In 1998 I began hosting an annual online conference in coordination with International Stuttering Awareness Day. In 2012 I hosted my final conference, and the task was taken up by The ISAD Team and carried on to the present day.
Though these conferences go back a couple of decades, there is a lot of great information in them, both for historical purposes but also much material still relevant to current issues and practices. They embody in many ways the wisdom of the leaders of our field.
The ISAD conferences as they originally appeared can be accessed here. Note that this is the only place where you can find the threaded discussions that are linked to each presentation. Those threads manifested significan effort by many of those who participated in them, and contain a great deal of wisdom and practical advice (and a little foolishness). They have been preserved and will be available as we process each conference year.
The Prof Is In 1999-2012: wisdom and advice on all kinds of topics, extracted from the conferences
Written in 2002 — Online Conferences: A New Way to Reach Out and Around the World, by Judith Kuster
Written in 2017 — ISAD 1998-2012: Some History and Many Positives, by Judith Kuster
Written in 2017 — Overcoming Challenges of ISAD Online Conferences 1998-2012, by Judith Kuster
The ISAD Conferences on the MNSU site: My conferences can be found in this location hosted by my university, Minnesota State University, Mankato. On this site, the links to my conferences (up to 2012) work, but those to the ISAD Team conferences (2013 and later) do not.
The ISAD Conferences on the ISAD Team site A complete list of all conferences is on the ISAD Team website. At this writing, links there to all past conferences are operable, but note this distinction: conferences hosted by the ISAD Team (2013 to present) are on their site. Links to my conferences, from the beginning to 2012, go to a site that is scheduled to be taken offline at some unknown time. We are working to rescue those full conferences and transfer them to this site, a safer location.
Posted 20 September 2023