Please Note: The deadline for abstract submission has now passed.


The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and NDIA Munitions Division welcome your abstract submission for an oral presentation at the 2021 Insensitive Munitions & Energetic Materials (IMEM) Technology Symposium. The event will follow the theme of Enhancing Performance of Insensitive Munitions.

The Symposium will provide an opportunity for individuals to present, in an unclassified environment, their key topics to a broad audience of influential observers and key decision-makers, including practicing engineers, analysts and evaluators in government and industry. Presentation abstract submissions are requested to provide an overview of the topic areas described above with an emphasis placed on the below focus areas.

Deadline for submissions: February 8, 2021

Focus Areas

  • Synthesis and scale-up of energetic materials
  • Formulation and processing of energetic compositions
  • Testing and characterization of energetic materials and compositions
  • Insensitive munitions design, testing, and evaluation
  • Modeling of energetic materials, articles and systems using EM’s
  • Policies driving IM and EM development and use
  • New processing methods used with energetic materials and formulations

Abstract Requirements

Abstracts and presentations MUST be UNCLASSIFIED. Please note: Submitting an abstract is a professional commitment. If the abstract is accepted, the Author commits to attend the event. If an Author is unable to attend the symposium, then it is incumbent upon them to find a substitute. Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate public release for their presentations. 

How to Submit

Abstract submissions are now CLOSED.


After review and selection, abstract Presenters will be invited to present a twenty (20) minute briefing. Only a presentation is required; no accompanying written paper is necessary as all presentations and Speaker remarks will be under a strict “not for attribution” ground rule to promote candid and informative communication among the Attendees.


Contact Dave Chesebrough at dchesebrough@NDIA.org with questions about your abstract submission.