2020 Virtual CSA Conference — Branching Out

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Charge up your device.
Clean up your screen.
Fix your hair…and get ready to stream! 

Let’s Branch Out!

We are excited to be “Branching Out” virtually this year and host our annual conference entirely online for 2020!

Register now to join us Nov 6-8 for a unique opportunity to connect, listen, share, and learn from each other. 

Through interactive video sessions, workshops will cover a wide range of topics from the latest research, coping methods, treatment options, and employment issues to personal stories from the stuttering community.

Among the diverse group of presenters are persons who stutter, speech-language pathologists, and engaged community members. 

Attendees will experience a broad range of ideas and perspectives from full acceptance of stuttering to fluency techniques.

Children who stutter, family, friends, and speech-language pathology professionals and students will also find the conference of high interest.

We are confident you will sign off feeling inspired and energized!

2020 CSA Virtual Conference Keynote Speakers – Nina G. & Richard Holmes!

Nina G.

We are pleased to welcome professional speaker, stand-up comedian, author, and person who stutters Nina G. as our first Conference Keynote Speaker! Nina G.’s infectious humour informs, entertains, and gives hope to those who stutter and insight to those who do not. “I stutter and you are just going to have to wait for all the brilliant things I have to say!”
Please note that this book is not suitable for children.

Stutterer interrupted: Nina G's book cover

Obtain a signed copy of Nina G.'s book! Here's how...

Order Nina G.’s book from www.amazon.ca. Send a copy of the purchase receipt or a photo of yourself with the book to csa-info@stutter.ca, along with any personalized message you would like from Nina G. before December 31st, 2020. We will send you a signed bookplate by mail following the Conference. 

Richard Holmes

Those of us who have had the opportunity to hear Richard Holmes, know what an engaging and dynamic speaker he is! Richard is a person who stutters and a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist in the province of British Columbia. Richard stuttered quite severely throughout his life, which set him on a quest for ‘fluency’ at the age of 18. Like some of us, he found ‘fluency’ for awhile – and then lost it. Through search and self-discovery, Richard soon realized that what he thought of as ‘his stutter’ was not the problem he thought he had. This process of discovery and understanding is what led him to a career in Speech-Language Pathology that requires him to use speech for a living. In his keynote address, Richard will combine his professional education with the lessons that stuttering provided for him to help us, and the parents of children who stutter, to explore new perspectives on the struggles associated with stuttering.


Due to the nature of this year’s virtual conference, the CSA has adopted a standard rate of $25 per attendee. For those attendees looking to make a general donation to the CSA, they can also do so during the registration process.

We are excited about this year’s Virtual Conference and look forward to having you join us for what will be a unique experience!


Friday, November 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM (EST) - Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM (EST)