Directed Energy Systems Symposium
25-29 September 2017 Monterey, California

The Directed Energy (DE) Systems Symposium focuses on systems aspects of DE in a limited-attendance environment. This twelfth annual DE Systems Symposium consists of co-located technical sessions organized by several separate conferences, with joint technical and plenary sessions to encourage discussion outside narrow technical limits. The objective
Monterey Bay Sailboat
Photo courtesy of Sam Blankenship
of this symposium is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and to focus on near-term demonstrations of DE technology. Registrants will be able to attend any session of the Symposium for just one registration fee.

Portions of the Systems Symposium will be conducted at the Secret level, and attendance at all sessions is limited to U.S. citizens with security clearances, who are employees of the U.S. Government or its contractors.

Symposium Highlights

  • Day-long classified session of DE program briefings
  • Co-located technical conferences
    • Advanced High Power Lasers
    • Atmospheric Propagation Conference
    • DE Modeling and Simulation Conference
    • Employment of Directed Energy Weapons Conference
    • High Energy Laser Effects Conference
    • RF Effects Conference

    Preliminary Overview Agenda

      Monday, 25 September
    Short Courses

      Tuesday, 26 September
    DE Programs Briefings Session
    Evening Reception

      Wednesday, 27 September
    Poster Session to 1000
    Technical Sessions Remander of Day

      Thursday, 28 September
    Technical Sessions

      Friday, 29 September
    Conference Chair Outbriefs
    Symposium Adjourns 1100
  • Short Courses
  • Invited speakers
  • Unclassified and Classified technical presentations
  • Co-located exhibition with technical exhibits from Industry, Government, and Academia
  • Evening reception
  • Employment opportunities

Location and Accommodations

Technical sessions of the Systems Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, California, and at off-site locations.

DEPS has negotiated a block of rooms at government rates for Symposium attendees. 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.


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

Symposium Contacts

Symposium Chair:
Dan Marker (505) 846-2871
Symposium Coordinator/Short Courses
Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
Security, Registration, and Receipts
Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910

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