9-11 September 2018, University of Leeds
The Communication Matters International 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 soon to be listed by clicking on 'programme' in the lefthand column.
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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 AAC users, parents, carers, professionals and suppliers of AAC equipment. Communication Matters encourages and supports AAC users to attend.
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 (or close by), 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 9th Sept at 1pm for registration. The last session on Tuesday 11th 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 80+ presentations, a very popular exhibition of the UK's leading suppliers of AAC products, social events and more. Communication Matters encourages and supports AAC users to attend.
Communication Matters is thrilled to announce that along with MEETinLEEDS, we have won the Best Partnership or Collaboration category at the 2018 Conference Awards. We've always thought that a CM Conference at the University of Leeds was a fantastic event but now it's a fact! Judges Comments from the 2018 Conference Awards:
"The charity Communication Matters and MEETinLEEDS, the conference and events team at the University of Leeds, have developed a unique and beneficial partnership over the last 5 years with the Communication Matters Annual AAC Conference. The judges commented that this was an outstanding example of long term collaboration at its best. A true example of an excellent partnership and an event that delivers a real positive impact. The ambition from both parties to support and drive for inclusive change is admirable."