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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


  • Accelerating Innovation Through CD&E.


  • 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.


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.


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. 


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