Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Conference
(SUPDET 2023) 

September 12-14, 2023
Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook, Northbrook, IL

The Fire Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Conference will address the latest developments in research, technology, and applications for the fire protection community. See the program. (PDF)


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You may book your room reservations via any of the following methods:
  • Call the hotel at +1 847 298-2525. Reference “SUPDET 2023” to receive the discounted group room rate.
  • Book via the hotel website: Under Rate Preference/Group Rate, Enter 3 Letter Group Code: SUP to receive the group discount. 
  • By booking via this direct link: SUPDET 2023
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Since 1997, the Fire Protection Research Foundation has hosted SUPDET® (short for suppression and detection) conference, which is an opportunity for leading experts and innovators in the fire protection and life safety industry present and collaborate on the latest research techniques and applications used for fire suppression, detection, signaling, and other emerging technologies. The panels, fireside chats and education sessions are attended by a multitude of fire protection and life safety professionals, including but not limited to: engineers, designers, manufacturers, installers, AHJs, folks from the insurance industry, and other subject matter experts. This year, the conferences is a total of three days with some parallel sessions on suppression and a detection. There is also a special event, which is open to all SUPDET attendees, more details to come soon. 

Proceedings from past SUPDET Symposia 

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