18 maj 2008

First announcement

Welcome to the Nordic Stuttering Seminar, 22-24 August 2008, in Gothenburg, Sweden, Hotel Panorama!

In 2008 it’s Sweden’s turn to organize the annual Nordic Stuttering Seminar. The theme is “See and be” or “Be seen and heard”. To get the help, understanding and attention we need and to combat the myths and lack of knowledge about stuttering we have to show we exist. And that’s not so easy in today’s society, where so many call for attention.

The Nordic seminar is open not only to delegates from Nordic countries, but also to those from the Baltics and other non-Scandinavian countries. The main language will be in Swedish, but we can try to organize translation if we know your language in time. The seminar is for those of you who stutter, are relatives, work with stuttering, or are interested in stuttering for other reason.

We need to learn more about how the media works, how we ourselves can become better speakers to make people listen, and how we can increase our membership to become a stronger voice.

There will be a mixture of workshops on media, presentation techniques, and theatre/body language, but also creative activities such as dancing, games and outdoor activities. The seminar will also have a Swedish theme, with historical outings and a Swedish “smorgasbord”!

We also plan activities for young people and children, with special workshops, outings etc. If you’re under 20 years old there is a reduced registration fee, so please state your age if you’re under 20.

Seminar fee, incl. food, accommodation and outings:

2000 SEK for adults,
1500 SEK for young people 13-19 and
1000 SEK for children under 13.

- Registration after 15 June is non refundable and subject to availability
- Please coordinate your payments to avoid bank transferral costs

Gothenburg and its surroundings have a lot to offer, so grasp the opportunity to see this cultural city and the beautiful West Coast and don’t forget to buy a Gothenburg package with lots of special offers on accommodation, sightseeing, shopping etc if you would like to extend your stay.

Do check this website at regular intervals for updated information.

See you in Gothenburg!

Anita S. Blom
Chair Swedish Stuttering Association

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