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    • 08 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 07 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Institute For Regional Security
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    Call for Speakers submissions due
    07 October 2018

    Opportunity to Shake and Shape Australia's Security Thinking

    Next is a forum for future strategic leaders to share their forward thinking ideas for next-generation national security. It is your opportunity to influence the future of Australia’s national security. Next presents you with the platform to present a six-minute burst of fresh ideas, insights and thoughts to a high-powered audience of Defence and national security leaders, including current and former service chiefs, departmental and agency leaders, leading academics, and think-tank executives. It’s the kind of audience that normally has the podium.

    This time, it’s you – and they’re listening to what you have to say.

    Building on the success of our June Next, our November 2018 speakers will also be invited to attend an Innovation Workshop facilitated by leading Australian consulting firm, ThinkPlace. They will be taught crucial presentation skills and provided with a safe space to workshop their ideas before presenting them at our June event. 

    For more information, download the flyer here.

      

    Submissions close COB 07 October 2018

      


          

     

    IFRS thanks ThinkPlace for their sponsorship of this event.

            

    IFRS would also like to thank the Noetic Group for their support of the Future Strategic Leaders’ Program




    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 1:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus (about 30 min north of Batemans Bay)
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    Space systems provide essential capability to the ADF, law enforcement, intelligence and civil defence agencies, as well as every sector of the Australian economy. This Congress will examine the strategic national security dimensions of space policy, systems and capability across Government, including the opportunities and challenges associated with increasing global access to, use of and reliance on space. In particular, it will consider Australia’s role in managing the growing strategic competition and fragility of cooperative efforts in space as it becomes ever more congested and contested.

    The establishment of the Australian Space Agency creates an important opportunity for policymakers and all Australians to consider what role Australia can and should play in this increasingly significant domain. What sovereign capability is required? What space policy settings will best advance our interests? Is a “rules based order” in space possible? How do we work with the international community to establish norms and build trust? How can Australia maximise its resilience to disruptive events in space, including denial of key communications systems? These are just some of the key questions this Congress will consider.

    CONFIRMED GUEST SPEAKERS
    The following are just some of our subject matter experts who will help our participants tackle these challenging questions.
    Pamela Melroy - Pam Melroy is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. She served as pilot on Space Shuttle missions STS-92 and STS-112 and commanded mission STS-120. Pam is currently the Director of Space Technology and Policy at Nova Systems.
    Anthony Wicht - Anthony focuses on space systems and the policy frameworks and business models that support them.  He currently works as a Manager with Bain & Company in their Sydney office, and has held previous positions in government, academic, not-for-profit and corporate organisations.  In 2017, Anthony was the Alliance 21 Fellow based in Washington DC, developing Australia – US space relations.
    Steven Freeland - Steven is Dean of the School of Law and Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Australia where he specializes in International Criminal Law, Commercial Aspects of Space Law, Public International Law and Human Rights Law.
    Anntonette Dailey - Anny is Executive Director of the Australian Space Agency and has many years experience working in strategic policy across Commonwealth and NSW government.
    David Radzanowski - David is Senior Vice President of the Equator Corporation currently fulfilling the role of Strategic Business Director for Australia's Future Submarine Program, the largest Defence procurement program in Australia's history. He has previously held positions as the CFO of NASA and as Chief of Staff and principal advisor to NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    Early to mid-Career members of the national security community, those currently studying in the field and those who aspire to join the community. 

    CHATHAM HOUSE RULE
    The Congress operates strictly under the Chatham House Rule.  Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of speakers, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

    EVENT DETAILS
    Tickets Venue and timing
    Individuals: $550
    IFRS Financial Members: $490
    Full time civilian student: $250 (limited places due to being heavily subsidised)
    Linen pack: $25 (optional)

    Costs include all meals, accommodation onsite and course materials. 

    Location: ANU Coastal Campus, Kioloa, NSW South Coast (about 30 min drive north of Bateman's Bay).

    Date and Times: From 5pm Friday 19th to 1pm Sunday 21 October 2018.

    Accommodation is shared student accommodation – it is basic but comfortable

    Refunds and cancellations - full refunds will be offered until Friday 12 October (when final numbers are given).  Any unpaid registrations on this date will be cancelled unless a prior arrangement has been made.

