Speaker Guidelines

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UDT 2018 Conference Key Dates

Call for Papers Opens: CLOSED
Call for Papers Deadline: CLOSED

Paper Deadline: 1 March 2018
Presentation Deadline: 11 June 2018

The Preparation Process


  • Authors of accepted abstracts are required to provide a paper for the conference proceedings by 1 March 2018. Papers should be approximately 1200 words in length and no more than 5000 words, and submitted in 12 point font, with 1.5 line spacing, in the English language in a compatible Microsoft Word format.
  • All Presentation materials are required to be uploaded by 11 June 2018 and so you will be required to send your final presentation to Clarion Events by 11 June. 
  • Please send your presentation slide in 16:9 ratio to me by the above dates with your name included in the name of the file.

NB: Authors should be aware that the UDT organisers and your Session Chair will not accept presentations that include content that is overtly commercial.

At the UDT Conference

All conference speakers can attend the UDT Conference and Exhibition free of charge for the full three days. (this does not include the networking evening). 

Please note that we will allocate one speaker pass per presentation.
It is essential that you stay within the time allotted to your presentation (20 minutes).
There will be a speakers’ lounge, which will be available throughout the conference, where you can check your presentation and make changes if necessary.
Delegates and speakers to the UDT Conference are entitled to access to a password protected website that contains PDF versions of speaker presentations and/or papers. Please note that presentations delivered at the conference will be published together with papers where they are provided.


PLEASE NOTE: You may be contacted by some external companies which purport to offer discounted hotel rates for attendees. Please note that these are not supported by us and are a scam. Please be advised that genuine rates are detailed only in communications received directly by Clarion Defence & Security, and we therefore encourage you to contact us should you be approached by any external organisations.

To book you accommodation click here 


After the conference

The website containing the speaker’s presentations and papers will be available two weeks after the end of the Conference, please note unless indicated otherwise your presentation will be uploaded onto the website.

By submitting your presentation to the organisers, you grant permission for it to be made available to the Conference Committee/Delegates/Speakers after the event on the UDT 2018 website.

T: +44 (0)20 7384 7827

E: Eva.Lindsay@clarionevents.com 

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Gold Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor


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JFD UDT 2018

Official Online Media Partner

  • Shephard Media

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Supporting Media Partners

  • UT2
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  • Mittler Report
Global Defence Technology
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