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Join our panel of speakers at UDT 2024

UDT 2024

Share your expertise with the undersea defence community

As UDT covers all aspects of the Undersea Defence and Security domain, we are inviting all experts in this field to lead, provoke and disrupt the scientific and technological debate in this space. Authors are encouraged to submit papers for UDT 2024 that advance the understanding of the following submission topics. Selected papers will be arranged around these four focus areas and talks will feature across three days.


Submission deadline: Monday 30 October 2023

What are the submission requirements? Find out here.


Conference Theme

Rapid advances in digital and autonomous technology particularly in Maritime Unmanned Systems (MUS), advanced sensing and computing continue to drive and accelerate change in the undersea defence domain.

For 2024, our expert-driven conference aims to lead the technological debate acorss the entirety of this space.

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Submission Topics

Across the three days of content, we will investigate the current challenges and future opportunities pertaining to four key areas.

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Benefits of speaking

Every year our conferences have witnessed high-quality presentations from renowned undersea defence technology experts.

In fact, several speakers have also re-applied year after year. What makes them return to our event?

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Application requirements

Ahead of each event, the UDT technical planning committee welcomes papers and panel proposal abstracts exploring these themes from military, civil, academia, and government personnel. Authors are required to identify which of the key focus areas their paper addresses. These are used to help the committee understand the authors' perspective in order to build a coherent agenda.

To submit a paper, you will need to provide the following information:

UDT 2024 - Checkbox Abstract title                                                                                                                                                                                        
UDT 2024 - Checkbox Paper summary
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UDT 2024 - Checkbox Speaker biography 

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Share your expertise. Become a thought leader.

As the leading global undersea defence technology event, subject-matter specialists from across the military, industry, academia and government apply to speak at UDT. In fact, several speakers have returned year after year as well.

Here are the benefits our speakers enjoy:

    A platform to be seen as an industry thought leader
  Share your ideas and raise awareness on the industry challenges
  Showcase your research and innovation
  Be heard by a broad audience of senior leaders in the government and military
  Receive mentorship and guidance from our committee members on your paper
  Stay updated with the research by other industry experts
  Attend the conference for free and network at the exhibition


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The 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."

The Chatham House Rule is not in effect by default. Speakers retain the right, however, to invoke it at the beginning of their presentation whereupon it will last for the duration of that presentation only.

At no point is recording equipment of any kind permitted to be used in any conference room. This includes filming and audio recording. Photos are permitted provided there is no flash.