Technical communicators will meeting in Krakow, Poland on 2-3 October for two great days of sharing knowledge and networking at the soap! conference. Attendees of the 2014 UA Europe conference back in June already know about the great people you can meet at soap!
You can still register until 29 September!
If you are attending, we’d love to hear from you in the comments – or contact us about writing up a report for the conference. That way, everyone will be ready to book their 2015 ticket for soap!
Agnieszka Tkaczyk shared some of the history of the soap! conference:
The original soap! conference in 2013 came about because we felt a hunger. There were no conferences organized in Poland and no way to network with other tech comm specialists. We existed in enclaves which often did not know about one another. And we looked to the West for knowledge. Meanwhile, it turned out Polish tech comm people developed knowledge of their own. And they did not inherit any of the turbulent past of Western tech comm. They could start fresh, with new ideas and new ways. They did not have to go through “product is king” or “content is king.” They could start with “user is king!”
The first conference was an unexpected success. It turned out there were more of us than we ever anticipated and the whole community was even more vibrant than we expected. This year we would like to invite you to another soap! conference here in Krakow on October 2-3. If you come, you will get a chance to meet technical writers, training developers, UX designers, marketing people, project managers, product developers, and entrepreneurs. We want all of their points of view to mix and cross-pollinate. We want new ideas to emerge. We want to be there on the ground floor when the fresh tech comm market is being reshaped.