24th Annual

International Maritime Lecturers' Association

(IMLA) Conference

"Quality Standards in Maritime Education"

November 10-14, 2016

Hosted by Texas A&M University at Galveston

Galveston, Texas

"IMLA is a no-border forum: a round table for discussions on sea-related issues. Teachers and other interested parties from all over the world dedicated to mediating in the process of Maritime Education and Training are invited to become members and to freely present their achievements, share experiences and exchange ideas. IMLA came into being in 1977 and held its first major conference in June 1980, when the Association’s constitution was adopted. Here its aim is clearly stated: “to promote contact and cooperation between Maritime Lecturers of all disciplines and to develop a body of professional expertise”. This it attempts to fulfill at its regular international conferences."

Texas A& M University at Galveston is a proud host of this year’s conference and we are planning several on-campus events over the course of the conference where presenters can network. IMLA24 at Texas A&M University at Galveston will promote discussion and extensive networking amongst maritime lecturers, including the critical elements needing consideration as we pave the way for the next generation of maritime educators. Some topics that may be touched upon are:

  • Evaluation of Maritime Education and Training
  • Distance Education in the Maritime Industry
  • Impact of Technology on Maritime Teaching
  • Assessment of Maritime Education
  • Quality Assurance in Maritime Education
  • International Maritime Education Program