Final speakers for 2018 Goldrick Seminar

Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise: Its Contribution to Navy Strategy


The speaker line-up for the 2018 Goldrick Seminar has been finalised. The topic for this year’s seminar is the Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise. The Navy will use the output of the seminar to inform the update of their long term strategy.

This year’s speakers come from Defence, industry and academia and include Mr Peter Chesworth, Mr Brent Clark, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, Rear Admiral James Goldrick, Dr David Kershaw, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead & Mr Nigel Stewart.

The 2018 Goldrick Seminar will be co-convened by the Australian Naval Institute, the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society and the Submarine Institute of Australia.

The all-day event will be held at the Adams Auditorium on 17 September 2018.

This year’s Seminar will feature a plenary session with three keynote speakers followed by a set of syndicate streams intended to examine three key concepts:
• Workforce
• Capability
• Warfighting

A general presentation and open forum stream will be held in parallel to the syndicate streams, with the key findings from this session included in the findings to be delivered during a final plenary session to Navy at the end of the day. The Navy has stated that the outcomes of the Seminar will help inform their long term planning.

Attendees will be drawn from ANI Members, UNSW student and staff, Defence, industry and academia. It is anticipated there will be up to 200 attendees, although not all will be participating in the syndicate work.

At the conclusion of the Goldrick Seminar, the 2018 Australian Naval Review will be launched.

Bookings and registration can be made via Sticky Tickets (details below)

Event Details:

When: 0830 – 1630, Monday 17 September 2018
Where: Adams Auditorium, Australian defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Campbell ACT
Cost: $75.00 for ANI members; $85.00 for non-members; $145.00 for Seminar attendance and ANI membership to 30.06.19.
ADFA Midshipmen and Officer Cadets: complimentary registration
Dress: S7/Business casual attire
Bookings and registrations close at 5.00pm on Thursday 6 September

For further information, contact the ANI Secretariat:
Phone: 02 6290 1505
Mail: PO Box 241, Deakin West ACT 2000

Symposium: Why Australia went to the Great War

Why Australia went to the Great War. A Symposium hosted by the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society 8 May 2018 9am-3.45pm.

What were the issues behind Australia’s decision to go to war with Germany? What was the decision making process? Was it because of Imperial influences, a perceived German threat, or part of a mercantile struggle? How has the decision to enter the war been justified in subsequent Australian history? Five historians give their differing views on the subject. Continue reading

2018 Vernon Parker Oration

John Berry, the President of the American Australian Association and former US Ambassador to Australia is to give the Lockheed Martin Vernon Parker Oration at a dinner on Thursday, 10 May 2018, 6.15pm for 7.00pm at Hotel Realm 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.

Download flyer and booking form here

Seating is limited. In past years people have missed out.

Book online here.

John Berry was the 25th United States Ambassador to Australia and has a deep knowledge of the Australia/US partnership and the challenges into the future. The Oration will be given at the ANI Annual dinner. The title of the oration will be Strengthening Democracies in the 21st Century and Australia’s Leadership Opportunity.

Cost: ANI Members: $90.00; Non-members: $115.00; Oration & 12 months membership: $170.00
Dress: Lounge Suit

RSVP: Email:; Phone: +61 (0) 2 6290 1505;
Mail: PO Box 241, Deakin West ACT 2600;
Bookings close at 4.00pm on Tuesday, 1 May 2018.


Security conference in Canada

Maritime Security Challenges 2018: Pacific Seapower. A Strong, Secure, and Engaged Maritime Future
15 – 18 October 2018. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada