This Year's Theme: "DE Operations and the Warfighter." This Seventeenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium will provide a forum for the exchange of technical and programmatic information in fields related to directed energy sources, directed energy effects, and the development, testing and fielding of directed energy weapons and related technologies. The Symposium is attended by a wide range of specialists including: researchers, managers, policy makers, and executives from government institutions (DoD, DoE and other national laboratories, program offices, the intelligence community, etc.), industry, academia, and other scientific and engineering institutions. The theme of The Seventeenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium is "DE Operations and the Warfighter".