Wednesday, June 29th

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12:00PM

Registration Opens

Once you settle into your room head to Riviera Ballroom to check in with us and pick up your conference materials.

June 29, 2022 12:00 PM

2:15PM

Open Conference Microphone

Have something to share about stuttering? Join us for this session and share a quick story or something you’ve learned! Or just come to listen to others! Remember to give everyone a turn, so keep your input on topic and brief.

Emily Anderson

June 29, 2022 2:15PM to 3:15PM

First Timers, Are You Ready?

Welcome to the National Stuttering Association Conference! We’re so glad you’re here. Are you curious about what to expect these next few days? Take a few minutes join us for this intro workshop to get you up to speed, and meet a few new friends along the way!

Annie Bradberry & First Time Ambassadors

June 29, 2022 2:15PM to 3:15PM

Kids & Tweens Conference Kick-off!

Kids, Tweens

Here you will get to know many other kids & tweens who stutter and their siblings. We will play fun games, ask silly questions, and start forming friendships that will last for years to come.

Emily Webb

June 29, 2022 2:15PM to 3:15PM

Teens: Let’s Meet Up!

Teens

As the first day of the conference gets underway, we will come together for free-flowing, supportive conversation where you can meet other teens who stutter, share your thoughts, your hopes, and your fears about the conference or just life in general. This is an amazing opportunity to be with people who truly understand YOU!

Teen Advisory Council

June 29, 2022 2:15PM to 3:15PM

Welcome Back Families!

Parents

Are you attending with your family? This session is for you! Join us for this welcome workshop to hear all about what the conference has in store for attendees of all ages.

Kristine Short, Teresa Daniel

June 29, 2022 2:15PM to 3:15PM

3:30PM

Conference Ice Breaker & Kick off 

Whether this is your first NSA event, or you’re a returning, long-time NSA’er, join us as we kick off our Annual Conference! You will hear from our Executive Director, Tammy Flores, Board Chair, Kristine Short, and your host, David Resnick as we welcome you to the Conference.

NSA Executive Director and Board of Directors

June 29, 2022 3:30PM to 4:30PM

5:15PM

Evening Activities (pre-ticketed)

LA Angels vs. Chicago White Sox (Meeting in lobby at 4:45 PM) Game begins at 6:38PM

BINGO – 7:30PM to 9:00PM (Riviera Ballroom)

June 29, 2022 5:15PM

Thursday, June 30th

8:00AM
8:45AM

NSA Fast Lane: Grab your coffee and muffin and get moving!

NSA Fast Lane: Grab a coffee and a muffin and get moving! Join us on the Riviera Lawn before heading into the workshop of your choice at 9:30AM.

June 30, 2022 8:30AM to 9:00AM

9:30AM

Keynote: You’re Faking It

After decades of “faking it” through life without living his truth, professional actor and singer Marc Winski was tired of conforming to the world’s stigmatized standards. WHAT HAPPENED?? A continued journey of epic proportion…… What ways have YOU been ‘faking it’??

Marc Winski

June 30, 2022 9:15AM to 10:30AM

Minute To Win It!

Kids, Tweens

Minute to win it games have been around forever. You take some household objects and challenge someone to be the first to finish a challenge or to see how many times they can complete a task in one minute. You can play as an individual, in pairs, or as a team. The tasks are often played against the clock, but some might be “first to complete the task wins” type games. These games are not only a whole lot of fun but also an excellent way of developing communication skills and teaching the importance of teamwork and working independently! Come meet new friends and play a few games with us! We’re looking forward to meeting you all!

Courtney Abadiotakis

June 30, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

11:00AM

Covert Stuttering: Deep Cover

CEU

We will look at how stigma and ableism often is often behind covert stuttering. When hiding stuttering becomes larger than actual stuttering, you may want to explore ways to change.

Charley Adams, Pamela Mertz

June 30, 2022 11:00AM to 12:00PM

How to Cultivate Safe Spaces (Panel)

CEU

We all deserve safe-spaces; to show-up as we are, with openness and ease. This presentation will consider the costs and benefits of creating safe-space – where all of us are able to able to be our best.

