Welcome to STAMMAFest Global! We’re already excited and can’t wait for August 2022…
What a conference it will be! We are at the dawn of a new age in stammering/stuttering. The thirst for change has never been greater. We’ll explore, debate, and plan how to make change happen.
After being unable to meet in person for so long, we’ll renew friendships and make new ones in the welcoming, fun city of Liverpool. We’ll inspire each other and celebrate our successes.
We’re hugely proud that the International Stuttering Association (ISA) has chosen us to host their own World Congress, which will be combined with STAMMAFest Global. It’s an endorsement, by the ISA, of the work STAMMA’s doing to improve the world for people who stammer through international collaboration.
STAMMAFest Global will appeal to ‘old-timers’ as well as to first timers. There’ll be something for everyone including people who stammer, parents and children, campaigners, speech and language therapists, researchers, academics, artists, poets, and writers.
There will be so much to talk about: local groups; national (and international) networks; family support; stammering pride; covert stammering; work, interviews and getting work; stammering at college and university; voice activated menus; getting interrupted; discrimination; being a parent or employer of someone who stammers; research; the latest therapies; Virtual Reality and technologies. All of this as well as the chance to catch up with friends, hang out with the stammering community and feel part of the family.
So much to look forward to! We’re planning daily open mic sessions; a quiz night with fish ‘n’ chips; a sightseeing tour of Liverpool; Saturday night entertainment and street food; plus, special events for children and families on the Saturday. All part of STAMMAFest Global!