Registration for the 16th International Detonation Symposium is now open!

To register, click on the "Register" button to go directly to the 16th IDS Registration website.

Important Registration Dates

Pricing Tier
Register By
General Attendee/
Session Chair
June 10, 2018
June 11 to July 1, 2018
July 2, 2018 to on-site

The registration fee is determined by the date that BOTH registration AND payment are RECEIVED by the JHU WSE Energetics Research Group. If you are submitting your payment after you have completed and submitted your registration (for instance, via check or bank transfer), please keep this policy in mind to ensure that your payment is received by the JHU WSE Energetics Research Group prior to a fee increase. Payments for a discounted rate (i.e., BEST or EARLY) received after a fee increase has gone into effect will be assessed the higher rate.

Other Important Registration Dates

Last Day To
Request your preferred size for complimentary t-shirt
June 22, 2018
Secure a spot for one of the optional Monday night activities (unless sold out prior)
June 29, 2018
Request accommodations for special dietary need
June 29, 2018
Reserve a spot on the optional complimentary bus between BWI Airport & Hotel (first-come, first served, limited capacity)
July 1, 2018
Sign up for optional Wednesday afternoon tours (unless sold out prior)
July 6, 2018

For a complete list of Registration Fees, visit the Registration and Exhibitor Fees page in the Registration website.

Additional deadlines to sign up for activities (both those included with registration and those that are optional), the complimentary bus service between BWI Airport and the hotel, preferred shirt size (included with registration), select an entree (when applicable), and more, are listed on the General Information page on the 16th IDS Registration site.

On-Site Registration Desk Hours

The On-Site Registration Desk will be open the following days and times. Allow time to check-in and pick up your registration materials prior to the first activity or session you'll be participating in. If you are attending and opt not to pre-register, be sure to allow extra time to complete your registration on-site.

Registration Hours
Sunday, July 15, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, July 16, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 20, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration Process

Registration and Payment Process

Below you will find guidance for different registration scenarios. If the information on this page does not apply to your registration, please check the Payment Process Guide page and the Registration Policies page in the Registration site.

For policies regarding Cancelling a registration, Substituting a new registration in place of a confirmed registrant, student registration requirements, and more, please visit the Registration Policies page.

If you aren't able to locate information that meets your needs, please contact us at (410) 992-7302 or info@intdetsymp.org and we'll be glad to assist you.

Individual Registration

Registering just yourself?

  • Go to the Registration Site and click on the "Register" button to begin.
  • Enter your name and email address, and select your registration type (General Attendee, Session Chair, Student, Exhibitor); then click "Next".
  • Continue through the registration process, providing additional contact information, responding to some registration questions, and selecting the activities in which you wish to participate. If you want to pre-purchase some extra t-shirts for family or friends (you receive one complimentary shirt), you can do this as well.
  • If you are bringing family members with you, see below.
  • Review all of your selections on the Registration Summary page when you are done. Then click "Finished Adding People".
  • Then, select your payment method, provide any required information, and click "Finish."
  • On the Registration Confirmation page, you have the option to email the page to someone, print the page, modify your registration, or unregister.

Administrator Registration

Are you paying the registration fee on behalf of an attendee but are not attending yourself (Administrator Registration)?

  • Once on the Registration site, click the "Register" button.
  • Enter the attendee's name, email address, and select their registration type.
  • Then, check the box to indicate that you are paying the fee on the attendee's behalf.
  • Follow the prompts as you continue through the process. You will have the option to add an attendee prior to completing the payment.
  • Repeat for each attendee to pay for all in one transaction.
  • Each attendee and the administrator will receive a confirmation email.

Group Registration

Are you paying for your own registration as well as for one or more additional attendee (Group Registration)? Do you need for each attendee's payment to be a separate transaction?

  • Once on the Registration site, click the "Register" button.
  • Enter yourself as the first attendee (Group Leader); enter name, email address, and select their registration type; do NOT check the box indicating that you are paying on behalf of the attendee.
  • Process and pay for your registration.
  • Once on the Confirmation Page, click on the Pay Another Registration button at the bottom of the page and repeat for each attendee.
  • Each attendee, including the Group leader, will receive a confirmation email. The Group leader will NOT receive copies of the group members' confirmation emails.

If you are paying the registration fee for yourself and other attendees, and you want to pay for all of the group's registration fees in one transaction, follow the steps for Group Registration, with the following changes:

  • When you get to the Registration Summary page, click on the "Add Attendee to Group" button.
  • Provide all of the information for the 2nd attendee's registration.
  • When you return to the Registration Summary page, if you are done adding attendees to your group, click "Finished Adding People" to complete and pay for the Group registration.

Adult and/or Child Companion Registration

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay is a great spot for you to bring family. If you will be registering any Companions for any of the activities for which they're eligible, here's what to do:

  • Register yourself (see top of the page).
  • When you have completed your selection of activities and optional items, you will arrive at the Companion Registration page. Click the "Add Companion" button.
  • Select the Companion's Registration Type and enter your Companion's name; then click "Next."
  • Select the Companion's activities. Applicable fees are indicated. Click "Next" and depending on your selections on the previous page, you may need to answer one or two questions on behalf of your Companion.
  • Add another Companion or click "Next" to continue to the Registration Summary page.
  • Review, complete, and pay for your total registration (yours and your Companion's).

Contact Us:

Questions? Email info@intdetsymp.org
or call 410-992-7302, ext. 215 (Shelley Cohen)

The Johns Hopkins University Energetics Research Group (JHU WSE ERG) is the organization providing logistical and administrive coordination for the 16th IDS.