Conference Registration

As a professional field, technical and scientific communication overlaps both the academy and industry. Successful educational programs must therefore try to balance the interests of both areas by merging theory and practice to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a range of workplace settings (e.g., academia, education, and private—and public-sector agencies). Establishing and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships between educators, academic researchers, and private—and public-sector practitioners, however, can be difficult, for different parties can have varying perspectives and understandings of what “others” in the field do.

Registration CPTSC 2012

Registration is now open. Register here for both Professionals and Graduate Students.

Saturday Excursion

The Saturday Excursion options include a full tour of the Quincy Mine Hoist and a Mt. Ripley Gondola Color Tour. Learn more.

Partnership Pre-Conference

Register for the Pre-Conference here. Hosted by the STC Academic Special Interest Group, the Pre-Conference is free, so you get two conferences for one travel price.

Conference Financing

We do not offer a payment plan for registrations. However, a short term loan with competitive terms and fair rates can provide graduate students money to register for both the conference and the Saturday excursion, travel insurance, rental cars, and airplane tickets. Note that this year the CPTSC has partnered with several universities to offer free registration to a select few graduate students. Speak with your program director for more information.


Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295