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Palm Trees

A 24-hour celebration of the
world stuttering community!
May 4, 2024 starting at 4am EDT
  Palm Beach Gardens Marriott in Florida!   

StutterFEST 2024 is a FREE hybrid (virtual and in-person) celebration of the world stuttering community.  WSN brings together support group organizations, researchers, professionals, and people who stutter onto one virtual stage to share ideas, questions, and best practices.  

2024 StutterFEST Program of Events

See who will be presenting at StutterFEST 2024!!


Click on "Program of Events" to learn about each presenter. 

Click on "Schedule for the Day" to see a minute-by-minute plan for the event.  

Professional Woman Portrait

SLPs can earn 0.4 ASHA CEUs during the

Research Symposium
on May 3, 2024 (the day before StutterFEST!)

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To ensure credit, professionals interested in obtaining ASHA CEUs must:

  • complete the "Research Symposium Registration Form," 

  • pay the required fee of $90 (this will cover administrative costs required for reporting to ASHA Continuing Education and is separate from the annual ASHA registry fee),

  • attend the symposium for all 7 sessions (monitored by the WSN CE committee; no partial credit given),

  • complete the SLP Quiz (informal learning assessment consisting of 2 short answer questions) and the Program Evaluation by May 10, 2024 4pm EDT.

Click here for the Research Symposium presenters & times

(registration & $90 payment required ONLY for SLPs seeking ASHA CEUs)

The Research Symposium

The Research Symposium is eligible for 0.4 ASHA CEUs.  Speech Language Pathologists  must register by clicking the yellow link at the top of this page or clicking below.   

Moderator:  Tricia Hedinger, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-SCF

Vice Chair, World Stuttering Network

Associate Professor, University of Tennessee

Board Certified Specialist- Fluency Disorders

Financial Disclosures: Ms. Hedinger receives a salary from University of Tennessee.  

Non-financial Disclosures:  Ms. Hedinger is vice chair of the World Stuttering Network.  

Research Symposium

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Instructions for StutterFEST
May4, 2024 

Find what is important to you!

  1. Check out this StutterFEST Schedule of Events (coming soon!) 

  2. Click on the Zoom link (in your email).

  3. Enter StutterFEST Lobby & meet Tom Scharstein. (He will be your guide)

  4. When prompted, click on the breakout room you prefer.

  5. When ready to switch rooms, click "Leave Room."  Then, join another room.


"What if I am a speaker?"

You will be made a co-host upon entrance to the StutterFEST Lobby. You will then be able to share your screen with your audience. This is NOT A ZOOM WEBINAR. You will be able to fully interact with the crowd. Watch the clock. When you are finished, please introduce the next speaker.


"Can I send private messages during the conference?"

ABSOLUTELY! Sometimes the best part of conferences is catching up with people you have not seen for a while.


"Will there be rooms available to chat with others if I am not interested in attending a presentation?"

YES! Lounge Rooms are always available for all 24 hours. Go to Breakout Rooms #5-50 at anytime to catch up with friends, further discuss a topic, or get to know someone. No need to ask! Also, look for other events that provide more conversational freedom or opportunities to talk... a lot.


Is StutterFEST eligible for ASHA CEUs?

The Research Symposium (8:30-12:30 EDT on FRIDAY May 3, 2024) is eligible for 0.4 ASHA CEUs.

Scroll up to review course completion requirements.


Don't just listen... TALK!

Talking is the best part.

The BEST part about conferences is running into old friends, meeting new people and building relationships. Sometimes that happens in hallways, restaurants, lobbies or while having a side conversation during a presentation. WSN wants you to meet up with others... AND TALK!!!

  • Engage in conversation with the speakers.

  • Ask questions during designated Q&A times.

  • Head to breakout rooms ANYTIME to catch up with old or new friends.

  • Share thoughts in the comment box. 

  • PLAN A WATCH PARTY!  Invite friends, family or other locals who stutter to join in StutterFEST with you.  Whether on your own or in a group, StutterFEST will have something for everyone all day long.  

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Multiple languages available.

All individuals who have registered will receive a link in their email.  When you click on the Zoom link, you will come to the WSN LOBBY with Tom & Marvin.  They are there to help!

We will have sessions in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese.  When you enter the lobby, simply tell (or type in the chat box) which language you are seeking.   For example, say or type "Español" to be moved to the Spanish session.

Easy time zone converter

  • Click on the link below to easily convert EDT (New York) to your local time zone.

  • Enter an EDT(New York) time zone into the blue box that says "Add a city or time zone." Hit Enter.

  • Enter your local time zone into the next blue box that appears. Hit Enter.

  • Change the time zones in either box to make appropriate adjustments throughout the conference.

  • If desired, you can add other time zones to your list.

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WSN Policies 


Refund Policy

Registered parties will receive a full refund should the continuing education event be canceled.


Registered parties will receive a full refund if they cancel their registration at least 24 hours prior to CE event start time.  If a registrant cancels less than 24-hours prior to the start of the Research Symposium, no refund will be issued.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days via check mailed through USPS.

Accommodation Requests

If you need accommodations for this online event, there is a space on the registration form to describe your needs.  Please provide at least 14 days notice; the CE Director will make every effort to address and meet the necessary accommodations.  


Complaint Policy

WSN is fully committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based continuing education opportunities to speech-language pathologists (SLPs). If you are not fully satisfied with the content, format or quality of WSN programming, please provide written feedback regarding your concerns. The Director of Continuing Education will assess concerns and pass them along to the speaker to assure your confidentiality. The Director will also mediate the grievance and pose as the final arbitrator.


If the participant requests action, the Director will make every effort to either:

1) provide credit for a subsequent workshop or event or

2) provide a partial or full refund.

Participants have 7 days to make a complaint via email.


Non-Discrimination Policy

World Stuttering Network (WSN) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, the appointment to and termination from its Board of Directors, hiring and firing of staff or contractors, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and providing of services.

​Individuals shall not engage in any form of conduct that adversely reflects on the professions or on the individual’s fitness to serve persons in the stuttering community. Individuals shall not engage in dishonesty, negligence, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.

Coming soon...
MORE StutterFEST content!!

In a few weeks, you will see the entire program of events for the full 24-hour StutterFEST.

We know you will love what you hear! 

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