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



Symposium Contacts


Location & Hotel

Registration & Fees

Call for Papers


Catered Event

Hospitality Suites


Attendance Information

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach

Attendance at the 20th Annual DE S&T Symposium and its short courses is open to anyone with an interest in the science and technology of directed energy. However, some sessions are open only to U.S. citizens who are employees of the U.S. Government or its contractors, and others only to attendees with a minimum of a Secret security clearance. The Symposium committee will attempt to create an agenda that offers sessions that are open to all registered attendees at all times. There will be a security section at the bottom of this page later with more details.

Technical sessions of the Directed Energy Systems Symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach and at nearby off-site facilities.


DEPS has negotiated a block of rooms at government rates for Symposium attendees at the Embassy Suites. To make a reservation at these reduced rates, click here and use the hotel's online reservation system. Reservations must be made early to insure the reduced rates.

The Embassy Suites 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.


Registration will be available here in late 2017. Please check back.

Fees and Options
  ---Pre Registration---


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

  Through 16 January Through 10 February On-site 1 Half-day 2 Half-day
    DEPS member $950 $1050 $1150 $250 $450
    Non-member $1100 $1200 $1300 $250 $450
    Government Employee $700 $700 $700 $250 $450
    Qualifying Student (1) $300 $300 $300 $0 $0
    Other Full Time Student --Full price based on membership status (above)-- $0 $0

(1) Full time students will be admitted at reduced charge provided they either (1) agree to assist DEPS staff for two half-days of service, or (2) are presenting at the Symposium, and agree to assist DEPS for a single half-day day of service. If these conditions are not met, students will be required to pay the full registration fee. Note however that short courses are free for all full-time student registrants regardless of their volunteer/presenter status.

Registration fees include participation in all Symposium sessions for which the attendee qualifies; breakfast snacks* and coffee breaks Tuesday through Friday mornings, lunch Tuesday through Thursday, the evening reception on Tuesday, and a copy of the proceedings. *Note that Government Employee registration does not include breakfast. Breakfast can be purchased for $10/day with your registration.

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 coursefor a reduced price. Short courses can be purchased separate from your Symposium registration by using a form to be available here.

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Last updated: 15 November 2017