Hi Stephen, Peter,
I would agree that the NSAD has massive potential in the future, if, and only if the Stammering community support it. For me I was inspired by every speaker, whether they were a presenter or spoke on the "Roving Mic" who could not be inspired by the child who spoke on the "Roving Mic" from the floor, who could not be inspired by the youngters from ISAIYT! who performed so well, you could feel the inspiration in the room from family and friends. Every presenter was made aware that the theme was "People Who Stutter Inspire" but we did not insist on them using the theme, it would be very wrong of us to insist on that, we gave them choice, freedom of expression should be respected by all.
The format will be different for next year as it has been for the past four years, we do look at every suggestion we recieve, we need to know what the Stammering Community want from their NSAD, it is only you can tell us, we need your suggestions, we need your support, or the NSAD will just stagnate and be of no use to anyone, which would be a great pity as we have something which is good, worthwhile, and has as you said massive potential for the Stammering Community at large.