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



Symposium Contacts


Short Courses

Location & Hotel

Registration & Fees

Call for Papers



Catered Event

Hospitality Suites



Commercial, academic, and government exhibits will be an integral part of the 20th Annual Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium, to be held from 26 February to 2 March 2018 in Oxnard, California, at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach. Eight by ten foot exhibit spaces, issued on a first-come, first-served basis, are available for $2500 ($2200 for DEPS Sponsors) and include a 6-foot table, two chairs, and a trash can. Note: electricity is not included with these exhibit spaces. However, electricity and other services will be obtainable from our convention services firm. Contact Cynnamon Spain at or 505-998-4910 for details.

Exhibit fees include two complimentary registrations: one full event registration and one exhibit-only registration. A full registration allows the staff to attend technical sessions of either event. Exhibit-only registrations include all catering Monday through Thursday, from breaks to receptions, but does not include attendance at any technical or plenary sessions, proceedings, or other benefits of attendance.

Additional Exhibit-Only Registration Fees
Through 29 Jan Through 23 Feb On-site
$450 $500 $550

Additional exhibit-only registrations can be purchased according to the fee matrix to the right, which covers the costs of catering for the event. In addition, the complimentary exhibit-only registration can be upgraded to a full event registration for a cost of $475. Note that exhibit staff requesting full registrations must meet the same security requirements as event registrants. Security details will be available on the Symposium page.

To apply for an exhibit space, complete this online Exhibit Application. Note that submitting an online application does not require online payment.

Once your Exhibit Application has been submitted, this Exhibit Staff Registration form should be used to register your staff and/or purchase additional exhibit-only registrations. Additional exhibit staff wanting full registrations should submit the Symposium registration form.

Exhibitor Information *
Exhibit Set Up:    Monday 26 February    1200-1700
Exhibit Hours:
     Tuesday 27 February    1630-1930  (Exhibitor Reception)
     Wednesday 28 February    0700-1530
     Thursday 1 March    0700-1530
Tear Down:    Thursday 1 March    1530-1800

*Notes: Times subject to change until 21 days prior to the event. Exhibitors are not permitted to tear down early due to insurance risks. Please be sure you make your flights according to the posted schedule.

Event Hosting

Corporations may also consider hosting a catered event at the Symposium. All hosts receive recognition on our website and in the conference programs. In addition, during the hosted event, a sign is posted recognizing the host and napkins with the host's corporate logo are used. Reception hosts also receive verbal recognition of their contribution. Host opportunities are as follows:

  • Breakfasts (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): $1000 each
  • Lunches (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): $1500 each
  • Exhibitor Reception (Tuesday Evening) - Exhibits, Entertainment: $4000

All host opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check back here soon for online application. To offer to host one of the catered events at the Annual Symposium, please complete this Event Host Application.

Hospitality Suites

Hospitality suites will be available Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach during the Annual Symposium. A suite must be purchased for the entire time (i.e., Monday - Thursday nights) and runs $1500 for the four nights. This price is for room only -- all other expenses must be arranged with the hotel.

Suites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online hospitality suite request forms will be available here soon. To request a suite, please complete this Hospitality Suite Application.


For more information on exhibiting, hosting a catered event, or obtaining a Hospitality suite, contact Cynnamon Spain at or call 505-998-4910.

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