    Dress: Casual

    INQUIRIES
    Places can fill quickly – Contact the IFRS office to reserve your spots in advance.
    T: 02 6295 1555
    E: events@ifrs.org.au
           

        The Future Strategic Leaders’ Congresses are proudly sponsored by the Noetic Group. 


Past events

13 Sep 2018 IFRS Future Leaders September Drinks
06 Sep 2018 Annual Dinner 2018 - The Indo-Pacific: Strategic Implications and Challenges
09 Aug 2018 IFRS Future Leaders August Drinks
12 Jul 2018 FSLP July Drinks
28 Jun 2018 IFRS Next
27 Jun 2018 Call for Expressions of Interest: Future Strategic Leaders' Committee
18 May 2018 Future Strategic Leaders Congress: The rise of complex autonomous systems: current challenges for national security policymakers
10 May 2018 FSLP May Drinks
04 May 2018 FSLP Trivia Night 2018
26 Apr 2018 Call for Expressions of Interest: Strategic Risk Workshop
12 Apr 2018 FSLP April Drinks
22 Mar 2018 2018 National Security Careers Night - Canberra
15 Mar 2018 FSLP March Drinks
14 Mar 2018 Call for Speakers for IFRS Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
07 Mar 2018 National Security Management Symposium: Home Affairs - A New Framework
15 Feb 2018 FSLP February Drinks
05 Dec 2017 Professional Development Workshop: Understanding Radicalisation & Extremism
28 Nov 2017 2017 IFRS Annual General Meeting
23 Nov 2017 IFRS Next
09 Nov 2017 FSLP November Drinks
27 Oct 2017 Future Strategic Leaders Congress: Shaping the future security of the region: avenues to strengthen PNG-Australia relations
12 Oct 2017 FSLP October Drinks
06 Oct 2017 Seminar with Dr Tom Mahnken: Key Issues for the United States National Defense Strategy
27 Sep 2017 Call for Speakers for IFRS Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
14 Sep 2017 Annual Dinner 2017: Multidimensional Security: Integrating Regional Policies
14 Sep 2017 IFRS Professional Development Seminar: Multi-Dimensional Security – Challenges in Our Region
10 Aug 2017 FSLP August Drinks
13 Jul 2017 IFRS Next
08 Jun 2017 FSLP June Drinks
31 May 2017 IFRS Sydney Seminar: Dr Cindy Vestergaard: Are Chemical Weapons Back in Vogue?
31 May 2017 Professional Development Workshop: Understanding Radicalisation & Extremism
19 May 2017 Future Strategic Leaders Congress: Innovation and Transformation in National Security
11 May 2017 FSLP May Networking Event
05 May 2017 Call for Speakers for IFRS Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
21 Apr 2017 FSLP Trivia Night 2017
13 Apr 2017 FSLP April Networking Event
09 Mar 2017 FSLP March Networking Event
22 Feb 2017 2017 National Security Careers Night - Canberra
09 Feb 2017 2017 FSLP Launch
05 Dec 2016 2016 IFRS Annual General Meeting
24 Nov 2016 IFRS Next
16 Nov 2016 Launch of Security Challenges Special Edition: “Five Years Since The Pivot”
16 Nov 2016 Professional Development Workshop: Understanding Radicalisation & Extremism
03 Nov 2016 Research Paper Launch: Cyber Security
24 Oct 2016 FSLP Seminar: Dr Patrick Cronin - Power, Order and the Future of US Asia Policy?
18 Oct 2016 IFRS Annual Dinner and Strategic Dialogue 2016: VIP Australian Delegate Registration
18 Oct 2016 IFRS Strategic Dialogue 2016: VIP International Delegate Registration
18 Oct 2016 Call for Speakers for IFRS Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
13 Oct 2016 FSLP October Networking Event
26 Aug 2016 Future Strategic Leaders Congress: Hybrid Warfare - 21st Century Grand Strategy?
11 Aug 2016 IFRS August Networking Event
27 Jul 2016 Professional Development Workshop: Understanding Radicalisation & Extremism
