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INVITED PLENARY Speakers & hosts

Paul Fix
Acting Chair, STAMMA
Catherine Casserley
Barrister with particular experience in disability law
Elissa Cregan
Award-winning researcher advocating for speech inclusivity
Verena Meyners
Communities & Campaigns Manager at STAMMA
Scroobius Pip
Actor, podcaster, spoken word poet
Conor Foran
Founder of Dysfluent
Lloyd Greenaway
An adventure filmmaker and travel enthusiast
Natalie Mortimer
Proud stammerer
Anne-Marie Withers
STAMMAFest Committee member, keen footballer
Carys Ingram
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Football Association of Wales
Kelly Brown
Scottish rugby union coach & former player
Ken Sema
Swedish professional footballer who plays for Watford FC
Mark Jones
Ex dual-code rugby player

More Speakers

Adam Giannelli
Aisling Keogh
Alexa Gredinberg
Alexander Harrison
Amruta Huddar
Barbara Moseley Harris
Ben Bolton-Grant
Bevin Murphy
Bhupinder Purewal
Bob Adams
Calum Burke
Cameron Raynes
Cathy Soreny
Christine Simpson
Ciel Udbjørg
Claire Tupling
Clara Burn
Conor Foran
Craig Marston
Cynthia Dacillo
Daniele Rossi
Dawid Tomaszewski
Emery Delmotte
Emily Fox
Gareth Walkom
Geneviève Lamoureux
Geraud Michet
Gill Rudd
Iain Wilkie
Jack Nicholas
Jaclyn Morton
Jakub Bojdol
Josh Walker
Katy Jones
Kristel Kubart
Lesley Brownlow
Marin Mrša
Melissa Tanti
Michelle Paradies
Mike Scott
Mounah Bizri
Nicola Maddy
Pamela Mertz
Patrick Campbell
Paul Gaskin
Pauline Fuega
Penny Farrell
Ria Bernard
Richard Cave
Rob Grieve
Robert Coe
Roberta Volpe
Robyn Jones
Ronan Miller
Rory Sheridan
Rutger Wilhelm
Sam Simpson
Sibon Phiri-twaibu
Taylor Atkinson
Zeeshan Khan

2024 Programme

if you want to Lead A workshop, givE a talk or presentation, or sharE your talents at STAMMAFest 2024 we’d love to hear from you!

deadline 25th february '24

STAMMAFest 2024 is an in-person event, taking place at Nottingham Trent University from 15th – 18th August 2024.  Please complete the application form below to let us know about your ideas and the support you would need. 


The deadline for applications is
SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2024
(23:59 UK time).

We will review all the applications and decide which sessions can fit the programme, on what day and at what time. We’ll let you know whether your session has been allocated a place in the programme by 31st March 2024.



PLEASE READ THE GUIDANCE BELOW, THEN FILL IN THE FORM AT THE END OF THIS PAGE TO APPLY.

DO I NEED A TICKET EVEN IF I’M RUNNING A SESSION?

Even if your application is successful and your session is included in the STAMMAFest 2024 programme, you will still need to buy yourself a ticket and cover your own travel expenses. A large proportion of the presenters at the event are also attendees and, as a charity, STAMMA still has to cover the conference costs, venue hire, catering, audio-visual equipment, etc. STAMMA can only afford to run the event by charging its attendees, including session presenters, the ticket price. There are some concessions and funded tickets available and which you can apply for. You can read more about that here.

HOW DO I APPLY TO RUN A SESSION?

To apply to run a session, fill out the form further down this page. You need to complete a separate form for each workshop or presentation idea. Make sure you read the "Streams" information below, as you'll be asked which of the event 'streams' your session would fit into best.

Streams

Stammering, or stuttering, is what brings us together, but we’re all different and we want to make sure that STAMMAFest 2024 has something for everyone. For this reason, workshops, presentations and sessions will be allocated into one of the following four ‘streams’:

Community sessions could be on anything from cartooning to belly dancing, boardgames to early morning running, or how to set up or keep a local group or network going! These sessions cover anything that bring people and their voices together, fostering a sense of community. We’d love to hear from you!

What sort of ideas, concepts or experiences do you think are important for people who stammer? Sessions in this stream can include discussions in groups, presentations about stammering, workshops on the experiences and decisions that shape us, and the ideas that influence how we choose to live our lives with stammering.  

How can we change the world around us so that businesses, employers, teachers and even our friends can make space for stammering? How do we change society's understanding of stammering as a way some people talk, rather than a sign of nervousness or weakness?

What does change look like to you - and how do we get there? What change do you want to see? You might want to challenge a shop or service to be more respectful and inclusive to customers who stammer. Or perhaps you've recently changed the views of stammering amongst your own friends and family. Your voice is worth hearing and these ideas and many more can be covered in these sessions.

If you would like to talk about research that you have planned or already carried out, then these sessions are a perfect opportunity to talk through your ideas (or results!) with people who stammer. Why are research and therapy approaches important to our community? How do researchers and therapists support people who stammer and ensure their voices are heard?

INCLUSIVITY

If you’re running a session at STAMMAFest, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible in that environment. So if there’s something that is useful for us to know about you, or something in the way we’ve set up our process or ways of working that’s making things difficult for you, let us know. There’s space on the form for you to tell us or you can contact us at programme@stamma.org. Or, call our helpline on 0808 802 0002 and ask someone from the STAMMAFest organising team to call you back. We’ll do our best to adapt, support and make things work!

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50 ways to be stammering assertive at work
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STAMMA Research Arena
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Shifting understandings of speech and sound through music
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Being a gardener to the self: Thoughts from a life-long stammerer FOLLOWED BY If I spoke like you, I'd rule the world
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Dysfluent: A stammering font, flag and magazine
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Public speaking workshop: stammering is the new sexy
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Breaking the silence: starting a new job as a person who stammers FOLLOWED BY Stammer & Shine - elevating your career with confidence
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Open mic
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Close
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Becoming a better ally for the stammering community
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Leading whilst stammering: what our gift of vulnerability might bring to the world
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Women who stammer building community
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Transforming media representations of dysfluency: principles and visions
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STAMMA Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Interactive Campaign Session
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STAMMA film reel: Ken Sema and Rob Coe discussion
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STAMMA film reel: Owen Sheers and Zaffar Kunial
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Talking Out: Who we are and what we do
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Speech recognition technology for people who stammer
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Dramatherapy workshop with a focus on lived experience of stammering
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Raise stammering awareness in school
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Let's draw our stammer!
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Can a mobile app improve support for caregivers of children who stammer?
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How we got here
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Youth engagement in the Irish Stammering Association
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Why the hell would I want to tell someone that I stammer?
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The power of poetry
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Reflecting on stammering and neurodivergence
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Support groups
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Let's talk about shame
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How to never have a 'bad day' because of stammering
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Listening, changing: How a project advisory group is shaping a phd project
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Connecting dysfluency pride with communities beyond stammering
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How the NHS is using virtual reality with people who stammer
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Wave nature: understanding emotional speech blocks
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Stand Up and Be Heard
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The Top 10 Research Priorities into Childhood Stammering
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Writing Workshop
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Cluttering: the Unknown Sibling to Stammering
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First Timers and Lone Rangers
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A new lens: the power threat meaning framework & the mental distress of stuttering
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A stuttering revolution. Don't fix your stutter, fix your life FOLLOWED BY: Stammering entrepreneurship: turning challenges into secret weapons
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Stammer-friendly speed friending
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‘Dysfluent Journeys’ film screening and discussion with the Stories Beyond Words Collective
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