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Conference Programme

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​​Click the link to access the ICMG24 Scientific Programme - Preliminary (January 2024).


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We are delighted to announce the ICMG24 Conference, organised by the ICMG 2024 Organising Committee. This event will be the first international military geosciences hybrid conference, bringing together military geoscientists from around the world in both in-person and virtual settings. Our esteemed invitations extend to national and international higher institutions, military organisations, and academies, aiming to attract a diverse audience, including geoscience practitioners and students. Please note that the programme provided here is only a preliminary version, and we anticipate that it might change at short notice to accommodate unforeseen developments and ensure the most engaging and enriching experience for all attendees.


What to Expect During the Conference:

  • ​​Thought-provoking Keynote Presentations by:

    1. Francis A. Galgano - Associate Professor of Geography, Director of Sustainability Studies, and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society.

    2. Hennie Smit - Emeritus Associate Professor in Military Geography, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University.


  • ​Enriching presentations by distinguished international and South African scholars and researchers.

  • Captivating Field Trips, including visits to the Naval Base in Simon's Town and a half-day excursion to Robben Island, a place of historical significance where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.

  • Welcoming Function on Sunday evening and Conference Dinner on Tuesday evening.

  • All lunches and coffee breaks are included.

  • A captivating five-day post-conference field tour exploring the greater Cape Town Metropolitan area, Franschhoek, Cederberg region, Saldanha Bay, and Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve.


Join us for this transformative experience, shaping the future of military geosciences. Register now and secure your spot at ICMG24. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to an unforgettable conference experience, where geoscience expertise ​will converge, and ideas will flourish.

See you at ICMG24!