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2023 Kaldor Centre Conference

Event description

We live in an age of enormous uncertainty and rapid change. The climate crisis, disruptive technologies, geopolitical instability and massive demographic shifts will reshape our world, in our lifetimes.

What will these megatrends mean for refugees and other forced migrants? Is the international protection regime capable of providing protection amidst these seismic shifts? What legal and policy changes do we need to grapple with to ensure protection for those who need it?

​As the Kaldor Centre embarks on its 10th anniversary, our flagship conference will harness strategic foresight to inform the agenda for the decade to come.

The 2023 Kaldor Centre Conference will feature a fresh, scenario-based program that brings together leading experts to unearth the challenges and opportunities for the refugee regime in the decade ahead – and what we must do today to ensure protection for those who need it.

We are thrilled to announce that futurist Aarathi Krishnan will be the keynote speaker at #Kaldor23. A Harvard scholar, longtime humanitarian worker, TED favourite and one of ‘100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics’, Krishnan is currently Strategic Foresight Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme–Asia Pacific.

Schedule overview

Join us in person at UNSW Sydney for a day of learning and discussion with leading thinkers, followed by a networking reception. This is a day not to be missed. 

8:30am - 9:00am   Registration

9:00am - 5:00pm   Conference keynote and panel sessions, with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included

5:00pm - 6:30pm   Closing networking reception included 

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  • A booking fee will be added to each ticket at the time of payment. Humanitix donates 100% of profits from booking fees to support disadvantaged students. 
  • We are pleased to announce that House of Welcome has been appointed as our conference caterer. House of Welcome is a social enterprise providing training and work opportunities to refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. 
  • If you like what you see but cannot attend the conference, please consider making A Helping Hand donation. A Helping Hand donation supports the cost of a conference ticket to provide free attendance for those with lived experience of displacement and others who can't otherwise pay to attend. You can make A Helping Hand donation via the Get Tickets button. We thank you for your generosity and support in making this an inclusive conference. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia.
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Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event