Nuclear Power Symposium 2023

Over a hundred people joined an international group of experts to discuss the essential role of reliable, carbon-free nuclear energy in phasing out fossil fuels and securing a sustainable, prosperous future for humanity. Sessions explored socioeconomic implications, advancements in nuclear technology regarding sustainability, safety, waste, and opportunities for financing nuclear infrastructure through international collaboration.

Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College. 21 September 2023. 10a-5pm ET.

9:30am Doors Open / Coffee / DoughnutsTrailer (1:18)
10:00-10:15amWelcome Remarks by Matt Meyer, Generation Atomic(8:29)
10:15-10:30amNuclear Energy in The Power Generation Mix
Veeshesh Sunassy, NAYGN (Canada/Mauritius)
10:30-11:00amCoal to Nuclear: Rapid Decarbonization & Quality Clean Energy Jobs
Dinara Ermakova, Anthropocene Institute (California/Kazakhstan)
Emily Nichols, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) (U.S.)
11:00-11:15amAdvancements in Nuclear Technology
Osama Baig, Nuclear for Climate (Canada/Pakistan)
11:15-11:30amCoffee / NetworkingTrailer (0:41)
11:30am-12:30pmPanel Discussion: How the World is Rekindling its Love for Nuclear Energy
Moderated by Isuru Seneviratne, Nuclear New York (U.S./Sri Lanka)
12:30-1:15pmLunch & Networking
1:15-1:45pmFinancing Nuclear infrastructure Globally: Challenges, Opportunities and New Models
Elina Teplinsky, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP / Strategic Advisory Group Member International Bank for Nuclear Infrastructure
1:45-2:15pmWhat about Nuclear Waste? Recycle it!
Christina J. Leggett, Booz Allen Hamilton (former NRC/U.S. DOE)
2:15-2:45pmProtecting Nature While Saving Climate: A New York Perspective
Keith Schue, Nuclear New York
2:45-3:00pmCoffee / NetworkingTrailer (1:18)
3:00-4:45pmAtomic Hope: Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement (90 min)
Q&A with film director Frankie Fenton and film participant Eric Meyer
Documentary Trailer (2:41)
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Photos by Matt Meyer and Ryan Pickering