DATE AND TIME: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Check in and Registration: 8:30 am
Sessions start: 9:00 am
Sessions end: 5:00 pm
PLACE: University of Toronto Campus
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue
TICKETS: Includes Lunch
Regular $39, Student $29
Family Rate $75
Same day registration: $45
Get tickets here.
After the conference, all attendees are invited to go for dinner at a nearby restaurant if they wish (location to be announced at a later date).
A Tradition Continues
It was in August of 1991 that various self-help groups across Canada, mainly in Ontario and Alberta, started planning a national conference for people who stutter in Canada. Beautiful Banff, Alberta was the setting for the first Canadian conference. A series of bi-annual national conferences was held across Canada in the 1990s and early 2000s. After some shifts in the organization, today the CSA produces one day events in Toronto that allow people whose lives are affected by stuttering to get together, attend workshops and lectures, as well as unstructured time to socialize in a comfortable environment.
A New Era
Times have changed since 1991, most noteably with the widespread use of the internet as a source for information and engagement for people in today's world. While the CSA has a web and social media prescence, our smaller scale conference is about the value of direct encounters, meeting new people and real world interaction. With an emphasis on unscripted, social meeting space as well as formal speeches and workshops, the conference is a special opportunity for anyone whose life is affected by stuttering.