GlobalEM 2024 - A Global Symposium and Exhibition on High-Power Electromagnetics - Austin, Texas - July 14-19

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Join the Seattle and Central Texas EMC Chapters in supporting the GlobalEM 2024 Symposium to be held at the AT&T Conference Center in downtown Austin from Sunday, July 14 to Friday, July 19, 2024!  GlobalEM 2024 brings together the world's experts on high-power electromagnetics.


The GlobalEM 2024 Symposium is unique in that it brings together international experts in high-power electromagnetics.   This Symposium started as a small gathering organized on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by the late Dr. Carl Baum as the first Nuclear EMP (electromagnetic pulse) Meeting (NEM) in 1973.  Since 1978, the SUMMA Foundation, a non-profit organization, has sponsored the Symposium. In 1994, the Symposium was held in Bordeaux, France, as EUROEM and subsequently rotated between Europe and North America as EUROEM and AMEREM, respectively.  In 2015, the Symposium was organized in Jeju, South Korea, as ASIAEM.  Beginning in 2022, the series was renamed GlobalEM and will continue to rotate annually among North America, Europe, and Asia.  

GlobalEM 2024 includes social/networking events, invited speakers, numerous technical papers, an exhibition, and a technical tour!  AT&T Conference Center is ideally located in downtown Austin, near the University of Texas at Austin campus, restaurants and shops, as well as Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  A block of guest rooms have been reserved at the AT&T Conference Center at a discounted group rate.


This Symposium is organized by the SUMMA Foundation. The working language of the Symposium is English. There will be a technical exhibition during the week, a Welcome Reception on the evening of Sunday, 14 July, a Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 17 July, and a technical visit to ETS-Lindgren's world headquarters on Friday, 19 July.  


We require a single page extended abstract paper on US Letter size paper with 2-column format. Paper submissions and reviews will be handled on-line using OpenConf software. Every paper will be reviewed and advocated by TC/SS Chairs. Additional details will be provided on the website including the topics of interest for this Symposium.  SINGLE PAGE EXTENDED ABSTRACT PAPERS ARE DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024.


If you are interested in exhibiting, view the exhibit and sponsor opportunities here for more information.  Note discounts are available to exhibitors who purchase their space by March 1, 2024!  Contact Janet O'Neil at to secure your space while still available.


Online registration will open on in mid-February 2024.  Check back on this announcement for the registration link.


This Symposium is sponsored by SUMMA Foundation, a charitable organization formed under the laws of the United States.

President of SUMMA Foundation: Dr. Edl Schamiloglu, 

View the GlobalEM 2024 announcement here.

  Date and Time




  • Start time: 14 Jul 2024 05:30 PM
  • End time: 19 Jul 2024 02:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • AT&T Conference Center
  • 1900 University Ave.
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78705

  • Contact Event Hosts
  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Inquiries: Janet O'Neil,,     +1 512-531-2676

    Technical Program Inquiries:              Dr. William (Bill) A. Radasky,

  • Co-sponsored by SUMMA Foundation



Proposals for Special Sessions  Deadline: 11 December 2023

Acceptance of Special Sessions Announced:  8 January 2024

Paper Submission Deadline:  8 March 2024

Notification of Paper Acceptance: 8 April 2024 

Deadline for Author Registration: 1 June 2024

Visit the GlobalEM 2024 Symposium website here.

Check back on this vTools announcement regularly for more information!  Registration opens in mid-February.