FRIENDS 21st Annual Convention

July 19th - July 21st, 2018 , Omaha, Nebraska
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Day 1 – Thursday Jul, 19

 

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8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

 

Business meeting

For adults

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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Debrief

For all facilitators and graduate students

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Registration

For all attendees

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2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Welcome Session / Icebreaker

For all attendees

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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

 

More Icebreakers

For kids ages 6-9

Let's Make Friends

For tweens ages 10-13

Speed Meeting

For teens

Speed Meetings

For adults

What to Expect From The Convention?

For SLPs

Your Experiences

For parents

Stuttering 101

For sublings

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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

 

Decorate: I am...

For kids ages 6-9

And I stutter

For tweens ages 10-13

High school and beyond

For teens

High school and beyond

For adults

Stuttering 101

For SLPs

With Kids and Tweens

For siblings

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Opening Ceremony

For all attendees

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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Dinner

For all attendees

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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Open Mic

For kids, tweens, teens, parents, and siblings

21 & Up Meet Up

For adults

Day 2 – Friday Jul, 20

 

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 

Registration

For all attendees

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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

 

Welcome

For all attendees

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9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Games

For kids ages 6-9

Panel: Young People Share

For tweens ages 10-13

Panel: Young People Share

For teens

Panel: Young People Share

For adults

Panel: Young People Share

For SLPs

Panel: Young People Share

For parents

Panel: Young People Share

For siblings

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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

 

Team Building

For kids ages 6-9

Crafts: What I want others to know

For tweens ages 10-13

Self-disclosure

For teens

Self-disclosure

For adults

Listening to the Child: Round table discussion

For SLPs

Listening to the Child: Round table discussion

For parents

With Kids and Tweens

For siblings

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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

 

Guest Speaker

For all attendees

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

 

LUNCH with FRIENDS

For all attendees

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1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

 

Stuttering contests

For kids ages 6-9

Letter to My Stutter

For tweens ages 10-13

Letter to My Stutter

For teens

Letter to My Stutter

For adults

Counseling Skills: Working with Attitudes and Emotions

For SLPs

Readiness for Change

For parents

With Kids and Tweens

For siblings

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2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

 

Telling jokes

For kids ages 6-9

Tweens/Parents Share

For tweens ages 10-13

Communication and Good Stuttering

For teens

Communication and Good Stuttering

For adults

Applying Into Practice - Group Discussion

For SLPs

Tweens/Parents Share

For parents

Tweens/Parents Share

For siblings

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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Make a movie (Roleplaying)

For kids ages 6-9

Make a movie (Roleplaying)

For tweens ages 10-13

Mock Interviews

For teens

Mock Interviews

For adults

Fishbowl

For SLPs

Fishbowl

For parents

Fishbowl

For siblings

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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Night Activities!

Ready for some Friday night fun? You don’t need a bus this year to get to the action! The Embassy Suites-Old Market sits in the heart of Omaha’s premier arts and entertainment district. It’s a vibrant mix of restaurants, art galleries, bars, shops of all kinds, horse-drawn carriages, museums, and more! All of these entertainment options are just steps from the hotel’s front door. Omaha is also home to the Henry Doorly Zoo, which has been ranked number one in the world by many websites and travel experts. The zoo, Creighton University, Midtown Crossing (another entertainment district), and Joslyn Art Museum are just a five-minute Uber ride away. If you look at the right side of this map, our hotel is listed as W. You’ll be blown away by this location!

Wine Tasting Social Event

Parents & Adult FRIENDS, join us at Le Bouillon Wine Bar for a social event on Friday night. In addition to wine, there will be small bite hors d’oeuvres. Advance registration is required & space is limited. RSVP information is located here.

A Ball Game

Spending time together is part of what makes Friends Conventions such a great experience. The hotel is a nice place to be, but Friday night is the traditional convention night out, and it’s fun to be outdoors together in a group activity, especially a baseball game!

Join a group of your Friends at a Omaha Storm Chasers’ game on the evening of Friday, July 20 at Werner Park. Tickets are only $10. We will sit together at the ballpark. There is a Family Fun Zone as well, where for an additional fee kids can go on a carousel, jungle gym, and inflatables, and play miniature golf!

If you might like to join us, please email Jeff Shames at jeff.shames@gmail.com to reserve your seat with our group.

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9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

 

Teen Hospitality Room

 

Adult Hospitality Room

 

Day 3 – Saturday Jul, 21

 

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8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

 

Registration

For adults

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Welcome

All facilitators and graduate students

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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Keynote Speech

All all attendees

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11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

 

Communication and Good Stuttering

For kids ages 6-9

Communication and Good Stuttering

For tweens ages 10-13

Let's Talk Careers

For teens

Let's Talk Careers

For adults

Navigating the Therapy Process

For SLPs

Navigating the Therapy Process

For parents

What We Want Our Siblings to Know

For siblings and significnat others

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

 

LUNCH with FRIENDS

For all attendees

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12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

 

Live Auction and Dessert

For all attendees

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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Group Photo

For all attendees

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Outside Adventures

For kids ages 6-9

Outside Adventures

For tweens ages 10-13

Outside Adventures

For teens

Outside Adventures

For adults

Advertising and Voluntary Stuttering

For SLPs

Advertising and Voluntary Stuttering

For parents

Advertising and Voluntary Stuttering

For siblings

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3:15 PM - 3:50 PM

 

To A Friend

For kids ages 6-9

To A Friend

For tweens ages 10-13

To A Friend

For teens

To A Friend

For adults

To A Friend

For SLPs

To A Friend

For parents

To A Friend

For siblings

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Closing Ceremony

For all attendees

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7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

 

Dinner, Karaoke, Dance

For all attendees

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