On the Whole, I’d Rather be in Philadelphia

by Al Brown, STC Senior Member, Philadelphia Metro Chapter

I hope you take W.C. Fields’ epitaph to heart and join me in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the Technical Communication Summit June 1–4. You know what to expect at the Summit itself: news about the latest developments and techniques in our field and the chance to get together with colleagues and friends, old and new. But there are plenty of surprises and unexpected pleasures waiting for you in the City of Brotherly Love.

  • See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where it all began.
  • Visit Franklin’s Court to see a working replica of Ben Franklin’s printing press and find out how things were done before laser printers.
  • Wander out Ben Franklin Parkway to see the Museum of Natural History, the original dinosaur museum.
  • Climb aboard a full-size Baldwin locomotive at the Franklin Institute (almost everything here was founded by or named after Old Ben).
  • Check out the world’s largest collection of work by Dadaist master Marcel Duchamp at the Art Museum.
  • Hop on the SEPTA subway to take in a Philadelphia Phillies (baseball) home game at Citizens Bank Park. (Yep, they are in town May 30 through June
  • Head down the Avenue of the Arts for a musical, theatrical, or dance performance by one of our world-class companies.
  • If you really want to go hard-core Philly, try the Mummer’s Museum (2nd Street at Washington Avenue).

In short, there are lots of things to see, do, and eat (not just pretzels and cheese steaks) in William Penn’s “Greene Country Towne.” Stop by the STC-Philly Metro Chapter’s Hospitality Booth and say hello. We’ll be glad to suggest something exciting that fits your particular interests.

See you there!

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