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Industry Calendar for Jan 1, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
DateMeeting/Event
Jan 11, 2012NTI Launch of New Global Nuclear Materials Security Index
Location: National Press Club; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Nuclear Threat Initiative
Description: Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and the Nuclear Threat Initiative join EIU to launch a first-of-its-kind public benchmarking of nuclear materials security conditions on a country-by-country basis in 176 countries. The announcement included full results of the Index, including country summaries, findings and recommendations.
Jan 12, 2012Washington International Representatives Meeting
Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: NEI
Jan 23, 2012Discussion of Fukushima from a global point of view
Location: Capital Hilton Hotel; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute
Description: On January 23, the U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) hosted an event to discuss the main implications of the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi and its ramifications on Japan’s energy policy. Global implications were also discussed and an interesting debate emerged during the Q&A session, during which quite a few attendees challenged certain statements pronounced by the panelists. Prof. Yoshiaki Abe, USJI Operating Advisor and Professor at Waseda University, moderated the session. The main speakers of the meeting consisted of Guy Caruso, Senior Advisor for Energy and National Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Jack Spencer, Research Fellow, Nuclear Energy at the Heritage Foundation; and Shoichi Itoh, Senior Researcher, International Strategy Analysis Group, Strategy Research Unit at the Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ). Jane Nakano, Fellow, Energy and National Security Program at CSIS; and Atsushi Tago, Associate Professor, International Politics at the Graduate School of Law, Kobe University also participated as commentators.
Jan 24, 2012CSIS Post-Durban Update
Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Center for Strategic & International Studies
Description: The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted a post-Durban briefing from Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State. Dr. Pershing provided an update on the latest round of climate negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change that recently took place in Durban, South Africa and offer some thoughts on next steps. Sarah O. Ladislaw, Senior Fellow, CSIS Energy and National Security Program, moderated the event.
Jan 24, 2012Nuclear Supply Forum
Location: Westin Georgetown Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: NEI
Contact: Suzanne Phelps
Description: This one-day forum will provide information on policy issues related to the nuclear fuel industry. Speakers from key government agencies and organizations that shape policy will present the latest insights on what lies ahead.
Jan 25, 2012The Future of Nuclear Energy
Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: The Elliott School of International Affairs
Description: A project of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, the Nuclear Policy Talks (NPT) is a conversation about the dangers posed by nuclear weapons and appropriate responses for the 21st Century. On January 25, the series featured Charles Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists; Author, Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know.
Jan 31-Feb 2, 201227th Spent Fuel Seminar
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott; Arlington, Virginia
Sponsor: Institute of Nuclear Materials Managment
Description: From January 31 to February 2, the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management held its Management’s 28th Spent Fuel Management Seminar in Arlington, Virginia.
Feb 1, 2012Hearing: Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future
Location: Rayburn House Office Building; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee
Description: The U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, in the Rayburn House Office Building. The title of the hearing is “Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future.”
Feb 1-2, 2012Hearings on BRC final report
Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: U.S. House & Senate
Description: Following the January 26 release of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future final report to the Secretary of Energy, on February 1, the US House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing titled “Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future.” The following day on February 2, the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources held a full committee hearing. Testifying at both hearings were BRC Co-Chairmen former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (Ret.).
Feb 2-3, 20123rd Annual Nuclear Export Control Symposium
Location: Hogan Lovells Conference Area; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: EUCI
Description: Join the nation's experts at EUCI's 3rd Annual Nuclear Export Control Symposium as they address the current issues and challenges surrounding nuclear export regulation, compliance, and practice. This year's symposium will focus on what controls are currently in place, helping organizations recognize current requirements for compliance and anticipate regulatory developments. As nuclear projects continue to develop around the globe, U.S. companies face intense competition to effectively participate in these lucrative endeavors. Providing equipment, supplies, and services to the nuclear market involves complying with the intricate system of U.S. nuclear export controls. Understanding and complying with these controls involves coordination with multiple government agencies including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of State. This conference will demystify the system of export controls to help nuclear personnel address compliance and regulation issues.
Feb 8, 2012Full Committee Hearing: Assessing America’s Nuclear Future
Location: Rayburn House Office Building; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Description: Full Committee Hearing: Assessing America’s Nuclear Future – A Review of the Blue Ribbon Commission’s Report to the Secretary of Energy Witnesses: Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), Co-Chairman, Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future The Honorable Richard Meserve, Commissioner, Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future The Honorable Pete Lyons, Assistant Secretary of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy
Feb 9, 2012Wall Street Briefing 2012
Location: New York City, New York
Sponsor: NEI
Description: NEI's President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin Fertel briefed Wall Street analysts on February 9, 2012, in New York. Topics addressed in the presentation include: 2011 nuclear industry performance; 2012 industry priorities; a status update on construction of new nuclear energy facilities; the global nuclear market; post-Fukushima safety enhancements; and the final report of the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on the management of used nuclear fuel.
Feb 9-10, 2012Platts Nuclear Energy
Location: Marriott Bethesda North; Bethesda, Mayland
Sponsor: Platts
Contact: Ron Berg
Description: The Platts annual Nuclear Energy conference is the leading forum for a strategic view of nuclear energy, featuring the major players and experienced voices in the nuclear industry. This is the best educational and networking event of the year — the place to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the growth of nuclear power.
Feb 25-26, 20127th Annual European Nuclear Power
Location: Millennium Hotel London Mayfair; London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Platts
Contact: Stacey Knox
Description: Platts 7th Annual European Nuclear Power conference will once again get to the very heart of the issues and unite the international nuclear power community in its effort to maintain and develop a safe and secure energy source. The conference will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the industry and its strength while providing unrivalled status reports from those nations that have been looking to re-establish nuclear power as a prominent part of their energy mix. How has Europe responded to the initial lessons of Fukushima?
Feb 26-Mar 1, 2012WM2012
Location: Phoenix Convention Center; Phoenix, Arizona
Sponsor: WM Symposia
Contact: James W. Voss
Description: The WM2012 Conference will be held February 26-March 1, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The WM Conference was first held in 1974 in Tucson, Arizona. It was sponsored by the University of Arizona to assist the US Department of Energy (US DOE) in the management of high-level radioactive waste. Since then, it has expanded to other areas of radioactive waste and radioactive material management.
Feb 27, 20122012 Small Modular Reactor Forum
Location: Grand Hyatt Washington; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: NEI
Description: On February 27, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted the 2012 Small Modular Reactor Forum, an intense one-day event with over 200 participants witnessing active panel discussions. Small modular reactor (SMR) deployment policy issues highlighted the agenda; conference participants included staff of NEI and the national laboratories, as well as representatives of leading SMR companies such as B&W, Holtec International, NuScale, and Westinghouse.
Feb 28, 2012Budget Hearing – Department of Energy Secretary
Location: Rayburn House Office Building; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
Mar 6, 2012One Year On: Assessing Fukushima’s Impact
Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment
Description: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) hosted a conference on March 6 on the subject of the first anniversary of Fukushima and its impact and implications. The conference was divided into three panels plus a keynote address.
Mar 6, 2012Roundtable: Geological disposal of radioactive waste in West Cumbria?
Location: West Cumbria, United Kingdom
Sponsor: West Cumbria MRWS Partnership
Description: The MWRS Partnership held an online roundtable on March 6 titled “Geological disposal of radioactive waste in West Cumbria?” Participating were two members of the Partnership: the Reverend Lindsay Gray, representing Churches Together in Cumbria, and Copeland Borough Leader Elaine Woodburn. Also present were Jeremy Dearlove, Principal Consultant Geologist at FWS Consultants; Alun Ellis, Geological Director at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; and Pete Wilkinson, an Independent Environmental Policy Advisor.
Mar 12, 2012Japan’s Economic Prospects One Year After 3/11
Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: CSIS
Description: The CSIS Simon Chair and Japan Chair host "Japan’s Economic Prospects One Year After 3/11."
Mar 13-15, 2012Regulatory Information Conference
Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center; Bethesda, Maryland
Sponsor: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Description: Sponsored by the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, the RIC brings together more than 3,000 participants from over 34 countries and offers an opportunity for government, industry, international agencies and other interested stakeholders and members of the public to meet and discuss safety and security initiatives and developments in the regulatory arena.
Mar 14-18, 20123rd International Conference on NPP Life Management for Long Term Operations
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Sponsor: International Atomic Energy Agency
Contact: Ms. Martina Neuhold
Description: The objectives of the third international conference on power plant life management (PLiM) are to: · Emphasize the role of PLiM programs in assuring safe and reliable nuclear power plant operation; · Provide a forum for information exchange on national and international policies, regulatory practices and safety culture and to demonstrate strategies, including application in an aging management and PLiM program; · Provide key elements and good practices related to the safety aspects of aging, aging management and long term operation; · Identify the economic impacts of PLiM programs and methodologies for their evaluation; · Help Member States further develop their PLiM programs taking advantage of the latest available technology.
Mar 26-30, 2012Asia Mining Congress 2012
Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Sponsor: Terrapinn
Contact: Ms. Wen Hui Ng
Description: At the 8th Annual Asia Mining Congress, held from March 26th through 28th in Singapore, investors and mining companies sought to identify upcoming trends in the mining sector as there were indications that the commodity cycle may be ending.
Apr 2-5, 2012National Nuclear Fuel Cycle Summit
Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico
Sponsor: Carlsbad Department of Development
Contact: Jeff Campbell
Description: Join elected officials and industry leaders from across the nation for a discussion on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and the key role Carlsbad, New Meixico, and the one-of-a-kind Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) play in solving America’s nuclear problems.
Apr 4-6, 2012KazAtomExpo 2012
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan, Korme Exhibition Center
Sponsor: Atomexpo
Description: Official support for Kazatomexpo 2012 is provided by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Atomic Company KAZATOMPROM, National Nuclear Center of Kazakhstan. The aim of the exhibition is the presentation of the latest technologies of design, construction, operation and safety systems of nuclear power plants.
Apr 17-19, 2012World Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Location: Helsinki Congress Paasitorni; Helsinki, Finland
Sponsor: WNA & NEI
Contact: Suzanne Phelps
Description: The objective of World Nuclear Fuel Cycle is to provide an international forum for the discussion of issues affecting the commercial nuclear fuel cycle, with a focus on enhancing the economic competitiveness of the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear energy.
Apr 18-19, 201245th JAIF Annual Conference
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Sponsor: Japan Atomic Industrial Forum
Description: The 45th JAIF Annual Conference next year will focus on Fukushima Accident. Following agendas are envisaged at this moment. - Facts, findings, and analysis about the accident that is known as of one year - Re-examination of the significant aspects - Discussion on lessons learned - Discussion on how the world nuclear community will make use of the lessons by integrating wisdom around the world
Apr 24-25, 20122nd Annual Small Modular Reactor Conference
Location: Embassy Suites; Columbia, South Carolina
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Insider
Contact: Tommy Angell
Description: The 2nd Annual Small Modular Reactor Conference is the largest global meeting point for SMR executives. Information provided includes: • Senate and Congressional updates regarding central government support for commercial SMR projects • National Utility's plans for SMR deployment projects from 2012 that you can be part of • Global utility's detailing their plans to deliver SMR projects in the Middle East, Asia and Europe • NRC directors detailing the review and amendments for advanced reactor deployment
Apr 30-May 1, 20123rd Annual Nuclear Symposium
Location: Sutton Place Hotel; Toronto, Ontario
Sponsor: The Canadian Institute
Description: The events of Fukushima and the sale of AECL have greatly impacted the nuclear industry in Canada. At the Canadian Institute (CI) Energy Group’s established 3rd Annual Nuclear Symposium, you will hear business-focused perspectives on opportunities and challenges surrounding New Builds, Refurbishments and Decommissions in Canada and abroad. The Nuclear Symposium is back again this year to provide you with the essential information you need to capitalize on the evolving Canadian and global nuclear industry.
