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Business & Technical Communications Organizations
American Society for Indexing
Excellent overview of the art of indexing as a profession.
Association for Business Communication
"The Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an international organization committed to fostering excellence in business communication scholarship, research, education, and practice." Holds an annual student writing contest: "ABC invites undergraduate students to enter an annual Student Writing Contest by submitting a written response to a case scenario. The writer of the winning entry will receive a plaque and a monetary award at the annual ABC convention."
IEEE Communications Society
"ComSoc is a Community . . . . comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. To that end, the Society sponsors publications, conferences, educational programs, local activities, and technical committees...."
The Information Architecture Institute
Founded in 2002, the IA Institute "is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to advancing and promoting information architecture."
International Communication Association
"ICA is an international association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication."
Society for Technical Communication
"dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication." There is an Austin Chapter of STC which holds an annual student writing competition.