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International CD&E Conference

cde2015logo200The Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Conference is HQ SACT and US Joint Staff's (US JS) leading annual forum which provides a unique opportunity for the international CD&E community and stakeholders to discuss the most current issues of concept development and experimentation in the process of capability development.

The host nation for 2015 CD&E Conference will be Germany.

Location and dates:

Venue: Swissotel, Berlin, Germany
Augsburger Strasse 44, 10789 Berlin - Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 30 220 10 0 - Fax +49 (0) 30 220 10 22 22

Dates: 16th to 18th November 2015

Theme:

  • Accelerating Innovation Through CD&E.

Objectives:

  • Create environment conducive to information sharing and networking.
  • Contribute to ongoing CD&E work in the Alliance and nations.
  • Share CD&E best practices and lessons learned to the benefit of the participants.

Structure:

Monday 16th November: Keynote address, information sessions, information session and welcome reception.

Tuesday 17th November: Seminars/Workshop topics that will be posted mid-July 2015.

Wednesday 18th November: Seminars/Workshop topics that will be posted mid-July 2015, end note and closure.

Attendance:

The conference is focused at the Major General level and below, or the civilian equivalent. Attendance from the following fields, as applicable, is desired: CD&E, Research and Development, Science and Technology, Doctrine Development, Military Transformation, Battle Laboratories, Centres of Excellence, Academia, the Defence Industry and Subject Matter Experts based on specific workshops/seminars. Attendees can be from a NATO nation/body, a Partnership for Peace, Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative nations or from specific nations who are partnering with the US Department of Defence.

Security Classification and Language:

The program is not classified and is releasable to the public, and is presented and published in English. There are no translation services available during the conference.

Dress Code:
The appropriate dress for the conference is Service Dress uniform or the civilian equivalent (coat and tie). The dress for the reception is coat and tie. 

Registration:

Online registration will be available in early August via a link on this website.

Conference presentations and other materials:

The conference presentations and other materials will be available on the NATO CD&E Webportal.

Conference Coordinators:

ACT Lead Planner
Lieutenant Colonel Mihaly Juhasz
SO Capability Engineering & Innovation Division
Concept Development Branch
Tel +1(757)747-3223

Lieutenant Colonel Nikolay Nikolov
SO Capability Engineering & Innovation Division
Concept Development Branch
Tel +1(757)747-4149

US Joint Staff J7 Lead Planner
Mr. Van Edelmann
Tel +1(757)203-6620