12th Annual Conference and Masterclass

Photos by: NPUC

We are pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Conference and Masterclass 2019 will be held at the Norwegian Police University College Conference Centre in Stavern, Norway, between Monday the 24th and Friday the 28th of June 2019. The Masterclass will take place on Monday the 24th and Tuesday the 25th of June 2019 and the Conference will take place between Wednesday the 26th and Friday the 28th of June 2019.

The iIIRG Annual Conference and Masterclass promotes specialist knowledge exchange between practitioners and academics, professionals and researchers, all with an interest and expertise in:
– Investigative interviewing of victims, witnesses, and suspects
– High interest groups and intelligence interviewing
– International war crimes investigations
– The immorality and ineffectiveness of torture
– International Human Rights
– Interview advice, training, and decision making
– Specialist interviewing skills (including intimidated, vulnerable and reluctant witnesses, use of intermediaries)
– Forensic linguistics
– Detecting deception

Photos by: NPUC

The 2019 Conference and Masterclass offers delegates a diverse programme of professional and leisure activities in the beautiful surroundings of Stavern, Norway. The Conference Centre is a part of the Norwegian Police University College (NPUC). For this conference they have 145 rooms for conference delegates. We are very grateful for the highly subsidised accommodation costs NPUC has provided iIIRG for these rooms. We know this is going to be very well appreciated by our delegates and members. To get one of these rooms, we recommend you register early. For those who did not book early enough, or would like to stay at the local hotel next to the Conference Centre, we have got prioritisation and a discounted price at Hotel Wassilioff  until the 29th of April. For more information see the Venue & Accommodation tab on the right.

Prior to the conference, delegates will be able to attend a two-day masterclass that will be taking place over the 24th and 25th of June.  The Masterclass, led by Professor Lorraine Hope and Mr Wayne Thomas, will be focusing on intelligence debriefing: Cooperation, memory and elicitation techniques.  Throughout the Conference, we will also be hearing from three fascinating keynote speakers: Professor Juan E. Mendez, Professor Lorraine Hope and Professor Laurence Alison. Delegates will enjoy a unique array of social activities. Please click on the links (on the right-hand side of this screen) to learn what is in store.

Photo by: NPUC & Kjetil Rolseth

To view a short video of the conference centre, click here.

Call for papers and practitioner case studies

The deadline for submitting an abstract for a paper, practitioner case study or poster was 11th March 2019.

Bursaries and Free Masterclass Places

The iIIRG offers a number of bursaries covering the conference registration payment to student and practitioner members. A number of free places on the Masterclasses are also offered to its members (student, practitioner, or academic).  The deadline to apply for these was the 11th of March 2019.

Important Dates

Details of important dates for the Conference and Masterclass 2019 can be found here.


If you encounter any problems or would like some help, please contact the Conference Team who will gladly assist you.

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