BSA National Conference 2018, Cardiff

BSA's 40th anniversary conference this year will be in Cardiff, 31st August to 2nd September. Booking is now open.

We look forward to welcoming you for a weekend of inspirational speakers, engaging workshops, entertainment, and some fabulous Welsh hospitality.

The conference is also a great opportunity to have fun and socialise with other people who stammer.

Booking details are below. The venue is Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Do contact the organising committee if you would you like to give a workshop. The conference theme is 'You are more than good enough.'

Link down to conference poster

We will be adding more information on this page as it becomes available. You don't have to be a BSA member to come to the conference, but if you're not already a member why not join BSA and get email updates. Joining us is free.

Saturday Dinner - celebrating BSA’s 40th anniversary

The committee are pleased to announce we have organised to have this dinner at St Fagans National Museum of History https://museum.wales/stfagans/.

We will be in the Atrium and are looking at providing some great entertainment as well as good food.

St Fagans National Museum of HistoryThe price of the dinner includes a three course evening meal, entertainment and transport from and return to the conference venue. The dinner is included in the residential visitor rate. Day visitors can book the dinner for £49.50. Dress is smart casual.


Prices range from £40 or £25 for a day pass, to £180 for the full residential experience. A non-refundable deposit of £90 reserves your residential place.

Residential visitors

Price per person: £180

The conference will start on Friday evening, and end on Sunday afternoon. £180 is the price of the full weekend conference as a residential visitor - including single en-suite room and full board, evening meals on Friday and Saturday, all workshops and lectures (though NOT the bar tab). A non-refundable deposit of £90 will guarantee your place - full payment is due by 30th June 2018. You can either:

Please also complete this Conference food and access information form for each attendee, to let us know your menu choices for Saturday evening, any dietary requirements, and any access needs.

If you like, you can book extra nights in the university accommodation at £30 per person per night either side of the conference (subject to availability) - eg the Thursday night before and/or Sunday night after the conference, or even the week before the conference. However the last extra night available is Sunday 2nd September, you cannot book nights later than that. Breakfast is not included but can be purchased in the university's Main dining hall. Please contact BSA on jf@stammering.org if you would like to book extra nights.

Day visitors

You can book as a day visitor (ie. non-residential) for Saturday or Sunday. All prices include lunch, tea/coffee breaks and all workshop or lectures. Saturday will feature an evening meal and entertainment, which you are encouraged to stay for.

To book and pay, you can print off a booking form (pdf) or book online through the 'Buy' links below:

Saturday day visitor, no evening meal, £40 - Buy
Saturday day visitor with evening meal and entertainment, £89.50 - Buy
Sunday day visitor, £25 - Buy

Please also complete this Conference food and access information form for each attendee, to let us know your menu choices for Saturday evening if applicable, any dietary requirements, and any access needs.

Would you like to give a workshop?

Would you like to make a presentation, lead a workshop or give a short talk?

Please send in this workshop application form (Word doc) if you would like to be part of the conference programme. The theme of the conference is 'You are more than good enough'. If you are interested in giving a workshop or talk about any subject related to stammering also use this form.

Email the application form to conference2018@stammering.org, or print off your form and post it to the BSA office at the address on the form, to be received by 27th April 2018.

Please take time to read BSA’s guidelines for workshop/presentation delivery included on the form.


If you have any queries on the conference, you can contact the organising committee on conference2018@stammering.org

Your views

The organising committee are very keen to hear views of people who stammer on what they would like to see from this year's conference. Please complete this short survey.

Why come to a BSA conference?

BSA conferences offer a range of speakers and workshops, entertainment in the evening, and are a great opportunity to have fun and socialise with other people who stammer. Here's what previous attendees said:

"The BSA Conference was absolutely fantastic. It was amazing to be surrounded by others who stammered for a few days." (Alex, Doncaster)

"I, for one, felt less alone at the end of the conference than I did when I started." (Chris, London) 

"For me, the weekend was a very special experience. If you have never attended a conference before and have previously felt hesitant about booking, do give it a try. I’m already looking forward to the next one!" (Amanda, Guildford)

What happened at some previous conferences:


BSA conference poster