World Congress 2019 —- Join ISA in Iceland in 2019!

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The Congress website is now open for registration!

The World Congress for People Who Stutter will run from 23-27 June, 2019.

Congress Venue: Hótel Örk in Hveragerdi

Fees (shown in Euro, but base currency is Icelandic króna and subject to currency fluctuations):

Registration: €300 (Includes opening ceremony, full program, sightseeing tour, lunch, coffee and refreshments Monday to Thursday)

Accommodation (in congress venue hotel for four nights inclusive of breakfast, per room): €656 (double) €516 (single)

Gala Dinner: €74

Trips: A range of trips in a range of prices are also available, see the congress website for more details.

Update 8 December 2018

The preparation for the ISA World Congress in Iceland next year is going according to plan.  I want to use this opportunity to share some updates with you.

You can register, book hotel, apply to present and get all newest info at our website,   If you have any comments or questions, please check the FAQ on the website and send email to if your question is not answered there.

Call for papers:
Call for papers is currently open and will close on December 15th.  I want to encourage you to use this opportunity and apply for having a workshop or presentation at the World Congress.  You won´t get better crowd to share your story, thoughts or research.

We have decided to extend the early price rate until January 15th.  That is 39.900 ISK, which equals to 325 USD, 285 EUR and 255 GBP at todays currency rates.

Key note speakers
We have three fantastic ladies as keynote speakers.  All of them have done fabulous job in their field.

Anita Blom is well known in the stuttering community, both locally in Sweden and Internationally.  She has been the driving force in the ELSA youth meetings, which have helped hundreds of young people who stutter.  She is and has been a true inspiration to so many people.

Nina G is a respected stuttering stand up comedian and dyslexic writer from USA.  She uses her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity and equity.

Johanna Einarsdottir is Icelandic speech and language pathologist and associate proffessor at the Univiersity of Iceland.  Her main focus has been researching stutter in young children with the focus on measurement and treatment.

Preliminary Program

The preliminary program is ready and looks like this:

Sunday, Jun 23rd.

15:00     Registration Opens
20:00     Opening ceremony

Monday Jun 24th.

Program from 09.00 to 16:00

From 16:30:  Optional trips (few options to choose from)

Tuesday Jun 25th.

09:00 – 16:00     Sightseeing trip (included in the Congress fee)

Wednesday Jun 26th.

Program from 09.00 to 16:00

19:00 – 01:00     Gala dinner

Thursday Jun 27th.

Program from 09:00 to 15:00

End of Congress


As public Transportation to Hveragerdi (the congress location) is limited, we will arrange  few bus trips from Reykjavik to Hveragerdi on Sunday 23rd and back from Hveragerdi to Reykjavik on Thursday 27th. (after the program has ended).  The trips will only be available on those 2 days, and only between Reykjavik and Hveragerdi.     More details, times and price will be announced later.

I hope I will see many of you in Iceland next year, and while we wait, lets practice some Icelandic with the hardest Karaoke song in the world:

Arni Birgisson
Congress Convenor

Minutes of the ISA Membership Meeting are available here.