Hit the windy city with the NSA and experience the buzz of energy in the most-visited city in the Midwest – Chicago, Illinois! In 2018 we celebrate our 35th Annual Conference at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, and we’ve been assured that it will NOT be under renovation!

Once again, our 2018 conference location offers all of the amenities our conference attendees have come to expect, coupled with our outstanding NSA Conference group rate and a trendy downtown location…far, far away from any Grateful Dead Reunion Tour shows. Situated amongst world-class shopping and dining, this Chicago hotel is in walking distance of top attractions, including Navy Pier, Willis Tower, Millennium Park, and theater and museum districts. While our impromptu switch from Chicago to Baltimore in 2015 went off near-seamlessly, we’re excited to finally make it back to The Windy City.  And with just a one night deposit required to make a reservation (see ‘Hotel Deposits’ section below), there’s no reason to delay!

With a program schedule that kids, ‘tweens, teens, families, young adults, adults, and SLPs are sure to enjoy, tours and events that are fun for the whole family, special guests and keynote speakers, this is one conference you will not want to miss!  During these four days we will come together as a closely-knit community of adults, children, families, and friends who share stuttering as a common bond. We will be educated, motivated, and challenged. We will be moved as we listen to the stories of our comrades and as we share our own stories, perhaps for the first time. Most of all, though, we will realize once again that we belong to a very special community of caring individuals who understand exactly what it is and how it feels to stutter and we will remember how important it is to be a part of that community.

Join us July 4th-8th, 2018 for our 35th Annual Conference, with our Masterclass Series preceding the conference on July 3rd-4th!

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Preparing for and attending our conferences means a lot of forms, paperwork, and information, so we will put it all here in one central location to make your conference experience as fun, simple, and productive as possible.  This information will be your lifeline during our 35th Annual Conference, containing all of the information that you will need on the hotel, workshops, auctions, events, tours, and more! Check it out online here, and then we’ll have a printed/bound copies in your registration materials.

Hotel Deposits

*A deposit equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged at the time a guest makes a room reservation, and upon check-in, will be applied towards the guest’s bill. Deposits paid by guests are refundable if notice is received by Hotel at least three (3) days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Corporate Sponsorships

We have a limited number of spaces available in our conference program for corporate sponsorships/advertisements at a variety of sizes and price points.  The program is the conference attendees’ lifeline during the entire conference, so you can be assured that your ad will be seen over and over again by hundreds. Contact us today to find out how to sponsor.  Thank you to the businesses and individuals who have already sponsored us!

Cancellations & Refunds

Should your circumstances change and you find yourself unable to attend, please contact us immediately.  Cancellations received on/before May 31, 2018 will result in full refund minus a cancellation fee of $100.00 to cover our costs incurred related to your registration. Cancellations received on/after June 1, 2018 are ineligible for a refund of any amount.