CDSG Conferences, Tours and Events

  • April 25-27, 2018 Annual Conference Columbia River OR/WA, Mark Berhow, Chair (Click to download PDF info and Registration flyer) Updated 2/12/2018. You can also register with a credit card payment at the CDSG Shop ( The 2018 CDSG Conference will be headquartered in Warrenton, Oregon, visiting the forts of the harbor defenses of the Columbia River: Forts Stevens, Canby, and Columbia.   The historical files are already posted on the CDSG website. They can be downloaded at any time (RCWs, maps, QM records, Project annexes & supplements, engineer notebook, aerial photos, battery correspondence files, and inspection reports).
  • August 11-19, 2018 CDSG & FSG Special Tour to Switzerland (Click to download PDF Flyer), Terry McGovern, Chair, Update 8/10/2017
  • February 2 – 11, 2019 CDSG Special Tour to Manila Bay, the Philippines, Andy Grant, Chair (Click to Download PDF Information Flyer) Updated 2/12/2018.
  • April 10 – 14, 2019 CDSG Annual Conference Chesapeake Bay, VA, Terry McGovern, Chair
  • Spring 2020 CDSG Annual Conference New Orleans, Louisiana, Quentin Schillare, Chair
  • July or August, 2020, CDSG & FSG Special Tour to the Defenses of Sydney, Australia, Ian Wolfe, Chair

Other Meetings and Tour Calendar

 Please advise Terry McGovern of any additions or changes at

May 9 – 13, 2018
Association Vauban Annual Conference
Cambo les Bain, France
Joseph Miqueu, Jean Pier,

May 16 – 20, 2018
Council on America’s Military Past Annual Conference
Louisville, Kentucky
Bridget Hart,

June 9 – 10, 2018
Association Saint-Maurice d’Etudes Militaries Tour
Aosta Valley, Italy
Pascal Bruchez,

August 31 – September 3, 2018
Fortress Study Group Annual Conference
Dover, United Kingdom
Alistar Graham Kerr,

September 21 -23, 2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft Festungsforsh Annual Meeting
Magdeburg, Germany
Andrea Theissen,

October 12, 2018
International Fortress Council Annual Meeting
Fort Bard & Aosta Valley, Italy
Kees Neisingh,

May 2019
Fortress Study Group Overseas Tour
Toul/Verdun, France
Alistar Graham Kerr,

September 2019
Fortress Study Group Annual Conference
Liverpool, UK

October 2019
International Fortress Council Annual Meeting
Kees Neisingh,