Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication


Founded in 1974, the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communicationbringstogetherdirectors and administrators from across the United States and increasingly from abroad. The annual meetings follow a roundtable format,emphasizing discussion.

Organizational Goals

2014 Elections

Candidates' Bio Statements

2014 Annual Meeting

We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 CPTSC Annual Meeting at the University of Colorado Springs from September 25-27, 2014.

Call for Proposals

Conference Theme: Contexts and Connections: Considering Situational Factors Affecting the Structure and the Nature of Programs

Conference Location: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO

Conference Website


2014 Research Grants Call for Papers

The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) invites
interested members to apply for research grants of up to $3,500.

Read the CFP

CPTSC/Bedford St. Martin's Graduate Student Diversity Scholarship

CPTSC, together with textbook publisher Bedford/St. Martin’s, and an anonymous donor, are sponsoring a scholarship for the purpose of supporting the goal of CPTSC to increase diversity in its membership and in the field of technical communication. Eligible candidates for this scholarship include graduate students whose race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and/or nationality are underrepresented in the technical communication field. Up to $1,500 will be allocated to up to three winners. The scholarship is provided to assist the recipient(s) with expenses associated with the CPTSC conference, up to the amount of the scholarship allocated. The scholarship also waives the conference registration fee.

See more information here.

CPTSC Award for Excellence in program Assessment

This award recognizes outstanding contributions that individuals, collaborators, or teams have made to program assessment in technical and scientific communication. Read the CFP here.

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