This year’s Building Integrity Annual Discipline Conference (ADC) will take place on 14 October 2020 14:00-17:00 (Brussels time) virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ADC provides an excellent opportunity for relevant stakeholders involved in the BI discipline to synchronize their work. The primary aim of the conference is to achieve an adequate alignment and coordination of efforts in sustaining the discipline.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 BI ADC which was planned as a two-day event in Rome has had to be been scaled down and adapted to a virtual setting. It will therefore be held in the afternoon 14 October in order to ensure that we have our stakeholders in North America on board. It will be focused on interaction with the BI Education and Training Facilities. The participation will be from NATO Training facilities or other institutions that contribute with training and education solutions, from NATO or Partner countries. The NATO Requirement Authority will naturally also participate. The ADC is also open to other Department Heads and interested NATO entities.

Hopefully next year will be back to normal so that we once again can organise a larger conference with broader participation in Rome.

The aim of the conference is to update participants on the developments within the discipline since the previous ADC.  The conference will seek to update and validate the training requirements and the existing training solutions. Participants are welcome to propose new training opportunities, which will be further scrutinised by the Department Head and potentially identified as suitable solutions for the existing requirements.

The ADC is an opportunity for the participants to share any E&T-related matters and best practices, to propose new approaches and to outline the way ahead for the discipline.  The results of the ADC will be included in a Discipline Alignment Plan (DAP) that will be drafted by the DH and approved by HQ SACT/JFD.

Participation is expected from: NATO International Staff, NATO Military Authorities, relevant Centres of Excellence, E&T Providers and other entities that support NATO E&T requirements for BI.

Registration to Dr Lidra Zegali, NATO HQ: zegali.lidra@hq.nato.int and Ms Annette Hurum, CIDS: ah@fd.dep.no by COB Thursday 8 October  2020. Once your registration has been accepted, you will receive information on how to join the conference.