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2016 Speakers Include:

Joint Information Operations Warfare Center
Gregory Radabaugh
Joint Information Operations Warfare Center
HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
Colonel John Harris
Deputy Chief, Joint Fires and Influence
HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
Special Operations Command Africa
Lieutenant Colonel John Wishart
J39 CA Planner
Special Operations Command Africa
Active Change Foundation
Hanif Qadir
Active Change Foundation

Countering Extremism Through Influence

The last 12 months have seen a significant resurgence in the threat posed by violent extremism; A range of high profile attacks throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East have shocked and appalled the world. The influence and appeal Daesh have generated through their communication activity, evidenced by the continued  flow of foreign fighters to the Levant and independent IS-inspired atrocities, it is imperative that government and security agencies analyse what can be done to better counter the messaging of radical groups and replace it with our own, positive narrative.

Defence IQ is delighted to announce the return of Information Operations: Countering Violent Extremism 2016, hosted in London on the 15th and 16th June. The symposium will once again bring together communication professionals and government agencies from around the world to discuss the successes, failures, and novel methods for hardening vulnerable individuals against the lure of extremism, how we can shift our messaging from negative (don’t) to a positive (do), and how we can improve interagency (and international) cooperation and coordination against this transnational threat.

Continuing to provide key case studies in target audience analysis, digital outreach, measurement of effect,  CVE 2016 is a must attend symposium for anyone involved in any facet of countering violent extremism. From open source intelligence analysis and community engagement through to social messaging and audience targeting, Countering Violent Extremism 2016 will provide you with the most concise and effective way to learn from, and engage with, the thought leaders in your field.

What others think of our IO series:

"This year has actually been a step-change better than the last few I've attended... What we've covered has been a wide-ranging and most interesting."Lt Col James Hancock, JIOTAT
"The Conference was outstanding! Most of the topics were relevant to my job and the speakers were world class. The combination of speakers and the ability to meet and "network" with our international partners allowed me to gain months worth of knowledge and experience in just 4 days."Scott Wetzel, USAF
"It was well balanced. This conference is always valuable as it is a unique forum in which to learn how IO is doing and where we are heading."Deputy Director, PsyOps, Canadian Forces
"Must attend event for IO practitioners to stay abreast, learn new and share own knowledge/application. I have 13 years of US Army experience, multiple combat tours and have written extensively on IO but I was very satisfied with what I learned. Even experienced IO practitioners need to refresh their skills and knowledge."Norman Emery

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