Every year the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) sponsors The Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security. As the premier gathering of experts, this forum is pertinent for anyone interested in ‘beyond the headlines’ exploration of such issues affecting Canada and the world.

In its 89th year, the Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence proposes a slate of speakers that includes: Minister Harjit Sajjan, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Deputy Minister Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister Marta Morgan of Global Affairs Canada, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana, US Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Hyten, NORAD/NORTHCOM Commander General Glen VanHerck, and experts from around the world. Topics range from great power competition and below the threshold warfare, AI and cyber threats, security in Space, arctic sovereignty and climate change, NATO 2030, NORAD modernization, and extremism. The event consists of half days for easier scheduling. Conference dates: 10-12 Mar 2021. About the conference

Registration

For those who are currently serving members with an @forces.gc.ca email, CAF/DND has taken care of the registration with no cost to the individuals. There is a DND/CAF button on the main registration page that can be used. Your attendance is of course contingent on permission from your chain of command.

Other members of our Association tickets are discounted. To receive the ticket price of $100 (regular price is $300), each member must use the following link: https://cdainstitute.ca/product/ottawa-conference-registration-2021/ and insert the coupon code CDAMemberOCSD2021.

In addition, our Association will offer complimentary tickets to TWO individuals. Names to be submitted to our Secretary at michelboislard@hotmail.com by 1 Mar 2021. A draw will determine the two winners shortly thereafter.