From Radio to Smartphone: Warfare in the Information Age, 1918-2018

The 2018 Annual Conference of the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society and the Canadian Army Combat Training Centre, in partnership with UNB’s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity.


Jan. 31- Feb. 1, 2018
Wu Conference Centre
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 

Register now!

To register, contact Valerie Gallant at The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. Canadian Armed Forces members should contact Major Doug Deguast at Tactics School.

The Program

Annual ConferenceOur 2018 conference focuses on military operations in the age of modern electronic communications and information processors. Our program this year includes, policy makers, military and civilian practitioners, and scholars in the field. Conference panels and presenters will cover topics ranging from the emergence of modern military electronic communications and intelligence gathering through to today’s world of mobile phones, cyber-operations, satellites, and the web-based information battlefield.

Our program highlights include:
  • Rear Admiral Darren Hawco, the Chief of Force Development.
  • Colonel David Yarker, Director Cyber Forces Development
  • Brigadier-General Theriault, Public Affairs Branch
  • Dr. Ali Ghorbani, UNB’s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity.
  • Mr. Andrew Scheidl, The National Research Council 
  • Dr. John Ferris, University of Calgary.

Annual Gregg Centre - Combat Training Centre Conference

This event brings Canadian Forces personnel, academics, officials from partnered government departments, NGOs, students and the general public together in one forum to discuss defence matters of import to the nation. Our unique emphasis falls on how national and international policy relates to soldiers deployed on active operations. The event is co-organized with the CTC's Tactics School.

Key participants include instructor cadre from corps and branch schools at CFB Gagetown's Combat Training Centre making this event a vehicle for disseminating new research throughout the army. Members of other Canadian Forces elements and branches are encouraged to attend. The conference is also open to civilians, academics and students who wish to see inside today's Canadian Forces.

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