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.

9:30am Doors Open / Coffee / Doughnuts
10:00-10:15amWelcome Remarks by Matt Meyer, Generation Atomic
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 / Networking
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 / Networking
3:00-4:45pmAtomic Hope: Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement (90 min)
Q&A with film director Frankie Fenton and film participant Eric Meyer
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Photos by Matt Meyer and Ryan Pickering