The Finnish Technical Communications Society aims to promote the profession and the field of technical communication, enhance professional, national and international co-operation and provide training for both the members and non-members of the society.

Anyone who works in technical communication - writers, designers, translators, coordinators, illustrators, editors, managers, teachers, students and various others working in the area - can join the Society.

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FTCS spring meeting and local event

Welcome to FTCS Spring Meeting at the University of Tampere on Thursday June 1 at 17:00 (Address: Kanslerinrinne 1, Pinni B building, meeting room B4086).

After refreshments, the meeting is held at 17:30-18:15 and is followed by a talk by Laura Katajisto (Chief Technology Officer, Adina Solutions): Troubleshooting in DITA - Writing more than just the best case scenarios.

You can join in also online via Go to Meeting:

Thu, Jun 1, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EEST
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone.
Finland: +358 923 17 0556
Access Code: 413-993-149

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

Spring meeting agenda:

  1. Opening of the meeting
  2. Election of chair of the meeting, secretary, two people to check the minutes and two people to count votes if needed
  3. Determine that the meeting has been called in accordance with society by-laws and can make binding decisions
  4. Approve meeting agenda
  5. Present society financial statement, annual report and auditor statement
  6. Approve the financial statement, and release the previous board from financial responsibility 
  7. Discuss any other business suggested during the meeting

Send us your memories of the society

The Finnish Technical Communications Society was founded on 27 August 1997,  which means we'll turn 20 next year. Technical communications in Finland has seen a number of changes over the last two decades; changes that have left their mark on the society as well. 

The FTCS board has decided to collect the history of the society and invites all current and former members to share their memories with us. If you were one of the founding members, participated in society activities in the early years, or are an active member at the moment, we would like to hear from you. 

You can send us anything - text, photos, manuals from the "good old days", or anything else you believe is appropriate. What was the profession like when the society was founded? How did the society work in the beginning? How have the activities changed? Why were the early activities important? What made you become an active member? What made you join the society? What were the local activities like, how did the board work? All this interests us. Send us your memories on what happened and when, who else was there, what role you played, and of course, your name. More recent members of the society are not familiar with the society in its earlier years and would surely appreciate the context.

If you have photos, include as many details as possible with the photo. If you send paper photos, let us know if you want your photos back and include your contact information. We'll collect and archive all memories for our colleagues who come after us. Selected parts will be published in a publication celebrating our 20 year anniversary. 

Send us your memories by 31 December 2016 via e-mail to puheenjohtaja@stvy.fi. All languages are acceptable. You do not need to be a member of the society to participate. When you send us your materials, you agree that the texts, photos and other material will be owned by the society.

For any questions or ideas regarding the publication to mark our twentieth anniversary, contact us  at puheenjohtaja@stvy.fi.


Renewing the FTCS membership roster - please register yourself as a member

FCTS has started using FloMembers for maintaining our membership roster and billing. To get everyone's information up to date, please register yourself as a member on this page: https://www.flomembers.com/stvyry/members/application/createApplication.

This year we are not allowing the system to automatically invoice you after receiving a registration but our treasurer (me) will go press a button to send out the invoice. The sender address will be "Suomen teknisen viestinnän yhdistys ry (NOREPLY@floapps.com)" and the e-mail address "Suomen teknisen viestinnän yhdistyksen jäsenmaksu".

Questions? Send an e-mail to rahis@stvy.fi.

The society in social media

The  society's website aims to give the basic, static information about the profession and the society. Check out our social media accounts for the active discussion and news.