DSI’s Directed Energy Day will focus on the efforts across the military branches to advance and utilize directed energy technologies. The discussion will cover latest the initiatives to apply directed energy to existing platforms and recent efforts to further develop the technology.




Early Confirmed Speakers

  • * Keith L. Englander, SES, Director for Engineering, Missile Defense Agency
  • * COL Douglas White, USA, TRADOC Capability Manager, Air Defense Artillery Brigade & Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Fires Center of Excellence
  • * Col Jim Jenkins, USMC, Director, Science and Technology, and Experiment Division, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
  • * Dr. Sean Ross, AFRL Directed Energy Liaison, SAF/AQR
  • * Dr. Tim Dimitri Andreadis, Head, High Power Microwave (HPM) Section, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • * Matthew Ketner, Branch Chief, High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
  • * Gary Woltering, Deputy Chief, Advanced Weapons Systems Division, Air Combat Command, United States Air Force

Why You Should Attend This Symposium

  • The Directed Energy Day will allow US military commands, government agencies, academia, and technology providers the chance to have an open discussion about the current and future roles of directed energy weapons. The goal of this conference is to create meaningful progress in solving some of the complex issues to support the DoD’s ability to utilize the latest in directed energy weapons technology in both defensive and offensive capacities.

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  • The Symposium will hold sessions that will discuss advances made in the field over the last several years and how those advances translate into making directed energy technology more accessible and usable. The Symposium will focus in on the future goals for DE technology across the military services and how they plan to integrate it with existing and future platforms.

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees
  • DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, and Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
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  • DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

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  • The Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
  • (Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)

2017 Topics to Include
  • • DoD Perspective on Directed Energy Based Non-lethal Weapons
  • • Transitioning Directed Energy Weapons from the Conceptual to the Practical
  • • Offensive and Defensive Applications of Directed Energy Weapons
  • • Applications of Directed Energy Weapons within the Surface Fleet
  • • Understanding the Mission Role: Where Can DE Weapons Be Utilized to Fulfill Existing Needs
  • • Shifting the Calculus of Adversaries by Utilizing Directed Energy within the BMDS Architecture
  • • Platforms That Show the Most Promise for the Execution of Directed Energy Oriented Missions

At Our Summit You Will Have the Ability to

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing intelligence officers and analysts.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.
Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:
The Directed Energy Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.