Uri Schneider, Jennifer Scharf, Carl Coffey

June 30, 2022 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Meet the Teen Advisory Council (TAC)

Teens

Come meet the teen leaders of the NSA! The Teen Advisory Council (TAC) will discuss experiences related to growing up with stuttering and will answer questions from both parents and teens. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about what’s happening in the NSA Teen Program at the conference and throughout the year!

Teen Advisory Council

June 30, 2022 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Normalizing Stuttering in the Classroom

CEU

This presentation highlights specific therapy approaches and activities that prepare school age children who stutter for self-disclosure in a school setting. A classroom presentation may be a way to neutralize negative feelings towards stuttering. Attendees will be provided with appropriate pre and post clinical checklist of how to incorporate the self- disclosure presentation into their therapeutic goals and determine client readiness.

Loryn McGill

June 30, 2022 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Open Microphone

Have something to share about stuttering? Join us for this session and share a quick story or something you’ve learned! Or just come to listen to others!
Remember to give everyone a turn, so keep your input on topic and brief.

Bob Wellington

June 30, 2022 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Stuttering Jeopardy

Kids

Do you think you know everything about stuttering? Now’s your chance to test your knowledge against your friends! Stutterers and siblings will be working together to beat the clock and the other teams in this stuttering-related trivia competition. The team with the most points at the end of the game will be declared the champion and awesome prizes will be awarded!

Dan Haus, Cooper Clemons, Cameron Coppen

June 30, 2022 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Unleash Your Inner Artist

Tweens

This workshop is a chance for kids to grab a brush, crayons, paper, and glue and flex their creative muscles in ways that words don’t always express. Participants are encouraged to create a representation of what their stutter looks like, and will have a wide variety of mediums available to show the world what happens when they unleash their inner artist!

Ross Family

June 30, 2022 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Young Adults Opening Icebreaker

The Young Adult Opening Icebreaker Workshop is back! Kickstart your conference adventure by breaking into action groups and discover the amazing community of young adult people who stutter in a fun, social environment.

Ben North

June 30, 2022 11:00AM to 12:00PM

12:00PM

Lunch On Your Own

June 30, 2022 12:00PM to 1:30PM

WS@W Networking Lunch (Ticketed)

Have you ever been curious about what members of the stuttering community do outside of the conference?

Join us on Thursday June 30th from 12:00-1:30PM on the Riviera Lawn for a special lunch networking event. Soak in some sun and enjoy catered lunch in a casual meet-and-greet by the beach while learning about the impactful work and careers of this community outside of the conference.

Event registration is $11 per person and includes a boxed lunch:

https://westutter.org/event/39th-conference/

WeStutter@Work Committee

June 30, 2022 12:00PM to 1:30PM

1:45PM

Alcohol as a Coping Mechanism

Alcohol has been known to give people “liquid courage”. If you are a PWS, may be used to help reduce the fear and anxiety of stuttering. This workshop will begin with a short story of a PWS’ experience using alcohol to feel more comfortable speaking. We will break out into small groups to share and discuss experiences using alcohol as a coping mechanism.

Lindsay Lowy, Karissa Colbrunn

June 30, 2022 1:45PM to 2:45PM

*Family Support for a Child Who Stutters

Parents

One size fits all doesn’t work with a child who stutters. Come hear what has worked for our family as we have navigated this stuttering journey through early childhood into the teen years…and maybe even learn a few tips!

Kelly Kaczmarski

June 30, 2022 1:45PM to 2:45PM

Older Adults: Bridge Building

Older adults who stutter have a unique journey as they enter retirement, becoming grandparents, and perhaps still working. Join longtime NSAer’s to explore new ways to stay connected and contribute to the stuttering community (young and old).

Douglas Scott, Paula Campbell Schwab, Eugene Johnson, Patrice Nolan-Fox

June 30, 2022 1:45PM to 2:45PM

Passing Twice

This is a guided open discussion workshop for LGBTQ+ people who stutter, their families, friends, and allies. Discussion topics focus mainly on the “coming out” and “passing” experience unique to members of both the LGBTQ+ and stuttering communities.

