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Directed Energy Day
Leveraging Directed Energy to Enhance Warfighting Dominance

19 October, 2017 - 19 October, 2017, Alexandria, VA, United States

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Our Directed Energy Day will focus on the efforts across the military branches to advance and utilize directed energy technologies. The discussion will cover latest the initiatives to apply directed energy to existing platforms and recent efforts to further develop the technology.

2017 Topics to Include

  • DoD Perspective on Directed Energy Based Non-lethal Weapons
  • Transitioning Directed Energy Weapons from the Conceptual to the Practical
  • Offensive and Defensive Applications of Directed Energy Weapons
  • Applications of Directed Energy Weapons within the Surface Fleet
  • Understanding the Mission Role: Where Can DE Weapons Be Utilized to Fulfill Existing Needs
  • Shifting the Calculus of Adversaries by Utilizing Directed Energy within the BMDS Architecture
  • Platforms That Show the Most Promise for the Execution of Directed Energy Oriented Missions

Why You Should Attend This Symposium

The Directed Energy Day will allow US military commands, government agencies, academia, and technology providers the chance to have an open discussion about the current and future roles of directed energy weapons. The goal of this conference is to create meaningful progress in solving some of the complex issues to support the DoD’s ability to utilize the latest in directed energy weapons technology in both defensive and offensive capacities.

The Symposium will hold sessions that will discuss advances made in the field over the last several years and how those advances translate into making directed energy technology more accessible and usable. The Symposium will focus in on the future goals for DE technology across the military services and how they plan to integrate it with existing and future platforms.

At Our Summit You Will Have the Ability to

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing intelligence officers and analysts.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.


Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA, 22314

Hotel Rooms:
Hotel Rooms  are available at a discounted rate at:
801 North St. Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Hotel Discount Reservation Link
(two walking blocks from the Mary M. Gates Learning Center)
* Please identify that you are with Defense Strategies Institute to receive your discount.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel, at 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA, has parking available for a small fee.
(there is no parking available at the conference center, and street parking is limited to 2 hours.)The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Early Confirmed Speakers

  • Keith L. Englander, SES, Director for Engineering, Missile Defense Agency
  • COL Douglas White, USA, TRADOC Capability Manager, Air Defense Artillery Brigade & Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Fires Center of Excellence
  • Col Jim Jenkins, USMC, Director, Science and Technology, and Experiment Division, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
  • Dr. Sean Ross, AFRL Directed Energy Liaison, SAF/AQR
  • Dr. Tim Dimitri Andreadis, Head, High Power Microwave (HPM) Section, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Matthew Ketner, Branch Chief, High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
  • Gary Woltering, Deputy Chief, Advanced Weapons Systems Division, Air Combat Command, United States Air Force


Event details

Defense Strategies Institute
19 October, 2017
19 October, 2017
Mary M. Gates Learning Center
United States


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