From the President

February 2024

Happy New Year, and welcome back! Headshot of Ryan Wilson, TechCommNZ President, smiling.

We trust you had a wonderful holiday season and are geared up for the year ahead. As we enter 2024, we're excited to continue our journey together. Here's to another year of learning, sharing, and growing as a community.

Last year was a year of significant change and progress for TechCommNZ. We said farewell to our esteemed President, Katie Haggath, who led us with dedication and vision. We also embarked on an exciting collaboration with ISTC and ASTC to produce a shared journal, expanding our reach and connecting with even more fellow professionals. And, of course, we hosted a series of insightful and engaging webinars and workshops, equipping our members with the latest skills and knowledge.

This year, we want to see even greater engagement and participation. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a budding communicator, your voice and contributions matter. Volunteer your time for a committee, share your expertise in a workshop, or join the conversation at one of our many events. Together, we can make 2024 a truly exceptional year for TechCommNZ.

TechCommNZ Conference 2024

It's a conference year for TechCommNZ this year and we're busy planning away. We're aiming for an October conference in the lower North Island, but we'll keep you updated as we firm up our plans.

Are there any speakers or topics you'd like to see covered at the conference?

Email to let us know!

Plain Language Awards

As always, we encourage you to enter the Plain Language Awards to showcase your great mahi. Start working on an entry now, so you have plenty of time to put your best foot forward. We're keen to support members entering the awards this year (in past years, we've paid the entry fee for members entering the Best Plain Language Technical Communicator category).

Entries will open in May, but we recommend you sign up for the awards newsletter to hear about key dates, advice for entering, and other news.

Plain Language Awards newsletter sign up

2024 award categories

Write for our newsletter!

We’d love to feature a guest article from one of our members in every newsletter.

Can you think of something you do or use every day that other technical communicators might find helpful? We’d love to hear about it in the TechCommWire!

Email to let us know!

Writing for the newsletter is an excellent way to expand your skill set, add to your portfolio, and demonstrate your expertise.

Thank you,
Ryan Wilson