Sponsors and Exhibitors


Adobe Technical Communication Suite

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. Adobe’s innovative solutions for technical communicators are market-leading best-of-breed software, and include:

  1. Adobe FrameMaker 10: The industry-leading template-based authoring and publishing solution for unstructured, structured, and XML/DITA/S1000D content
  2. Adobe RoboHelp 9: An easy-to-use solution for technical communicators to author, collaborate, personalize, and optimize content for help systems, policies and procedures, and professional knowledgebases for multichannel, multidevice publishing
  3. Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3.5 (TCS 3.5): A complete and integrated solution for authoring, reviewing, managing, and publishing rich, engaging technical information and training content across multiple channels and devices from a single source. Try TCS 3.5 now.

Astoria Software is the world’s most successful Enterprise solution for XML Component Content Management, and the first to deliver both an Enterprise-wide SaaS/On-Demand and an On-Premise approach to structured content management. Cisco Systems, Teradata, ITT Fluid Technology, Siemens Healthcare, Northrop Grumman, Avaya, Citrix, and other Forbes Global 2000 manufacturers rely on Astoria to meet increasingly competitive demands for product documentation—high volume, accelerated time-to-market, and globalized output. The GlobalLink/Astoria Component Content Management System, whether On-Demand or On-Premise, is an enterprise-wide solution for Translation-Enabled Content Management, reducing documentation costs up to 90%, compressing product launch times from months to weeks, and generating productivity and management benefits with its flexible delivery model. Astoria Software, a division of TransPerfect, Inc., is based in San Francisco, California.

MadCap Software, Inc. is the leading software provider of technical communication tools for end-to-end content development, delivery and management. MadCap Software’s fully integrated suite of products provide state-of-the-art content development and workflow solutions for multi-channel publishing for print, online, desktop and mobile documentation. Through its strategic partner Microsoft Corp., MadCap delivers solutions optimized for Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio, and the .NET environment. Headquartered in La Jolla, CA, MadCap is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the documentation industry, including the original creators of RoboHelp. Learn more at Madcap Software.


LinguaLinx is a leading provider of global content and language intelligence to organizations around the world. The content experts at LinguaLinx help manage and localize messaging to enhance efficiency and provide consistency across all forms of communication.

With offices around the world, LinguaLinx provides organizations with localization solutions that fit their needs including: translation and interpretation, marketing communication and website localization, translation memory deployment, multilingual SEO, translation readiness assessment and global content management.

Unify your global organization with a customized content intelligence strategy and ensure that your message resonates across borders with language intelligence. To learn more, visit www.lingualinx.com.

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey—from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support– and across languages, cultures and channels.

SDL’s best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points.

SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit SDL.com.

The ePublisher platform from Quadralay enables individuals and organizations to stay up to speed with their users and easily deliver policy manuals, technical documentation, reference material, and other content in the appropriate format for their audience. With ePublisher you get the most complete list of help authoring tool formats available on the market. Learn more at Webworks.com.


Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Vasont Systems is a leading provider of XML content management software and data services backed by more than 60 years of experience in the information management and publishing industry. Its Vasont® content management system enables organizations of all sizes to create, manage, and store their multilingual content once for multi-channel delivery. Fortune 1,000 companies and organizations from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, publishing, and healthcare, use Vasont to manage and produce multilingual technical documentation, product manuals, reference and training materials. www.vasont.com.

Headquartered in New York City, DCL prepares digital content for electronic publishing and the Web. DCL’s services refine document conversion strategies, identify document redundancy, extract metadata, and transform legacy and future documents to meet the needs of today’s & future technologies. A leader in legacy conversion services since 1981, DCL offers customers an opportunity to convert unstructured, legacy content to structured content, creating an opportunity to adopt a dynamic, multi-channel publishing strategy. DCL can also be contracted for consulting and project management services as needed. Learn more at www.dclab.com

An open-source collaboration leader since 2005, MindTouch provides the world’s most respected social knowledge base, with a focus on product help, support, and technical documentation.

Great companies like Oracle, Cisco, Intuit, Paypal, Autodesk, Hewlett-Packard, Mozilla, HTC, Viacom, Panasonic and EMC rely on MindTouch commercial products.

Learn more at www.mindtouch.com

Started in 1993, TechWhirl.Com (also known as Techwr-l) is the premier source of information and discussions for technical writers and technical communicators throughout their careers.

Technical Communications Feature Articles & Columns cover the business of technical communications, professional development, tech writing trends, and tools and technology.

TechWhirl Regular Columns include Tips & Tricks and Geoff Hart’s User’s Advocate

Technical Writer Skills and How To pieces provide guidance on creating deliverables ranging from Style Guides to Software Requirements Specifications to online and embedded help.

Techwr-l’s Email Discussion Group is 3000+ TechWhirlers providing help and support to professionals at all levels of experience.

Other Sponsors and Exhibitors

IXIASOFT is a leading provider of XML content management software to organizations worldwide. IXIASOFT is the developer of TEXTML Server, a native XML database and search engine used to store, index and retrieve large volumes of XML content.

