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Senior officials with responsibility for training budgets, planning and research will join executives and academics at this year's Security and Defence Learning 2011 (SDL) in Berlin on November 30th.

Representatives from 24 different countries have so far registered to attend SDL. They represent organisations as diverse as theGerman Federal Office for Information Security; the Swedish Armed Forces, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior, the Australian Ministry of Defence, the UK Royal Air Force, Bavaria's riot police, Berlin's Charite Hospital and the Dutch Tax and Customs.

Many participants at SDL will also take part in the New Security Foundation's annual dinner on the night before the conference. The dinner, which will take place in 'Florian,' one of Charlottenburg's liveliest restaurants, provides a great opportunity to meet and network with other conference participants and keynote speakers.

Full details about this year's programme can be found

Notes for editors
Security & Defence Learning 2011
The 7th International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services.

November 30th 2011
Venue: Hotel InterContinental Berlin,
Organisers: The New Security Foundation, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625, Berlin

Mr Daniel Paterson
Tel. +49 (0) 30 310 1818 0




Security training experts, including two Generals, an Air Vice Marshal and a former defence minister who discovered the benefit of online learning during a spell in prison, will be the keynote speakers at this year's ‘Security & Defence Learning’ in Berlin on November 30th.

The new head of training for the Royal Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Mike Lloyd, will address the Security & Defence Learning Forum in Berlin, at the end of November, on the Royal Air Force's experience of technology assisted learning. The Rector Commandant of the Polish Defence University, Major General Romauld Ratajczak, will speak about innovative approaches to education and training at the Polish Defence University.

The Security & Defence Forum, now in its 7th year, will also hear from Dr Harald Niggemann of Germany's Federal Office of Information Security. He will speak about the foundation of a modular training centre in Germany and its focus on preventative cyber security. Jonathan Aitken, former British Cabinet Minister and prisoner, is to address the subject ofeducation in prison, focussing on learning, radicalisation and rehabilitation issues.

Harold Elletson, Chairman of The Security & Defence Forum's organising body, The New Security Foundation, said “Security & Defence Learning will examine important issues for training in several major sectors. We will be covering such subjects as pilot training, innovation, border security, prison learning and the use of serious games by police forces. Conference participants will also be fascinated to hear Jonathan Aitken's view on learning, rehabilitation and radicalisation in prisons”.

Full details about this year's programme can be found at:

Notes for editors
Security & Defence Learning 2011
The 7th International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services.
November 30th 2011
Venue: Hotel InterContinental Berlin,
Organisers: The New Security Foundation, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625, Berlin

Mr Daniel Paterson
Tel. +49 (0) 30 310 1818 0




NSF security roundtable with Berlin – Brandenburg
The New Security Foundation, which will host Security & Defence Learning 2009 in Berlin on December 2nd, has also arranged a roundtable discussion in Potsdam with the regional government of Berlin Brandenburg on December 1st.

The purpose of the roundtable is to provide members of the New Security Foundation with an opportunity to meet key officials, organisations and companies in Berlin – Brandenburg and to discuss matters of common interest.

“This is an opportunity for our members not only to learn about the security challenges facing this part of Germany, but also to make useful contacts and hear about some exciting new security-related projects”, said New Security Foundation Chairman, Dr Harold Elletson.

In the evening there will be a dinner in Berlin for New Security Foundation members. If you would more information about joining the New Security Foundation, please click here.




International experts discuss ‘Future Conflict Learning’
A group of international experts will be trying to predict the nature of the relationship between conflict and learning in the future at Security & Defence Learning 2010.

US Army Colonel Jeff McCausland of the U.S, War College will join Polish Navy Captain Dr Piotr Gawliczek, Portuguese Navy Captain Almeida Moura and Chris Donnelly, Directorof the Institute for Statecraft and Governance, for an in-depth discussion about the development of conflict in the future and its implications for learning and training.

How will conflicts in the future affect learning? What is the nature of modern conflict and how should we train for it? What should be the role of learning in conflict prevention, peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction? These are some of the questions that will be considered in a special session on ‘Future Conflict Learning’ at SDL 2010, which will take place in the Hotel Intercontinental in Berlin on December 1st.

To see the agenda, please click here.




Focus on Cyber Threats to Humanitarian Agencies
Spies, rebel insurgents and war criminals have been discovered hacking into the sensitive databases of the world's humanitarian relief agencies.

Geoffrey Okao, Chief IT Security Officer of the World Food Programme, with personal experience of cyber attacks in Africa, will warn the delegates at Security & Defence Learning 2010, the international forum on security training, which will take place in Berlin on December 1, that computer security for aid workers is a matter of life and death.

Because emergency aid workers cross borders easier than most, because they file priceless political information on their computers and because they talk to both sides in a war situation, their data is regularly targeted by spies, rebel politicians, racketeers and war criminals. more




Networking at SDL
Participants at last year’s Security & Defence Learning described it as “excellent” for networking and Forum director Dr Harold Elletson is confident that this year’s conference will be even better.

“SDL offers a variety of good networking opportunities and participants enjoy the fact that the conference is intimate and interactive, which means that everyone mixes and gets to know each other,” he says. “We know that some important deals have been done as a result of contacts made at SDL and many people come to the conference just to network and make new contacts. This year, we have a good mix of public and private sector participants and I am confident that the conference will once again be good for business.”