14 Jul 2016 IFRS Next
28 Jun 2016 Intelligence Matters – a discussion with Mr Richard Maude, Director-General, Office of National Assessments
09 Jun 2016 IFRS June Networking Event
20 May 2016 Future Strategic Leaders Congress: The Nexus of Sovereignty and Security: Global Interdependency and the Border Continuum
12 May 2016 IFRS May Networking Event
24 Apr 2016 Call for Speakers for IFRS Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
15 Apr 2016 FSLP Trivia Night
14 Apr 2016 IFRS April Networking Event
31 Mar 2016 Call for Submissions: The Regionalist – The Future of Australia’s Security Thinking. By Australia’s Future Strategic Leaders.
10 Mar 2016 IFRS Networking Event
02 Mar 2016 National Security Careers Night 2016 - Canberra
11 Feb 2016 IFRS Networking Event
08 Dec 2015 2015 IFRS Annual General Meeting
03 Dec 2015 FSLP End-of-Year Networking Event
18 Nov 2015 FSLP Seminar: The seedy underbelly of cybercrime with Chris Pogue
18 Nov 2015 The seedy underbelly of cybercrime and cyberespionage: Lunch briefing with Chris Pogue
13 Nov 2015 IFRS Next
05 Nov 2015 FSLP Spring Networking Event
23 Oct 2015 Future Strategic Leaders' Congress: From the Suburbs to Syria: Countering Radicalisation and Terrorism
13 Oct 2015 Call for Speakers for IFRS Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
23 Sep 2015 FSLP Seminar: Countering Radicalisation
08 Sep 2015 Williams Luncheon - Dalton
03 Sep 2015 IFRS Strategic Dialogue 2015: VIP Sponsor Delegate Registration
03 Sep 2015 IFRS Strategic Dialogue 2015: VIP Australian Delegate Registration
03 Sep 2015 IFRS Strategic Dialogue 2015: VIP International Delegate Registration
03 Sep 2015 Annual Dinner 2015: Australia-U.S.-Japan cooperation: enhancing stability and access to the maritime commons
02 Sep 2015 Women in National Security (WiNS) with Kristi Rogers
26 Aug 2015 Engineers Australia: Australia’s’ Transport Fuel Security: Where to now
13 Aug 2015 Future Operating Environment 2035-Development Plan Workshop
13 Aug 2015 Future Operating Environment 2035-Development Plan Workshop
12 Aug 2015 Women in National Security (WiNS): Women in Strategy and Leadership: Is Australia at a Tipping Point?
06 Aug 2015 Williams - Jericho workshop
05 Aug 2015 Williams - Jericho VIP Dinner
28 Jul 2015 Williams - Sponsor and VIP Dinner
25 Jun 2015 FSLP Winter Networking Event
17 Jun 2015 Cybersecurity - a work still in progress: Seminar with Keith Lowry
17 Jun 2015 Insider Breaches: Lunch Briefing with Keith Lowry
22 May 2015 Future Strategic Leaders' Congress: Maritime Flashpoints: Australia’s Critical Vulnerabilities
08 May 2015 IFRS Next
07 May 2015 FSLP and USI of the ACT Seminar: LTGEN David Morrison AO
15 Apr 2015 FSLP Women in National Security (WINS) with LTGEN David Morrison AO
09 Apr 2015 FSLP and USI of the ACT Seminar: AIRMSHL Geoff Brown, AO
23 Mar 2015 Call for Speakers for Next Tech: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
17 Mar 2015 IFRS Inaugural Address on Regional Stability and Prosperity: The Hon Julie Bishop MP
12 Mar 2015 National Security Careers Night 2015 - Canberra
31 Dec 2014 Executive Business Breakfasts Register
03 Dec 2014 Kokoda Foundation Summer Networking Event
28 Nov 2014 FSLP Networking Function following Kokoda Next
07 Nov 2014 Future Strategic Leaders' Congress: Australia’s Role in Addressing Global Nuclear Security Challenges
04 Nov 2014 Call for Speakers for Kokoda Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
01 Oct 2014 Kokoda Foundation Spring Networking Event
30 Sep 2014 FSLP Seminar: Indonesian Defence Industry: Moving Towards to Self-Reliance?
