Conference Agenda

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Morning Schedule

8:30 to 9:00 Sign-in and Pre-conference Snack (coffee and muffins provided)

9:00 to 9:15 Welcome and Introduction to the Day: Casey Kennedy, facilitator

9:15 to 10:15 Simultaneous Workshops:

1. The Fun in Letting Go: Improv for Everyone
Samuel Dunsiger and Brian Jason Woo, presenters

2. The McGuire Program - An Information Session

3. Using Williams' Normal Talking Model to Help Children Make Speech Change
Caroline Bredeson, presenter

4. Examining Core Beliefs: A Deep Examination of the Nature of Communication
Richard Holmes, presenter

Short Break

10:30 to 11:30 Keynote Speech

From "Me" to "We"
Kim Block, Keynote Speaker

45 minute Lunch Break and Social Time (meal provided)

Afternoon Schedule

12:15 to 1:15 Simultaneous Workshops:

1. Stuttering as a Disability and Human Rights
Dianne Wintermute, presenter

2. Current Research on Therapy and Drug Treatment for Stuttering
Lisa Wilder, presenter

3. Family Matters, Part 1 for Parents
Eeva Stierwalt and Carla Di Domenicantonio, presenters

4. Family Matters, Part 1 for Teens and Young Adults
Alexandra D'Agostino, presenter

Short Break

1:30 to 2:30 Simultaneous Workshops:

1. Performance as Therapy/Therapy as Performance
David Stones, presenter

2. Stuttering Treatments: Perspectives from a Speech-Language Pathologist Who Stutters
Sudipa Bhattacharyya, presenter

3. Covert Stuttering – Better to Pass as Fluent or Embrace Acceptance?
Onyeka Onochie, presenter

4. Family Matters Part 2: For Parents, Teens, and Young Adults
Alexandra D'Agostino, Eeva Stierwalt, and Carla Di Domenicantonio, presenters

Short Break

2:45 to 3:45 Simultaneous Workshops:

1. To Speak or Not to Speak? Stand-Up from a Comedian who Stutters
Joze Piranian, presenter

2. Stuttering and Studying
Audrey Bigras, presenter

3. An Introduction to Cluttering
Carla Di Domenicantonio, presenter

4. Breaking the Self-Imposed Silence in our Personal and Professional Lives
Bassel Atallah,presenter

Short Break

4:00 to 5:00 Have Your Say: Open Mic Session

5:00 to 5:15 Closing Remarks

Evening Optional dinner at a selected restaurant (TBA) (not included in conference admission)