NSA Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NSA is actively following the growing concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to our upcoming 2020 Annual Conference in Newport Beach in early July. Given our conference is several months away, everything is proceeding as originally planned.
In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to monitor and reevaluate the information available to us from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local governing authorities, making any necessary adjustments in preparation. In the event that any updates are made, we will give attendees as much advance notice as possible to make modifications to their own plans as well, if necessary.
Thank you for your understanding.

The countdown is on for our 37th Annual Conference!

We hope that all of those who joined us in Fort Lauderdale last year had an absolutely ‘electric’ time (do you see what we did there?). We will be updating this page over the next several weeks with photos, information, and details about 2020.

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** Please note that the Day at a Glance and program shown here are preliminary schedules, and information is subject to change.  A final, printed copy of the Day at a Glance, and well as your detailed event program, will be in your packet at check-in. **

What To Expect

A powerful life-changing experience where the majority of people you meet and talk with a stutter.

First Timer?

It’s a difficult decision to attend for the first time, but we can ease your fears.

SLP Masterclass

An interactive 2-day seminar with CEUs for Speech-Language Pathologists.

Corporate Sponsorships

Show your support by becoming a corporate sponsor.

What To Expect

A powerful, life-changing experience where the majority of people you meet and talk with have a stutter.

First Timer?

It’s a difficult decision to attend for the first time, but we can ease your fears.

Get Involved

Want to help? Show your support
by getting involved.

Support Hope & Empowerment:
Dare To Be Heard

“Everything changed for me when I went to my first NSA Conference at the age of twelve. I felt as if I had slipped into another world, a world that was finally made for me… I found people who understood everything that I dealt with when it came to my stutter.”

– Isabel S.

Travel & Hotel

Orange County/Los Angeles has four airports to choose from with the closest being John Wayne Airport-Orange County (SNA) or Long Beach (LGB). Your other options would be Los Angeles (LAX) or Ontario (ONT), both are about 1-1/2 hours away depending on traffic.


Over 100 sessions will cover a wide-range of topics to help adults and kids/teens in their journey of self-acceptance, self-confidence and fulfilling life’s goals.

Tours & Excursions

We are arranging exciting and family-friendly adventures to Chicago landmarks, sporting events, and other fun cultural happenings.

Scholarships Available

Financial assistance is available for people who stutter wanting to attend our Annual Conference.


Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

It’s never too early to start planning for our 2020 Annual Conference in Newport Beach, CA. This resort is conveniently located just steps away from the shops and restaurants of Fashion Island. You will also have easy access to nearby attractions like Balboa Island and Corona Del Mar State Beach.

The National Stuttering Association Annual Conference is a gathering of adults, children, families, and friends who share stuttering as a common bond.

During our days together, we’ll be educated, motivated, and challenged. We’ll be moved as we listen to stories from people who stutter and as we share our own stories, perhaps for the first time.

Most importantly, we’ll realize how amazing it is to belong to a very special community of caring souls who understand exactly how stuttering impacts one’s life.