Day 1 – Thursday July 18

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

All facilitators, meet with Lee

Walden Room

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Registration, Meet & Greet

For all attendees | Registration Desk, then Salon C/D/E/F

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Welcome & Ice Breaker, Team Chats Introduction

For all attendeesSalon C/D/E/F 

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kids' Fun

For all kids ages 6-12 | Salon A | Facilitators: Kristen & Chaya

Panel: Processes of Change (13 and up)

For tweens, high school, adults, parents, SLPs | Salon C/D 

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Juggling

For all kids ages 6-9 | Salon A | Facilitator: Reuben

Tweens

For tweens ages 10-13 | Salon B | Facilitators: Mark & Kristen

Speed Meeting

For high school | Salon E | Facilitators: Caryn & Stavros

Mindfulness

For adults |Salon F | Facilitator: Michael

Parent Workshops

Returning Parents: Round Table Discussion | Salon C | Facilitator: Melissa F.

New Parents: Welcome | Salon D | Facilitators: Ruth, Joe, Aurora, Tricia

Stuttering 101

For SLPs | Walden | Facilitator: Joe Klein

Siblings / Significant Others

Tweens and up | Room 235 | Facilitators: Brooke & Roisin

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Opening Ceremony, 2019 Kickoff Countdown with Joe

For all attendeesBallroom

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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dinner

For all attendeesBallroom

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8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Teen Hospitality

Room 205

Adult Hospitality

Room 235

Day 2 – Friday July 19

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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Morning Welcome, Open Mic

For all attendees | Salon C/D

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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Improv

For kids ages 6-9 | Salon A & B | Facilitator: Lori Luckman

Keynote: Michael Boyle

For tweens, high school, adults, parents, SLPs | Salon C/D

Siblings

Join kids / tweens / high school workshops based on your age
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday Fun

For kids ages 6-9 | Salon A | Facilitators: Mark & Seth

Writing a letter to your stuttering

For tweens ages 10-13 | Salon B | Facilitator: Courtney

Resilience Building

For high school & adults | Salon C | Facilitators: Roisin & Sam

Parent Groups

Mother Group | Salon D | Facilitators: Lee & Tricia

Father Group | Salon E & F | Facilitators: Joe & Rick

Mindfulness

For SLPs | Walden | Facilitator: Elizabeth

Sibling Workshop

Siblings ages 10 years old and up | Room 205 | Facilitator: Jessie

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch with FRIENDS

For all attendeesBuffet in Atrium

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1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Voluntary Stuttering: Teach Siblings

For all kids ages 6-9 | Salon A | Facilitators: Brooke & Kayla

Advertising Meet

For tweens ages 10-13 | Salon B | Facilitators: Courtney, Caryn, Reuben, Mark, Chaya

Advertising Meet

For high school and adults | Meet in Salon E

Outing Leaders: Roisin, Stavros, Rick, Joe, Seth

Whispered Words

For parents and SLPs | Salon C & D | Facilitator: Tricia

Advertising Meet

For Siblings 12 and up | Room 205 | Facilitator: Jessie & Michael

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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Stuttering Contests

For all kids ages 6-9 | Salon A | Facilitators: Brooke & Kristen

Advertising Debrief / Role Playing about Advertising

For tweens ages 10-13 | Salon B | Facilitators: Courtney, Caryn, Reuben, Mark

Sometimes this is really hard

For high school and adults | Salon E & F | Facilitator: Cole

Research

For parents and SLPs | Salon C & D | Facilitator: Eric

How to be an ally

For Siblings ages 12+ | Room 205 | Facilitator: Jessie

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Team Chats

For all attendees | Salon C & D | Assigned Groups

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5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday Night Activities!

Ready for some Friday night fun? The hotel is located just two blocks from the Rosemont Blue Line CTA station, taking you to downtown Chicago, Illinois, for numerous sightseeing, dining and shopping options. Though you’ll be with us most evenings of the convention, Friday night is an opportunity for you to explore on your own! You are welcome to visit Rosemont.com for an extensive list of events and activities in the area.

Dining in Rosemont - all within walking distance

Hofbrauhaus | 5500 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
The first and only German micro brewery, beer hall, restaurant and beer garden to call Chicago home.

