Published on March 16, 2012

Conference Program

The theme of this year’s conference is Communicating Vision. Vision is one of the most important channels for communicating information, encompassing all aspects of data visualization, information design, and best graphical practices, in all forms of print and electronic media.

Of course, we just as often refer to vision in a metaphorical sense, to denote ideas, goals, or breakthroughs that one “sees” with unusual acuity, understanding, or imagination. Vision of this type may make some professional communication particularly powerful, enabling it to bring together audiences and stakeholders, and to motivate them to action.

Our keynote speaker will be Manuel Lima, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, named by Creativity magazine in 2009 as “one of the 50 most creative and influential minds,” and a senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing.

The final program for the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference 2012 is now available.

Information for Presenters

Each presentation room will contain a computer with PowerPoint 2010, a projector, and a screen. Please bring your PowerPoint slides on a flash drive. If you didn’t use PowerPoint 2010 to create your slides, consult a source such as®-presention-compatibility-be-prepared-for-surprises/ for advice on ensuring that your slides are compatible.

If you wish to use Prezi, the computers in the presentation rooms will have Web access.

If you will be using the Internet during your presentation, it would be wise not to rely on anything that is bandwidth-intensive.


Conference Registration

Online registration is now open at

Through Sept 15 2012 Sept 16 – Oct 6 2012  Onsite
Members of IEEE PCS and the Society for Technical Communication  $450  $500  $550
Non-members  $600  $650  $700
Students and retirees  $175  $200  $225
1-Day (does not include reception)  $200  $225  $250



About the Conference Facilities

The conference will be held at the University of Central Florida (UCF). As the second largest university in the nation, UCF offers many exciting opportunities in academics, research, athletics, clubs and organizations, and campus life. The modern campus fosters an environment of participation and collaboration.

All of the conference sessions will be held on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the UCF Student Union at the heart of the campus and about 1 mile from the conference hotel. All rooms have Wi-Fi Internet access. The Student Union also provides a variety of fast food restaurants on the 1st floor, as well as the campus bookstore, five ATMs, and other services.

The Tuesday evening Awards Reception will be held at the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center and will feature entertainment by the UCF Jazz Band.

The conference will provide a free shuttle between the hotel and the Student Union before and after each day’s conference sessions, as well as to and from the Tuesday evening Awards Reception.

Free Wi-Fi is available at the conference.

About Orlando

Few vacation destinations in the world can match Orlando when it comes to almost perfect weather (with an average October daytime temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit, 23.9 degrees Celsius) and incredible attractions. Orlando just keeps getting better, with sights and sounds that lure visitors of every age. Make a splash at SeaWorld®, step inside motion pictures at Universal Studios® and experience the wonder of the Magic Kingdom® Park.

Yet Orlando is more than just lights and action; it’s home to impeccable museums, exciting performances, annual festivals, quiet parks and citrus groves. You can see the opera, sample international cuisine, and enjoy Central Florida’s celebrated outdoor recreation. There are emerald golf courses from the most renowned architects, thousands of lakes for fishing and water sports, miles of bike and jogging trails and blue skies overhead. Upscale shopping, endless excitement and live entertainment make Orlando one of the most inviting tourist spots. You’re sure to leave with your own Orlando memories.


Destination Address

Radisson Hotel Orlando—UCF
1724 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826, USA
19.8 miles (32 km)—about 23 minutes


The average taxi fare between the Orlando International Airport and the Radisson—UCF is $50.00 each way.
Taxis are available on both the A and B sides of the Main Terminal, on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1), at the following Commercial Lane parking spaces:

  • A5-A8 and A22-A25
  • B5-B8 and B30-B34

Rental Car

Rental cars are usually reasonably priced in Orlando and may be a less expensive option than taxi rides. Consult travel aggregators such as and to find the best deals on car rentals.

Note: Be advised that several roads between the Orlando International Airport and the Radisson—UCF charge tolls between $0.50 and $1.00 each. Be sure to have cash on hand to pay these tolls!

Driving Directions

  1. Head east on Airport Blvd toward Airport Blvd 0.7 mi
  2. Continue onto Jeff Fuqua Blvd 0.7 mi
  3. Merge onto FL-528 E via the ramp to Cocoa/Kennedy Space Center/Florida 417 Toll/Sanford UCF/Port Canaveral 4.2 mi
  4. Take exit 16 for FL-417 N
    Toll road 1.3 mi
  5. Merge onto FL-417 Toll N
    Toll road 6.1 mi
  6. Take exit 33A to merge onto FL-408 E toward Titusville
    Toll road 4.6 mi
  7. Continue onto Challenger Pkwy
    Partial toll road 1.8 mi
  8. Turn left onto FL-434 E/N Alafaya Trail
    Destination will be on the right 0.4 mi



The newly renovated Radisson Hotel Orlando—UCF ( is the conference hotel. The conference rate is $89/night with full buffet breakfast. The conference rate will be honored from October 3 through October 14 for those who wish to extend their stay before or after the conference.

Conference attendees will receive a coupon at check-in good for a 10% discount on dinner at the Alafaya Garden Bar and Bistro, Sunday through Saturday, from 5:00 to 10:00 PM.

The Radisson’s amenities include free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, both public areas and guest rooms.

The hotel offers an outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as Sleep Number beds in every guest room. In addition, the Radisson is equipped with a business center that provides complimentary printing and fax service to guests. The Alafaya Garden Bar and Bistro is the hotel’s onsite bar and restaurant.

To receive the discounted conference rate, please make sure to use “IPCC12” as the promotional code. You can make reservations online at or call 800-967-9033.

Local Transportation

The Radisson has a free shuttle service for guests from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM within a 5-mile radius of the hotel.

The conference will provide a free shuttle between the hotel and the Student Union before and after each day’s conference sessions, as well as to and from the Tuesday evening Awards Reception.

IEEE Event Photography Statement

Attendance at, or participation in, this conference constitutes consent to the use and distribution by IEEE of the attendee’s image or voice for informational, publicity, promotional, and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media. No flash photography will be used.

Video recording by participants and other attendees during any portion of the conference is not allowed without special prior written permission of IEEE.

Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides are for personal use only and are not to be reproduced or distributed. Do not photograph any such images that are labeled as confidential and/or proprietary.

IEEE Non-Discrimination Policy

IEEE is committed to the principle that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, services, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by IEEE policy and/or applicable laws.