04 Sep 2014 VIP Sponsor Delegate Registration OS: Kokoda Strategic Dialogue 2014
04 Sep 2014 VIP Australian Delegate Registration: Kokoda Strategic Dialogue 2014
04 Sep 2014 VIP International Delegate Registration: Kokoda Strategic Dialogue 2014
07 Aug 2014 Cyber Security:Is Your Business Ready?
25 Jul 2014 FSLP Networking Function following Kokoda Next
25 Jul 2014 Kokoda Next
01 Jul 2014 USI of the ACT White Paper (WP15) series
27 Jun 2014 New Kokoda Paper Launch: Australian Defence Logistics: The Need to Enable and Equip Logistics Transformation
06 Jun 2014 Call for Speakers for Kokoda Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
05 Jun 2014 FSLP and USI of the ACT White Paper (WP15) Panels
30 May 2014 Future Strategic Leaders' Congress
22 May 2014 FSLP Seminar: Lieutenant General George Petkos
30 Apr 2014 New Kokoda Paper Launch: Getting it Right: Integrating the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise
03 Apr 2014 FSLP and USI of the ACT Seminar: Andrew Balmaks
27 Mar 2014 National Security Careers Night 2014
11 Mar 2014 Williams Foundation: AIR COMBAT OPERATIONS - 2025 AND BEYOND
05 Mar 2014 FSLP Women in National Security (WINS) Initiative
06 Dec 2013 FSLP Networking event
26 Nov 2013 2013 Kokoda Foundation Annual General Meeting
15 Nov 2013 Future Strategic Leaders' Congress (Nov 2013)
31 Oct 2013 VIP Registration: Kokoda Foundation Annual Dinner 2013
31 Oct 2013 VIP Australian Delegate registration: Kokoda Strategic Dialogue 2013
31 Oct 2013 VIP International Delegate registration: Kokoda Strategic Dialogue 2013
30 Oct 2013 VIP Sponsor Delegate Registration: Kokoda Strategic Dialogue 2013
26 Sep 2013 FSLP September Networking Event - Canberra
18 Sep 2013 Future Strategic Leaders' Program and USI of the ACT: Brigadier Syed Aamer Raza
29 Aug 2013 Canberra: FSLP - Stephan de Spiegeleire, Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
21 Aug 2013 Future Strategic Leaders' Program and USI of the ACT: Is Australia a Fragile State?
10 Jul 2013 Canberra: Future Strategic Leaders' Program - Dr Phillip Karber
09 Jul 2013 Sydney: Future Strategic Leaders' Program - Dr Phillip Karber
20 Jun 2013 FSLP June Networking Event - Canberra
31 May 2013 Future Strategic Leaders' Congress (May 2013)
22 May 2013 Washington FSLP
01 May 2013 Future Strategic Leaders' Program and USI of the ACT AVM John Blackburn AO Retd
18 Apr 2013 FSLP April Networking Event
14 Mar 2013 National Security Careers Night 2013
19 Feb 2013 Sydney YSLF - Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas APM
13 Feb 2013 FSLP 2013 Launch Event
12 Dec 2012 Washington YSLF
28 Nov 2012 2012 Kokoda Foundation Annual General Meeting
26 Nov 2012 Kokoda Foundation Special Seminar
15 Nov 2012 Implications for Australia of the United States Pivot to the Indo Pacific - 2012 Annual Dinner
14 Nov 2012 Kokoda Trilogy 2012: VIP Sponsor Registration
14 Nov 2012 Kokoda AUS / IND / US DIALOGUE 2012: VIP Delegate Registration
14 Nov 2012 Kokoda US / AUS DIALOGUE 2012: VIP Delegate Registration
14 Nov 2012 Kokoda Trilogy 12: USA Delegate registration
14 Nov 2012 Kokoda Trilogy 12: Indonesian Delegate Registration
14 Nov 2012 Kokoda Foundation Professional Development Workshop 2012
30 Oct 2012 Kokoda Foundation Special Seminar
23 Oct 2012 Sydney YSLF - Prof Ross Babbage- The Military Rise of China: What Should the US and Australia Do?
18 Oct 2012 Canberra YSLF October Seminar - Mr Jason Mundy
19 Sep 2012 The Kokoda Young Strategic Leaders' Forum and USI of the ACT Present a Special September Seminar - MAJ GEN SOHAIL AHMAD KHAN
