CM2022 International AAC Conference – Theme Revealed!

We are pleased to announce the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Sustainability’!

Communication Matters aims to become more environmentally friendly and support the University of Leeds sustainability commitments including tackling the climate crisis by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, removing single use plastic in line with the #2023PlasticFree pledge and being a positive partner in the community.

Along this theme, the fancy dress on Monday night will be ‘Preloved’, in an effort to reduce, reuse, recycle and say no to fast fashion. It is preferable if your outfit has been used before, it can be anything you like, and we would encourage you to donate it to a charity shop or pass it on afterwards. You could buy an outfit from a charity shop, or you could consider a ‘swish’ where you swap clothes with someone else, or even hold your own swishing (clothes-swapping) party! Please consider taking your outfit back to the charity shop after the conference to reduce waste and allow the charity to benefit again.

Please Tweet us @Comm_Matters and tell us what you’ll be wearing, or which charity shop you’ve bought your outfit from and remember to tag the other charity too. We can’t wait to hear from you and see what everyone wears! #CM2022conf