One of the best networking events associated with the conference is always The New Security Foundation dinner, which this year will be held on the 30th November at ‘Florian,’one of Berlin’s liveliest restaurants. The dinner will be attended by keynote speakers and participants at the conference, along with members of the New Security Foundation.

For more information about networking opportunities at SDL, please contact Goska Dabek at .




SDL’s exciting agenda
This year’s ‘Security & Defence Learning,’ which will take place in Berlin on December 2nd as an official pre-conference of Online Educa, features presentations by leading experts on subjects including:

  1. standardising police training
  2. training for a medical emergency
  3. training for an emergency in the water sector
  4. serious games and virtual police training
  5. disease management
  6. emerging technology
  7. second life and web 3.0

Keynote speakers will include:

  1. Dale Sheehan, Deputy Director of Training, INTERPOL
  2. Peter-Martin Maier, Director, Swiss Police Institute
  3. Assistant Chief Constable John Geates, Director, Scottish Police College
  4. Professor Fernando Carvalho Rodriguez, NATO
  5. Professor Bernadete Cordeiro, Ministry of Justice, Brazil
  6. Franck Galland, Director of Security, Suez Environnement, France

To book your ticket for SDL, please click here. *****




New Security Learning
Technology-Assisted Training For Security, Defence and Emergency Services

An important new publication for the security learning and training sector will be launched in December, New Security Learning will cover the world of technology-assisted learning, training and gaming for international security, defence and emergency services. Published quarterly by the New Security Foundation and distributed to over 1000 training directors, security planners and key decision makers in governments and organisations, it will be launched at Security & Defence Learning 2009 with a special conference edition.

With topical news and features on developments in the industry, New Security Learning provides a first-class opportunity to inform decision-makers and buyers about your organisation’s innovative products and services.

Hard copies of New Security Learning will be sent to a selected list of targeted officials in:

  1. Ministries of Defence
  2. Ministries of Interior
  3. Police Forces
  4. Fire Services
  5. Emergency Planning and Resilience
  6. Training Colleges and Academies
  7. European Commission
  8. NATO
  9. UN
  11. OSCE
  12. and many other key institutions and organisations.


For more information about advertising in New Security Learning click here.

To order your copy of New Security Learning click here.




Britain’s emergency training revolution
There has been a revolution in training for Britain’s emergency services, thanks largely to the work of the UK’s Emergency Planning College (EPC) and its director, Ken Lawson. In the first edition of ‘New Security Learning,’ a quarterly magazine dedicated to the security training sector, which will be launched at OEB, he discusses the secrets of his success with Harold Elletson and outlines EPC’s exciting plans for the future, including a new partnership with the private sector.

If you would like to receive a free copy of the first edition, or to subscribe to future editions, please click here.




Security & Defence Learning – Where security meets learning
Some of the biggest “names” in security training will be in Berlin on December 2nd  for this year’s Security & Defence Learning, the annual conference at which the worlds of security and technology-assisted learning meet.




Security & Defence Learning celebrates 5TH anniversary
Security & Defence Learning, the annual conference at which the words of security and technology-assisted learning meet, will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year. The conference, which is held in Berlin every year, brings together key officials, training directors, security planner, academics and suppliers.

“Security & Defence Learning has now established a firm reputation both as one of Europe’s leading conferences on technology-assisted learning for security and as an excellent opportunity for informal networking with key-decision-makers”, said Dr Harold Elletson, Chairman of the New Security Foundation, which hosts the conference. Last year, we had delegates from 19 different countries and I am confident that we will have even wider reach this year.

“Some of Europe’s top security training directors will be taking part in this conference and there will be presentations on a wide range of exciting new initiatives, involving the imaginative use of new media. The conference shows the enormous potential for the continuing expansion of this sector.”





Dutch Police Build Virtual City
Police officers have a lot of work to do in the imaginary city of Behrloo. The virtual territory embraces a variety of realistic problems: traffic accidents, illegal hemp cultivation, car explosives, identifying victims and many more. Using the multifaceted learning tool, students at the Dutch Police Academy can apply their competences via scenario-based, interactive and non-linear cases. At Security & Defence Learning 2008, project manager Natascha Blijleven-Tebbe, Dutch Police Academy, will lead participants through the serious gaming environment, also addressing the role of teachers as content developers. more



  Security & Defence Learning 2008: Call for Proposals / PDF
    Security & Defence Learning 2008: Vorschläge einreichen / PDF



Security & Defence Learning 2008: Call for Proposals
The 4th International Forum on E-Learning for Defence, Security and Emergency Services 2008 will be held in Berlin on Wednesday, December 3rd in conjuction with Online Educa Berlin. The 14th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training will take place from December 3 – 5.




The Third International Forum on E-Learning for Defence and Security - A Forum on technology assisted training for defence, security and emergency services at Online Educa Berlin
Technology is changing the world of security. In an increasingly inter-linked global security environment, new threats and challenges have created an urgent need for imaginative new responses. Nowhere is this more true than in the area of education and training where technology is bringing new advantages and opportunities. 


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