The AIIA’s National Conference is Australia’s leading event on foreign policy


New Agendas for a New Era

The AIIA 2019 National Conference will focus on the theme of New Agendas for a New Era.

Following the opening addresses from our keynote speakers, including Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator the Hon Penny Wong, three panels of experts will present perspectives and share insights on the following topics:

A New Cold War?

New Technology

The Health of the Planet

The Conference

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Monday 14 October

The AIIA’s annual National Conference is considered one of the country’s most insightful events regarding international affairs on the national calendar.


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Sunday 13 October

The AIIA is offering young professionals and tertiary students between the ages of 18 and 40 access to a series of four masterclasses with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


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Tickets on Sale

Take advantage of Early Bird discounted ticket pricing until 15 September 2019.

“For almost 100 years the AIIA has been at the forefront of foreign policy debate in this country —

a national conversation about where we fit in the world.”

— Foreign Minister Marise Payne, 2018