DEPS Membership
Participate in the Directed Energy Community

Over one thousand members of the directed energy (DE) community have become DEPS members. They represent government, industrial, and academic communities and share a professional interest in the many facets of Directed Energy.

DEPS membership offers tangible benefits. In addition to providing opportunities for professional development through publishing, presentations, and short courses, members will receive discounts at many DEPS events, including the Annual Directed Energy Symposium, the premier forum for exchange of DE information.

Membership in DEPS is open to anyone with professional or educational interests in Directed Energy. DEPS meetings such as the Annual Directed Energy Symposium, the Directed Energy Test and Evaluation Conference, and the Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review generally have sessions at most times that are completely open to any member. In addition, such meetings have publicly available proceedings that are distributed to all attendees.

However, DEPS membership does not guarantee access to all DEPS events, event sessions, and publications. DEPS events or event sessions may be restricted to U.S. citizens or to U.S. government employees or contractors. Some DEPS events or event sessions are classified and attendance restricted to holders of Secret security clearances and a need to know the information being presented and discussed. The restrictions on attendance are always made explicit in the announcements for the event. The distribution of DEPS publications may also include restrictions similar to those on events. These restrictions should be considered before joining DEPS.

To join DEPS or to renew your membership you may either:

  • Complete this on-line membership application for immediate processing. Please note that our on-line membership option does not require on-line payment.

  • Some organizations have installed web filters that prevent on-line registration from inside their facilities. If this appears to be true for you, please try again off-site or use the option below.

  • Print this membership application and follow the instructions provided.

  • Adobe's free Acrobat Reader is required to view and print our forms, which are in PDF format. If you do not already have this product, click here to download this free software.

DEPS is still a new organization with many opportunities for individuals to serve the broad DE community. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us. If you would like to volunteer in this important work, opportunities are available on the Members Page.

DEPS is also supported through its corporate sponsors. Click here for more information on becomming a DEPS sponsor.

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Last updated: 24 January 2007