Lydia Webb, Edmund Metzold

June 30, 2022 1:45PM to 2:45PM

Stuck in the Stuttering Web

Tweens, Teens

Have you ever been so tangled up in your speech that you’re unable to get your point across? Maybe it’s been in group of people you or with some you don’t know, some friends and some who were not. Then let’s talk about teamwork and how it can ease the stress of stuttering.

Eli Taulman, Morgan Mowery

June 30, 2022 1:45PM to 2:45PM

We Can Do Hard Things!

Kids

Join us for a fun workshop filled with lots of fun and silly challenges. We will use the framework of “Challenge by Choice” where challenges can be fun and rewarding as we broaden our comfort zones and do hard things together.

Tiffani Kittilstved

June 30, 2022 1:45PM to 2:45PM

*Writing Workshop: Stuttering on the Page

Writing can be a cathartic way to cope with strong feelings about our stuttering. Different activities and exercises will help us voice our experiences and build community.

Adam Giannelli

June 30, 2022 1:45PM to 2:45PM

3:00PM

Proud Stutter Live: An Interview about Intersectionality and Representation

Hosted by Maya Chupkov and Cynthia Chin, #ProudStutter is a podcast about changing how we understand and talk about stuttering, once conversation at a time.

Maya Chupkov and Christian Ting

June 30, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

*Career Exploration – An NSA Teens & We Stutter @ Work Collaboration

CEU, Teens, Adults

This workshop will help teens and adults sharpen interview skills, disclosure, and how to successfully communicate with work colleagues, self advocacy, and how to successfully navigate with little experience, and being successful in your first role. The We Stutter @ Work team is presenting this session.

John Ontiveros, Caden Short, Carl Coffey, Matt Phillips

June 30, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Dating: Unfiltered (18+)

This workshop will explore dating for people who stutter. A panel will look at online and in person dating, and disclosure of stuttering, We will also talk about starting over with dating and those challenges. (Ages 18+)

Tim Kincaid, Tim Flynn, Lindsay Lowy, Evan Sherman, Tiffani K

June 30, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

*Happily Stuttering at School

CEU

This session will discuss integrating qualifications for fluency in school-based services/ therapy techniques and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to improve a student who stutters’ attitude toward communication, to deal effectively with everyday personal and social challenges.

Jill Barton

June 30, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

*No Mud, No Lotus: What Blooms from Stuttering

CEU

Alan creates a space to broaden our perspectives and reveals what can ‘bloom’ from stuttering.

Alan Vu

June 30, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Share One, Share All

Kids

There is nothing better than being with friends that know you well! However it can still be hard to talk about stuttering. In this workshop will create “power statements” to help get the stuttering conversation started, while having fun. By sharing your stutter with your “squad,” you are showing confidence and that you have nothing to hide!

Emily Root

June 30, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Speech Service Animals

Tweens

Sam LeMay’s service animal, Arlo, has been an amazing help as he has given Sam self-confidence and has allowed him to speak out more about his stutter to his peers, family, and community. Animals are an amazing way to bring out the best in you or your child who stutters. Take a moment to meet Arlo in this workshop!

Sam LeMay

June 30, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

*Waiting to Exhale

CEU

That moment, that single moment when everything stops. Breathless. Restlessness. Apprehension. Anticipation. Fluttering pounding heart. We are always waiting for the next stutter; for something to happen…we are waiting to exhale.

Heather Najman, Annie Bradberry

June 30, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

5:15PM

Evening Activities (pre-ticketed)

Shuttle Bus to Downtown Disney (Meet in lobby at 5:20PM – 1st Shuttle or 6:35 – 2nd Shuttle)

Tiki Boat – Meet in Lobby at 6:15PM Uber/Walk to Balboa Island Ferry

Poetry Slam (Salon 5) – 8:00PM to 10:00PM

Older Adults Who Stutter Meet & Greet (Hotel Lobby)

June 30, 2022 5:15PM

Friday, July 1st

8:30AM

NSA Fast Lane: Grab your coffee and muffin and get moving!

NSA Fast Lane: Grab a coffee and a muffin and get moving! Join us on the Riviera Lawn before heading into the workshop of your choice at 9:30AM.

