CM2021 International AAC Conference – Call for Papers

You are invited to contribute to the Communication Matters 2021 International AAC Conference (12-14 September, University of Leeds).

While we cannot be certain of what the position around Coronavirus will be in September 2021, we are hopeful that the conference will be able to go ahead in some format, whether that is in person, virtually, or a hybrid of the two. Please be aware therefore that while we are operating as business as usual for now, the information below is subject to change. But whatever the conference looks like, we would be delighted to receive your abstracts!

We have based our topic areas on the three aspects of evidence-based practice:

  • Best Research Evidence
  • Clinical and Professional Experience
  • Personal Stories and Preferences

Again, this year we will be using an online submission programme called Aventri. You will be asked to login and submit a simple form with a title and a short summary about your talk (maximum 300 words).

Papers can be submitted as either a platform presentation or a poster. We particularly welcome contributions from AAC users and family members. We would also be interested to hear your experiences of telehealth this year. New in 2019 and returning for 2021 are Lightning Talks – these ‘lightning presentations’ will offer delegates the opportunity to present ideas in a short, concise way, with each presentation allocated just 6.25 minutes. If you’ve got a thought, something you’ve designed, or even just a topic you feel passionate about, come along and share it with our delegates in this concise, fast-paced ideas forum!

The deadline for submissions is 23 April 2021. However, we would encourage you to submit your abstract as soon as possible to help with our planning at this uncertain time.

Further information can be found on our website:

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity please email