JANA sponsors a series of regional meetings specifically for technical information managers, providing an open forum for them to discuss their successes and challenges with like-minded peers.
Technical information managers from companies of all types and sizes have benefited from attending our forums, which are free to attend and completely non-commercial.
UPCOMING TECHNICAL INFORMATION MANAGERS FORUMS
We at JANA sincerely care about the health of our customers, partners and colleagues, so we are currently evaluating the best time to safely resume these valuable forums. These events are so beneficial to all attendees and no one is more anxious to get back at it than us. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Virtual Technical Information Managers Forum
2:00p – 3:00p (Eastern)
1:00p – 2:00p (Central)
12:00p – 1:00p (Mountain)
11:00a – 12:00p (Pacific)
Cleveland Area Technical Information Managers Forum
9:00a – 12:00p
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum
Raleigh Area Technical Information Managers Forum
9:00a – 12:00p
Allscripts (North Hills)
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES
This forum is a great way for technical information managers to stay current, stay in contact with each other, exchange ideas, and offer input and perspective to other information managers facing similar challenges. I highly recommend this forum, and the hosting company has found a great way to offer us this opportunity without sales pitches. It’s a brilliant idea that is well executed.
Thanks for including me in the Technical Information Managers Forum! I appreciate the open and honest discussions that the JANA, Inc. team facilitates on a regular basis. This forum is unique because it enables managers to share ideas and lessons learned on a variety of topics without sales pitches or evangelists pushing a particular agenda. I truly appreciate the practical approaches to real challenges that other managers share in these meetings.
The Technical Information Managers Forum is an outstanding (and free) opportunity to meet your industry colleagues, strengthen your network, discuss relevant topics, and hear about lessons learned.
I personally gained a lot of insight into how other companies approach and solve problems related to technical content creation and delivery.
The Forum included technical communication leaders from various industries and it was enlightening to find out what issues we’re all dealing with. The discussions and interactions were scintillating and it was great to get to know other leaders in the field. The JANA hosts kept the conversation going and I look forward to attending future Forums.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why does JANA sponsor these Forums?
The Forums allow a first-hand understanding of the issues that are relevant for Technical Information Managers and provide direction and issues that our consulting group can focus on.
Do I need a reservation?
Yes, so that we’ll know how much food to have and how many spaces to save.
Can I talk to past attendees?
Yes. Please contact us using the link below and we’ll be happy to connect you to past attendees.
Can I bring colleagues?
Usually yes, as long as there is space available.
What topics are discussed?
We do our best to open the discussion up to any appropriate topics that the attendees want to discuss. Here is the list of topics that attendees wanted to discuss at a past forum:
How many people attend?
We typically aim for 20-30 attendees (meeting space permitting), as this provides for a robust discussion with an opportunity for everyone to participate.
How many cities has JANA hosted a Forum in?
JANA has hosted a Forum in 14 different cities, and is considering adding two more.
Is this only for large companies?
No. We’ve had organizations attend ranging from two tech writers to hundreds.
Do I have to stay for lunch?
No, and if you need to get back to work you can take your lunch to-go.
Can I arrive late or leave early?
Yes, either or both.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes (provided that the host facility offers guest wi-fi).
What’s the schedule?
8:30A to 9:00A Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00A to 12:00P Technical Information Managers Forum (with hourly breaks)
12:00P to 1:00P Optional Lunch (typically Sandwiches or Pizza with Salad)
Is there a sales pitch?
Absolutely not. This is a non-commercial event, meaning that you won’t hear a sales pitch.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost to attend.
What is the Technical Information Managers Forum?
An opportunity to meet with other Technical Information Managers in your local area and discuss issues relevant in the creation, management and delivery of technical information.