TC Camp provides unique platforms for learning through rich discourse. With our unconference, our goal was to create dynamic cells of discussion focused on select topics. With Room 42, our goal is to provide an inclusive platform for learning and research through informal discussions. Here at TC Camp, our mission is to elevate our collective knowledge so that we as technical and professional communicators can make a difference.
Always be willing to explore new horizons.
New encounters lead to new insights.
The Origin Story
2014 to Present
TC Camp began in the US as single day “unconferences” that were hosted in-person (more on that here). Inspired by the amazingly successful Data Mining Camp put on by the San Francisco Bay Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Liz Fraley of Single-Sourcing Solutions decided to bring the unconference format to technical communications professionals.
These unconferences were packed with engaging and educational conversations about the Technical and Professional Communications (TPC) field, and all who attended gained a great deal of knowledge while expanding their professional networks. As a result of the unique approach that TC Camp provided, we were able to remove communication barriers and create more effective channels of sharing information across the many roles in the vast field of TPC.
While TC Camp saw great success with these events, the logistics and practicality of hosting an in-person event that was open to international attendance became difficult, and so we took a break to determine how to build a better bridge between TPC professionals. During this break, we created Room 42 along with the pioneering Single-Sourcing Solutions, who provided the initial expertise and resources to get us started.
TC Camp is a registered 501(c)(3) Public Charity (2014)
The vision of TC Camp has always been to create a unique environment that promotes rich discourse. So much of retained information comes from the edifying conversations we have with others, and the more we engage in dialogue with varied and diverse groups of people, the more we strengthen our understanding. This helps us all become better communicators. In the future, we hope to expand and create new special programs related to Technical and Professional Communications (TPC) that are easily accessible worldwide. We also hope to create a program that will offer a deep dive into some of the more pressing and challenging issues facing TPC.
The mission of TC Camp has always been to provide a unique environment for substantive conversations. We strive to provide an inclusive foundation for learning and engagement for the community of technical and professional communicators and to help elevate our collective knowledge so that we, as professional communicators, can make a difference.
TC Camp has always promoted candid conversations in a safe and accessible way. We foster diverse discourse where professionals can engage in meaningful ways that ignite and inspire growth.
At TC Camp, we value people who are interested in becoming better communicators in the Technical and Professional Communication field.
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