Future Shapers

Bringing together the capable, innovative and engaged next generation of Australian leaders.

Bringing together the capable, innovative and engaged next generation of Australian leaders.

Future Shapers will connect the next generation of Australia’s leaders from Government, business, research, advocacy, social enterprise and the media.

A series of unique, tailored activities will be offered to each participant that will provide them with real opportunities to make a difference. The forum’s core activities will expose participants to leading thinkers from across the country and around the world and will equip them with tools to imagine and create a future of their choosing.

Future Shapers is an initiative of the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, Australian National University and is supported by the ANU Crawford Leadership Forum.

Key Dates

  • 26th June: The Future of the Internet (Vinton G. Cerf in the Crawford Oration)


The Future Shapers two day program features a series of thought provoking discussions, hands on workshops, intimate dinners with current leaders and meetings tailored to our participants interests and needs.

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation was established with a donation from the Wilson family estate to the Australian National University. The Foundation’s purpose is to honour his contribution to the nation by advancing the study and development of public policy in Australia, its regions and the rest of the world.






Canberra, ACT

The nation’s capital is not only home to the nation’s leaders, but is also home to some of the best food, coffee and attractions that the country has to offer. Participants will be able to experience these as part of the program and will be able to explore many more.
Winter in Canberra can be a glorious season with crisp, clear sunny days. Be warned though, it can be very chilly and it’s not uncommon for the mercury to drop below zero in the early morning and late evening, so remember to pack your woollies.


General enquiries

Jennifer Andersson
Future Shapers Convenor
+61 2 6125 4938

Media enquiries

ANU Media
+61 2 6125 7979