Event Registration - International Association for Intelligence Education
IAFIE EC 2024 Annual Conference
2024-09-10 - 2024-09-12

Location: Valletta Campus of the University of Malta

Event Description

Navigating the Future of Intelligence Education: Adapting to New Realities

The European Chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education is delighted to announce the forthcoming conference, “Navigating the Future of Intelligence Education: Adapting to New Realities”, scheduled to be held in Malta from September 10th to 12th, 2024. This conference is dedicated to addressing the paramount challenges facing intelligence education in the modern era, with a particular focus on leveraging new technologies, engaging with the next generation, and fostering a culture of shared knowledge between academia, private sector, and governmental entities. 

IAFIE EC is joining hands with the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences - University of Malta to organise a joint conference examining intelligence requirements in the contemporary security landscape, with its changing threat environment and fast developing technological advancements. The conference will adopt a multidisciplinary perspective by bringing scholars and practitioners from different disciplines for a blend of research and applied discussions on intelligence. To this end, we invite scholars and practitioners in the fields of intelligence, defence, law enforcement, war studies, security, cyber security, risk analysis and management, history, law, cognitive and experimental psychology, statistics, information science, and other fields to submit for the call for papers.

Visit the main conference page for more information: https://iafieeurope.org/events/iafie-ec-annual-conference-2024

1. Embracing Technological Advancements in Education:
  • Explore innovative educational technologies and their potential applications within intelligence training and classrooms
  • Showcase best practices in integrating cutting-edge tools to enhance learning outcomes
2. Engaging the Next Generation of Intelligence Professionals:
  • Identify effective strategies for teaching and mentoring the digital-native generations
  • Address challenges and opportunities in catering to diverse learning styles and preferences
3. Defining Critical Skills for the Intelligence Profession:
  • Facilitate discussions on the evolving skill sets required for success in intelligence roles
  • Assess the balance between traditional tradecraft and emerging proficiencies in intelligence education
4. Promoting a Culture of Knowledge Sharing:
  • Foster collaboration and information exchange between academia, private sector, and governmental agencies
  • Highlight successful case studies of cross-sectoral cooperation in intelligence education
5. Harnessing the Impact of New Technologies in Intelligence:
  • Delve into the transformative effects of technology on intelligence operations, analysis, and security
  • Investigate cross-disciplinary technological design in intelligence
6. Baking human rights into intelligence work:
  • Explore cultural factors in designing and implementing oversight mechanisms
  • Re-define necessity, proportionality and transparency in relation to intelligence practices in the context of technological developments and changing public expectations
7. Evaluating Pedagogical Approaches for Effective Learning:
  • Share insights on pedagogical methods that are most conducive to intelligence education
  • Examine case studies and research findings on optimizing learning outcomes in the field
8. Adapting Curriculum to Future Intelligence Challenges:
  • Anticipate emerging threats and geopolitical shifts, and their implications for intelligence education
  • Explore approaches to ensure that curriculum remains relevant and adaptable to evolving global realities
  • Rethink the ‘need to know’/ ‘need to share’ practices in the context of strategic intelligence declassification for policy purposes
The “Navigating the Future of Intelligence Education” conference aspires to be a dynamic forum for thought leaders, educators, practitioners, and policymakers to collectively tackle the most pressing issues in intelligence education. Through insightful presentations, interactive workshops, and fruitful networking, we aim to forge a path forward that prepares intelligence professionals to excel in an ever-changing landscape.

We look forward to welcoming you in Malta from September 10th to 12th, 2024, for what promises to be an essential moment in shaping the future of intelligence education.


Important dates include:

  • ​Submission of panel proposals: 17 April 2024
  • Submission of paper proposals: 17 April 2024
  • Submission of roundtable proposals: 17 April 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: By 24 April 2024
  • Early bird registration opens: 1 May 2024
  • Submission of papers and presentations: 27 June 2024


Registration will be available from 1 May:

  • €280 / $300 for IAFIE members
  • €340 / $365 for non-members

Contact us on info@iafieeurope.org if you have questions about membership, upcoming or past events, shared resources, or to receive general information about IAFIE EC.