitan Rochester area, we are geographically diverse, with members living in several surrounding counties, in Canada, and around the United States. STC Rochester serves its members by:

  • Promoting professionalism and the exchange of information among its members
  • Providing educational opportunities for both members and non-members
  • Educating the community on the value of technical communication

Our membership includes writers, editors, graphic designers, business owners, managers of corporate publications departments, educators, and students. With approximately 6,000 members worldwide, STC is the largest professional organization devoted to the advancement of the theory and practice of technical communication.

Our members provide a wide range of technical communications services within a variety of industries, such as computer hardware and software, photographic imaging, medicine and health care, telecommunications, community service, and education.

In March 2019, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of our chapter’s technical communication conference, Spectrum,  the longest running annual chapter conference in STC and annual gathering of communicators in the area.

The Rochester STC chapter has been recognized with many awards from the Society for Technical Communication. Our members have won many membership awards, both from STC and from the chapter.

You can contact the Rochester Chapter Council members and see the leadership opportunities the chapter provides to members.

Chapter Fact Sheet

Learn more about the Chapter with the fact sheet.

Chapter Bylaws

Get the bylaws (revised bylaws will be added after the 2019 annual meeting)

Chapter Plan

Read the chapter plan (updated plan coming soon)

Chapter History

A narrative history of the Rochester Chapter from the founding in 1958 through the 60th anniversary.