2015 Global Intelligence Forum
The Dungarvan Conference
July 12th - 16th, 2015

About The Global Intel Forum

As one of the U.S.’ thought leaders on intelligence analysis, and an innovative research institution on intelligence analysis best practices, Mercyhurst University has embarked on a number of outreach initiatives to capture best practices in the intelligence community. Toward that end, Mercyhurst and specifically The Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science (The Ridge School), hosts a biennial forum in Dungarvan, Ireland, focusing on key intelligence issues from a global perspective.


The 2015 Global Intelligence Forum

The Park Hotel 

Shandon
Dungarvan
County Waterford, Ireland
+353 58 42899

2015 Theme

Intelligence-Informed Decision-Making to Build a More Secure Future

The Global Intelligence Forum intends to continue down the path of intelligence innovation and discovery we embarked on in July 2010, when we began to explore the nature of analysis and its application in various intelligence professions. Later, in 2011 and 2013, we discussed the interaction between the intelligence analyst/practitioner and the decision-maker. In July 2015 we continue to build bridges between practitioners and scholars in the fields of public health, hospitality/food security, higher education and intelligence related professions, and discuss emerging 21st century intelligence and data management best practices to inform decision making. In Dungarvan, we will address will be “what will leaders in both the public and private sector need and expect in the way of intelligence to make more effective decisions?”

Attire 

Dress at the Global Intelligence Forum is business casual attire unless otherwise indicated on the agenda. Forum name badges must be worn at all times throughout the event in order to gain admission to all sessions, meals and functions.

Press Policy 

Members of the press or media wishing to attend the Global Intelligence Forum as a participant must request advance approval by contacting Deborah Morton, dmorton@mercyhurst.edu +1.814.824.2552 prior to completing the online registration form.

Upon arrival at the forum, all media will be required to certify that they are attending as a member of the press or media. Those members of the media attending as a participant, not as a member of the media, will be required to certify they are not attending as a member of the press nor will they disseminate any of the content discussed or presented during the conference via any media form (including, but not limited to, print/electronic newspapers/journals/blogs/forums) without the expressed prior approval of The Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Sciences.

All attendees will be required to submit a business card and may be asked to present photographic identification upon arrival to the forum. 

Delegate Cancellations & Transfer

Registration cancellation requests received in writing on or prior to June 1, 2015, will qualify for a refund, less a 15% administration fee. No refund will be given on cancellation requests received after this date. Should the original delegate be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge; in this case, please contact Michelle Henderson to update the participant registration details. Any cancellation or substitution requests should be made to Michelle Henderson at +1.814.824.2131 or mhenderson@mercyhurst.edu.

Event Cancellations

In the unlikely event of the forum cancellation for any reason, neither The Ridge School, its affiliated entities, nor its employees, accepts responsibility for travel and/or accommodation costs or consequential losses incurred by prospective delegates as a result of any such cancellation. The Ridge School recommends that prospective delegates arrange appropriate insurance coverage.

Learn more about the event's Terms & Conditions 

News & Announcements

The Global Intelligence Forum intends to continue down the path of intelligence innovation and discovery we embarked on in July 2010. In July, 2015 we hope to continue to build bridges between practitioners and scholars in the fields of public health, hospitality/food security, higher education and intelligence related professions, and discuss emerging 21st century intelligence and data management best practices to inform decision making. A sub question to be addressed will be “what will leaders in both the public and private sector need and expect in the way of intelligence to make more effective decisions?” Read More »
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