About STC Suncoast

The Suncoast Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication consists of approximately 130 technical writers, editors, illustrators, designers, managers, and others actively engaged in the field of technical communication in the Tampa Bay area. The Administrative Council manages the chapter. The chapter meets once each month, most often on the first Thursday of the month in locations throughout Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota.

For 2014 – 2015, the council consists of the following members:
President Michele Ladner
Secretary Alexandra Cata-Ross
Treasurer Melissa Lamb
Past-President Lore Eargle

Create an Engaging eLearning Experience

Eric Sorbo will show us how to “Create an Engaging eLearning Experience” for our users. Bring your laptop or smart phone because Eric will provide us with a PDF file created in Adobe Captivate so you can play along with him. And by that I mean he’s going to demonstrate how electronic games can keep people learning. You’ll be able to see his game demonstration while learning how you can create something similar for your job. Come meet some new and old friends, enjoy some nachos and learn something nifty to impress your boss with.

Eric Sorbo works as a Training Manager for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in direct support to the United States Central Command at MacDill AFB in Tampa. He leads a team of 1 part-time and 3 full-time instructors who  members of the command to use standard software and systems. The team primarily teaches in-person classes but has recently begun to create online, self-paced courses as well. In addition to his role with SAIC, Eric teaches classes with the University of Phoenix. He has been with the university for over 10 years teaching a variety of Information Technology classes to graduate and undergraduate students. He has two Masters Degrees in Management and Computer Information Systems.

Thursday  August 7

6:30 PM  Networking and Nacho Night
7:00 PM  Speaker Presentation


Northwood Community Church
2295 North McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
(The church is on the west side of McMullen Booth Road, just south of Enterprise Road. If you’re going north on McMullen Booth, do a U-turn at Enterprise, heading south. The church will be on your right. Park behind the church and go through the back door.)

NOTE: In order to sustain our chapter, we must return to charging meeting fees. There is no charge for students or unemployed people. Send an email no later than Tuesday, August 5.

Email to info at stc-suncoast dot org and plan to pay at the door until I can get the PayPal code to work.

$10 STC Suncoast Members
$15 Non-members

Meeting Fees:

  • Welcome to STC Suncoast!