July 1, 2022 8:30AM to 9:00AM

9:30AM

*How to Help Without Hindering

CEU, Parents

This interactive workshop for parents with assist them in empowering their child who stutters to become their biggest advocate for themselves. Parents will use what they learn in this workshop to support and foster independence, not rescue during challenging communication situations.

Loryn McGill, Nora O’Connor

July 1, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Military Service and Stuttering

This will be a brief summary of the NSA Military Support Network and building a stronger community within the NSA. It will be a safe place to talk shop among veterans and active duty and a open floor for parents and teens who thought they couldn’t serve in the military.

Mike Molino

July 1, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

*New Tools for Inner Space and Outer Space: How to Practice Self-Acceptance and Self-Advocacy (Panel)

CEU

We will present practical tools for self-acceptance – different ways to deal with thoughts and feelings, strategies like CBT, ACT, mindfulness and more, to provide SLPs and PWS tools to help with self-acceptance and self advocacy.

Uri Schneider, Jennifer Scharf

July 1, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Open Microphone

Have something to share about stuttering? Join us for this session and share a quick story or something you’ve learned! Or just come to listen to others!
Remember to give everyone a turn, so keep your input on topic and brief.

Lucy Reed

July 1, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Sharing Stuttering in Sports and Activities

Tweens

Come learn about how to feel more confident in your favorite activity while not having to hide your stutter from your teammates. You will learn how being open with peers is a “win-win” for all.

Emily Root

July 1, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Stuttering and Bilingualism

Teens

This workshop will focus on the ways stuttering affects people raised in bilingual homes and the language learning process. Bilingualism and stuttering have been extensively studied including a recent study on older teens raised in Spanish-speaking households at the University of Florida. Do you stutter more in another language? Is Spanish or French class torture? Do people ever think you can’t speak a language even though you can because of your stutter? Let’s discuss. This workshop will consist of an informative presentation and a guided conversation

Gabby Perez

July 1, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

*Stuttering in the Workplace: A Legal Overview

CEU

We will review employment laws that offer some protection to employees and job applicants who stutter. We’ll look at federal law and how some states, like California offer greater protections. And we will review a recent court case that awarded monetary compensation to a person being mocked at work.

Ilya Filmus

July 1, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

That’s A Stretch! (A Yoga Workshop)

Kids

Join us for a morning stretch to clear your minds and get energized for the fun day ahead! We will listen to music and spend some time expressing ourselves through fun yoga poses.

Emily Webb

July 1, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

10:45AM

Keynote: Moments that Make Us

After making the 30 minute documentary “thisisstuttering” and premiering it at the NSA Conference in 2013, Morgan Lott had no idea that this project would take him on a journey far deeper and more difficult than he could have imagined, and not in the way you would expect. Now, 9 years later, he is here is share that story, lessons he has learned, and what it looks like to be a person that stutters while navigating the film industry.

Morgan Lott

July 1, 2022 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Making Memories!

Kids

In this presentation, the kids will be able to sign and color a t-shirt with their friends, to have a physical memory of the conference.

Morgan Mowery, Kim Mowery

July 1, 2022 10:45AM to 11:45AM

12:00PM

Lunch On Your Own

Lunch on your own! Take a quick walk over to Fashion Island where you have a variety of options to choose from and be back in time for the afternoon session.

July 1, 2022 12:00PM to 1:15PM

1:30PM

Family Olympics

Kids, Tweens

Calling all parents, teens, tweens, and kids! Come join the NSA Family Olympics where we will compete in challenges like the hula hoop race, tug of war, limbo, and more! This will help create more memories to take home.

Emily Webb, Lydia Webb

July 1, 2022 1:30PM to 4:00PM

*Adults who stutter: Where are they?

Less than 1% of adults who stutter engage with the stuttering community. This low engagement is universal. and is illustrated here using British local and national data, and online groups worldwide.

Max Gattie

July 1, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

How We Feel About Speech Therapy

Teens

When speech therapy works, it can change the life of a person who stutters. But those who it doesn’t work for may feel like they are broken or something is wrong with them. It can be even more isolating than already being a person who stutters. As someone who has been to speech therapy on and off for the vast majority of my life, I felt like I had constantly been wasting mymine and others time because I couldn’t bring my techniques outside of the office. I now know that I am not alone in these feelings and would love to hear everybody’sies experiences with speech therapy as well.

