Below is the text copy of the video by Michael Sugarman, welcoming people to this online conference.
Hello my name is Michael Sugarman. I want to welcome you to the first International Stuttering Internet Conference. This is sponsored by the International Fluency Association and International Stuttering Association in recognition of October 22nd - International Stuttering Awareness Day.
Here's how it will work: there are thirty papers to choose from written by consumers and professionals from around the world. Please pick a paper that interests you, and you'll have the opportunity to dialogue with the author.
I want to thank Judith Kuster. Without her coordination this conference would not have been possible.
Enjoy and participate.