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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:
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.

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

Seminars/Workshops:

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)

CD&E Conference endnote speaker:
Major-General Jean-François Parlanti, French Army – Marines
Director of Centre for Concept Development, Doctrine and Experimentation (CICDE), Paris, France

Attendance:
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.

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 CDE365 Event page.
(Registration on TRANSNET is necessary in order to access CDE365).

Conference Coordinators:

ACT Lead Planner
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