May 8-10, 2012Used Fuel Management Conference
Location: The Renaissance Vinoy; St. Petersburg, Florida
Sponsor: NEI
May 17-18, 2012China Nuclear Energy Congress 2012
Location: Marriott Beijing Northeast; Beijing, China
Sponsor: CDMC China
Contact: Avon Wang
Description: China Nuclear Energy Congress (CNEC) is the regional annual conference which assembles leaders from all stakeholder groups in nuclear energy. With over 1,600 attendees, CNEC has already grown into a leading world nuclear event and attracts other emerging nuclear energy market leaders to participate. 2012 will be another important year for China nuclear energy industry, after gaining the experience from Fukushima.
May 21-23, 2012Nuclear Energy Assembly
Location: Westin Charlotte; Charlotte, North Carolina
Sponsor: NEI
Contact: Linda Wells
Description: Nuclear Energy: Setting a New Agenda The following speakers have been confirmed for the 2012 NEA: * The Hon. Erskine Bowles, Former Co-Chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010); Former White House Chief of Staff and Former Administrator, Small Business Administration * The Hon. Alan Simpson, Former Co-Chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010) * Sir Ken Robinson, Internationally Acclaimed Expert on Creativity and Innovation and Author, Out of Our Minds and The Element The Nuclear Energy Assembly is the nuclear energy industry's annual conference and is attended widely by leaders from all segments of the industry.
May 21-22, 20123rd Annual Small Modular Reactors
Location: Hilton Crystal City; Arlington, Virginia
Sponsor: Platts
Contact: Lorne Grout
Description: Platts 3rd Annual Small Modular Reactors is the leading event for discussion of the outlook for new small to medium sized reactors. As the nuclear industry continues to expand worldwide, the potential for small reactors is enormous. The Platts conference goes beyond the headlines and the press releases to introduce the latest thinking, and the current plans, for small modular reactors. • Understand the potential market in the US and internationally • Explore the practical challenges for licensing, design and construction • Compare design elements • Evaluate legal and regulatory issues for reactors on an international scale
May 23-24, 2012CANCELLED IHS Nuclear Conference 2012
Location: Ceylan InterContinental; Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsor: IHS
Description: The IHS Nuclear Conference will explore nuclear energy by addressing the critical geopolitical, economic, and alternative energy sources around the globe and provide delegates the information needed to make strategic business decisions. Join IHS energy experts and distinguished guest speakers as we explore Nuclear Energy in the context of broader energy markets.
Jun 3-5, 2012WNFM 39th Annual Meeting
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel; Banff, Canada
Sponsor: World Nuclear Fuel Market
Description: The 39th WNFM Annual Meeting Scaling the Peaks: Back to Fundamentals One Year after the Fukushima Accident, to be held from June 3-5, 2012, will provide the latest insights into the challenges faced by the nuclear industry and the impacts on nuclear fuel markets.
Jun 4-6, 2012ATOMEXPO 2012
Location: Gostiny Dvor; Moscow, Russia
Sponsor: Rosatom
Contact: Anna Belokoneva
Description: The ATOMEXPO 2012 International Forum will frame the exhibition and the congress. Key issues of the nuclear power are to be discussed during the congress, heads of leading Russian and international companies will take part in various round tables organized during the event. Since 2009 it has become one of the central events of the world nuclear industry. The event attracts an increasing number of participants from leading companies of the world energy market. The Forum 2011 was attended by over 1200 delegates from Russian and foreign enterprises and organizations of the industry, 178 companies had presented their expositions at the exhibition area. 18 round tables were organized during the three days of the event, where 200 speakers took part. Representatives from more than 50 countries were brought together in the Forum.
Jun 7, 2012Hearing: Recommendations from the BRC for a Consent-Based Approach to Siting Nuclear Waste Storage and Management Facilities
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
Description: On June 7, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety held a hearing titled “Recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future for a Consent-Based Approach to Siting Nuclear Waste Storage and Management Facilities.” Participating were Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE), Subcommittee Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY), subcommittee member Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and full committee member Tom Udall (D-NM). Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) was also present but did not participate.
Jun 12-14, 2012Nuclear Power Europe
Location: Koelnmesse; Cologne, Germany
Sponsor: PennWell
Contact: Mathilde Sueur
Description: Over three days, Nuclear Power Europe will include an insightful and thought provoking conference covering strategic and technical topics chosen and presented by industry practitioners themselves. The conference will look at the benefits of nuclear power within a balanced energy mix.
Jun 12-13, 2012FCIX 2012
Location: NRC Auditorium; Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Jun 13-14, 2012AusIMM 2012 International Uranium Conference 2012
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre; Adelaide, South Australia
Sponsor: AusIMM
Contact: Jennifer Maninin
Description: The AusIMM International Uranium Conference for 2012 returns to the Adelaide Convention Centre and will include a two day technical program, public forum, workshops, technical tours to South Australian sites and much more. The Conference will give presenters the chance to exchange information on topics such as: * Geology, Exploration and Reporting * Processing Technologies * Mining, Milling and Transport * Production * Supply and Demand * Updates on International Projects * Health, Safety and Environment Best Practice * Approvals Process for Uranium-Related Activities * Government Approvals, Policy and Community Relations * Education, Training and Skills
Jun 13, 2012Hearing on the nomination of Allison Macfarlane and re-nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki to be Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Description: Full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the nomination of Allison Macfarlane and re-nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki to be Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”
Jun 13, 2012Washington International Representatives Meeting
Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: NEI
Description: On June 14, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) held its monthly Washington International Representatives Meeting at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The majority of the meeting was dedicated to a talk delivered by Tom O’Connor, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and a “Used Fuel Update” by NEI staff.
Jun 21-22, 2012Peer Exchange on Nuclear Energy
Location: Key Bridge Marriott; Arlington, Virginia
Sponsor: Energy Communities Alliance
Description: On June 21 and 22, the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA), which represents communities that surround DOE facilities, held a “Peer Exchange on Nuclear Energy” in Arlington, Virginia. The majority of the discussion focused on small modular reactors and back end issues.
Jun 24-28, 20122012 International Congress on the Advance in Nuclear Power Plants
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago; Chicago, Illinois
Sponsor: ANS, AESJ, KNS, and SFEN
Contact: Lynne Schreiber
Description: The International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP) is an annual event, cosponsored by ANS, AESJ, KNS and SFEN and a number of major international nuclear societies. Since its inception in 2002, ICAPP has been held as an international embedded topical meeting during the annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society biannually. ICAPP is held in Europe and Asia during years that it is not held in the United States. ICAPP provides a forum for leaders of the nuclear industry to exchange information, present results from their work, review the state of the industry, and discuss future directions and needs for the deployment of new nuclear power plant systems around the world. ICAPP will gather industry leaders in several invited lectures in plenary sessions.
Jun 24-28, 20122012 ANS Annual Meeting
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago; Chicago, Illinois
Sponsor: American Nuclear Society
Description: The International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP) is an annual event, cosponsored by ANS, AESJ, KNS and SFEN and a number of major international nuclear societies. Since its inception in 2002, ICAPP has been held as an international embedded topical meeting during the annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society biannually. ICAPP is held in Europe and Asia during years that it is not held in the United States. ICAPP provides a forum for leaders of the nuclear industry to exchange information, present results from their work, review the state of the industry, and discuss future directions and needs for the deployment of new nuclear power plant systems around the world. ICAPP will gather industry leaders in several invited lectures in plenary sessions.
Jun 25-26, 20127th Annual European Nuclear Power
Location: Millennium Hotel London Mayfair; London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Platts
Contact: Stacey Knox
Description: Platts 2012 European Nuclear Power conference will get to the very heart of the issues and unite the international nuclear power community in its effort to rebuild its reputation as a safe and secure energy source. The conference will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the industry and its current strength while providing unrivalled status reports from those nations who have been looking to re-establish nuclear power as a prominent part of their energy mix. How has Europe responded to the ongoing lessons of Fukushima?
Jun 26-28, 2012UxC Utility Nuclear Fuel Procurement Seminar
Location: Grand Hyatt, Atlanta, GA
Sponsor: The Ux Consulting Company, LLC
Contact: Eric Webb
Description: Utility Fuel Buyers must formulate a nuclear fuel procurement strategy that results in the assured supply of consistently low cost fuel. The UxC Nuclear Fuel Procurement Seminar is designed to assist you in achieving this goal by providing an advanced understanding of factors affecting market price formation, supply source availability and supplier motivation, RFQ and contract practices, and methods to establish an effective procurement strategy.
