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2018 AIIA National Conference - Registrations Open

Published 19 Jun 2018

The AIIA is delighted to announce that the date for this year’s National Conference has been confirmed for Monday 15 October at Hotel Realm, Canberra.

Registration for this year’s Conference has now opened and tickets can be booked here.

Masterclass applications have also now opened. For more information on the process click here.

The AIIA’s National Conference is Australia’s premier event on Australian foreign policy. In recent years conference has achieved record participation with more than 380 attendees. Leading experts in international affairs will provide engaging discussion in seperate sessions on Foreign Policy, Prosperity, Security and Global Issues.

We are delighted to have already confirmed the attendance of a range of exciting speakers for this years conference:

Foreign Policy

  • Senator The Hon Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Allan Gyngall AO FAIIA, AIIA National President

Enhancing Prosperity

  • Dr John Edwards, Fellow at the Lowy Institute and Adjunct Professor with the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy
  • Fiona Simson, President of National Farmers Federation

Strengthening Australia’s Security

  • Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of National Security College, Australian National University
  • Dr Elsina Wainwright, Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) at Sydney University’s US Studies Centre and a Visiting Fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation
  • Dr Rebecca Strating, Department of Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University

Contribution to Global Issues

  • Helen Evans AO FAIIA, Associate Professor, The Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Toby Walsh, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University New South Wales
  • Professor Steven Freeland, Dean, School of Law, Western Sydney University

Concluding Remarks

  • John McCarthy AO FAIIA, former Ambassador or High Commissioner to the US, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand and India and past National President, Australian Institute of International Affairs
  • Melissa Conley Tyler, National Executive Director, Australian Institute of International Affairs

The 2018 National Conference will be preceded by masterclasses for young professionals and tertiary students between the ages of 18 and 40. The 2018 masterclasses will be held on Sunday 14 October with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The 2018 National Conference and masterclasses provide a unique opportunity to hear and engage directly with experts on Australia’s international affairs.

Highlights from AIIA’s National Conference 2017 can be seen below. For more information about last year’s conference click here.