WritersUA Conference 2012

November 9, 2011

The 2012 Conference for Software User Assistance (WritersUA) is moving from the west coast of the USA to Memphis! It will be held at the Peabody Hotel (famous for the Peabody ducks that march through the lobby) from March 11 to 14, 2012.

I’m doing two ‘UA101‘ sessions on the Sunday afternoon — one on Copy Editing and the other on User Interface Text. The UA101 Sunday afternoon stream is a new initiative from the conference organizers. It’s aimed at those who are new to the world of user assistance and it offers some great short (45-minute) introductory sessions with some top speakers. It’s real value for money at $195 for the whole afternoon (you get a choice of three sessions from the 12 on offer). That works out at just $65 per session to get some great information from some of the top-rated gurus in the UA world.

The best thing about presenting two sessions on the Sunday afternoon is that I get the opportunity to attend a session in all the time slots of the main conference. Usually, I speak in one or more of those slots, which means I can’t attend anything else in that slot, even if I wanted to. And if I’m presenting on the Wednesday, for example, it means that my Tuesday night is spent doing a final run-through of my presentation, instead of socializing networking. By the time the 2012 conference proper starts on the Monday morning, I’ll be done!

If you’re thinking of going to this conference (and I highly recommend it), there are ‘early bird’ registration discounts available until January 16, 2012.

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