Our workshop submission process is now closed for the 2018 Annual Conference in Chicago. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application!

The goal of our Annual Conference is to help those who stutter to explore attitudes toward speaking and stuttering, gain self-confidence, and hear the latest in stuttering research and treatment.

Persons who stutter make up a diverse group, with no two people stuttering in exactly the same way. Because of this, the management of stuttering is an individual journey and one that we’d like to help you with. Because one size does not fit all when it comes to stuttering, we strive to include a variety of perspectives and ideas when planning our Conference.

The NSA does not endorse any specific stuttering treatment but instead presents several different approaches and a variety of ways to enhance self-confidence and communication skills. It is our hope that attendees will leave the conference with at least a few ideas that they can put to use in their personal lives.

Before submitting your workshop, please read the following:

Format of Presentations

Workshop presentations will be given one hour and fifteen minutes per session with some exceptions of two-hour sessions.

Workshop leaders need to provide background on the topic, present an interactive workshop that engages with attendees, facilitate the session, close and conclude the workshop.

Panel Discussions will provide an opportunity for three or more presenters to speak in an open and conversational setting with conference attendees. Submissions for these should include the name, affiliation, and email address of each panelist in addition to a description of the presentation and the title page.

Selection Criteria/Guidelines

Our Workshop Committee will conduct a peer review of the content of each proposal for relevance to the conference theme, clarity, originality, timeliness, and compatibility with the mission of the National Stuttering Association.

We are seeking a variety of workshops that will cover a variety of topics related to stuttering including (but not limited to): motivation, attitudes, self-confidence, support, socializing, stuttering treatment and research, and workplace and disability issues. We are also looking to offer workshops on career strategies, as well as sessions directed towards young adults, children and teens, parents, and family members.


All Conference presenters will be required to (a) Register for and attend the conference and (b) complete the Workshop Submission Form before the deadline date.

Computers, speakers, laptops will NOT be supplied; presenters will need to bring your own laptop. All microphones will be the standard issue podium microphone.