In addition, IXIASOFT offers the DITA CMS, a content management solution designed specifically to author, manage, review, localize and publish DITA-based technical documentation. Leading organizations such as AMD, SolidWorks, Sybase and Varian use the DITA CMS to manage their documentation process. IXIASOFT enjoys a global customer base in various vertical industries including newspaper & publishing, software, hardware, medical device and libraries & education.

Tedopres, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, has been offering professional technical documentation services since 1974. We have an outstanding reputation of providing our customers with cost-effective, high-quality service that meets industry-specific standards.

Tedopres has extensive experience in implementing Simplified Technical English for clarity and consistency in content, helping our customers to ensure compliance while saving cost at the same time. Tedopres’ HyperSTE is the industry’s leading checker software for controlled language authoring thanks to its flexibility, ease of use, and cost saving benefits.

Tedopres also specializes in technical translation services in over 50 languages, technical illustration and animation as well as software development to support the creation and management of technical documentation. This makes us a one-stop shop for all your technical documentation needs.

Because Tedopres focuses on maintaining the quality and accuracy of documentation, industry leaders including Boeing, Electrolux, Philips and NXP Semiconductors trust us to handle their most complex documentation projects. More than 500 additional multinational corporations have done the same. See Tedopres.com for more information.

University of California San Diego Extension

At UC San Diego Extension, we believe great social and economic prosperity comes from integrating the collective knowledge of the university, community leaders and professionals. Whether you’re starting a new career, building a company, or developing a deeper appreciation of the world around you, Extension has the resources you need to get started.

UC San Diego Extension’s Professional Certificate in Technical Communication prepares students for an entry-level position by providing instruction in the most up-to-date knowledge and skills. The program is designed and taught by technical communication professionals who are actively involved in the industry and can be completed entirely online.
Learn more at extension.ucsd.edu/techcomm.

Strong visual communication skills empower your words. Supplement your skills–from learning to use InDesign for layout and creating interactive pages to developing customized designs in WordPress. Add design skills to make your communications excel. Learn more at extension.ucsd.edu/digitalarts

Prospring Staffing

ProSpring Staffing provides engineers, project managers and technical writers for high-tech companies and government agencies. Our mission: to match highly-qualified candidates with innovative organizations so both are happy with the result. We specialize in:

Programmers and Engineers: hardware engineers, network engineers, software engineers, database administrators, and other engineering professions.

Program and Project Managers: PMI-certified PMP project managers, program mangers, federal contract managers, and other management professionals.

Technical Writers and Trainers: perm and contract technical writers, instructional designers, courseware developers, technical trainers, eLearning specialists, and other communication professions.

Visit our website: http://ProSpringStaffing.com


Customer-driven focus, competitive prices and powerful shopping technology Travelocity is one of the largest travel companies in the world with annual gross bookings of more than $10 billion. Travelocity also owns and operations: Travelocity Business® for corporate travel; igougo.com, the fastest growing online travel community; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel.

Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in travel marketing and distribution. Sabre Holdings supports travelers, travel agents, corporations and travel suppliers around the world through its three companies: Travelocity, Sabre Travel Network, and Sabre Airline Solutions.

Best known as the all-in-one authoring and publishing solution, Doc-To-Help is used to produce desktop, Web, or print deliverables. Its new integration with SharePoint allows Doc-To-Help users to take advantage of SharePoint’s Document Libraries and all its related content management features. Users can upload documents to a SharePoint Document Library and use Doc-To-Help as an interface to edit content, check files in/out, and ultimately publish deliverables. Alternatively, Doc-To-Help users can download existing documents from a library. Since these documents are stored in SharePoint, users can take advantage of SharePoint’s management features such as version control, workflows, and even translation management. Download a 30-day trial at www.doctohelp.com.

Scriptorium helps companies with large amounts of technical content streamline their publishing processes, which results in cost reduction and quality improvements. If you are responsible for technical content, you face a bewildering array of possibilities—XML-based authoring, traditional help authoring tools, wikis, customer-generated content, and much more. In a content strategy analysis, we review your existing content lifecycle, identify requirements, and then recommend a solution that fits your organizational constraints. More info at http://www.scriptorium.com

Mobile tech creates space for in-the-moment-engagement with consumers, allowing your business to connect at their exact point of experience. Our team at NotixTech is here to help businesses create that crucial connection in the new world of mobile.

NotixTech was founded in 2005 by Matthew Gallizzi, mobile technology expert and coach, entrepreneur, and problem solver. Our team has specialized in: Linux administration, web design and programming, IT services, and mobile web solutions. Whether scaling web projects to handle over 1 million unique visitors a month, to managing the IT infrastructure for a business with dozens of systems, NotixTech understands technology and has the testimonials to prove it.

In 2009, NotixTech shifted focus exclusively to the mobile world. We saw the fiercely growing potential for businesses to utilize mobile technology for marketing, branding, sales, and customer loyalty.

More info at http://notixtech.com

Single-Sourcing Solutions specializes in Arbortext—everything related to dynamic product information creation, publication, and delivery.

The Single-Sourcing Solutions team has experts for every piece and every phase of the single-source development process. Our staff members have implemented single-sourcing systems from scratch and have improved existing systems as well. Our goal is to transfer our expertise to your staff, so they are prepared to maintain your implementation long-term.

Visit up at http://www.single-sourcing.com