Since its inception in 1993, the Annual Conference sponsored by WritersUA has been the premiere gathering for software user assistance professionals. More than 10,000 people have been in attendance from two dozen nations. The WritersUA Conference is seeking proposals for our upcoming series of events.

  • Charleston, SC Oct 28-29
  • Austin, TX Jan 6-7

We invite you to submit a proposal for conducting a session. If you are a regular conference attendee this is your opportunity to move to the front of the room. If you haven’t participated before you’ll find an exciting atmosphere absent from many traditional conferences. Presenting a session at the WritersUA Conference provides you with rewarding exposure. This is your opportunity to share the stage with some of the brightest lights in technical communication and software development.

Our proposal process is informal and easy—no forms! Just send the following information via email. Your proposal should include a one- or two-paragraph description of the topic you want to cover and a brief outline of key points. If you haven’t presented at a WritersUA event in the past, we also need your biographical information. Sessions are a relatively short 40 minutes in length.

Subject areas include Web-based Help, Video Creation, Usability and UI Design, DITA, Information Architecture, User-centered Design, eLearning, Mobile UA, Content Development, Open Standards, Authoring Tools, and Emerging Technologies. We are also interested in case studies, research studies, and survey results. All software platforms are of interest.

The unifying aspect of the WritersUA Conference is that it is dedicated to software user assistance. More general online documentation is outside of our interest area.

Send your proposal to Joe Welinske (joewe *at* writersua) or call 206-304-1687.

Conference speakers receive complimentary registration to the conference.