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National Stuttering Association

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For over four decades, the National Stuttering Association has been empowering voices, sharing stories, and fostering connections. This year, we invite you and your family to soak up the energy and warmth of our stuttering community at the NSA’s 41st Annual Conference in St. Louis. Come for the celebration, stay for the education, and leave with lifelong connections for both kids and adults!

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Informative Workshops: Explore new perspectives as we learn from people who stutter from all walks of life
  • Exciting Activities: Discover the beauty and excitement of St. Louis and the surrounding area
  • Family Fun: Enjoy laughter, connection, encouragement, and engagement as friendships are formed and strengthened
  • Professional Development: Connect with other professionals in the field for a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity
  • Empowering Connections: Surround yourself with hundreds of others who truly ‘get it’!
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NSA Annual Conference at St. Louis Union Station Hotel
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What To Expect

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the largest gathering of people who stutter! Dive into workshops, connect with amazing speakers, and make lifelong friends. Plus, Speech Language Pathologists can earn up to 1.2 ASHA CEUs* at our Annual Conference—it’s the ultimate combo of learning, laughter, and a ton of fun!

Check out the 2024 St. Louis Day At A Glance!

First Timer?

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

Families

Are you attending as a family?
Here’s what to expect.

SLPs

Speech professionals can learn from people who stutter and earn ASHA CEUs*.

* CEUs are available as an add-on ($30) to your conference registration.

Scholarships

As a result of the generosity from our community donors, the Liben Family Fund, and our supporters, we are thrilled to offer scholarships to those who may be facing financial barriers that would prevent them from attending our Conference. Please note, funds are limited, and we do not offer full scholarships. If you are in need of financial assistance, please submit your application as soon as possible to enhance your opportunity for support. The deadline for all scholarship applications is May 15th, 2024, 5PMET.

Thank you to all who applied for scholarship funding during this cycle. All scholarship funding for 2023 has been awarded and all recipients have been notified.

Scholarships

We don’t want financial difficulties to prevent anyone from attending our conference. 

Workshops

Be a part of our exciting workshop lineup!

Sponsorships

We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities, beginning as low as $500.

It’s impossible to describe how powerful it is to spend four days where the majority of people you talk with, stutter. They understand what it is like to live with a stutter every day and achieve success in life.

“My husband and I met amazing people [at the Conference], many of whom quickly became our friends. While all of our stories are different, we share one common bond: as a parent, you want the best for your kids, and often there are things out of your control, but you still do everything within your power to make sure they experience unconditional love, kindness, and support. That is what the NSA Conference has done for my family.”

– Denise D.

“Stuttering has given me far more than it ever could have taken away. I wouldn’t have half the friends I have today. These friends … have, literally, become my family. Once I walk into that Conference hotel, time stands still for just one fleeting moment and how unbelievable it is. You can try to use every adjective out there to explain what it means to be with 900 of the most selfless, passionate people I know, but it is asking the impossible to do that. I may crumble and be an emotional wreck at the closing banquet, but it is moments like that, which will always define my life.”

– Jess G.

“This was my sixth Conference and, once again, I have to say that it was absolutely amazing! It was even more amazing to see people across countries, cultures, and generations coming together. In the past few days, I’ve met people from Russia, Croatia, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Australia and more regions. Stuttering may be frustrating, but it’s opened me up to this world of the most loving, supporting and inspiring people I know. So, thank you, everyone!”

– Sam D.

Cancellations received prior to June 1, 2024 will receive a full refund minus $100 processing fee per attendee.
Cancellations received after June 1, 2024 are non-refundable.
The St. Louis Union Station accepts reservation cancellations with no penalty if received 72 hours prior to scheduled check in.