Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has threatened values that underpin the rules-based international order: human rights, peace, security, self-determination, and national sovereignty. With the world’s eyes on Ukraine, we must recognise that what is happening in the information space and in the hearts and minds of people across the world will have an outsized impact on the outcome of this war. In this fluid and contested environment, it is more important than ever that strategic communications maintains its place at the highest level of decision-making.
To that end, strategic communications must continue to be at the leading edge of the latest developments in communications, technology, and politics and where they intersect: be that foreign election interference, the (mis)use of big data, or the ongoing war in Ukraine. Era-defining crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, have also underlined the need to not only analyse the present but to offer visions for a fairer, more peaceful, and united world.
From 25-26 May 2022, the Riga StratCom Dialogue will bring together the strategic communications community for two days of intensive and inspiring discussion between experts across disciplines from around the globe.
As in years before, our conference does not shy away from asking difficult questions: whether that means interrogating assumptions on how to counter disinformation, exploring uncharted territory in AI regulation, or assessing what Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means for NATO and the future of the global rules-based order.
Please note that due to limited space participation onsite is based only upon invitation!
All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing to [email protected]tratcomcoe.org . Please allow 3-5 working days for the processing of your request and cancellation confirmation.
95% of the conference fee can be refunded if the participation is cancelled before 5 May 2022.
50% of the conference fee can be refunded if the participation is cancelled after 5 May 2022 and before 15 May 2022.
No refund will be issued for cancellations received after 15 May 2022.
Refunds will be made in the following ways:
Registrants may send a substitute in their place instead of requesting a refund. In such cases the registrant is obliged to inform the NATO StratCom COE via e-mail ([email protected]) about the change and provide the name, surname, and position of the person attending in their stead. Any financial transactions concerning the registration fee will have to be dealt with by the registrant and the substitute.
In the case of force majeure, if the NATO StratCom COE is not able to hold the event, NATO StratCom COE will be obliged to reimburse the received payments subject to deduction of any costs it has incurred in preparing the event. This liability only extends to the payments made directly to NATO StratCom COE and not to payments made by the attendees to the hotel or airlines.
The policy, as stated on this page, is valid from 1 April 2022.
In order to receive the discount as a government or military personnel, academic, or student, you will have to enter a special discount code when filling out your registration form. To receive your code, please e-mail: [email protected].
To prove your academic affiliation or student status, please email us from your official academic email domain or scan your academic ID card (for students), or provide a letter confirming your affiliation from your academic institution (for academics) and send it together with your discount code request.
Please note that government or military personnel and university discounts only apply to the full conference-fees (not on top of the early-bird discount). Both discounts can be used upon registration deadline (20 MAY 2022).