Directed Energy Day Symposium


Alexandria, VA, United States

The 2nd Annual Directed Energy Symposium will provide a forum to discuss the efforts to develop and leverage DE technologies in support of U.S. national security needs and battlefield overmatch. The symposium will focus on Service and DoD DE roadmaps, DE's role in National security and the future Force, R&D initiatives, acquisition and funding updates, and much more.


2018 Topics to Include:

  • DoD & Service Roadmaps for Directed Energy Systems
  • Understanding the Impact of DE on National Security and the Future Force
  • Transitioning from Research and Development to Operational Use
  • Efforts to Integrate DE Weapons Systems onto Existing Platforms
  • DoD Plans and Initiatives with DE Based Non-Lethal Weapons
  • Leveraging DE Technology for Improved Counter UAS Response and Defensive Posture
  • Benefits and Challenges Associated with DE Systems for Warfighters
  • Bolstering the Ballistic Missile Defense System Architecture with DE


Why you should attend this year's Symposium:

The 2018 Directed Energy Symposium will provide a forum to discuss the efforts to develop and leverage DE technologies in support of U.S. national security needs and battlefield overmatch. The symposium will focus on service and DoD DE roadmaps, DE's role in National security and the future Force, R&D initiatives, acquisition strategies, and much more.

Leaders across the DoD and Services have long-since recognized the value that DE can provide to the Military in both offensive and defensive capacities. The maturation of DE technologies coupled with ongoing RDT&E efforts have paved the way for the rapid development and deployment of DE capabilities across the Military Services and Federal Government

To fully leverage the vast amount of dollars and time already invested in DE technologies during the 20th century, the DoD and Federal Govt. must spend a proportionate amount of time structuring acquisition and funding strategies, driving technology investment, and fostering a culture of innovation to meet near and far-term DE mission needs.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our symposium's content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the directed energy community to include key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers


At our Symposium 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 the Directed Energy community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover the most up-to-date Directed Energy initiatives and technologies.
  • 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.

2018 Speakers to Include:

  • Dr. Thomas J. Karr, Assistant Director of Defense for Directed Energy, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • William P. Bray, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Navy Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Department of the Navy
  • Keith Englander, SES, Director for Engineering, Missile Defense Agency
  • Michael Holthe, Director for Lethality, ASA(ALT)/ODASA Research & Technology
  • David Law, Technology Division Chief, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate
  • Col Michael E. Thompson, Chief, Advanced Weapons Systems Division, Air Combat Command, United States Air Force
  • Dr. Sean Ross, AFRL Directed Energy Liaison, SAF/AQR

Venue

Mary M. Gates Learning Center/United Way
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA

Hotel Rooms:
Hotel Rooms  are available at a discounted rate at:
SHERATON SUITES OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
(two walking blocks from the Mary M. Gates Learning Center)
Hotel Discount Reservation Link
* When booking hotel accommodations please first select the dates you would like to reserve, click the Special Rates tab and Select ''Corporate/Promo'' and enter the code 428957. This will show you the available discounts for Defense Strategies Institute event attendees.

Parking:

There is parking available at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Enter at lobby level and request a day parking ticket. (There is no parking at the Learning Center for delegates, and street parking is limited to 2 hours)
Directed Energy
Event details
Organizer : Defense Strategies Institute
Venue : Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19045