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Time
Session
Duration
Cost
6:30 PM
  • Welcome Reception
    1.5 hours
8:00 PM
  • Nightcap Session
    Peter W. Singer

    Peter Warren Singer is Strategist at New America. He has been named by the Smithsonian as... More

    Fergus Hanson

    Fergus Hanson is the Head of the International Cyber Policy Centre. He is the author... More

    1 hour
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:00 AM
  • Registration
    45 mins
8:45 AM
  • Welcome Remarks
    Michael Shoebridge

    Michael joined ASPI in February 2018 as the Director of the Defence & Strategy program. ... More

    15 mins
9:00 AM
  • Session 1: Geopolitical realities—trends that will shape the world of 2025

    Key themes: What are the key drivers that will shape the world order and/or could lead to conflict in the next decade? Centered around themes such as: collapse of liberalism and rise of authoritarianism, climate change, demography, rate of technological change, power and resource competition

    Peter Jennings PSM

    Peter has worked at senior levels in the Australian Public Service on defence and national... More

    Penny Burtt

    Penny Burtt is the Group CEO of Asialink, Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public... More

    Michal Baranowski

    Michał Baranowski is the director of GMF's Warsaw office, where he provides overall... More

    Dr Elizabeth Buchanan

    Dr Elizabeth Buchanan is a Research Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies. Her areas of... More

    1.5 hours
10:30 AM
  • Keynote Address
    Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

    Senator Reynolds was elected to the Australian Senate in 2014 and is a passionate representative... More

    30 mins
11:00 AM
  • Morning Tea
    30 mins
11:30 AM
  • Session 2: Geopolitical realities – the key players’ power trajectories to 2025

    Key themes: How are the relative power dynamics between the great powers changing? What realignments will that lead to in the Indo-Pacific?

    Peter N Varghese AO

    Peter Varghese began as Chancellor of The University of Queensland on 11 July 2016. Prior to... More

    Dr Willy Lam

    With 40 years of experience writing and researching about China, Willy Lam is a recognized... More

    Dr Jennifer S. Hunt

    Dr Jennifer S. Hunt is a lecturer in the National Security College, ANU and a Research... More

    Dr Rebecca Strating

    Bec is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the Department of Politics,... More

    Dr Huong Le Thu

    Dr Huong Le Thu is a senior analyst at ASPI, Defence and Strategy Program. Prior to joining... More

    1.5 hours
1:00 PM
  • Lunch
    30 mins
1:30 PM
  • LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media
    Peter W. Singer

    Peter Warren Singer is Strategist at New America. He has been named by the Smithsonian as... More

    30 mins
2:00 PM
  • Session 3: Technologies that will shape future warfare

    Key themes: What future technologies will be reality by 2025? What should we be investing in? What technologies will take longer and what are the implications of that?

    Elsa B. Kania

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at... More

    Dr Andrew Davies

    Dr Andrew Davies joined ASPI in 2006 and was the inaugural Director of Defence and Strategy. He... More

    Dr Todd Mansell

    Dr Todd Mansell is Chief Science Strategy and Program Division. He is a career scientist, a... More

    Fergus Hanson

    Fergus Hanson is the Head of the International Cyber Policy Centre. He is the author... More

    1.25 hours
3:15 PM
  • Afternoon Tea
    15 mins
3:30 PM
  • Session 4: Multi-domain warfare now and in 2025

    Key themes: What does multi-domain warfare look like now? How close are we to truly multi-domain operations? How should we be adjusting the way we operate in 2025? How are our adversaries conducting multi-domain warfare?

    Gary Dawson

    Gary Dawson joined Thales Australia as Vice President Strategy in March 2017 after a career... More

    Josiah R. Collens, Jr.

