National Security Futures Conference Postponed

In light of recent developments surrounding COVID-19 – and mindful of the health and safety of the Australian National Security community and the critical role it continues to play in protecting Australians – the College has made the decision to postpone the inaugural National Security Futures Conference. Ticket-holders will receive a full refund.

Notwithstanding, we are totally committed to our mission of futures analysis capacity-building across Australian Government and beyond. The emergence of COVID-19 reinforces the pressing need for multidisciplinary analysis of future trends, plausible national shocks and the policy options surrounding them.

Therefore, in the coming months the NSC will proudly launch an online experience that will help us deliver against this mission. Drawing on the talent and insights we have discovered while developing the conference, and in keeping with its theme of Powered by People, this digital product will look forward into the next decade to shine a light on the nexus between the social realm and key national security issues.

This exciting new project will enable you to engage with the new ideas and concepts slated for the conference when and where it suits you.

I encourage you to register your interest here, so we can alert you to updates as they happen.

For all enquiries, please contact

Thank you for your understanding – please stay safe and well.

Professor Rory Medcalf
Head, The National Security College

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Updated:  9 April 2020/Responsible Officer:  Head of College, National Security College/Page Contact:  Web administrator