Annual Directed Energy
Science and Technology Symposium
20-24 May 2024 Colorado Springs, CO


Short Courses

Symposium Contacts

DE Education Workshop

Attendee Info

Location & Hotel

Local Weather

Registration & Fees


Roundtable Reception



Presenter Info

Call for Papers


Release Forms

Exhibitor Info


Catered Event Hosting

Hospitality Suites


This Year's Theme
Transition of DE Technologies - What's Good Enough?

The 2024 Annual Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium will be held 20-24 May 2024 in Colorado Springs, CO. This event will focus on sub-systems and component research as well as development
Pikes Peak above Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of Sam Blankenship
aspects of DE in a mixed-access environment. All symposium sessions will be conducted at either the Open/Public Release or CUI/Limited Distribution level this year, allowing all attendees to 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.

Symposium Highlights

  • Plenary session of esteemed speakers
  • Technical Breakout Sessions at Open and CUI levels
  • Open and CUI Poster Sessions
  • Professional Development Short Courses
  • Co-located DE Education Workshop
  • Exclusive Roundtable Reception for Qualifying Students and Early Career Professionals (ECP's)
  • Exhibits and an evening exhibitor reception
  • Held in conjuntion with the JDETO Annual Review (attendance by invite only)
  • DEPS Annual Report Update
  • Introduction of newly elected DEPS Directors
  • Induction of DEPS Fellows

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Program and Agenda

A high level view at the Annual DE S&T Symposium agenda is in the table below. Additional information will be included once as it is know.

Preliminary Agenda Overview
  Monday, 20 May
    AM and PM Short Courses
    Roundtable Reception
      * exclusively for students/ECPs
  Tuesday, 21 May
    AM Keynote Speakers and Plenary Session
    PM Technical Breakout Sessions
    Evening Exhibitors Reception & Poster Session
  Wednesday, 22 May
    AM & PM Technical Breakout Sessions
  Thursday, 23 May
    AM & PM Technical Breakout Sessions
  Friday, 24 May
    AM Breakout Sessions
    Symposium Adjourns

This online listing of submitted abstracts may also provide insight into the technical program. It shows abstracts submitted to-date for which the authors have granted permission to be included in this online list. More will be added, so check back later for a more complete list. Also, abstracts can be withdrawn, rejected, or change titles before the conference, so not every abstract listed here will become a presentation at the Symposium; however, most of them will.

Symposium Contacts
  Symposium Chair
  Larry Grimes
  Session Chairs and Contacts
  Beam Control Systems and Technologies
  Mike Steinbock
  Dave Newton
  HPM Technologies & Effects
  Matt Franzi
  HEL Technologies and Effects
  Gary Wood
  Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning
  Amanda Coleman
  Brett Hokr
  Mission Level Modeling, Simulation and Analysis
  Darl Lewis
  Atmospheric Propagation
  Conor Pogue
  DE Intermediate Force Capabilities / NLW
  Simin Feng
  Power and Thermal for DE
  Dana Teague
  Directed Energy Bioeffects
  Bob Thomas
  Jason Payne
  DE Weapons: Transforming Electromagnetic
Warfare and EMSO in Modern Conflicts
  Matt Thompson
  DE Education Workshop
  Mark Neice
  Kip Kendrick
  Symposium Coordinator
  Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
  Registration & Payments
  Dawn Gutierrez (505) 998-4910
  Security Officer
  Kat Gonzales (505) 998-4910
  Technical Program Coordinator and Short Courses
  Cristina Crowson
  Presentations and Releases
  Carolyn Bowman

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