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.
Upcoming Conferences and Events:
12th Biennial SIA Conference 2024
Theme: Australian Submarines - Cornerstone of Deterrence.
The 12th Biennial SIA Conference will held 4-6 November 2024 at the Hotel REALM, Barton, ACT.
7th SIA Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2023 (SubSTEC7)
Theme: “From Collins to SSN”
SubSTEC7 was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre 18-20 September 2023.
11th Biennial SIA Conference 2022
Theme: “Nuclear Powered Australian Submarines – Challenges and Opportunities”
The 11th Biennial SIA Conference was held 7-9 November 2022 at the Hotel Realm, Canberra and online.
6th SIA Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2021 (SubSTEC6)
Theme: 'Home Grown Undersea Technology: How Can Australian Academia and Industry Provide a Capability Edge?'
SubSTEC6 was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre and on -line, 8-10 November 2021.
10th Biennial SIA Conference 2020
Theme: 'Submarine Build and Sustainment Programs: The Strategic Nature of Reliable, Sovereign Supply Chains'.
The 10th Biennial SIA Conference was held 16-18 November 2020 at the Hotel Realm, Canberra and online.
5th SIA Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2019 (SubSTEC5)
Theme : ‘Innovation and Investment in the Sub-sea Environment’
SubSTEC5 was held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia 18-21 November 2019. This conference was held with the support of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
9th Biennial SIA Conference 2018
Collins Life of Type Extension - Issues and Opportunities
The 9th SIA Biennial Conference was held 7-8 November 2018 with the Opening Reception held on Tuesday 6 November at the Canberra Rex Hotel.
4th SIA Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2017 (SubSTEC4)
The Future Submarine Capability - Consolidating Emerging Technologies and Developing the Submarine Workforce.
The 4th Submarine Science, Technology & Engineering Conference was held in Adelaide 13th-16th November 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. A full week of activities was held including Industry Tours and three days of conference. Following industry and academia tours on Monday 13th , the Conference commenced that evening with an Opening Reception before 3 days of technology focussed presentations.
8th SIA Biennial Conference 2016
From Collins to the Future Submarine - The Challenge of Sustaining an Effective Submarine Capability
The 8th SIA Biennial Conference returned to the Shine Dome in Canberra for 2016 during the 3rd week in November. The Conference featured high level speakers from Government and Industry and the Conference addressed the challenge of sustaining submarine capability during the introduction of the Future Submarine.
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
Australia's Submarine Enterprise - Building the Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Capability
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 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
The Future Submarine - Australia's Science, Technology and Engineering Challenge of the 21st Century
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.
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.