Opening Plenary

Monday, October 30, 8:00 – 11:30 am


“Generations in Collaboration: Building for Tomorrow”

There has been significant advancement in the fields of nuclear science and technologies in the last decade relating to advanced nuclear materials, reactors and accelerator driven systems, reliability and risk assessment, and advanced modeling and simulation.   We have also seen an increase in technology development activities and financial investment in various advanced reactor designs (both fission and fusion) in the last ten years. The supply of a highly trained nuclear workforce becomes crucial to the success of the research, development, design, construction, and operation of these new nuclear facilities and systems. This panel of senior government and industry executives will discuss the challenges and potential solutions to develop the next generation of nuclear professionals.

Keynote Panel:

Keynote Speaker

Dan Brouillette
(Deputy Secretary of the
U.S. Department of Energy)

Jean Llewellyn OBE
(Chief Executive, UK National Skills Academy Nuclear)

Maria Korsnick
(CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute)

Kára McCullough
(Physical Scientist,
Miss USA 2017)

Patricia Falcone
(Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)