The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Extreme Light Laboratory hosted the first annual LaserNet US Meeting on August 20th-21st, 2018. LaserNet US is a collaboration between six academic and two national laboratory high-intensity laser facility in the United States. Department of Energy Office of Science spearheaded the program in response to the National Academy of Sciences Report “Reaching for the Brightest light,” which accessed the need for US action for high-intensity lasers research. LaserNet US aims to meet the recommendations by the NAS report by establishing the infrastructure and accessibility of midscale laser facilities across the country with high-field lasers, matter, and plasma research and development. LaserNet US currently entails the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Michigan, University of Texas-Austin, The Ohio State University, Colorado State University, University of Rochester, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Stanford Linear Accelerator.