Ideas, Inspiration, and Independent Thinking
people that are new, interesting and important to our future.”
Great international and local speakers, thought provoking debates.”
“I encourage you to invest in a weekend that you will remember.”
Nicholas Moore, Chairman, Centre for Independent Studies
After three years, Consilium is back for its 21st edition this October. Derived from the Latin deliberatus or deliberation, the conference is an initiative of The Centre for Independent Studies – Australia’s leading independent public think tank.
From its humble beginnings in 2000, Consilium has grown to become one of Australia’s most prestigious conferences. Over 3 days, leaders of business, politics, academia and the wider community are drawn together for intensive deliberation on major economic, social and cultural issues facing Australia.
The conference promotes free choice, individual liberty, defends cultural freedom, and the open exchange of ideas which exemplifies the mission of the CIS. All policy options need to be heard and deliberated over so that Australia can make the right decisions that will allow continued prosperity.
We look forward to welcoming you to Consilium 2022.
Who attends Consilium?
A range of sectors are represented by participants and speakers, including information technology, banking and finance, mining and resources, agriculture, retail, manufacturing, construction and biotechnology.
Senior government legislators from Australia, New Zealand and around the world play an active role in Consilium deliberations, providing insights into current policy developments.
Some of Australia’s most influential community and public opinion leaders attend, including scientists, Indigenous leaders, church officials, media commentators, internationally renowned thinkers, and leading arts figures.
Policy Experts & Academics
Scholars from both private and public research organisations attend Consilium. Our program will feature scholars from Australia, the United States and the UK.
Consilium 2022 will be held at the 5-star golf resort: Château Élan. Nestled among rolling vineyards and overlooking manicured fairways, the award-winning Château Élan at The Vintage is one of Australia’s finest integrated golf, spa and conference resorts located in the heart of the famed Hunter Valley.