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

Poster Session Submission Information

2015 Global Intelligence Forum
July 12 – 16, 2015
Dungarvan, County Waterford

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Mercyhurst University invites Poster Session submissions for the 2015 Global Intelligence Forum to be held in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. The Poster Session will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. All registered conference participants are eligible to submit a presentation for consideration.

Conference organizers welcome submissions with conceptual and/or empirical relevance to intelligence practice/analysis, best practices in 21st century intelligence, and intelligence data management to inform decision-making in and beyond intelligence-related disciplines. The Poster Session is intended to convey to participants of the 2015 Global Intelligence Forum scholarly analyses and interpretations relating to new unpublished data, new analyses of existing data, and newly designed and/or ongoing studies, especially in relation to emerging interest in the use of intelligence-formed decision-making in:

  • ·         Higher Education
  • ·         Public Health
  • ·         Business/Hospitality/Food Security
  • ·         Traditional Intelligence.

Submissions should not exceed 1,000 words. Each poster submission should be accompanied by an abstract of 250 words.The deadline for poster session submissions is February 1, 2015.

What is a Poster Presentation?

The Poster Presentation is a forum for conference participants to share findings, methods, discussions, concepts, and/or cutting-edge issues and concerns by presenting their relevant professional and academic work (i.e. research study, conceptual thesis, or innovative coursework or scholarship).

Poster displays, depending on the content and session, are wall-mounted or mounted on 4' by 8' easels. An effective poster presentation highlights, with visual display, the main points or components of the topic.  Two poster presentation sessions will be held, each 2 hours. During this time, the presenter will be available to answer questions and to discuss the poster display with visitors.

Submission Guidelines

Mercyhurst University strongly recommends electronic submissions of poster proposals to Dr. Joanne McGurk (jmcgurk@mercyhurst.edu) with a "cc" to Michelle Henderson (mhenderson@mercyhurst.edu). 

Those who are unable to submit electronically may forward their submissions by regular mail; however, an email address is required for confirmation of proposal receipt, notification of acceptance/rejection, and all communication relevant to the presentation event.  Submissions posted through regular mail should be sent to:

Dr. Joanne McGurk
Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th
Erie, PA   16546 USA


All electronic submissions must  be received by midnight on February 1, 2015,  or postmarked by February 1, 2015. Poster presentation proposals will be acknowledged electronically upon receipt.

Poster proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis and notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent electronically to the email contact provided by February 25, 2015, at the latest. Accepted poster proposals will also be acknowledged by formal letter directed to the author(s) at the mailing address provided.

Instructions for Preparing Submissions

Poster Presentation Proposals must include:

  1.        Title of poster session. (No more than 140 characters including spaces and punctuation.)
  2.        Author's or Authors' name(s).
  3.        Employer or affiliated institution.
  4.        Contact information for author, including phone number, fax number, email, and mailing address (if there is more than one author, choose one person to be the contact).
  5.        Summary of the poster (maximum 1,000 words), which can include up to 2 tables or figures and key references.
  6.        Abstract of no more than 250 words.
  7.        Indication of discipline focus:  Higher Education, Public Health, Business, Hospitality Management, Food Security, or Traditional Intelligence.

Selection Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated by at least two members of the appropriate review panel. Reviewers will not be informed of submitters’ identities. Three criteria will be used:

  • ·         Clarity of formulation or conceptualization,
  • ·         Professionalism, accuracy, and currency of information.
  • ·         Relevance to forum theme

Decisions made by the conference organizers are final.

Submission is taken as an agreement to present an accepted format at the scheduled time, to allow audio recording of the session, and press coverage.

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