Ground-breaking 24-hour conference on global organized crime

The world’s first 24-hour conference on global organized crime will take place on 10 and 11 November. More than 200 organized crime experts from 45 countries will gather online to discuss a diverse range of topics, including environmental crime, migrant smuggling, the illicit antiquities trade, drug trafficking and the impact of emerging technologies on organized crime.

Three leading global networks on countering organized crime, the Center for Information and Research on Organized Crime (CIROC), the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC), the Standing Group on Organized Crime (ECPR-SGOC), together with the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), will host the first-of-its-kind event.

More than 240 academics and researchers, 80 students and 1,000 participants are registered to attend the 24-hour event. The online event will welcome an international audience, allowing those who might not have the means or funding to attend a physical event to take part.

A total of 60 sessions, including panels, book interviews and video screenings, will run non-stop across four parallel tracks. Virtual coffee breaks will also offer a chance for networking.

The conference will be a ground-breaking event for all practitioners, scholars, students, and relevant stakeholder groups working against organized crime.

Further information about the conference is available on the website. Only pre-registered participants will be able to attend the event; the registration form is also available on the website.