Jul 10, 2012Enriching Uranium with Lasers
Location: Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: CSIS
Description: On July 10, as part of its Summer Enrichment Series, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) hosted “Enriching Uranium with Lasers” at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Jul 15-19, 2012INMM 53rd Annual Meeting
Location: Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld; Orlando, Florida
Sponsor: Institute of Nuclear Materials Management
Jul 17-19, 2012Commercializing Small Modular Reactors 2012
Location: Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington, DC
Sponsor: Infocast
Contact: mail@infocastevents.com
Description: Commercializing Small Modular Reactors 2012 will bring together all of the communities in the SMR value chain to discuss how to build a new SMR industry. Leaders from the reactor developers, potential early adopter customers, defense contractors and manufacturers, utilities, and financial communities—communities that normally don’t communicate amongst themselves in the ordinary course of events—will be on hand to share their perspectives on what is needed to form efficient and effective teams to commercialize SMRs.
Jul 24, 2012Hearing: NRC Policy and Governance Oversight
Location: Rayburn House Office Building; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: House Energy & Commerce Committee
Description: On July 24, Dr. Allison Macfarlane made her first at a Congressional hearing before a joint hearing hosted by the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s subcommittees on Environment and the Economy, and Energy and Power. Macfarlane was appointed to the position of chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by President Barack Obama shortly after previous NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko resigned after a tumultuous tenure “fraught with political infighting and a loss of the collegial working environment that is so essential to the NRC’s safety mission,” as described in a July 24 Energy & Commerce press release.
Jul 30-Aug 3, 2012International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
Location: The Disneyland Hotel; Anaheim, California
Sponsor: ASME
Contact: Erin Dolan
Description: The International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE) is the premier global conference for addressing the needs of the nuclear industry. The focus of ICONE is on the technical state-of-the-art and the current status of nuclear power around the world. It has been jointly sponsored by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and ASME since 1991–and co-sponsored with the Chinese Nuclear Society since 2005.
Jul 31, 2012Nuclear Fuel Supply Forum
Location: The Westin Georgetown Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: NEI
Contact: Linda Wells
Description: This one-day forum will provide information on policy issues related to the nuclear fuel industry. Speakers from key government agencies and organizations that shape policy will present the latest insights on what lies ahead.
Aug 5-8, 2012Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
Location: The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa; Hollywood, Florida
Sponsor: American Nuclear Society
Aug 15-17, 2012Vietnam Nuclear Energy Summit 2012
Location: Melia Hanoi, Vietnam
Sponsor: Neoventure
Contact: Roger Shen
Description: VNES 2012 is mainly focused on nuclear power plant developments in Vietnam and other emerging markets.
Sep 2-6, 2012TopFuel 2012
Location: Renaissance Manchester Hotel; Manchester, United Kingdom
Sponsor: European Nuclear Society
Contact: Ms. Kirsten Epskamp
Description: TopFuel is an annual topical meeting organised by ENS, the American Nuclear Society and the Atomic Energy Society of Japan. TopFuel’s primary objective is to bring together leading specialists in the field from around the world to analyse advances in nuclear fuel management technology and to use the findings of the latest cutting-edge research to help manufacture the high performance nuclear fuels of today and tomorrow.
Sep 6, 2012National Academy of Sciences Open Meeting
Location: National Academy of Sciences Building; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences
Description: On September 6, the National Academy of Sciences held an open meeting as part of their study “Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants.” Presenting at the open meeting were officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators (INPO).
Sep 12, 2012Full Committee Hearing: Nuclear Waste Bill
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
Sep 12-13, 2012Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Regulatory Conference
Location: NRC Headquarters; Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor: U.S. NRC
Description: The third annual Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation (SFST) Regulatory Conference was held September 12-13. The SFST staff sponsors this meeting so stakeholders can comment and provide insights on improving the regulatory process through a constructive dialogue, and for the staff to obtain input on regulatory issues.
