The 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.
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
- 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.
The Conference will feature:
CD&E Conference Keynote speaker:
Lieutenant General Erhard Buehler, DEU Army
Director Defence Plans & Policy Federal Ministry of Defence, Bonn, Germany
CD&E – not only for beginners, DEU-led Workshop
Counter Unmanned Autonomous Systems (CUAxS), ACT-led Seminar
Federated Mission Networking/Mission Partner Environment in Civilian-Military (FMCM), US Joint Staff led Workshop
A Multinational Examination of the US Joint Concept for Robotic and Autonomous Systems (JCRAS)
The conference is focused at the Major General level and below, or the civilian equivalent. Attendance from the following fields, as applicable, are 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.
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 CDE365 Event page.
(Registration on TRANSNET is necessary in order to access CDE365).
ACT Lead Planner
Lieutenant Colonel Nikolay Nikolov
SO Capability Engineering & Innovation Division
Concept Development Branch
US Joint Staff J7 Lead Planner
Mr. Van Edelmann