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National Stuttering Association

Purple and turquoise starburst with the letters NSA in the middle.

Connected to stuttering? Whether you stutter, support someone who stutters, or work as an SLP or researcher in the field.

Consider bringing your ideas to life at the 2024 NSA Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, July 3-6! We’re seeking fresh proposals that touch every aspect of our community. In addition to workshop proposals, NEW this year, we will be accepting proposals for research and clinical posters. Workshops and poster presentations can be interactive, informative, or a little of both! To learn more about our workshop and poster formats, see the information below.

Our goal is to explore topics for all ages, from self-advocacy to workplace challenges. While we don’t endorse specific treatments, we provide a supportive environment to enhance confidence and communication skills.

Ready to submit your workshop proposal? Learn more about what makes a great workshop and how to submit for the 2024 Annual Conference. Act fast! The deadline is March 1, 2024, at 5 PM ET. The NSA Workshop Review Committee will review all submissions, and you can expect a response by April 1st. Questions? Contact WorkshopReview@WeStutter.org.

Requirements

All Conference presenters are required to:

(a) Complete the Workshop Submission Form (below) before the deadline date, and
(b) Register for the conference

Please note that computers/laptops and speakers will NOT be supplied; presenters will need to bring their own equipment. All microphones will be standard issue podium microphone. Those needing to connect a laptop should be prepared to connect via HDMI, VGA, Thunderbolt / USB-C to HDMI adapters.

Format of Presentations

Workshop presentations will be given 75 minutes per session with a few exceptions for longer sessions, if needed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

All Workshop presenters 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.

Poster Presentations will give researchers and clinicians the opportunity to display their research on a poster board and share a 3-5 minute summary of their work. During the one-hour poster session, conference attendees will be able to walk from poster to poster to engage in conversation with presenters about their research.

Selection Criteria

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

We are seeking workshops that cover a variety of compelling topics related to stuttering including (but not limited to): advocacy, self-disclosure, workplace and disability issues, self-worth, courage, comfort zones, and adapting to living – and thriving! – as a person who stutters. We are looking to offer interactive sessions directed towards young adults, children and teens, parents, and family members, that connect and engage with the audience.

Workshop Submission Form