Kingston Conference on International Security

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Marriott Residence Inn, Kingston Water's Edge, Kingston, Ontario

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  • General registration cost of $400 (plus HST) includes conference materials and all meals 
  • Student (full-time) registration cost of $50 (plus HST) includes conference materials and all meals

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The Kingston Conference on International Security (KCIS) is a leading international event featuring high-level security and defence experts from Canada and abroad. Held in Kingston, Ontario, the conference is co-organized by the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, the US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute and the NATO Defense College. The partners jointly identify thematic priorities each year, following a careful analysis of emerging trends. The program is developed with the military community in mind and examines the implications of international security trends for the armed forces of Canada, the United States, as well as NATO allies and partners. By registering to KCIS, you will be joining over 100 attendees from the military, government, academia, industry, and the not-for-profit sector. KCIS runs over two and a half days, starting with a reception at Fort Frontenac, followed by two full days of expert presentations at the Marriott Residence Inn Kingston Water’s Edge. The event also includes multiple networking opportunities, including a dinner cruise on Lake Ontario.

Theme

The 2017 edition of the Kingston Conference on International Security will examine how best to advance soldier performance to maintain a competitive advantage. Achieving sustainable outcomes in operations relies on sound military strategy and weapons, but also on individual service members performing effectively across multidimensional roles.

Looking to the future, senior military leaders and defence officials strive to develop ‘Super Soldiers’ understood as the enhancement of critical skills, from physical and cognitive abilities, to social, cultural and ethical understanding.  

The conference will grapple with the following questions: How do we anticipate individual soldier enhancements required to maintain a competitive edge at the individual level of performance? How can military leaders develop soldiers to ensure unity of purpose, optimal physical and cognitive performance, resilience, and ethically applied fighting spirit? How can the armed forces balance military effectiveness with a stated commitment to reflect society’s values and norms?

Conference panels will examine how to enhance citizens into super soldiers. First, panelists will consider cutting-edge research in performance enhancement from optimization, intervention, and augmentation perspectives. Second, the conference features leading expertise on the social aspects of the military profession, which includes gender and cultural awareness. Third, the final panel will consider the ethical and moral implications of developing super soldiers, who must later transition back to being citizens when the mission is complete.

A block of rooms has been created for conference attendees at the conference venue, Marriott Residence Inn, Kingston Water's Edge at a rate of $149.00/nt.  To book your accommodation call 1-613-544-4888 and specify KCIS.

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KCIS Sponsors: Canadian Army, Centre for International and Defence Policy, Strategic Studies Institute-USAWC, NATO Defense College
KCIS is a partnership between the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen's University; the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre; the Strategic Studies Institute at the US Army War College; and the NATO Defense College, Rome.