Episode #248: Be a fly on the wall as I chat with Annie Bradberry, board member of the National Stuttering Association (NSA), Stutter Social host, and a long list of other activities she does for the global stuttering community the day after the NSA@Home Conference which took place online from July 7 to 10, 2020.
Despite a collective disappointment across organizers, veteran attendees, and first timers that the covid-19 pandemic kept us all from coming together to the legendary NSA conference in person (and near the beach in California!), the virtual conference received over 1500 registrations with 800 being first timers. Many had participated from all around the world. That was an increase of 50% from the usual numbers at their in-person conference. And best of all, the joyful vibe of the in-person conference was present throughout.
Annie and I chat about our favourite moments during the conference, the cartooning workshop I hosted for kids (and big kids), a bit of the behind the scenes, and how not even a pandemic can keep the global stuttering community from getting together.