Conference wrap-up

 conference planning groupThe CSA conference took place Saturday, October 28. The planning committee (photo left) consisted of; top row: Alexandra D'Agostino, Arun Khanna, Dan Leca, Casey Kennedy, Carla Di Domenicantonio, Lisa Wilder, Sam Dunsiger, front row: Melina Etienne, Eeva Stierwalt (incoming National Coordinator), Andrew Harding, David Stones.

Wow, what a great Conference!  Everyone I spoke with told me that they got so much out of it and that they were looking forward to attending next year!  I was amazed at the number of first timers we had there. 

We had attendees from as far as California, British Columbia in the west, and Québec in the east!  In fact, we even had some board members attend from the Association des bègues du Canada, including their President, Jean-François Leblanc.  It was a great pleasure to welcome them all to the conference and each one said that they were hoping to attend again next year!    

The workshops, open mic and the keynote speaker were all well received and we even had a record turnout at the Parents and Teens/Young Adults workshops.  Thanks to those of you who also presented at the conference in addition to all your planning committee contributions!

Kudos to all of you who spent hours, weeks and months working on this conference that turned out to be such a success. The conference ran like a well oiled machine, both professional and inviting, yet also providing the ambiance of a safe space where people can network and learn and share.

 Well done everyone!!!  What a GREAT team!  I look forward to another super Conference next year!


Eeva Stierwalt served on the CSA Conference Planning Committee. At the conference it was announced that she would be CSA's new National Coordinator.

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