The TEKOM 2017 annual conference and trade fair was held from 10/24-10/26/2017 at the ICS Stuttgart, with over 250 lectures, seminars, workshops and discussions. More than 160 exhibitors participated in TEKOM. The main topics were technical communication and the training of technical writers. Parallel to TEKOM, the “ASSOCIATION WORLD” provided information about characteristics of individual markets. The “Asian Pavilion” was of particular interest at the trade fair – intended for companies and organizations from Asia.
The diverse program also included the treatment of two interesting topics:
- The entertaining and informative lecture by the former national league referee Knut Kircher regarding the need for decision making
- The discussion of existential questions for technical communication (in English).
During the TEKOM trade fair, experts hotly debated how technical writers can overcome current challenges. During one of these discussions, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Schmitz, with the help of Term-Hack, presented how terminology can be coordinated in real time in an interactive presentation. On the second night, the conference participants were entertained by the group All Star Band, which played live music the entire night. An accompanying program was the presentation of the Tekom documentation prizes.