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2017 HVIS (HyperVelocity Impact Symposium)

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2017 HVIS (HyperVelocity Impact Symposium)

The 14th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium will be held from April 24th – 28th, 2017 at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. This Symposium serves as the principal forum for the discussion, interchange and presentation of the physics of high- and hypervelocity impact and related technical areas. It is intended for scientists, engineers, and technical managers from academia, industry, government and defense programs.


The sessions will cover research in the areas of:


• Hypervelocity Phenomenology Studies

• High-Velocity Launchers and Diagnostics

• Spacecraft Meteoroid/Debris Shielding and Failure Analyses

• Material Response (including EOS)

• Fracture and Fragmentation

• High-Velocity Penetration Mechanics and Target Response

• Armor/Anti-Armor and Ballistic Technology

• Analytical and Numerical Methodologies

• Theoretical/Applied Mechanics Relevant to Hypervelocity Impact

• Asteroid Impact and Planetary Defense Technology


A special session in the topical area of Impacts in the Solar System is also being planned.  


Delegate Registration Fees


Early Bird

(prior to 13th Feb 2017)


(after 13th Feb 2017)

Standard Registration



Student Registration



Solar System Impacts day only








Registration Fees include:

Admission to all talks, lunch and refreshments, Welcome reception at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Hotel, dinner on Monday evening, conference banquet at Leeds Castle including return transfer.

Please note accommodation is not included in the registration fees, and is not available on the University of Kent campus.


Partner Programme

A full partner programme is available for anyone travelling with Symposium attendees. The proposed events are subject to change without notice. You will be able to select the tours during the registration process. Tours can be booked individually or all together.


Sunday 23rd April 

Afternoon / Evening - Welcome Reception at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Hotel - £35


Monday 24th April

Morning - Roman Museum Tour - £9.50

Lunch - at your own expense

Afternoon - Canterbury Cathedral Guided Tour - £17

Evening - Dinner at the University of Kent - £40


Tuesday 25th April

Biddenden Vineyards Guided Tour with Lunch - return transport included - £41.50

Wednesday 26th April

Evening - Conference Banquet at Leeds Castle - £150

Thursday 27th April 

Morning - Shopping in Whitstable (return transport to Whitstable included)

Lunch - at your own expense

Afternoon - Guided tour of Whitstable Castle with afternoon tea

Total cost for whole day including return transportation - £32.50

Exhibitor Costs


Early Bird

(prior to 13th Feb 2017)


(after 13th Feb 2017)

Standard Exhibitor Registration

£2500 + VAT

£3000 + VAT

2nd Exhibitor Representative

£800 + VAT

£1000 + VAT


The exhibition costs include admission to all talks, lunch and refreshments, Welcome reception at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Hotel, dinner on Monday evening, conference banquet at Leeds Castle including return transfer, exhibition table, power, parking and a company link added to the conference website.



The registration fees do not include any accommodation, and accommodation is not available at the University of Kent. We have secured some rooms at the following hotels in Canterbury - 


Abode Hotel - please call the reservations team on 01227 766 266 quoting block code: UNIV230416

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Hotel - please call the reservations team on 01227 865350 or email quoting code: 9331 or UKC


Please see the link on the left hand side for more accommodation options in the Canterbury area.


Terms and Conditions

Cancellations made up to 8 weeks before the event will be refunded minus a £35 administration fee.
Cancellations made between 8 and 4 weeks before the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations made less than 4 weeks before the event, will be subjected to a 100% cancellation fee, but substitutions will be possible.

For amendments resulting in a partial refund of your payment, a £10.00 administration fee will apply.

*PLEASE NOTE*: You can edit your details before paying should you wish to go back and make any changes. No changes can be made to delegate details once registration is complete and payment has been made. If you need to claim back the cost of attendance to the Conference then please make sure the invoice is addressed correctly i.e. to your department and not yourself, if necessary. If you require a purchase order or VAT number on your invoice, then this must be added in to your address line - it is not possible to re-issue invoices with amendments once generated.


Contact Information

For payment and registration queries please contact Louisa Harvey.

For conference queries, please email: