Defense Strategies Institute Presents: 3rd Directed Energy Symposium

DSI is pleased to announce the complete agenda for the 3rd iteration of the Directed Energy Symposium. The event will take place at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, VA on November 13, 2019.

Washington, DC, September 25, 2019 --( The 3rd Directed Energy Symposium will address the increasing need across the military to develop offensive and defensive directed energy capabilities. With emerging threats from near-peer competitors as well as continued operations against non-state actors, the need for directed energy capabilities will only continue to increase. These systems have the potential to stop a future hypersonic or ballistic missile attack or counter swarms of enemy drones, as the future battlefield becomes more technologically advanced.

Speakers at this year’s event will include:

Dr. Craig Robin, SES, Senior Research Scientist for Directed Energy Applications, Army RCCTO
Keith Englander, SES, Director of Engineering, Missile Defense Agency
Daryl Youngman, Deputy Director, Air and Missile Cross Functional Team
Don Kelley, Program Manager, Ground Based Air Defense, Marine Corps System Command

Please visit for the full agenda and list of speakers.

Seating is limited to allow for actionable discussion in a “Town Hall” format. Active military, government and state personnel attend free of charge. Those interested in participating in the Directed Energy Symposium can visit the website at:

Anyone interested in learning more or sending questions, please contact Nicholas Liberato-Randall at
Defense Strategies Institute
Nick Liberato-Randall