Directed Energy Systems Summit


Washington, DC, United States

Developing and Deploying Directed Energy Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats and Future Challenges

We are proud to announce the 5th Directed Energy Summit 2020 - this latest event in the successful Directed Energy series will deliver broader international scope and the most current information to our continuously growing community, promoting the advancement of one the most crucial and multi-functional technologies the US and its global allies are addressing.

2019's event provided keynote speakers including Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood, Director of Army Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition, and the Co-Chairs of the US Congress Directed Energy Caucus, Congressman Douglas L. Lamborn and Congressman Jim Langevin, providing strong US perspectives. Our 2020 summit will expand the platform to bring our leading global allies under one roof, thus creating active cooperation opportunities and a truly international exchange of thought leadership.

The future of warfighting depends upon the development, testing and deployment of Directed Energy systems for defense installations and offense weapons and we are committed to keeping you up to date with the very latest developments and hottest topics in addition to providing networking with over 100 decision makers at the most senior levels from across the DoD, international allies, industry partners and academia.

Directed Energy Summit 2020 will focus on the latest deployments and assessments of the technology for defense applications, as well as provide international perspective on ally progression and counter near-peer capabilities, the scientific breakthroughs allowing higher DE power through engineering and maneuverable and accessible power sourcing to insure maximum operational functionality. The program will also offer a one of a kind opportunity to participate in focus groups, engage in discussions as well as network and build interpersonal relationships with the necessary people to promote your ideas and technologies and turn them into cooperation and actions.

Join us at Directed Energy Summit 2020 along with the leading commanders, developers, scientists, thinkers and stakeholders in the field and invest in the advancement of one of the top global defense priorities.

Topics we'll cover in the main conference include:

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

Why Attend

  • 100+ Attendees
  • 20 Expert Speakers
  • 5 Hours Reserved for Networking
  • 15 Hours of Learning

2019 Speakers Included:

  • 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
  • Neil Kacena, Vice President Technology Innovation and Strategic Pursuits, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
  • 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
  • Colonel Richard Haggerty, Project Manager, Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators, and SOF Training Systems (PM ITTS), PEO STRI, U.S. Army
  • Michael McCarthy, Chief, Plans and Operations, Network Cross-Functional Team
  • Evan Hunt, Director of Business Development, Raytheon
  • Col (Res.) Dr. Anan Wahabi, Research Fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
  • Dr. Howard Meyer, Research and Engineering Technical Expert, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

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