    Mr. Josiah R. “Josh” Collens, Jr., has been with MITRE for the past 30 years. He... More

    Dr Marcus Hellyer

    Marcus is a Senior Analyst focusing on Defence economics and military capability. Previously he... More

    1.5 hours
6:30 PM
  • Conference Dinner: Registration and pre-dinner drinks
    30 mins
7:00 PM
  • Conference Dinner: Keynote Address
    General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC

    General Angus Campbell joined the Australian Army in 1981, graduating from the Royal Military... More

    2.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:00 AM
  • Registration
    30 mins
8:30 AM
  • Keynote Address
    Vice Admiral David Johnston, AO, RAN

    Vice Admiral David Johnston RAN was born in 1962 and entered the Royal Australian Naval College... More

    30 mins
9:00 AM
  • Session 5: Information Age Warfare in 2025 – Cyber, Space and Information Operations

    Key themes: Cyber, space and electromagnetic operations as core to competition and influence from politics to war. How are different players using them? How should we use them? How can we enable military leaders and policymakers to develop strategies and policy frameworks to address the challenges of information operations?

    Nicole Matejic

    Nicole is an internationally recognised advisor in the areas of military information operations... More

    BRIG S.J. Beaumont, AM

    Brigadier Beaumont is currently appointed Director General Information Warfare within... More

    Danielle Cave

    Danielle is the Deputy Head of ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre. She has worked... More

    Jamie Wylly

    Jamie Wylly leads Defence and Intelligence solutions in the Government Industry and is... More

    Dr Malcolm Davis

    Dr. Malcolm Davis joined ASPI as a Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability in January... More

    1.5 hours
10:30 AM
  • Morning Tea
    15 mins
10:45 AM
  • Session 6: Multi-domain warfare beyond 2025 ‘The US Vision for 2025’

    Key themes: What does the future of warfare look like in the longer term? What is America’s vision for multidomain warfare in 2025? What can Australia learn from that? What type of war is the ADF being designed for? Moving beyond 2025, what skills and people does the ADF need?

    General John M. Murray

    Gen. John M. “Mike” Murray is the Commander, Army Futures Command. He is responsible... More

    Michael Shoebridge

    Michael joined ASPI in February 2018 as the Director of the Defence & Strategy program. ... More

    30 mins
11:15 AM
  • Session 7: Australian defence industry as an enabler of multi-domain warfare

    Key themes: What does multi-domain warfare mean to industry? How is it different from traditional approaches to warfare in terms of what industry has to do?

    How will Australian defence industry need to invest to develop the capability needed to support the ADF? What will be the particular challenges for Australian industry? Can it adapt to the ‘information-centric’ nature of future warfare?

    What will be the impact of the fourth industrial revolution and its associated technologies on Australian defence industry? Will Australia be left behind by the global leaders in R&D? Or does the 4IR open up opportunities for smaller players in areas like autonomy, artificial intelligence and space?

    Dr Sheridan Kearnan

    Dr Sheridan Kearnan commenced in the role as First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy... More

    Katherine Ziesing

    Katherine joined the ADM team in 2006 as a staff writer and was appointed editor in Canberra at... More

    Neale Prescott

    Neale is Director of Business Development for Lockheed Martin, leading a team based in Canberra... More

    Chris Deeble AO, CSC

    Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Deeble was born in Sydney in 1957 and completed Sydney Technical High... More

    1 hour
12:15 PM
  • Session 8: Do we need a Plan B White Paper?

    Key themes: Are Australia’s traditional strategic policy settings still appropriate? Do we need to adjust them? If so, how should we adjust funding and force structure? Should the new government commission a new White Paper? And when?

    Peter Jennings PSM

    Peter has worked at senior levels in the Australian Public Service on defence and national... More

    Dr Andrew Davies

    Dr Andrew Davies joined ASPI in 2006 and was the inaugural Director of Defence and Strategy. He... More

    Kate Louis

    Kate was appointed Head of Defence and Industry Policy at the Australian Industry Group in... More

    Michael Shoebridge

    Michael joined ASPI in February 2018 as the Director of the Defence & Strategy program. ... More

    1.25 hours
1:30 PM
  • Concluding Remarks
    Peter Jennings PSM

    Peter has worked at senior levels in the Australian Public Service on defence and national... More

    10 mins
1:40 PM
  • Lunch
    20 mins