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 for 2016 CD&E Conference will be the CMDR Centre of Excellence in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Dates: November 2016
Theme: Adaptation and Innovation in a Dynamic Environment
Due to increased security considerations, location, dates and other Conference details will only be provided through the event web app. Please click here to be redirected to the app's webpage.
- Create an environment conducive to information sharing and networking.
- Building partner relationships and trust.
- Contribute to Innovation through CD&E work in the Alliance and Nations.
- Share CD&E best practices and lessons learned to the benefit of the participants.
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.
Conference presentations and other materials:
The conference presentations and other materials will be made available on TRANSNET CDE365 after the event.
ACT Lead Planner
Lieutenant Colonel Nikolay Nikolov
SO Capability Engineering & Innovation Division
Concept Development Branch
US Joint Staff J7 Lead Planner
Mr. Shaun Thomas