Minneapolis One-Day Conference

University of Minnesota
Shevlin Hall
164 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Saturday, November 2, 2024
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

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Registration is below.
Welcoming families of young people who stutter, adults who stutter, SLPs, and graduate students!

The Friends One-Day Conference is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together and learn more about stuttering, supporting their child, and to begin building community. Children’s programming is activity-based and focuses on exploring attitudes and emotions, increasing understanding of stuttering, and instilling a greater sense of confidence — while making FRIENDS! SLPs and students will learn more about stuttering, current therapies, and the support available for those who stutter.

Financial assistance is available. If you would like to attend this one-day conference but you are experiencing financial difficulties and find the cost prohibitive, please reach out to Sara MacIntyre at: sara@friendswhostutter.org 

Join our individualized one-day program!

Presenters and Facilitators


Erin Bodner, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language therapist, Clinical Supervisor at the University of Minnesota, and a person who stutters. She supervises graduate students in their first clinical education practicum, and is passionate about preparing them to support the stuttering community.


Nic Brow works as a speech language pathologist at the Sisskin Stuttering Center. Nic completed his undergraduate training at the University of Vermont, followed by a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Iowa. Throughout his education, he conducted research on the experience of stuttering of adults and teens. He has worked as a clinical educator at Western Michigan University and as a speech therapist across multiple public schools with students from the preschool to high school level. Nic frequently presents on acceptance-based therapy for stuttering both nationally and internationally. He predominantly works with youth who stutter and their families, within the framework of Avoidance Reduction Therapy for Stuttering (ARTS®). In his free time, Nic enjoys surfing, pickleball, and spending time with family and friends.


Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP is the One-Day Conference Director for Friends. Sara owns YouSpeak, LLC where she provides stuttering therapy in Philadelphia and virtually, as well as consulting services. Sara is an adjunct instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University in their graduate program and is the producer and moderator for Virtual Learning by Stuttering Foundation and the Stuttering Foundation Podcast. She is a board member for Friends: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter.


Briann Morbitzer, M.S., CCC-SLP is the owner and clinician of Superior Speech Therapy–a private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her clients are mostly kids and adults who stutter including the client’s family and support. Bri is the founder and facilitator of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Stuttering Group which is a social conversation group for adults who stutter. While Bri is not a person who stutters herself, she is a creator of space for those that do. She enjoys learning and connecting authentically with others.


Joel Korte is a person who stutters and the owner of Chase Bliss, a Minneapolis based company that designs and manufactures guitar pedals.

Sample Schedule

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Registration Form

We kindly ask that you register as early as possible, so that we can best plan for the day. However, registration is also available on-site, on the morning of the conference.

Included with your registration: We provide a basic child-friendly lunch of pizza, side salad, and fruit. Please kindly bring your own lunch in cases of dietary needs or restrictions.

All children (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children’s workshops are typically recommended for ages 5 and up. However, if you think your child will be unable to be in a kids workshop without a parent/caregiver, or is under age 5, we recommend arranging childcare.


Families: Please select a family ticket totaling $65 for your entire family (up to 6 people).

SLPs: Earn 0.55 ASHA CEUs. SLPs must stay for the full day to earn CEUs. If you do not need CEUs, please register as an individual.

Special SLP Registration (with client’s family): If you are an SLP attending with a client’s family, please register at this reduced rate. This registration also includes 0.55 CEUs.

Individuals: Please choose this option if you are an adult who stutters, a parent/guardian attending without your children, an SLP who does not need CEUs, or a graduate student who is not a confirmed volunteer for the day.

Graduate Student Volunteers: Choose this registration selection if you are a graduate student volunteer who has confirmed with conference organizers for the day. This registration includes lunch. (Note: If you are interested in volunteering, please email Sara MacIntyre at Sara@friendswhostutter.org)


The Friends one-day conference is a fantastic place for speech-language pathologists and students to learn more about stuttering, current treatments, and the support available to people who stutter, while earning 0.55 ASHA CEUs.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between effective intervention and self–esteem for children who stutter.
  • Describe the need for a management approach to childhood stuttering that includes parents, professionals and support networks.
  • Identify specific social and clinical strategies for supporting children and their families.


Read Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures

Erin Bodner, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a salaried employee of the University of Minnesota. She has no non-financial disclosures.

Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP owns YouSpeak Stuttering Therapy and Consulting. She is the Friends One-Day Conference Director. Non-financial: She is a board member for Friends: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter.

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