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Future Strategic Leaders Congress: Autonomous Systems and National Security

  • 18 May 2018
  • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • 20 May 2018
  • 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus (about 30 min north of Batemans Bay)


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For inquiries about reserved places for Defence, PM&C, AGD, DFAT, DIBP and Treasury please contact IFRS
  • For Governor, Chairman's Circle and Standard membership levels
  • Individuals and Future strategic Leaders Membership
  • Government and Corporate Members


Further details will be provided shortly. 

The Congress will provide Australia’s future strategic leaders with an introduction to the core skills necessary for working in the strategic environment, including:

  • Strategic thinking – making the connections between operational and strategic outcomes
  • Writing for national security – presenting information for decision making
  • Negotiation and facilitation skills – working in groups and solving problems

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

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 the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

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 18th to 1pm Sunday 20 May 2018

Accommodation is shared student accommodation – it is basic but comfortable

Refunds and cancellations - full refunds will be offered until Friday 11 May (when final numbers are given).  Any unpaid registrations on this date will be cancelled unless a prior arrangement has been made.

Dress: Casual

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 Australian Department of Defence and the Noetic Group