FUTURE21

In an increasingly complex international environment, the Future 21 national conference will bring together the next generation of Australian leaders with Australia's leading policy thinkers and practitioners to think critically about the foreign policy, defence and strategic challenges and opportunities facing Australia and to consider how we will navigate our future in the 21st century.

​Over two days (8th and 9th September) at the ANU's Centre on China in the World, young leaders from across Australia will come together to explore these themes at two keynote addresses and four expert panels; three regional breakout sessions hosted by a Canberra-based foreign ambassador; pitch their policy ideas on how Australia can uphold and promote its interests; and choose from a range of professional and leadership development workshops.

During the evening, participants will attend the Gala Dinner, enjoying fine dining and networking opportunities with participants. A range of pre-conference and post-conference sight-seeing opportunities will also be available for those looking to explore Canberra's national landmarks.

The participant fee includes access to all events, full day catering and your ticket to the Gala Dinner. Note that participants cover travel and accommodation at their own cost.

Participants from all backgrounds, education and experience in international affairs are encouraged to attend, provided you are 18 to 30 years old.

Ticket sales closing soon.

The full agenda and speaker's list will be announced here soon. If you have any questions, you can speak to our team at future21@youngausint.org.au

You can purchase Gala Dinner tickets separately. This includes a two-course meal, dessert, and drinks, with the chance to hear from a high-ranking keynote speaker, and network with fellow Future21 participants.


Please note: this ticket will only give you entry to the Future21 Gala Dinner.

MEET THE PANELLISTS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER- GALA DINNER
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MR PAUL SYMON, AO

Director-General at the Australian Secret Intelligence Service

PANEL: AUSTRALIA'S INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
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GAI BRODTMANN

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PROFESSOR RORY MEDCALF AM

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PROFESSOR JANE GOLLEY

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GAI BRODTMANN

Futures Council Member at National Security College, ANU

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PROFESSOR RORY MEDCALF AM

Head of the National Security College, ANU

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PROFESSOR JANE GOLLEY

Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

PANEL: DRIVERS SHAPING THE WORLD
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DR ROBERT GLASSER

Head of the Climate and Security Policy Centre, ASPI

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STEPHANIE HOOD

Senior Cyber Intelligence Analyst, Cyber CX

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HARRY WHITE

Director, Defence and Security, Nous Group

PANEL: CRAFTING VALUES-BASED STRATEGIC AND FOREIGN POLICY
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YUN JIANG

AIIA China Matters Fellow

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JAMES BLACKWELL

ANU Research Fellow in Indigenous Diplomacy

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DR ELISE STEPHENSON

2022 Fulbright Scholar

PANEL: BUILDING A CAREER IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
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JENNIFER JACKETT

Sir Roland Wilson PhD Scholar, National Security College, ANU

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ALEX LIA

Senior Legal Officer, Attorney-General's Department

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION
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SAM ROGGEVEEN

Director of the International Security Program, Lowy Institute

REGIONAL BREAKOUT SESSION
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MINISTER AKIHIKO SUNAMI

Embassy of Japan