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June 11, 2024

Dates: June 11 – 13, 2024

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) uses the Annual Technical Review to review the progress of the MSEE URA. This meeting also provides a forum for the government and corporate affiliates program (GCAP) and science advisory board (SAB) to view the MSEE research activities. Each MSEE principal investigator (PI) will present their technical progress and accomplishments followed by a short question/answer period. This meeting is open to DTRA, MSEE PIs and their graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and GCAP and SAB members.

MSEE PIs (or a designated representative) are required to prepare and present a poster on each of their research tasks. Poster sessions will occur during the afternoon of days 1 and 2 of the Annual Technical Review.


The Annual Technical Review will take place across the street from the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus at the Inn at The Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218.  


The Annual Technical Review is a by-invitation-only event. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 31.



During this year’s ATR, we will host networking and poster sessions at the end of days 1 and 2.

On day 1, there will be two networking sessions:

  1. A professional development networking session led by former Acting and Deputy Director of DTRA, Major General Randy Manner. This professional development session is only available to MSEE students and postdocs. Additional details can be found here. Professional Development Session Details
  2. A networking session open to all other ATR attendees with opportunities for breakout groups by Research Area and Focus area.

On day 2, we will host our poster session, combining all posters in to one session. A listing of the posters will be announced closer to the event. Poster Guidance      Poster Template

Food and beverages will be provided at all networking and poster sessions.


A dinner banquet will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at the Inn at the Colonnade. If you plan to attend, please select the banquet option during your registration or contact Christopher Pottillo at [email protected]. Reservation deadline is Friday, May 31, 2024.


The agenda for this event is currently in progress. The latest draft of this agenda can be found here.


Rooms have been reserved for this event at the Inn at The Colonnade at a group rate of $179.00 per night. The deadline to reserve rooms is Friday, May 17. Reservations can be made by clicking this link.


The closest station is Baltimore’s Penn Station. If you opt to take a Uber, Lyft or taxi from Penn Station to the Homewood campus, the fee should be quite modest. The university is very close to the train station.

The closest airport is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Directions to the hotel: Inn at The Colonnade

Directions to JHU Homewood Campus: JHU Campus-Malone

JHU Homewood Campus Maps


ONLY IF REQUIRED BY YOUR HOME ORGANIZATION  (primarily Government attendees)

The suggested costs for the Annual Technical Review are $40 per Full day and $20 per Half day. These costs may be paid by credit card through Eventbrite, or by cash or check made out to “Johns Hopkins University” on-site.


If you have a question or need to speak with a member of the HEMI team or one of our partners, please contact us at [email protected] or via phone at 410-516-7257. For questions about reservations or the banquet, please contact Christopher Pottillo.