Five Roses Pub | 5509 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Large Irish bar offering Gaelic pub fare & entrees, beer & live music in a dark, old- world interior.

Park Tavern | 5433 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Offers a contemporary spin on the gastropub experience, serving over 40 craft beers and authentic food in a casual, urban lodge setting.

Fogo de Chao | 5460 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar.

Chicago Fire Oven | 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
Steaks, burgers, pizza & more come from the stone-fired oven at this American fine-dining spot.

Activities in Rosemont

Indoor skydiving by iFLY | 5520 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a perfectly good airplane – no falling, no parachutes, just you floating on a smooth cushion of air with a professional instructor right next to you. No special skills are needed, just a sense of adventure. iFLY is safe for kids 3 and up and fun for the entire family.

Kings Dining & Entertainment | 5505 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
This colorful, contemporary bowling venue offers 20 lanes, 2 bars, billiard tables & an eatery.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago | 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018
Bi-level enclosed outlet mall with designer goods, custom interactive visual arts & restaurants. It is the area’s only two-level indoor outlet shopping experience featuring over 130 designer outlets offering great savings.

AMC Rosemont 18 (“Muvico”) | 9701 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018
Cinema with an American restaurant

Rosemont Theatre | 5400 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
The Rosemont Theatre is a concert hall with seats for 4,400 people, opened in 1995 and hosts many different musical artists and shows. It is your ticket to lavish Broadway musicals, full-scale productions and world-class entertainers. See scheduled shows at www.rosemont.com/theatre

Allstate Arena | 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
With a wide variety of events each year, the Allstate Arena is a place where everyone can enjoy quality family shows, riveting sports, and mesmerizing musical performances. View upcoming shows at www.rosemont.com/allstate

Chicago Bandits v. Aussie Peppers | Parkway Bank Sports Complex, Rosemont, IL
With tickets ranging from $7 to $18, you can watch this women’s professional softball team at their Friday night game, starting at 7:35pm. You can buy your tickets in advance and save a couple of dollars at chicagobandits.com/single-game-tickets

For more ideas on Friday night activities, visit www.rosemont.com/nightlife

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8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Teen Hospitality

Room 205

Adult Hospitality

Room 235

Day 3 – Saturday July 20

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration

At Registration Desk
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Announcements, Open Mic

For all attendees | Salon C/D

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9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Fun

For kids ages 6-9 | Salon A | Facilitator: Kristen

Keynote: Rick Arenas

For tweens, high school, adults, parents, SLPs | Salon C/D

Siblings

Join kids / tweens / high school workshops based on your age

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

More Fun

For kids ages 6-9 | Salon A | Facilitators: Seth & Natalie Belling

Drama / Improv

For tweens ages 10-13 | Salon B | Facilitator: Lori Luckman

Poetry Slam & Chat

For high school and parents | Salon C & D | Facilitator: Tricia

Mindfulness

For adults | Salon E & F | Facilitator: Michael

Counseling

For SLPs | Walden | Facilitator: Jason

Siblings

Join kids / tweens / high school workshops based on your age

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch with FRIENDS

For all attendeesAtrium

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12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Live Auction and Dessert

For all attendeesBallroom
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1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Group Picture with Everyone Who Stutters

Location TBD
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Art Workshop

For kids ages 6-9 | Salon A | Facilitator: Kristel

How to make changes happen

For tweens ages 10-13 | Salon B | Facilitator: Caryn

How to make changes happen

For high school | Salon E | Facilitator: Tricia

How to make changes happen

For adults | Salon D | Facilitators: Roisin & Sam

Fostering Change: What we might like to see

For parents | Salon C | Facilitator: Lee

Fostering Change: What we might like to see

For SLPs | Walden | Facilitator: Joe

Siblings

Join kids / tweens / high school workshops based on your age
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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Snacks

For kids ages 6-9 | Salon A | Facilitator: Kayla

Team Chats

For tweens, high school, adults, parents, SLPs | Salon C & D | Assigned Groups

Siblings

Join kids / tweens / high school workshops based on your age
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Ceremony

For all attendeesBallroom

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7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Dinner, Dance, and Karaoke

For all attendeesBallroom

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