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SIA Conferences

Welcome to the Conferences area of the SIA website. Here you can discover details of what's planned for this year, summaries of past Conferences and plans for upcoming events.

This year's Conference:

8th SIA Biennial Conference 2016
From Collins to the Future Submarine - The Challenge of Sustaining an Effective Submarine Capability

The 8th SIA Biennial Conference returns to the Shine Dome in Canberra for 2016 during the 3rd week in November. The Conference will feature high level speakers from Government and Industry as the Conference addresses the challenge of sustaining submarine capability during the introduction of the Future Submarine.

Upcoming Conferences:

4th SIA Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2017 (SUBSTEC17)
Theme to be developed

The 4th Submarine Science, Technology & Engineering Conference will be held in Adelaide during the 3rd week in November 2017.  A full week of activities is planned including Industry Tours and three days of conference. 

9th SIA Biennial Conference 2018
Theme to be developed

The 9th SIA Biennial Conference will be held in Fremantle during the third week of November 2018. 


Past Conferences:

3rd SIA Technology Conference 2015
The Future Submarine - Australia's greatest Science, Technology and Engineering Challenge?

The 3rd Submarine Science, Technology & Engineering Conference returned to Adelaide during the 3rd week in November.  Following industry and academia tours on Monday 16th, the Conference kicked off that evening with an Opening Reception before 3 days of submarine-filled presentations. 

SIA 7th Biennial Conference 2014 - A Century of Submarines in Australia
The 7th Biennial Conference was held in Fremantle on 12-13 November 2014 during Submarine Week starting 10 November 2014.  This event was a significant event focussing on the Centenary of Submarines.  

2nd SIA Technology Conference 2013
The 2nd Technology Conference was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 15-17 October 2013 in the week following the International Defence Exposition Pacific 2013 and its associated conferences including Seapower 2013.  Its theme was: Australia's Submarine Enterprise - Building the Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Capability.  Photos from the event can be accessed here.

SIA 6th Biennial Conference 2012 - The Australian Submarine Capability - Pivotal Considerations
The 6th Biennial Conference was held in Canberra in November 2012.  

Technology Conference 2011
In conjunction with the Society for Australian Defence Engineers (ASDE) and the Defence and Systems Institute (DASI), the Submarine Institute of Australia held its inaugural Technology Conference in Adelaide, South Australia 8-10 November 2011.  Attended by over 220 delegates, the conference was widely praised for its content and organisation.

The Technology Conference had as its theme: The Future Submarine - Australia's Science, Technology and Engineering Challenge of the 21st Century.

Proceedings, presentations and memorabilia from the Conference are available for sale here.

SIA 5th Biennial Conference 2010
The Submarine Institute of Australia held its 5th Biennial Conference at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle 10-11 November 2010. The program included Australian and international thought leaders addressing Australia’s geopolitical environment and our plans for the future as foreshadowed in the 2009 Defence White Paper. The conference set the standard for building knowledge of the role of submarines in Australia’s Maritime Strategy.

The 2010 conference was opened by Federal Minister for Defence, the Honourable Stephen Smith MP, presenting a whole of Government view of the Defence White Paper strategic policy direction.

Proceedings from all previous conferences are available for sale here.








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