Sep 12-14, 201237th Annual Symposium
Location: Central Hall Westminster; London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: World Nuclear Association
Description: As WNA membership has grown to encompass almost every enterprise in the global nuclear industry, the Annual WNA Symposium has established itself as the industry’s premier international meeting, attracting an attendance of over 700 leaders and specialists from more than 25 countries.
Sep 13, 2012Washington International Representatives Meeting
Location: NEI Headquarters; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: NEI
Description: On September 13, the Nuclear Energy Institute held its monthly Washington International Representatives Meeting at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The featured speaker was Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID).
Sep 17-21, 2012IAEA General Conference
Location: Vienna, Austria
Sponsor: International Atomic Energy Agency
Description: The General Conference is the highest policymaking body of the IAEA. It is composed of representatives of all Member States of the Agency. The General Conference meets annually, typically in September, to consider and approve the Agency's programme and budget and to decide on other matters brought before it by the Board of Governors, the Director General, or Member States.
Sep 25-26, 2012Nuclear Construction Conference, MENA
Location: Le Royal Meridien Hotel; Dubai, UAE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Insider
Contact: Tommy Angell
Description: Over the next 15 years, as many as 37 new reactors could be built at a cost of up to $200bn. The Nuclear Construction Conference, MENA, will give you all the information you need to successfully enter this lucrative market.
Oct 14-17, 2012International Uranium Fuel Seminar
Location: The Grand Sandestin Hotel, Destin, Florida
Sponsor: NEI
Contact: Arika Johnson
Description: Uranium Fuel Seminar 2012 will examine the changing fuel market, explore current and future needs and provide a forum to examine challenges facing the fuel industry. Speakers from domestic and foreign industry and government will provide perspectives on these market and policy issues.
Oct 22-25, 2012Atoms for the Future
Location: Union International des Chemins de Fer; Paris, France
Sponsor: SFEN Jeune Génération
Description: This conference aims at providing a wide overview of the daily life of nuclear power plants. Both technical and human factors will be discussed, such as site organization, relations between the site and external parties, outage management, heavy components replacement, fuel in NPPs or R&D support.
Oct 23-24, 20124th Annual Nuclear Construction Summit
Location: The Ritz-Carlton; Charlotte, North Carolina
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Insider
Contact: Tommy Angell
Description: Nuclear Energy Insider's Nuclear Construction Conference is the premium event for North American nuclear professionals involved in new construction. Attracting over 500 attendees, the 2012 meeting will give you solutions to the most challenging issues facing the industry today.
Oct 25-26, 2012US Plant Safety Enhancements Conference
Location: The Ritz-Carlton; Charlotte, North Carolina
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Insider
Contact: Jack Shillito
Description: With 104 reactors in the U.S. the final bill for all post-Fukushima safety upgrades could be $23.5 billion. The U.S. Plant Safety Amendments Conference will help you to develop an unparalleled strategy for plant safety modification projects. This meeting will give you solutions to the most challenging issues in enhancement and modification work.
Nov 7-9, 20123rd Annual China International Nuclear Symposium
Location: Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel; Beijing, China
Sponsor: WNA
Nov 7-9, 20122nd International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors
Location: The Albert at Bay Hotel; Ottawa, Canada
Sponsor: Canadian Nuclear Society
Contact: David Sears
Description: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) are hosting the 2nd International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors. There is growing international interest and activity in the development of small nuclear reactor technology. This meeting will provide participants with an opportunity to share ideas and exchange information on new developments.
Nov 28-29, 2012US Nuclear Used Fuel Strategy Conference
Location: Hilton Executive Park Hotel, Charlotte, NC, USA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Insider
Contact: Elizabeth Demestiha
Description: This is the only US conference that is dedicated to addressing the long term storage of used fuel at reactor sites and the long term integrity of the systems in light of the reaction to the BRC and the US 2012 election results.
Dec 9-12, 2012European Nuclear Conference 2012
Location: Manchester Central Convention Complex; Manchester, United Kingdom
Sponsor: European Nuclear Society
Contact: Ms. Kirsten Epskamp
Description: The European Nuclear Conference (ENC) is the largest international conference of its kind on the European event calendar. This European Nuclear Society (ENS) event has a multidisciplinary approach, looking at nuclear science and technology in energy production, non-power industrial and life science applications.
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