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AOC Australia Convention: Innovating through Uncertainty

QT Hotel, Canberra, ACT | 18-20 Sep 24

AOC Australia's annual convention stands as the preeminent gathering for professionals in the fields of electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber electromagnetic activities and information operations throughout Australia. 

The 2024 Convention aims to bring together Australia's Electronic Warfare and Information Operations community to collaborate, educate and celebrate. The event will facilitate discussions on emerging technologies and adaptive approaches for navigating the ever-evolving landscape of Electronic Warfare (EW), Cyber Operations and Information Warfare (IF).

Comprising of a classified day following by a two-day conference and networking opportunities; the convention offers an unparalleled opportunity for Information Warfare professionals from Defence, Government, Industry and Academia to engage in discourse on current topics. 

Register your interest to attend, sponsor, exhibit or present here.

Download our Sponsorship Prospectus here

Visit our Convention website for more information

We're still putting our program together, but you can get an idea of last year's program here.


    Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO CSC RAN (Ret) will be our Conference Chair this year.

    Vice Admiral Tim Barrett retired from the Royal Australian Navy in 2018 after a 42 year career. In his last role, as Chief of Navy and professional head of the Service, he progressed plans to regenerate Navy capability which is manifest in the National Ship Building Plan. He now advises on a broad range of maritime issues to government and industry and sits on a number of related boards.

    In uniform he initially trained as a mariner but later specialized in aviation. He sub-specialized in test and evalution, running the Navy’s Flight Trials Unit for a period his appointment as the Operational Test Director for a series of significant naval aviation procurement programs.

    Serving at sea and ashore, he gained extensive command experience at all ranks but most notably as the Commander of the Australian Navy Aviation Group, Commander Border Protection Command and Commander of the Australian Fleet. He also has broad experience in staff positions dealing in capability development and personnel management.

    He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and History and a Masters of Defence Studies, both from the University of New South Wales, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. In early 2017 he published ‘The Navy and the Nation: Australia's Maritime Power in the 21st Century’ in which he outlined the extensive opportunities for Navy and Australia as steps are taken to implement the planned investment in naval capability.

    2024 Convention Sponsors

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