IMDC 2019

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Innovation Methodologies for Defense Challenges - 26th February - 28th February 2019

This 2019 international conference aims to continue facilitating exchanges of experiences in using innovation methodologies in practice and formalizing a network of professionals who are interested in innovation, doctrine, development and defence planning. It will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including new technologies, methods of thinking and broader global trends impacting on our security. The primary objective is to accelerate knowledge sharing, research and development on innovation methodologies between international allies and partners in the business, public and academic sectors. The secondary objective is to continue to build upon and develop the community and expand the network of the 2018 event.

This event will provide a unique and influential space for both experienced and emerging defence innovators. We invite the former to use this space for sharing their practical approaches as well as to experiment with new methodologies. We invite the latter to participate in state-of-the-art debates and to receive feedback on their own methodologies and practical approaches from leading experts. Participating experts count, among others, Ben Zweibelson (JSOU – US SOCOM), Dr Ofra Graicer (IDF National Defense College), Dr Aaron Jackson(Australia DOD), Dr Antoine Bousquet (Birbeck U), Professor Chris Paparone (National Defense University), Professor Philippe Dufort (Université Saint-Paul).

Part of the gesture of IMDC is to engage in theoretical practices that take us outside our comfort zone. In this spirit we have carefully designed the IMDC conference with care and ensured that the participants can attend all the panels, sessions, workshops and Keynote speeches throughout the conference for an immersive experience that brings the IMDC community together in ways that support on-going sharing of practices, knowledge & ideas. We have built in networking and free time to give you chance to socialise and network with new and existing colleague’s, to develop new collaborations and ideas.


Conference Ticket - £280
Access to the conference and all conference lunches and refreshments for 3 days of the conference. Participation to formal evening three course dinner is included as part of the ticket. Please state your dietary requirement when booking your ticket.

Early Bird Price - £220
Tickets booked by 08/01/2019 will receive a £60 discount, and include all the benefits of the standard conference tickets. Please state your dietary requirement when booking your ticket.

50% Speaker & Presenter Tickets - £140
Tickets for speakers and presenters have been subsidised and will receive a 50% discount, and include all the benefits of the standard conference tickets. Please state your dietary requirement when booking your ticket. You will also need to enter your speaker code you have been emailed to be eligible for the subsidised ticket.

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There are a number of options for accommodation around Lancaster with a range of budget options, with two of these being located at Lancaster University.

Lancaster University Guest Rooms

Located on campus at either County or Cartmel college, Lancaster University offers a range of bedrooms starting from only £49.50. We have 80 dedicated rooms throughout the year, rising to more than 1000 rooms during the summer, with a mix of single, twin and double rooms, all of which offer Wi-Fi, tea & coffee and complimentary toiletries. We provide breakfast in either the Marketplace or Barker House Farm, so it’s never more than a couple of minutes’ walk from the most important meal of the day. And, when the day is done, there’s a range of bars and cafes to enjoy without setting foot off campus.

From one room for the night to a conference-sized block-booking for a few days, our team is ready to manage every detail. All you need to do is get in touch.

For more information or to book, visit:

Room reservations – 01524 592899

Email –

Lancaster House Hotel

Lancaster House Hotel

Lancaster House hotel is one of the leading four Star events and leisure Hotels in Lancaster. With 99 bedrooms with en-suite & daily housekeeping, free guest parking and use of the leisure club, 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi, Foodworks Restaurant & Sandmans Bar and a Beauty Spa, Lancaster House Hotel is rated number 1 out of the best Lancaster hotels on TripAdvisor and is a place to savour the good things in life, from the balconied reception lounge to the open fire.

  • Check-in from 15:00 & check-out until 11:00
  • 2 electric charging bays
  • Family-friendly & dogs welcome
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017, TripAdvisor Greenleaders Gold Award

For more information on Lancaster Houe Hotel and it's facilities, visit:

The conference will be held in the adjoining conference centre, so to book accommodations: Call room reservations: 0330 4042 663 and quote "IMDC2019" for a preferential rate

Campus Map

The nearest parking zone will be car park H, G, F and Alexandra Park Avenue.

Guests can collect the parking permit upon arrival at the Conference Centre, however if you have booked to stay the night prior in one of the Lancaster University guests rooms, you will be issued with a permit upon check-in.

For guests staying at Lancaster House Hotel, you will be able to use the hotels car park.

For a map of the campus, follow the link below: