There is an inconsistent approach to quantification, communication and evidence based decision making for risk assessment across all sectors. Therefore, this symposium will bring together those interested and responsible for making risk based decisions to create a multi-disciplinary knowledge sharing network. We invite submissions for presentation and poster abstracts that will demonstrate risk assessment approaches that have achieved successful outcomes. Submissions could consider the role of stakeholder communication, promotion of positive culture, qualitative and quantitative assessment, base-lining risk, continual improvement, likelihood and severity, interpretation of outcomes and modelling to make effective decision making for risk assessment.

The inaugural international symposium will be held over two days in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. The symposium offers keynote speakers, several technical sessions, a poster session, interactive forum and an expert panel session. In addition there will be exhibitors from funding and partnering organisations and diverse networking opportunities.

A symposium dinner will be held at the end of day one on Monday 2 December to provide further informal networking opportunities.

Selected contributors will be invited to prepare a chapter for a post-symposium peer reviewed book that will support practical risk assessment solutions. 

Opportunities to exhibit or sponsor this conference are available. To find out more please get in touch.

Location and travel details

This symposium will take place at the Sudbury House Hotel, 56 London Street, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7AA which is situated between Oxford and Swindon.

Road: midway between Oxford and Swindon, follow signs off the A420 for Sudbury House, the hotel is on the left after 1/2 mile. There is free parking at the hotel.
Air: Oxford 20 miles, Heathrow 70 miles.
Rail: Swindon 12 miles, Oxford 17 miles.


If you require accommodation during the symposium this should be done directly with Sudbury House Hotel. To book your accommodation please call: +44 (0) 1367 241272 and quote 'Cranfield Conference'. Accommodation at the hotel is limited so we advise early booking. 

If you would like to book alternative accommodation near the symposium venue please visit for a list of local hotels.

Who should attend

Primarily those who have an interest or responsibility in applying or researching assessing risk.  To ensure a cross-disciplinary attendance we welcome delegates from areas such as, defence and security, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, agriculture, alternative energy, textiles, waste management, aerospace and manufacturing.  


The conference fee includes attendance to all presentations, refreshments and lunch on the 2 and 3 December and the conference dinner on Monday 2 December.
Delegate fee £220
Cranfield University student delegate fee £150
Cranfield University alumni delegate fee £150
Cranfield University staff delegate fee £150

How to register

To register for this conference please visit our registration page.