Communication Matters Conference 2024

8 - 10 September, University of Leeds

CM2024 Call for Papers


You are invited to contribute to the Communication Matters CM2024 International AAC Conference.

Presentations should be relevant to the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and where possible promote the positive role of AAC in the empowerment of the people who use it. This year, we particularly welcome presentations regarding neurodiversity and adults using AAC.

We are open to presentations from all in the AAC community including professionals and supporters and we especially encourage contributions from AAC users and family members.

We have based our topic areas for the presentations on the three aspects of evidence-based practice which represent improved outcomes for all.

These aspects are:

  • Best Research Evidence: Papers submitted under this heading are carried out by independent organisations such as education, social or health services and universities. Authors should pay particular attention to describing the methodology and results of the study.
  • Clinical and Professional Service Delivery: Papers submitted under this heading may include service development, audit or implementation projects, as well as practice reports. Typically, these papers will be presented by those providing a service for AAC users.
  • Personal Stories and Case Studies: Papers submitted under this heading would include personal experience stories, single case studies and examples of AAC in the wider community. We particularly welcome contributions from AAC users and family members. 


Papers can be submitted as either a Platform presentation (45-minutes), Workshop presentation (45-minutes), a Poster, or a Lightning Talk (6.25 minutes or 12.5 minutes for AAC users).

We are using an online submission programme called Aventri. You will be asked to create an account, login and submit a simple form with a title and an abstract (a short summary) about your talk (maximum 300 words). 

The deadline for abstract submissions is 19 April 2024. However, please submit your abstract as soon as possible to help with our planning.

If you are unsure and want to talk about the opportunity please call us on 0113 343 1533 or email

We look forward to receiving your abstract submission by the closing date of 19 April 2024.

How to submit an abstract

You must read the Guidelines for Abstract Submission to submit an abstract for presentation. Follow the link below to access the abstract website to view the Guidelines and submit your abstract.

Alternatively, if you are unable to access the system, please email us at or call us on 0113 343 1533.


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