Venue: GO Jones Room 410
I'll briefly review the arguments for and status of particle dark matter searches and then focus on the possibility of looking for a definitive galactic signature. There have been several hints for WIMP dark matter over the years, most notably the DAM/LIBRE annual modulation result. There are new efforts to study this, for instance DM-ICE. I'll describe the efforts and latest results and also take a look at the prospects for a directional signal using gas Time Projection Chamber technology including the new CYGNUS global collaboration aiming to deploy targets at multiple latitudes deep underground.