ANNUAL CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SUBMISSION FORM
Please complete the Workshop Submission Form below.
About the Conference: The goal of our 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 be a part of. 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.
Format of Presentations: Workshop presentations will be given one hour and fifteen minutes per session with some exceptions of two-hour sessions.
General Workshop leaders need to provide background on the topic, present an interactive methodology for workshop attendees to follow, facilitate the activity, close and conclude the workshop.
CEU Workshops are those approved by ASHA for continuing education credit. Prior to submitting this form please ensure all (*Speaker Disclosure for each presenter, email address, Bio, Abstract, Presentation Summary, and *Learner Outcomes) information in this form has been filled out.
*Please note that failure to provide proper learner outcomes could result in non-approval of CEU workshop. Refer to ASHA Learner Outcome Guidelines.
*Speaker Disclosure Statement Sample is provided here.
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 Submissions will be anonymized and sent for review. Proposals seeking ASHA-approved continuing education credits will be subject to a further review to ensure they meet the necessary criteria. 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. CEU workshops should contain advanced level content compatible with ASHA Specialty Certification requirements. In some cases additional information about the content of the workshop may be requested.
We are seeking a variety of clinical and research related 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.
The workshop submission deadline is March 1, 2020. You will be notified by April 1, 2020, if your workshop has been accepted. All workshop schedules are subject to change. If any changes are made to the workshop program, you will be notified as soon as possible.
Audiovisual Equipment Needs
Please read all of the information below concerning AV for your presentation to ensure NSA and you are prepared for your presentation.
Important – Laptops are not provided – Please make arrangements to bring a computer for your presentations. NSA will not be responsible for providing laptops on-site.
MAC Users – If you are planning to connect a MAC to an LCD projector, you must bring the appropriate cords to adapt your MAC to the projector cord. Facilities do not provide MAC adapter cords. Please be prepared to connect to VGA and HDMI.