Communication Matters Conference 2023

10 - 12 September, University of Leeds

CM2023 Call for Papers


You are invited to contribute to the Communication Matters CM2023 International AAC Conference.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 28 April 2023.

Further information on how to submit your abstract is shown below. We have based our topic areas on the three aspects of evidence based practice, which constitute 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 Experience: 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 health or education professionals or those working for other organisations for AAC users.
  • Personal Stories and Preferences: 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).

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 28 April 2023.

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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