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Technical Communication Symposium 2016
(TC Symposium 2016)


Expanding and linking a “concerto” of communication
(One-on-one communication)

In our current era overflowing with data, the information users need when they interact with products and services and the methods they use to access that information are radically different from what they were in the past. Against this background, technical communicators must promptly and seamlessly deliver the information that users need.

If we reorient ourselves to the user’s perspective, we may find that we no longer need to limit ourselves to just the “manual.” Instead, we can step outside the box and expand the very concept of a manual by linking marketing-related product information, user support information, and other areas to create a new kind of communication.

What forms might this new communication take? What will the challenges be? What must we do as technical communicators? What skills are required? These are the issues we’d like to examine at this year’s symposium. Through the symposium, we also hope to address the content technologies that make interactive communication possible (like the Web, video technologies, and automated translation), discuss challenges to implementing those technologies, and contribute to the development of Japan’s content industry.

Sony Corporation
Daikin Industries, Ltd.
July 2016


Symposium in Tokyo

August 24 (Wed) and 25 (Thu), 2016

Place: Kogakuin University, Shinjuku Campus
http://www.kogakuin.ac.jp/english/about/campus/accessmaps.html

In Tokyo, we will have a keynote speech, panel discussions, special sessions, mini-panel sessions, case studies and research presentations and an introduction to a variety of TC-related products. We will also be holding an awards presentation ceremony for winning entries, divisions, and special categories of the 2016 Japan Manual Award Contest. TC-related Products Exhibition/Information Plaza Exhibition will be conducted during the two days from August 24 to 25.




Symposium in Kyoto

October 5(Wed), 6 (Thu) and 7 (Fri)

Place: Kyoto Research Park
http://www.krp.co.jp/english/access_to_krp/

In Kyoto, we will a keynote speech, panel discussions, special sessions, mini-panel sessions, case studies and research presentations and an introduction to a variety of TC-related products.
We will also be holding an awards presentation ceremony for winning“manual of the year” of the 2016 Japan Manual Award Contest.
TC-related Products Exhibition/Information Plaza Exhibition will be conducted during the three days from October 5 to 7.


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