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NATO Lessons Learned Conference

Every year JALLC organizes the NATO Lessons Learned Conference. This has become an important event which brings together all NATO and National entities, developing a stronger NATO Lessons Learned Community.

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The NATO Lessons Learned Conference provides the opportunity for exchange of information within the NATO Lessons Learned community. In doing so, it stimulates discussions on best and suitable practices for improving the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned process, enabling the continuous improvement of the Alliance.

Lessons Learned Conference 2015

The NATO Lessons Learned Conference 2015 will be held from 10 to 12 November 2015 in Lisbon. The aim of this Conference is to assess how NATO's Lessons Learned Capability supports the Alliance's ability to prepare for, and conduct, current and future military operations. Accordingly, the theme for this year's Conference will be: Closing the loop: The lessons learned capability in support of NATO transformation.

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Lessons Learned Conference 2014

"Learning from Experiences, Strengthening the Alliance"

From 20 to 23 October 2014 JALLC successfully hosted the 11th NATO Lessons Learned Conference, held at the Portuguese Military Academy, in Amadora, Portugal. In today's rapidly evolving international security environment, NATO is faced with emerging challenges. Against this backdrop and taking all that NATO has done and is doing to meet those emerging challenges, this year's conference theme was Learning from Experiences, Strengthening the Alliance. Panels of distinguished speakers and Subject Matter Experts within NATO delivered interesting presentations and discussions on three key topics within the Lessons Learned conference 2014conference theme: Lessons from Operations and Exercises from the Maritime Perspective, Improving Lessons Learned Practices, and Land Approach to Learning from Operations and Exercises. In addition to the panels, several updates from various organizations and nations were well received by the audience.

In total, over 250 attendees from 25 NATO nations, nine PfP Nations (Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Finland, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Sweden, and the Ukraine) and four other partner nations (Jordan, New Zealand, Mongolia, and Australia) participated in the 2014 NATO Lessons Learned Conference.

There were attendees from the NATO Command Structure and NATO Force Structure HQs, Lessons Learned Conference 2014 report cover Centres of Excellence, both the NATO HQs, and the NATO Standardization Office. The EU Military Staff and the International Committee of the Red Cross were also present, completing the broad and diverse scope of attending participants this year.

The Conference report is available here and on the NATO Lessons Learned Portal, where you can also find all the Conference presentations and some more useful information about this event and previous Conferences.

Please note that Portal membership is required to access all that information.

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