3 August 2023

Symposium on Military Design Thinking

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AOD proposes one North American and one European continental gatherings in lieu of the legacy annual convention this year. In Europe, our focus will be to foreground the state of design in European Armed Forces.

Royal Danish Defence College (FAK) Professor Therese Heltberg & LCDR Henrik Thrue invite the AOD community and design sympathizers to a European gathering on the state of design in European armed forces in Copenhagen on November 9, 2023 (as a follow-up to ISMS Copenhagen between November 6-8).

The main aim of the symposium is to explore and get an overview of the current state of military design thinking and practice in European defence forces as well as sharing ideas and wishes for future paths and projects. The symposium is also providing an opportunity for networking and relationship-building among the design-interested, and there will be an opportunity to experience a facilitated design exercise.

Participation in the symposium is free and you are welcome to participate even without attending the ISMS conference prior to the event.

What: Symposium on Military Design Thinking in European Armed Forces

When: Thursday, November 9 from 8:30AM to 15:30.

Where: Svanemøllen Garrison, Royal Danish Defence College, Copenhagen, Denmark

Fees: Free

Registration: Save the date. There is no requirement to attend ISMS to join the symposium.

For more information, or to signal your participation, contact CDR Henrik Thrue at or Dr. Therese Heltberg at


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