2017-04-07, Helsinki, Finland

Call for Papers

TCeurope Colloquium 2017
Friday 7 April 2017 Helsinki, Finland

Technical Communication at a Crossroads: New tools, career paths and changes

Call for Papers

The Colloquium theme is Technical Communication at a Crossroads. In many ways, the technical communication
field is at a crossroads, facing new requirements and asking questions about reinventing and surviving. The issues range from career paths and competencies to user engagement and documentation technologies and
We are inviting presentations on topics such as:

  • Technical communication professionals today: work roles and profiles, challenges, competencies and career paths
  • Technologies and methodologies impacting technical communication
  • Designing for user experience: possibilities and opportunities
  • New delivery channels and information outputs

If you are interested in speaking at the Colloquium, please use this Google form to submit a proposal by no later than 31 December 2016. We will get back to you before 1 February 2017. Accepted proposals will be posted on the web prior to the Colloquium. Final presentations must be delivered to the Colloquium cloud storage by 31 March 2017 and they will be made available on the web after the Colloquium. We hope to record presentations.
We ask you to forward this Call for Papers to others who might be interested in presenting at the Colloquium.
Information on registration, accommodation and other practicalities will be posted on the web later.

Practical information

  • The Colloquium is a full one-day event.
  • Attendance is free for all participants.
  • All plenary presentations will be limited to 30 minutes.
  • All sessions are to be presented in TCeurope’s working language: English.

Conference venue

The Braille conference room at Näkövammaisten liittory facility in Helsinki, Finland (Marjaniementie 74)

Audience profile

We are aiming to attract approx. 100 technical communicators from Finland and the other Nordic countries, France, Benelux, Portugal, the United Kingdom and across Europe. Audience members will span the range from just starting to very experienced.
Speaker instructions

  • Closing date for speaker proposals: 31 December 2016.
  • The speakers' committee will confirm whether or not your proposal has been accepted on or before 1 February 2017. You may be invited to attend one or more virtual meetings to discuss your proposal in more detail with one or more members of the speakers' committee.
  • If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to submit a final draft of your presentation materials no later than 31 March 2017

Organising Committee

This event is organized by TCeurope and STVY - Finnish Technical Communications Society.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at tceurope.colloquium@gmail.com.


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