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Our Voices, Our Stories: A Chance to Shine Online!

Our Voices, Our Stories: A Chance to Shine Online! is packed with a variety of speakers presenting on a range of topics, ranging from personal inspirational and empowering stories, to focus groups and panel discussions on the latest research and therapies. The ever-popular open mic sessions provide an opportunity for you to share your voice, renew old friendships and create new ones.

The conference was held via Zoom November 12-14, 2021. For a second year, we delivered our annual conference virtually.


5:45PM - 6:00PM EST

Welcome to the Conference

Canadian Stuttering Association


6:00PM - 7:00PM EST

Young Adults Roundtable

Alexandra D'Agostino

Advocacy Young Adults

It Takes a Province: The NLSA Solidarity Collaborative Project

Greg O'Grady, Dr. Paul Decker

Advocacy All

7:15PM - 8:45PM EST

CSA 30 Year Anniversary Celebration and Meet the Board

Arun Khanna, Lisa Wilder, Jaan Pill, Mary Wood, Carolina Ayala, Larry Stone


9:00PM - 10:00PM EST

Keynote: Joze Piranian

Joze Piranian

Keynote All


9:30AM - 10:30AM EST

Finding the Right Therapy will Change Your Life

Greg O'Grady

Personal Story All

Virtual reality is here

Gareth Walkom

Research All

10:45AM - 11:45AM EST

The Power of Practice Interviews

John Kenney

Research All

12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

Open Mic: Meet and Greet

Canadian Stuttering Association

Advocacy All

2:00PM - 3:00PM EST

Involving Parents in Treatment for Stuttering

Rosalee C. Shenker

Research Treatment Speech Language Pathologists

Better Together! The World Stuttering Network (WSN)

Tom Scharstein, Tricia Hedinger

Advocacy All

Teen Stuttering Jeopardy

Yousra Arab

Participatory Youth

3:15PM - 4:15PM EST

What Would You Ask?: Youth Panel for Parents

Alexandra D'Agostino, David Liu, Lani Roy, Yousra Arab, Dylan Leaney

Advocacy Parents

Stuttering and Singing: the Connection

Lisa Wilder

Research Treatment All

Adult-onset Stuttering: Challenges and Needs

Chris Loranger

Research Adults

6:00PM - 7:00PM EST

Keynote: JJJJJerome Ellis

JJJJJerome Ellis

Keynote All

7:15PM - 8:15PM EST

I Need your Love, is that True

Mary Wood

Personal Story All

8:30PM - 9:30PM EST

Open Mic

Canadian Stuttering Association

Advocacy All


10:00AM - 11:00AM EST

Stuttering medias and fake news

Audrey Bigras

Research Commentary All

Stuttering: Speaking From the Heart

Roxanne Turcotte

Personal Story Coping All

11:15AM - 12:15PM EST

Let's draw comics!

Daniele Rossi


My Journey as a Sportswriter Who Stutters

Ryan Cowley

Personal Story All

1:30PM - 2:30PM EST

Franky Banky Comes to Therapy

Carla Di Domenicantonio, Daniele Rossi

Treatment Speech Language Pathologists

Meet Your Inner Child

Cody Packer

Personal Story Coping All

The Happy Stutterer Mindset

Paige Smith

Coping All

2:45PM - 3:45PM EST

The advantages of stuttering in the workplace (yes really!)

Catherine Moroney, Pamela Mertz

Advocacy Coping All

The Laughter Lab

Robert O'Brien

Coping All

Parents of Children of All Ages: Roundtable

Eeva Stierwalt

Advocacy Parents

4:00PM - 5:15PM EST

Last updated: 2021-12-01