Important Dates

Congress Dates : September 25-28, 2024
Abstract Submission Deadline : April 26, 2024
Full Paper Submission Deadline : July 15, 2024

On behalf of the Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty ( ITU MF ) and Piri Reis University ( PRU ), it is with great pleasure that we extend to you an invitation to participate in the 29th International Maritime Lecturers Association (IMLA29) Conference. This prestigious event will be held in the vibrant city of Istanbul from September 25 to September 28, 2024.

IMLA’s aim is “to promote contact and cooperation between Maritime Lecturers of all disciplines and to develop a body of Professional expertise. Thus it attempts to fulfill at its regular international conferences and through this portal. At that point, The IMLA29 conference aims to bring together maritime educators, researchers, industry professionals, and policymakers to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in maritime education and training. This year's conference will feature an array of engaging sessions, workshops, and panel discussions, providing an excellent opportunity for professional development, networking, and collaboration. This year, we are also pleased to announce that IMLA29 will host three specialized subcommittees International Navigation Simulator Lecturers Conference-INSLC22, International Conference on Engine Room Simulators-ICERS16, International Maritime English Conference-IMEC34; each focusing on a distinct aspect of maritime education and training, allowing for more in-depth discussions and targeted networking opportunities.
The conference will host world-wide known keynote speakers. The conference program will cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to marine/navigation simulator based maritime education and training, maritime safety and security, environmental sustainability, technological advancements, and best practices in maritime education and training. We are also excited to offer cultural and social activities that will allow participants to experience the rich history and beauty of Istanbul. The papers will be evaluated by highly prestigious academic journals to be published. A prooceding book will be cover all the acccepted and presented full papers. Best Paper Awards have also been given to each specific sub-committee’s themes.

We would be honored if you could join us as a participant at this event. Your expertise and insights would be a valuable addition to our discussions and would greatly contribute to the success of the conference.

Please find enclosed the preliminary program, registration details, and accommodation options. For any queries or further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you to Istanbul for what promises to be a fruitful and memorable event.


Prof. Dr. Özcan Arslan
Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty
Prof. Dr. Nafiz Arıca
Piri Reis University