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Dispersion Modelling User Group (DMUG)

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us at Woburn House (London) on April 25th for a fresh look DMUG conference including:  

  • breakfast networking session  
  • panel discussion and Q&A on the hot topic of modelling and model uncertainty  
  • opinions and insights from IAQM fellows and regulators plus other high profile speakers 
  • modelling surgeries with IAQM committee members and speakers  
  • poster presentation and social afterwards 

This is a not-to-miss conference for anyone involved in dispersion modelling for planning, permitting and policy making.  You will hear about emerging techniques, novel chemical transformations, managing sensitivity and uncertainty, and what’s in store for the future.  

Confirmed speakers and panel members include representatives of Defra, the Environment Agency, AQEG, a former IAQM president and an accomplished academic and honorary fellow. 

We will also be announcing the IAQM’s newest guidance – good practice in dispersion modelling 

What’s in store 

Breakfast networking – this time before the event is for you to grab a coffee and croissant, meet fellow members, catch up with ex colleagues, speak to sponsors or corner the committee. 

Morning sessions – techy talks on novel modelling techniques, secondary chemical transformation, forecasting impacts of fires, and testing the sensitivity of inputs 

After lunch – launching into the panel session with an open and candid discussion on uncertainty in modelling and of model inputs/outputs.  The panel will feature representatives from Defra and Imperial College 

Final session – what does the future hold for modelling? How can air quality and climate change policies be better informed?  What role will artificial intelligence play?  

Poster session – we will be welcoming in academics/researchers/innovators to share their findings from the forefront of dispersion modelling research and development  

Surgeries – your chance to talk to speakers and committee members in small breakout groups, ask questions about model conundrums you have been battling with, new techniques and tools, etc. 

Social scene – wrap up the day with a drink (either alcoholic or not) and nibbles with your network 


We are inviting those involved in research and development or who have novel/innovative applications of dispersion modelling to display posters at the upcoming DMUG conference on 25th April 2024.  

The work should be directly related to the field of dispersion modelling and informing planning and policy making either in the UK or internationally.  We are particularly interested in novel and emerging areas, such as ultrafine particulates, ammonia and secondary pollutant formation, non-Gaussian plume modelling, CFD modelling, katabatic flows and other related topics.  Please send a short note on your ideas (with links to relevant papers or websites) to 

The chosen posters will be exhibited in the breakout area at Woburn House, where the authors will be able to talk to delegates during breaks, as well as after the event. Should the authors wish to also attend the full conference, we are pleased to offer a discounted rate of £100.   

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Who should attend?
Consultants, both new and experienced in modelling | Regulators, from the local to national level | Industrial operators, large and small | Academics & researchers

So, if you are a professional engaged in air dispersion modelling or you use model findings in decision making, then be sure to attend this conference to hear from eminent speakers, as well as the opportunity to build your external network and gain valuable CPD. 
There will also be an informal networking session after the talks, where you will be able to meet the speakers and IAQM committee members, followed up by a social gathering at a nearby venue. 


Conference Rates


Local Authority

Student or Graduate*


* Graduate and student rates are available to those who graduated after 1st January 2024 and are not currently in full-time employment. Certification will be requested to confirm your booking. There are no Super Early Bird or Early Bird prices for local authority and student/graduate.

Exhibit with us

The DMUG Conference attracts consultants, air quality practitioners, leading manufacturers, local authorities officers and regulators, academics and researchers providing an excellent opportunity for organisations to interact with their target audience of experts and buyers. This conference is a platform for expert practitioners to share knowledge, therefore there are a limited number of spaces for exhibitors.

Benefits of exhibiting:

  • Listing on the event page on both the IAQM and Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) websites
  • Promotion on the IAQM and IES websites, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts
  • Inclusion in the digital delegate pack

Download our Exhibitor and Sponsorship Pack and book your space today.


We aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this event, please email Derek Jardine at or call +44 (0)20 3862 7484 to discuss this further.


April 25
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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+44 (0)20 3862 7484


Woburn House, London
20-24 Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9HQ
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020 7419 5489

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