Communication Matters Conference 2023

10 - 12 September, University of Leeds

Conference Social Events

There will be a full programme of social events at the Communication Matters International Conference, and delegates will be able to enjoy a glass or two of their favourite tipple in the bar which will open until late.

All delegates are invited to drinks reception at the Communication Matters Exhibition Opening from 17.30-18.30 on Sunday in the Exhibition Hall (Parkinson Building), followed by a buffet dinner in the Refectory (at 18.30) and entertainment from 20.45 (in the Terrace Bar).

On Monday evening there will be a Drinks Reception (18.30-19.15) with music on the University Concourse followed by a Conference Dinner with further entertainment and DJ Oli!

Conference Dinner optional Fancy Dress: The Trustees and many others wear fancy dress for this event. The theme for 2023 is 'Back to the Future'. This could be a character from the film or why not pick a decade, past or future, the choice is yours!

Get Tweeting throughout the Conference. Use the hashtag #CM2023conf and tag @Comm_Matters. Tweet what you've learnt and share other delegates' and presenters' tweets!


Assistive Gaming Zone

New for this year, Communication Matters will be staging an Assistive Gaming Zone, on Sunday 10th September from 1-4pm in the Esther Simpson Building during conference registration.

Supported by Everyone CAN, a leading Assistive Technology charity, Julian and his team will be giving delegates the opportunity to try out the latest solutions in assistive gaming technology, using adaptive controllers for Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC gaming. 


#CM2023conf Open Mic Night

Calling all budding musicians, magicians, comedians, dancers, poets and more! If you've got a talent, we want you to share it!

Sign up below to reserve your spot as an individual or group for our first-ever Communication Matters Open Mic Night. 

Taking place in the Terrace Bar in the Student’s Union after dinner on Sunday 10th September. 

Book your spot now at:

Please note that you must be registered for the conference to attend.


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