Ashleigh Givens

July 1, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

*Interviewing For People Who Stutter

In this workshop we will provide some valuable advice and best practices for how to successfully interview as a person who stutters. We will discuss disclosure, when and how to do it, and how to reframe stuttering as a strength rather than a disadvantage. Led by the We Stutter @ Work team.

John Ontiveros, Carl Coffey

July 1, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Stutter Proudly: Reducing Stigma through Creativity and Art

Art can be a powerful way to communicate, educate, inspire, self-empower, and de-stigmatize. During this presentation, the presenter will discuss how they utilize artistic expression and creativity to self and societal stigma around stuttering.

Mark Baer

July 1, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

*Stuttering and Intersectional Stigma

CEU

Intersectionality is a concept used to discuss the impact that multiple stigmatized identities have on an person. PWS who are multiply marginalized have unique experiences that add important complexities to the diverse experience of stuttering. Panelists will share their experiences with insectionality.

Tiffani Kittilstved, Derek Daniels

July 1, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

What’s Goin’ On, Young Adults? Let’s Talk About It!

This casual meet-and-greet for Young Adults is where our 20- and 30-somethings will find out what’s in store during this year’s conference in Newport Beach and in the young adults stuttering community year round, as well as chat and get details on all things relevant to young adults who stutter!

Ben North

July 1, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

3:00PM

College Panel

Teens

Join four college students who stutter to discuss all things college! This panel discussion will cover all aspects of the college experience, from social life to academics, and is great for teens considering college, making the transition to college, and their parents! Bring any questions you have and get firsthand answers from people who know what it’s like to navigate such a big life transition!

Matt Phillips, Caden Short

July 1, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

*From Victim to Survivor: The Process of Change

CEU

This workshop will introduce and explain the concept of stages of change. There are defined stages individuals go through to effect changes. Learning about those stages can be very helpful in understanding what may be holding us back from making meaningful changes in our lives. We will discuss victimhood to survivor and maybe even thriver.

Lee Reeves

July 1, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Stuttering in the Film Industry

Hollywood is where the magic happens. It’s cut-throat, it’s intense, and so much depends on who you know. So what is it like as a person who stutters? Come hear about Morgan Lott’s experience founding a Emmy® Nominated film production company in the movie/tv/advertising industry, tips for standing out from the crowd, and how your stutter may be your biggest advantage.

Morgan Lott

July 1, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

*Supporting Communities Within Our Community: A BIPOC Think Tank

CEU

Stuttering should be seen through different community lenses. We will explore cultural differences to help decrease barriers that may prevent all PWS to access support and resources.

Angela Medina, Carl Coffey

July 1, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

What Tweens & Teens Should Know About Speech Therapy (Panel)

Parents

Brandon and John worked together 25 years ago and recently reconnected. They talked about “what worked” and “what didn’t”. This interactive workshop will help kids and teens as they progress on their journey, and parents to help guide.

John Tetnowski, Brandon Kilgour, Stephanie Conklin

July 1, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Yin Yoga for Mindfulness & Relaxation

Wendy Tiller is a parent of a 22 year old son who stutters. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Jungian Life Coach. This workshop will offer a calm, gentle practice of Yin Yoga (holding postures in a sequenced, manner while doing breath work) and a calming mediation at the end of the session.

Wendy Tiller

July 1, 2022 3:00PM to 4:00PM

8:00PM

Evening Activities (pre-ticketed)

Trivia Night (Salon A)- 8:00PM to 10:00PM

July 1, 2022 8:00PM

Saturday, July 2nd

9:00AM

Chapter Leadership Experience: Engaging, Exciting, and Empowering New Leadership

(9:00 AM start time) The CLE will excite and empower new leaders. You will interact with other CLs, RCCs, and family and adult co-chairs. Our goal is to leave you feeling appreciated and emboldened for your volunteer work with the NSA.

