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10-12 September 2017, University of Leeds

The Communication Matters National AAC Conference is the UK's leading annual AAC event, with a diverse programme of plenaries, presentations, posters and exhibition held over two and a half days. Full information including abstracts of all the papers is now listed by clicking here on 'programme' in the lefthand column.

Call for Papers

You are invited to contribute to the CM2017 Conference. The deadline for submissions is 28 April 2017. Go to: for more information on how to submit an abstract.

View from a Wheelchair
Watch our video below to see for yourself what you can expect from our conferences.

With thanks to Area40, a local band who provided their song 'Pretty Much Perfect' for our video.

The conference provides a unique forum to meet and exchange information with representatives from all disciplines associated with AAC, including people who use AAC, parents, carers, professionals and suppliers of AAC equipment. Communication Matters encourages and supports people who use AAC to attend.

Symposum view

This year's conference will be held at the University of Leeds, a prestigious "world class" conference venue. Integral to the conference will be the supplier exhibition in Parkinson Court, with a cafe and lounge area for delegates. Residential accommodation will be in the Storm Jameson Court hall of residence, which is at the centre of the pedestrianised campus and a short distance from the seminar rooms, dining room and exhibition. The transport links to Leeds are very good, with a nearby airport and train station.

The conference will open on Sunday 10th Sept at 1pm for registration. The last session on Tuesday 12th Sept will be at approx 3.30pm followed by tea/coffee. We are aiming to welcome over 400 attendees to the conference, which will include 60+ presentations, a very popular exhibition of the UK's leading suppliers of AAC products, social events and more. Communication Matters encourages and supports people who use AAC to attend.

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