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IT²EC provides a platform for the military and civil security/resilience communities to exchange knowledge on innovation, simulation and education effectiveness, and interoperability.

Never has our field advanced so rapidly. With so many new and important ideas to share, we look forward to seeing you face-to-face in 2022 build and rekindle relationships, as well as discuss how we can all react better to evolving challenges.

In particular, we are looking for submissions on the theme of navigating rapidly evolving technologies for training and education.

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Application requirements

Speaker applications will be open from the end of August, and close on Friday 11 October 2021. The technical planning committee will then review all submissions and set the IT²EC 2022 conference agenda. All authors will be contacted by the end of November. 

Ahead of each conference, the IT²EC technical planning committee welcomes papers and panel proposal abstracts exploring the theme from military, civil, academia and government personnel.

Authors are required to identify which of the conference pillars their paper addresses. These are used to help the committee understand the authors' perspective in order to build a coherent agenda.

To submit a paper, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Abstract title
  • Paper summary
  • Top take away points for audience members
  • Speaker biography 

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"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed."

The Chatham House Rule is not in effect by default. Speakers retain the right, however, to invoke it at the beginning of their presentation whereupon it will last for the duration of that presentation only.

At no point is recording equipment of any kind permitted to be used in any conference room. This includes filming and audio recording. Photos are permitted provided there is no flash.