Raleigh, NC, USA

North Carolina State University

Hub Chair:

Jason Swarts is a professor of technical communication in the Department of English at North Carolina State University. He regularly teaches courses on technical document design, networks, and discourse analysis. His research focuses on interrelated areas of genre studies, computer-mediated communication, networks, knowledge work, and knowledge communities.

Hub Schedule

This is a tentative schedule and is contingent on COVID-19 protocols at the time of the event. All attendees are required to adhere to UW guidelines related to COVID 19. Attendees will be given more information upon RSVP.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
8:00 – 9:00am Check-in and Welcome
9:00 – 10:00am Raleigh Hub time featuring Keynote speakers (live broadcast via Zoom)

Keynote speakers

Christina Mayr (Epic Games)

Christina Mayr is an Information Architect and manager of the IT Documentation Team at Epic Games. Much more than a technical writer, Christina has spent the last 10 years mentoring, teaching, and sharing her knowledge with others. (Read full bio)

Nupoor Ranade (George Mason Univ.)

Dr. Nupoor Ranade is assistant professor of English at George Mason University. She is currently teaching a graduate class on the Theory and Practice of Editing. Her research combines her technological background, computational skills, and her ability to address knowledge gaps in the fields of technical communication pedagogy and practice, and focuses on audience analysis, data analytics, user experience, and information design. (Read full bio)


Sarah Glova (Reify Media)

Dr. Sarah Glova is the CEO of the award-winning digital media firm Reify Media. Sarah was 26 when she founded Reify, and she continues to be the sole owner of the self-funded, 10-year-old company. Reify Media serves major university, corporate, and nonprofit clients across the country, helping organizations educate and promote through digital media projects backed by sound instructional design principles. (Read full bio)

Ja’La Wourman (James Madison Univ.)

Dr. Ja’La Wourman is an assistant professor of technical writing in the department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University. As a scholar and practitioner her research looks at the intersections of race and culture in workplace settings and social media platforms. (Read full bio)

10:00 – 11:00am Raleigh Hub time (no longer live broadcast)

Continuation of keynote discussion with local participants

11:00 – 1:00pm Student Research Competition Finals (streamed)
12:00 – 1:00pm Open Lunch (concurrent with SRC Finals)
1:00 – 2:00pm Raleigh Hub time (not live)

STC Carolina Chapter event with recent winners of the Communication Competition.

  • Lorena Bolanos and Jacob Berger (Red Hat)
  • Carolyn Carpenter (IBM Cloud)
  • Victoria Berger (SAS)
  • Laura Zdanski (Stripe)
  • Art Berger (Solo.io)
2:00 – 3:00pm Diana Award Keynote (streamed)
3:00 – 4:00pm Tempe Hub (streamed)

Open Discussion: the “hub” concept for distributed conferencing (lobby)

4:00 – 5:00pm SIGDOC Closing and Student Research Competition Winners Announced
5:00 – 5:30pm Raleigh Hub Closing