Registration for the Department of Defense's (DoD) Energy and Environment Innovation Symposium is now open. Please visit the event website to register, view the agenda, and learn more about the 2023 Symposium:

About the Symposium

The Department of Defense's Energy and Environment Innovation Symposium is the nation’s largest conference focusing on the DoD's priority environmental and energy issues. The Symposium brings together researchers, technology developers, defense end-users, and regulatory communities to showcase cutting edge environmental and energy technologies and ideas. This event is hosted by the environmental research and energy innovation programs under the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment & Energy Resilience (DASD E&ER). The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) fund research and demonstration projects, harnessing the latest science and technology to improve DoD’s environmental performance, reduce costs, and enhance and sustain mission capabilities. The Operational Energy Capability Improvement Fund (OECIF) and Operational Energy Prototyping Fund (OEPF) programs develop and prototype technologies that provide tactical overmatch for our warfighters and allies.

The 2023 Symposium will offer a variety of technical sessions and short courses, over 500 technical poster presentations, and networking opportunities at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia from November 28 to December 1, 2023.

Poster Presentations - Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission for the technical poster presentations for the DoD Energy and Environment Innovation Symposium is now open to the public. Anyone interested in sharing valuable research and solutions to DoD energy and environmental challenges is encouraged to submit an abstract here.

You will be prompted to log into SEMS. If you do not have a SEMS account, you can select "Create an Account" and then submit your abstract. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to Monday, August 21.

The Symposium poster presentations offer attendees opportunities to: 

  • Share how their innovative research and cutting-edge technologies enhance DoD capabilities and mission effectiveness. 
  • Network with over 1,000 other attendees from the federal government, Services, academia, and private industry working to address DoD energy and environmental challenges. 

SERDP and ESTCP conduct a rigorous review process in selecting projects for funding, so selected posters will also represent research, technologies, and products of high technical merit and value to the DoD. Poster presentations are also an excellent opportunity for students at all academic levels to participate at the Symposium. Military academy students are encouraged to submit.