Matt Sullivan Presents "Tech Comm Survival Merit Badge Training"

 Matt Sullivan Presents "Tech Comm Survival Merit Badge Training"

From April 16, 2019 6:00 pm until April 16, 2019 8:30 pm

At Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport

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Registration closes at 11pm on Saturday, 4/14. 

Tech Comm Survival Merit Badge Training

The dangers are everywhere, and frankly, it takes too much time and effort to fix those same disasters again and again. Join Matt Sullivan for this workshop where he’ll show you how to use a digital machete and tech comm compass to guide you through the tangled overgrowth that is most technical communication. If needed, Matt will share his own survival stories, but first he will explore your tech comm experiences to identify dangerous (but all-too-common) tech comm scenarios and safely resolve them.

This session is attendee-driven, so topics may include but are not limited to:

And, of course, attendees will determine the topics and their order!


No prerequisites needed for this session, but you are encouraged to bring a laptop with your content editor of choice (FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Flare, Word, Notepad, lump of coal, etc.) and a sample of working content as permitted.

We’ll be discussing strategies for reducing formatting effort and improving content reuse using either structured or unstructured documents.

About Matt

Matt Sullivan has produced dozens of screencasts for Adobe Systems, related to their TCS product releases and his Adobe-sponsored webinars

Not surprisingly, he also produces the screencasts for his online screencasting course and for a series of online courses related to Adobe FrameMaker.

He’s a regular presenter at both OCSTC and the STC Technical Summit.

Matt has trained thousands of folks on FrameMaker, Captivate, RoboHelp, and Adobe Presenter. For more on Matt, Tech Comm Tools, and online courses, visit


OCSTC meetings follow the schedule below. We encourage all attendees to arrive by 6pm to do some informal networking (regardless of whether or not your ticket includes dinner). Bring business cards and a smile! 


Ticket Type  Description Price
 Member  STC member; dinner and coffee service included  $27
 Nonmember  Not a member of STC; dinner and coffee service included  $31
 Student  Current student; dinner and coffee service included  $20
 Member ONLY, Speaker Only STC member; coffee service included  $12
 Nonmember, Speaker Only Not a member of STC; coffee service included  $15

Location and Parking


7 Hutton Centre Dr.
Santa Ana, California 92707-5794

There is another DoubleTree hotel nearby, so it’s easy to accidentally go to the wrong location if you do a search for “DoubleTree” on your phone, instead of searching for the exact address!

The DoubleTree Club offers complimentary valet parking. If you prefer to self-park, tell the valet that you’re at the hotel for an OCSTC meeting, and ask if you can park yourself.