Eighteenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium
7-11 March 2016 Albuquerque, New Mexico

This Eighteenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium provided a forum for the exchange of technical and programmatic information in fields related to directed energy sources, directed energy effects, and the development, testing and fielding of directed energy weapons and related technologies. The Symposium encluded attendance by a wide range of
Dawn Patrol over Albuquerque
Photo courtesy Sam Blankenship
specialists including: researchers, managers, policy makers, and executives from government institutions (DoD, DoE and other national laboratories, program offices, the intelligence community, etc.), industry, academia, and other scientific and engineering institutions.


  • Invited and contributed technical presentations
  • Public, limited and classified sessions
  • Distinguished plenary speakers
  • Short Courses
  • Exhibitor/Poster Reception
  • Installation of new DEPS Fellows
  • Introduction of new DEPS Directors
  • Poster presentations
  • Commercial, Government and Academic Exhibits
  • Student sessions including the Directed Energy Education Workshop


An overview agenda of the Symposium program is given below. The final Technical Program is available in PDF format. Please note that last minute changes to the program were made.

Preliminary Overview Agenda
Registration desk open at Marriott on Sunday, 6 March, 1500 - 1900. Registration every other day opens at 0700. Breakfast and lunch at Marriott Tuesday - Thursday.

   Monday, 7 March

  • Morning: Short Courses
  • Afternoon: Plenary Session
  • Evening: Exhibitors Reception

   Tuesday, 8 March

  • All Day: Symposium Technical Sessions

   Wednesday, 9 March

  • All Day: Symposium Technical Sessions
  • Early Afternoon: Poster Session
  • All Day: DE Education Workshop

   Thursday, 10 March

  • All Day: Symposium Technical Sessions

   Friday, 11 March

Location & Accommodations

The 2016 Annual Directed Energy Symposium was held at the Uptown Marriott, located at 2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 and at off-site locations.

Symposium Contacts

Symposium Chairs:    
Dr. Diana Loree (505) 846-5261
Program Committee:    
Tim Andreadis    (202)767-5746    HPEM Effects
Patrick Cannon    (505) 338-3745    DE Test and Evaluation
Mark Henderson    (760) 939-2689    HPM, High Rep Rate
Ryan Hoffman         Counter DEW
Stephanie Miller    (210) 539-7939    Biological Effects of DE
Charles Oberly    (937) 255-4814    Power & Thermal Systems for DE
David Price    (505) 846-5862    Poster Session
Mark Rader         HPM, High Rep Rate
Donald Shiffler    (505) 853-8906    HPEM Systems/Components
Donald Streater    (757) 764-2829    DE Employment (actual and M&S)
Symposium Coordinator    
Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
Security, Registration, and Payments    
Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910

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