Adult & Family Programs

July 2, 2022 9:00AM to 10:30AM

9:30AM

*Care Less about Stuttering – One Revolution at a Time

CEU

Join us to dig deep into why we care so much about stuttering. We know that self-acceptance is golden, and there is a lot to gain from stuttering. However, making peace with stuttering takes more than sweeping our emotions under the rug in order to live freely.

Xiaofan Lei, Chunming Cao

July 2, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Achievement Get! Goal Setting

Teens

Often, a Person Who Stutters has things that they wish they could achieve but believe they are held back from their goals by their stutter. This workshop is about defining one’s own strengths, and finding ways to use them to work towards one’s personal goals. Attendees will take part in an activity where they will be asked to draw or write out their strengths, and goals that they want to work towards or things that give them anxiety, possibly relating to their stutter. This will allow them to visualize their strengths and what they want to work towards, and will allow them to find ways in which they can achieve their goals through their strengths, regardless of stuttering. Then, they will be given the materials to make a small vision board for themselves to remind them of their goals.

Rowan Lindholm

July 2, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

*Cultivating Care, Community, and Connection

CEU

This workshop will focus on how can people who stutter find the best clinician for their needs and goals. This session will highlight strategies for listening to clients, as well as how to overcome communication barriers.

Dominique Kennedy

July 2, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Just For Dads

Parents

Being a dad can mean wearing a lot of hats, and every dad wants to make sure they’re doing the very best for their kids in every way. It can be hard to connect with and learn from other parents when your kid stutters, which is why it’s important for us to seize the opportunity to do so whenever the chance arises. If your child (of any age!) stutters, you are welcome to join us as we come together with other dads to share, vent, laugh, ask questions, and offer support to one another in this journey we’re on. We’ll discuss acceptance, visions for our children’s futures, and not sweating the small stuff – for them and for you. Join us in this supportive and caring environment for dads only.

Will Gottlick

July 2, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Just For Moms

Parents

Being a mom is such a unique and special role, and even more so for moms of kids who stutter. It can be hard to find the support that we need for them, and for ourselves. If your child (of any age!) stutters, you are welcome to join us as we come together with other moms to share, vent, laugh, ask questions, and offer support to one another in this heartwarming journey we’re all on. We’ll discuss acceptance, visions for our children’s futures, and not sweating the small stuff – for them and for you. Join us in this supportive and caring environment for moms only. Wine and tissues provided!

Kim Mowery, Annemarie Whitesel

July 2, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

*Pandemic impact on PWS and SLPs (Panel)

CEU

People who stutter, as well as speech-language pathologists were impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic. From social distancing, to wearing a mask, to an expansion of teletherapy services, the pandemic has changed service delivery models and how people communicate. This workshop will report on the results of how speech-language pathologists and people who stutter were impacted by the pandemic. Outcomes from speech-language pathologist interviews, quantitative and qualitative results of a mask study, and initial results from self-help groups operating in a pandemic will all be presented.

John Tetnowski

July 2, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

Scavenger Hunt

Kids, Tweens

Come join us as we search for treasures around the hotel. Each team will be paired with older teens and adults. Let’s have a silly and exciting time.

Helene and Mark Haus

July 2, 2022 9:30AM to 10:30AM

10:45AM

Covert Open Microphone

Come join us in sharing your journey and experience in covert stuttering. The forum will be that of a round table/open mic allowing anyone who would like to share an opportunity to share. Come share your journey as a present/former covert PWS, learn more about covert stuttering and how others may have become more accepting of their stuttering, meet other covert PWS or simply learn about what treatments may be effective for covert PWS.

Cathy Maciejewski

July 2, 2022 10:45AM to 11:45AM

Keeping Track of Stuttering in Daily Life

We will use the story of Moses as a launchpad to discuss how we can integrate our faith with our stuttering and see if our faith can help us better cope with stuttering. We will also discuss what we can gain from stuttering in the context of faith.

Xiaofan Lei, Chunming Cao

July 2, 2022 10:45AM to 11:45AM

Fun Times & Face Painting!

Kids, Tweens

Kids and Tweens team up with some of our Young Adult All-Stars for a session full of fun, friendship, and… FACE PAINTING!

Steve Ernst

July 2, 2022 10:45AM to 11:45AM

Open Microphone for Older Adults

Have something to share about stuttering? Join us for this session and share a quick story or something you’ve learned! Or just come to listen to others!

