Consisting of the 15th Electro-Optics & Infrared and 8th Radio Frequency EW Conferences



This year, the Electro-Optics & Infrared and Radio Frequency EW Conferences will be prepared, organised and hosted as a joint Electronic Warfare and Countermeasures Technology Conference with options to attend all or part of the event. This event will be hosted at the Defence Academy of the UK, Shrivenham during the period of 19th to 23rd June 2017 in a suitably classified environment, open to both UK and NATO personnel. Specific days (Day 1 and 2) will be dedicated to EOIR and (Day 4 and 5) to RF aspects of Electronic Warfare with one day (Day 3) dedicated to technology integration. You can choose to attend the complete event or the EOIR and RF days separately with the middle day (Day 3) included.

This is a unique opportunity for the technology experts from across Industry, Government and Academia to develop and socialise the future of Electronic Warfare Technology and its role in providing future information superiority capability. The event will be held at SECRET and will be open to NATO NAFAG ACG3 SG2 nations only. There will be an opportunity to hold a selected UK SECRET UKEO session on Monday or Friday mornings.

The event is organized and run by Symposia at Shrivenham on behalf of Cranfield Defence and Security and Dstl, in a relaxed atmosphere within secure surroundings with lunches and refreshments included.  An all-inclusive Symposium Dinner on day 2 will be held once again in the award-winning STEAM, museum of the Great Western Railway.



The modern battlefield has recently experienced a step change in the proliferation of battlefield technology. Modern adversaries utilise a variety of technical capabilities, ranging from dedicated military equipment through to highly capable and commercially available civilian technologies. As a result the military doctrine and Training, Tactics and Procedures are being increasingly dominated by technology – both from the technology available to the adversary and the technology available to us.

The key theme of 2017 Electronic Warfare and Countermeasures Technology Conference will be The Role of Technology in Developing Doctrine. This event is aimed at the full spectrum of scientists and engineers with the aim of enhancing knowledge and understanding across the domain of electronic warfare. Key aspects will include:

  • Emerging and Contingent Technology Threat
  • Future Platform Protection Technologies and Techniques  
  • EW technology within future systems architecture   
  • Operations in degraded EW environments
  • Technology as a driver for future capability 
  • The role of CEMA in addressing the congested, cluttered and contested electromagnetic environment

Displays, Demonstrations and Sponsorship

We offer companies, departments and establishments an opportunity to display their equipment or advertise their capability. There are also unique opportunities for sponsoring this event.

Cost and Concessions

Delegate for Day 1, 2, 3 ,4 and 5 £1250 - Online payment £1200

Delegate for Day 1, 2,and 3 £770 - Online Payment £730

Delegate for Day 3, 4,and 5 £770 - Online Payment £730

Government (non UK MOD), Academia, Cranfield Alumni, MOD Trading Funds for Day 1, 2 and 3 £510 - Online Payment £490

Government (non UK MOD), Academia, Cranfield Alumni, MOD Trading Funds for Day 3, 4 and 5 £510 - Online Payment £490

MODUK Civil Servants (including Dstl) for Day 1, 2 and 3 £395 - Online payment £375

MODUK Civil Servants (including Dstl) for Day 3, 4 and 5 £395 - Online payment £375

UK Military for Day 1, 2 and 3  - £240

UK Military for Day 3, 4 and 5 - £240

Display Space

Single Display £785 - Online Payment £750 - One person

Double Display £1385 - Online Payment £1315 - Two persons

Extra person for Display £190


The facilities provided will be a 6ft x 2ft table and chair with access to 240v power to UK 3 pin socket and a complimentary advertisement in the event programme. Additional equipment, from extension leads, travel adapters to LCD screens may be provided on request. 

Please note: Only fully registered delegates have access to the presentations and discussions in the Lecture Theatre.


UK Military Rates

Rates advertised are for serving UK Military staff (RN, RM, Army or RAF) Symposia at Shrivenham reserve the right to cancel the booking/application or hold any monies paid as a credit toward a full payment.

Terms and Conditions


Substitutions are welcome and may be made at any time, at no charge, provided the organisers are informed prior to the start of the event. If you have to cancel your booking, please do so in writing to Cranfield University. Cancellation up to 10 working days prior to the start date is subject to a £100 administration fee, after which, regrettably, no refund can be made. Refunds will be processed after the event.

Programme changes

It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of the organisers, to change programme content, speakers and/or timing of the event. Neither Cranfield University nor the Defence Academy is liable for any changes.

UK Military Rates

Rates advertised are for serving UK Military staff (RN, RM, Amry or RAF), Symposia at Shrivenham reserve the right to cancel the booking/application or hold any monies paid as a credit toward a full payment.


Access to and use of any presentations provided are for attendees use only, sharing, reproduction is forbidden without the authors permission. Cranfield accept no responsibility for any data loss due to conversion to PDF.

Chatham House Rule

"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed". In addition to any security classification criteria.

Data Protection

If you have received correspondence from us where the personal or company details are incorrect, please contact Symposia at Shrivenham so that we may update our records. Cranfield University gathers and manages data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The information may be used to update you on our other events and courses. Cranfield University will not share your data with other companies or agencies offering similar services.

Health and Safety

I verify that the Company will accept responsibility for the welfare of persons entering their display space with regards to Health and Safety and also accept that all electrical appliances brought on site have been PAT tested within the last 12 months.


Symposia at Shrivenham events are held on a MOD establishment to which site access is restricted.  Such access may be denied at any time to anyone and, for security reasons, MOD has the right not to divulge the reason for denial of access.

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