The Southwest Emerging Technology Symposium (SETS) 2018 will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at the Wyndham El Paso Airport in El Paso, Texas. The goal of this symposium is to provide a formal setting for interactions among academic, government, and industrial professionals. We cordially invite you to participate in the SETS 2018 to present your scientific findings or attend paper and plenary presentations. Papers focusing on topics related to aerospace & defense, energy, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and additive manufacturing are welcome! Each technical presentation will be 20-minutes long (15-minute presentation with a 5-minute question/discussion). The symposium begins on April 14th, 2018. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakout parallel technical sessions will be held throughout the day. Scheduled plenary sessions will provide attendees with opportunities to interact with various industry professionals in the areas of aerospace & defense, energy, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The registration fee is $20; due in cash or check on the day of the symposium, April 14th, 2018.