Doug Scott

July 2, 2022 10:45AM to 11:45AM

Outside Roundup

Teens

Join the TAC and other teens for some AM refreshments on Riviera Lawn. This is a great opportunity to make connections and exchange contact info before the last day the conference wraps up!

Teen Advisory Council

July 2, 2022 10:45AM to 11:45AM

*Self-Advocating in the Workplace For PWS

CEU

The workplace can be a confusing environment to navigate as a person who stutters. Do you withdraw in meetings? Need help finding the courage to make “work friends”? Confused about how to receive support and understanding from your boss? Do you want guidance on how to ask for accommodations in the workplace? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll want to join this workshop! Come and hear from seasoned professionals on how they navigate the workplace, and learn actionable tips that you can use to ensure the best outcome in your own work life.
Presented by the We Stutter @ Work team.

John Ontiveros, Catherine Moroney

July 2, 2022 10:45AM to 11:45AM

*Stuttering: A Family Experience

CEU

Even though stuttering can run in families, many people have not met three generations of stutterers. My son and I will share what it’s like to live in a home where stuttering is normalized, rather than considered as a disorder that needs treatment.

Heidi Hillman, Alexander Hillman

July 2, 2022 10:45AM to 11:45AM

12:00PM

Lunch On Your Own

Grab a bite over at Fashion Island, soak up some sun, and be back in time for the afternoon workshops to begin.

July 2, 2022 12:00PM to 1:15PM

1:30PM

Closing Parent Roundtable

Parents

Some of the best days of your life are coming to an end (at least until next year!). Join us to share your conference experiences, what you’ve learned, and what you’ll be taking home with you from the past few days!

NSA Parents

July 2, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

It’s Not Goodbye, it’s See You Next Year!

Kids

In this presentation, the kids will be able to sign and color a t-shirt with their friends.

Emily Webb

July 2, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Open Microphone

Have something to share about stuttering? Join us for this session and share a quick story or something you’ve learned! Or just come to listen to others!
Remember to give everyone a turn, so keep your input on topic and brief.

Tracey Wallace

July 2, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Teens Closing Roundtable

Teens

Some of the best days of the year are coming to an end. Join this teen-only roundtable to talk about all your friendships made, conference experiences shared, and what motivations and lessons you’ll be taking home with you from the past few days. This workshop is for Teens only. Closing roundtable run by the TAC.

Teen Advisory Council

July 2, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Tweens Closing Roundtable

Tweens

Some of the best days of the year are coming to an end. Join this tween-only roundtable to talk about all your friendships made, conference experiences shared, and what motivations and lessons you’ll be taking home with you from the past few days. This workshop is for Tweens only. Closing roundtable ran by Kids/Tweens Co-Coordinator, Dan Haus.

Daniel Haus

July 2, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Young Adults Open Microphone

Conclude your epic weekend in Newport Beach by joining our intimate and reflective closing mic ceremony with your fellow conference goers. Soak in the incredible memories from the weekend that you’ll take with you until next year’s conference

Ben North

July 2, 2022 1:30PM to 2:30PM

3:00PM

Closing Conference Wrap-Up

After the workshops have drawn to a close, let’s come together one last time to share what we’ve experienced during the past few days. Often regarded as one of the most moving moments of the conference, the Closing Ceremony provides a few speakers with a chance to share just how life-changing the time spent immersed in the stuttering community can be.

NSA Executive Director, Tammy Flores

July 2, 2022 3:00PM to 3:30PM

4:30PM

Silent Auction Items must be picked up by 4:00 PM

Get your bid in and be sure to check back at 1:10PM to see if you are the lucky winner. All items will need to be picked up no later than 4:00PM on Saturday.

July 2, 2022 4:00PM

6:45PM

Pre-Banquet Cocktails

Grab some fresh air outside on Riviera Lawn, enjoy some early evening libations (cash bar) before we get the night started.

July 2, 2022 6:45PM to 7:00PM

Closing Banquet

Grab your friends, old and new, and get ready to dance the night away!

July 2, 2022 7:00PM to 11:59PM