The interaction of people with the world as a system is hugely complex and needs to be understood by policy makers, humanitarian organisations, defence experts, and scholars alike.  Lack of understanding spatial and temporal aspects of culture can lead to poor communication, mutual misunderstandings and conflicting solutions, which can sometimes lead to catastrophic outcomes.

Cranfield University and the Defence Geographic Centre will be holding a joint Symposium entitled ‘The Three-Dimensional People Factor: Culture and People in Time and Place’ from 27th to 29th June 2017.  This will combine the 10th International Spatial Socio-Cultural Knowledge Workshop (SSKW), Cultural Heritage Protection, and wider cultural issues.<

‘The Three-Dimensional People Factor: Culture and People in Time and Place’ Symposium will gather UK, US and other international experts and practitioners from defence, academia, OGDs and NGOs to seek understanding of contemporary issues involving cultures through application of spatial and temporal social science analysis tools and methods.

The themes of the Symposium will include cultural and spatial perspectives on: Human Geography and Defence Engagement activities; Russia, with special reference to its Near Abroad; Cultural Heritage Protection; the Middle East; and People and the Environment (Health, Economy and Demographics).


Delegate £770  - Online payment £730

UK Government/Academia, MOD Trading Funds £510  - Online payment £490

Core MOD £240

Display Space

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

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

Extra person for display £190

Core MOD

Rates advertised are for serving Core MOD salaried staff; these do not include associates and or staff working with or on behalf of the Core MOD. If a delegate applying for the Core MOD rate is not entitled to do so Symposia at Shrivenham reserve the right to cancel the booking/application or hold any monies paid as a credit toward a full payment.