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.

Keynote speakers include

Hon Alex Hawke MP, Assistant Defence Minister, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs

AIIA National President Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA

Discussing the world’s latest developments and debates

Following the opening addresses from our keynote speakers, 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

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.


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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“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