20th Annual Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium
26 February - 2 March 2018 Oxnard, California



Symposium Contacts


Location & Hotel


Symposium Overview

USS Paul Foster, the Self Defense Test Ship

Symposium Highlights

  • Plenary session of invited speakers
  • Breakout technical sessions at classified and unclassified levels
  • Exhibits
  • Short Courses
  • Introduction of newly elected DEPS Directors
  • Induction of DEPS Fellows

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The Annual Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium will be held from 26 February to 2 March 2018 in Oxnard, California, at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach and at nearby off-site facilities.

The Annual DE S&T Symposium focuses on sub-systems and component research and development aspects of DE in a mixed access environment. Portions of the Symposium will be conducted at the Secret level, and others at the unclassified but limited distribution levels. The Symposium commitee intends to offer unclassified and open sessions so that all attendees will have participation options at all times.

Proceedings of the Symposium will be published. See our Online Store for proceedings of previous Annual Directed Energy Symposia.

Program and Agenda
NAVAIR Laser Facility

The DEPS Board of Directors has made substantial program changes to DEPS Symposia, which involve making their programs more distinct. What has been the Annual Directed Energy Symposium has been renamed the Annual Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium. Its scope is now focused on the basic physics and engineering research and development to support directed energy, to distinguish it from the Directed Energy Systems Symposium. Many of the features of the Annual DE Symposium have been retained, such as the seating of the newly elected DEPS Directors and the induction of new DEPS Fellows. In light of this continuity, the numbering of the Annual Directed Energy Symposium is retained. This will be the 20th Annual Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium.

The preliminary overview of the Annual DE S&T Symposium agenda is provided here.

Preliminary Overview Agenda

  Monday, 26 February
Short Courses

  Tuesday, 27 February
Opening Plenary Talks - morning
Technical Breakout Sessions - afternoon
Reception - evening

  Wednesday, 28 February
Technical Breakout Sessions

  Thursday, 1 March
Technical Breakout Sessions

  Friday, 2 March
Technical Breakout Sessions

Symposium Contacts
  Symposium Chair
  Mark Henderson (760) 939-2689
  Symposium Coordinator
  Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
  Security, Registration, and Receipts
  Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910
  Short Courses
  Cristina Crowson (505) 998-4910

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