Directed Energy Test & Evaluation Conference
16-18 January 2018 Albuquerque, New Mexico



Co-located ITEA Workshop


Short Courses

Conference Contacts

Attendee Info

Location & Hotel



Local Weather

Presenter Info

Call for Papers


Release Forms

Exhibitor Info


Conference Sponsorships


Attendance Information

Early Morning Balloons over Rio Grande in Albuquerque

Registration for the Directed Energy Test & Evaluation Conference is open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter of the Conference. However, some conference sessions and short courses may be limited to registrants who are employees of the U.S. Government or its contractors. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel 2600 Louisiana Blvd.NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.


DEPS has negotiated a block of rooms at government rates for Conference attendees at the Sheraton Hotel. To make a reservation at these reduced rates, click here and use the hotel's online reservation system, or call the hotel reservation line at (800) 325-3535 and mention that you are attending this DEPS meeting. Make your reservation early; the room block will expire on 22 December 2017.

The Hotel reserves the right to enforce its policies, procedures, and cancellation fees. DEPS is not responsible for any hotel cancellation charges, penalties, or billing discrepancies.


Both DEPS and ITEA offer online registration for the DE T&E Conference. In order to receive member rates, DEPS and ITEA Members should submit their registration via their organization's online system. Non-members may use either system. ( ITEA registration page.)

All registrants may attend sessions of both the DE T&E Conference and the co-located ITEA Engineering Workshop. Note that some DE T&E Conference technical sessions will have limited participation requirements. Please see Security below.

Fees and Options
  ---Pre Registration---


------ Short Courses ------

  Through 14 December Through 28 December After 28 December Half-day Full-day
  DEPS Member $495 $595 $695 $250 $450
  Non-member $645 $745 $845 $250 $450
  Government, Active Duty Military $495 $595 $695 $250 $450
  Full Time Student $25 $25 $25 $250 $450
  Plenary Keynote, Panel Chair $200 $200 $200 $250 $450
  Panelist, Track Chair/Presenter $395 $395 $395 $250 $450
  Wednesday Only, Member $400 $400 $400 $250 $450
  Wednesday Only, Non-member $475 $475 $475 $250 $450
  Thursday Only, Member $350 $350 $350 $250 $450
  Thursday Only, Non-member $425 $425 $425 $250 $450

Short course registrations include student materials, refreshments, and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits for successful students. Morning courses include breakfast snacks and a box lunch is provided to those attending afternoon courses. Two half-day courses can be selected for the price of a full-day course. Short courses can be purchased separate from your Conference registration by using this short course registration form.

To register for the DE T&E Conference, please select from one of the following options.

  • Ccomplete this form to register on-line. Note that on-line registration does not require on-line payment.

    Some organizations have installed web filters that may prevent on-line registration from inside their facilities. If this appears to be true for you, please try again off-site or use the registration option below.

  • Print this registration form (in PDF format) and follow the instructions provided.

Persons requesting cancellation through 18 December will receive a full refund. Cancellations after 18 December are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after 12 January.


Attendance Requirements for Limited Sessions

The 2018 DEPS DE T&E conference will be composed of open, public sessions and limited participation sessions. It will include two levels of limited participation sessions: those with Limited Distribution C and those having Limited Distribution D. Both levels restrict participation to U.S. citizens. Distribution C sessions are further limited to employees of the U.S. Federal Government or its contractors, and Distribution D is limited to employees of the U.S. Department of Defense or its contractors. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be unable to attend the limited participation sessions, although you will be able to participate in the open, public (Limited Distribution A) sessions.

Submitting Visit Requests to Attend Limited Sessions

Persons having access to the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) who wish to participate in limited participation sessions should send visit notification via JPAS according to AFI 31-101 and the NISPOM with the following information:

  • Purpose of Visit: 2018 DEPS DE T&E Conference
  • Point of contact: Tiffany Bjelke
  • POC Phone: (505) 217-2062
  • Visited SMO: 1LNJ44
  • First day of visit: 16 January 2018
  • Last day of visit: 18 January 2018

Via Visit Request Letter
Those persons not having access to JPAS and wishing to attend limited participation sessions must submit a Visit Request Letter. The request must (1) be on company letterhead, (2) be signed by your company FSO or your immediate supervisor , (3) identify you by name as a company employee, (4) state your citizenship, (5) include the last four of your social security number, and (6) state that you work on either government contracts or DOD government contracts that give you have a valid need to know to be participate in limited C, or Limited C and D sessions at the DET&E Conference. Fax the letter to 505-998-4917, email it to, or mail it to:

    Directed Energy Professional Society
    Attn: 2018 DEPS DE T&E Conference
    7770 Jefferson Street NE, Suite 440
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

If you are unable to submit a visit request in either of the manners above, and you have a US Government-issued CAC, please contact Tiffany Bjelke by phone at 505-217-2062 or by email at to discuss the specifics and determine access.

Visit Request Deadline
All visit requests, via JPAS or Visit Request Letter, must be received by DEPS on or before 4 January 2018. For questions regarding visit requests or verification of receipt please contact Tiffany Bjelke at (505) 217-2062 or

Exhibits and Conference Sponsorships

Exhibits and conference sponsorships are being managed through ITEA. These links take you to the pertinent information on the ITEA Engineering Workshop Web page:

Exhibitor Timeline

  • Tuesday, 16 January
    • 1200 - 1700, Exhibitor Set-up
  • Wednesday, 17 January
    • 0700 - 1530, Exhibition
    • 1730 - 1930, Networking Reception
  • Thursday, 18 January
    • 0700 - 1530, Exhibition
    • 1330 - 1800, Teardown

For answers to questions about exhibits or conference sponsorships, please contact Lena Moran at

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