Directed Energy Systems Summit

Washington, DC, United States

Developing and Deploying DE Capabilities to Meet Emerging National Security Needs

Our 4th Annual Directed Energy Systems Summit will provide a means to discuss the ongoing efforts to develop and deploy directed energy systems in support of U.S. national security priorities and battlefield superiority.

Directed Energy systems and weapons offer a unique response to rapidly emerging global threats, one that has grown in popularity across the Services, DoD, and the Federal Government. As a force multiplier, DE weapons and systems offer numerous capabilities and applications across a multitude of operating environments, and at this summit, you will have the opportunity to learn more about DoD and Military Service roadmaps, the role of DE for national security, future force development, to include DE solutions for the warfighter, acquisition priorities, and more.

Join our 4th Annual Directed Energy Systems Summit for the unique opportunity to collaborate and network with key leaders, solutions providers, and subject matter experts across the DE industry.

Topics we'll cover in the main conference include:

  • DoD and MIlitary Roadmap For Directed Energy Systems
  • Operational Challenges and Advantages of DES for the 21st Century Warfighter
  • Implementing HEL DES Into the SHORAD Strategy to counter Group 1 UASs
  • Advancements in Power Re-Generation, Storage, and Thermal Management Solutions for Directed Energy Systems
  • Directed Energy Systems Industry Panel
  • DE Systems Cross and Service Integration Panel
  • Roadmap for High Power Microwave DES Weapons Development
  • Directed Energy Employment and Safety Concerns

2019 Speakers

Event Chair

  • Neil Kacena, Vice President Technology Innovation and Strategic Pursuits, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

2019 Speakers

  • Major General Wilson A. Shoffner, Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence & Fort Sill
  • Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood, Director, Army Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition, Army Space and Missile Defense Command, US Army
  • Congressman Douglas L. Lamborn, Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus, U.S Congress
  • Congressman Jim Langevin, Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus, U.S. Congress
  • Mr. Michael Holthe, Director for Lethality, Asst. Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, U.S. Army
  • Harry Sinsheimer, Deputy Director, Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE JTO)
  • John Cao, Director, DE Combined Test Force (DE CTF), Air Force Test Center / 704th test Group
  • Dr. Michael Jiris, Chief Directed Energy Experimentation, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation, USAF
  • Mr. Paul Mann, SES, Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division
  • Mr. Scott Boyd, Director, Joint Laser System Effectiveness Joint Test, NSWC Dahlgren
  • Tim Andreadis, Head, High Power Microwave Section, Tactical Electronic Warfare Division, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Colonel Richard Haggerty, Project Manager, Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators, and SOF Training Systems (PM ITTS), PEO STRI, U.S. Army
  • Gary Woltering, Deputy Chief, Advanced Weapons Systems Division, Air Combat Command
  • Michael McCarthy, Chief, Plans and Operations, Network Cross-Functional Team
  • Evan Hunt, Director of Business Development, Raytheon
  • Robert Barclay, Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems Capabilities Integration Officer, Headquarters United States Marine Corps, Combat Development Command
  • Col (Res.) Dr. Anan Wahabi, Research Fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
Pre-Conference Focus Day - June 26th, 2019

Conference Day One - June 27th, 2019

Conference Day Two
- June 28th, 2019


Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington Virginia 22204
United States
Phone: 703-521-1900

Featuring a free airport shuttle, this upscale hotel in Arlington overlooks the Washington, D.C monuments and is one mile from Arlington National Cemetery. The hotel features a state-of-the-art gym, free shuttle service and award-wining restaurant. Guest rooms at the Sheraton Pentagon City are spacious and feature a large work desk, coffee maker and flat-screen cable TV. The large bathrooms include deluxe toiletries and bathrobes. Many attractions including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the National Museum of Natural History are within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. Georgetown University is also nearby.

The special room rate of $159 per night has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 703-521-1900 and give the group name IQPC or Book your group rate for IQPC Directed Energy Meeting here.

You must make your reservation no later than June 4th, 2019. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note
: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies; regrettably a number of our speakers and sponsors have recently been targeted by companies claiming to beat the prices offered but this is simply a fraudulent attempt to secure your credit card details.
Event details
Organizer : IDGA
Venue : Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Washington, DC, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-20322