Past event: EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium 2019

Enhancing Domestic And International Counter-IED Capabilities & Training Support

The 2019 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium will examine the enduring threat IED and mines pose to international security, warfighter survivability and domestic safety. The Symposium will bring together a "whole of government" perspective to advancing EOD, C-IED and countermine technologies, strategies and training at home and abroad. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to network with senior-level officials from the military and civil agencies about the future of EOD operations and opportunities for industry collaboration.

Topics to be covered at the 2019 Symposium:

  • Advancing a Whole-of-Government Approach to Explosive Threat Mitigation
  • Improving EOD Capabilities for the Warfighter to Counter the Growing Asymmetric Threat
  • Leveraging International Partnerships in Counter IED Efforts
  • Capitalizing on International Partnerships and Inter-Agency Information Sharing to Combat IED Threats
  • Combatting the Evolving Use of Unmanned and Vehicle Borne IED Technologies
  • Improving Threat Detection and Ordinance Disposal Capabilities
  • Developing a Robust Domestic Counter IED Intelligence and Law Enforcement Infrastructure
  • Investing in International Demining Efforts

Why You Should Attend this Year's Symposium:

The 7th Annual EOD/IED and Countermine Symposium will examine the US's whole of government approach to detecting, mitigating and destroying explosive devices at home and abroad. As improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines continue to cause high numbers of causalities around the world, it is paramount that the government remains vigilant in its efforts to improve explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), counter-IED and demining capabilities. This is especially important now as extremist groups have become increasingly sophisticated in their use of IEDs.

This Symposium will highlight important research and development efforts aimed at countering the use of IEDs. This event will also examine the strategies and training practices for successful EOD missions in both domestic and international contexts. Speakers from across the military and federal agencies, including the FBI, DHS and ATF, will share their perspectives on the necessity of interagency and international cooperation and intelligence sharing to effectively counter IED threats.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposium's content and focus areas. We assemble the most respected minds in the EOD/IED & Countermine community, as well as key policymakers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and agencies 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 most complex issues facing the IED community.
  • Build Partnerships:The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies being leveraged by the IED/EOD/ Countermine force.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.

2018 Participating Organizations:

CEIA USA, CERDEC, CISR/JMU, CoverSix Shelters, CTTSO, DAGER Technology, Darley Defense, Department of State, DHS S&T, DHS, DoD, DTRA, EOD Directorate/NGB, EOD Warrior Foundation,, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, FBI, GAO, Harris Corporation, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), Lockheed Martin, Metropolitan Police Department, Microsemi FTD, MTEQ, MuniRem Environmental, NSA, OPNAV N95, QinetiQ, R3 Strategic Support Group, Robotic Research, Special Operations Division, Tetra Tech, US Army, US Army Africa C-IED Branch,US Department of State, US Navy, US Naval Research Laboratory, USACE-ERDC, Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions

Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase the latest technology offerings and today's most innovative solutions with exhibits, product demonstrations, and luncheon receptions for the event delegation.
Download the EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium Prospectus

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2019 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Lisa Swan, SES, Director, Counter Improvised Threat Technologies, DTRA
  • Stephen Dowling, SES, Director, Counter WMD Technologies Department, DTRA
  • SSA Scott Sweetow, SES, Acting Director, TEDAC, FBI
  • Mike Watson, Acting Director, US Bomb Data Center, ATF
  • COL John Elder, USA, EOD Assistant Commandant, US Army Ordnance School
  • COL Martin Weber, USA, TCM-EOD
  • LTG Reynold Hoover (Ret), USA, Former Deputy Commander, United States Northern Command

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


There is no parking at the Learning Center for delegates, and street parking is limited to 2 hours

Please Note: Parking is NO LONGER AVAILABLE at the former Crowne Plaza Hotel (901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA)

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 to venue)
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21677