30 Aug 2012 YSLF August Networking Event
24 Jul 2012 Canberra YSLF - Challenges and Opportunities for Today’s Intelligence Community Dr Warren Tucker Director New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
21 Jun 2012 Canberra YSLF - Lieutenant General (retired) Agus Widjoyo
25 May 2012 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (May 2012)
19 Apr 2012 Sydney Seminar - Senator The Hon David Feeney
12 Apr 2012 National Security Careers Night 2012
15 Mar 2012 YSLF March Networking Event
25 Jan 2012 Washington YSLF - AMB Kim Beazley and AMB Richard Armitage
19 Jan 2012 Media Launch "Sub Judice: Australia's Future Submarine"
30 Nov 2011 Kokoda Foundation Annual General Meeting
21 Nov 2011 Canberra YSLF - Nick Harvey MP – Minister of State (Minister for the Armed Forces) for the Ministry of Defence
14 Nov 2011 Sydney Seminar - Angel Rabasa, RAND Corporation
03 Nov 2011 Canberra YSLF - The Coming Famine: Risks and Solutions For Global Food Security
22 Sep 2011 VIP Registration: Strategic Tides in Asia - Challenges and Opportunities: 2020-2030- 2011 Annual Seminar Dinner
22 Sep 2011 Strategic Tides in Asia - Challenges and Opportunities: 2020-2030- 2011 Annual Seminar Dinner
22 Sep 2011 Kokoda Trilogy: USA Delegate Speaker registration
22 Sep 2011 Kokoda Trilogy: Sponsor Registration
22 Sep 2011 Kokoda Trilogy: USA Delegate registration
22 Sep 2011 Kokoda Trilogy: Australian Delegate Registration
22 Sep 2011 Registration: Young Strategic Leaders Professional Development Workshop 2011
22 Sep 2011 Young Strategic Leaders Professional Development Workshop 2011
08 Sep 2011 Canberra YSLF - National Crisis and Coordination Centre
27 Jul 2011 Canberra YSLF - Dr Tom Mahnken and David Hamon
19 Jul 2011 Sydney Seminar - Professor Michael L'Estrange
30 Jun 2011 Canberra YSLF - ASIO / ASIS: Their Role in the National Security Community
25 May 2011 Media Launch "Under the Sea Air Gap: Australia’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Challenge"
20 May 2011 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (May)
21 Apr 2011 YSLF April Seminar with Ambassador Jeffrey L. Bleich
24 Mar 2011 YSLF March Networking Event
24 Mar 2011 YSLF March Seminar Australia's Strategic Edge in 2030, Ross Babbage
23 Mar 2011 Kokoda Sydney Seminar - Optimising Australia's Response to the Cyber Challenge
24 Feb 2011 National Security Coordination in Australia, Duncan Lewis
04 Feb 2011 "Optimising Australia's Response to the Cyber Challenge" Media Launch
19 Jan 2011 General Sir David Richards GCB, CBE, DSO, ADC, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Armed Forces
03 Dec 2010 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (December)
19 Nov 2010 Options for Enhancing Trilateral Security Cooperation in the Western Pacific - Closed Workshop
18 Nov 2010 Enhancing Trilateral Security Cooperation in the Western Pacific - Annual Seminar Dinner
13 Oct 2010 Kokoda Foundation Annual General Meeting
30 Sep 2010 Collaborative Leadership, Roger Powell
09 Sep 2010 National Security in the 21st century – an address by the Director General of Security, ASIO, David Irvine
26 Aug 2010 Navy: Transition to Force 2030, RADM Davyd Thomas
29 Jul 2010 National Security in the Digital Age, Prakash Mirchandani
24 Jun 2010 Industry's Role in providing National Security
21 May 2010 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (May)
29 Apr 2010 Law and justice sector reform in the Pacific: How can Australia adapt its assistance to specific local contexts?
25 Mar 2010 National Security Careers Night