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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
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Nuclear energy: enabling production of food, fiber, hydrocarbon biofuels, and negative carbon emissions
In the 1960s, Alvin Weinberg at Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated a series of studies on nuclear agro-industrial complexes1 to address the needs of the world’s growing population. Agriculture was a central component of these studies, as it must be. Much of the emphasis was on desalination of seawater to provide fresh water for irrigation of crops. Remarkable advances have lowered the cost of desalination to make that option viable in countries like Israel. Later studies2 asked the question, are there sufficient minerals (potassium, phosphorous, copper, nickel, etc.) to enable a prosperous global society assuming sufficient nuclear energy? The answer was a qualified “yes,” with the caveat that mineral resources will limit some technological options. These studies were defined by the characteristic of looking across agricultural and industrial sectors to address multiple challenges using nuclear energy.
June 12–16, 2022
The New Outlook
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
General ChairPer PetersonChief Nuclear OfficerKairos Power
Assistant General ChairLou Martinez SanchoVice President, Strategy & InnovationKairos Power
Steve Nesbit2021-2022 PresidentAmerican Nuclear Society
Craig H. PiercyExecutive Director / CEOAmerican Nuclear Society
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If you are attending the 2022 Annual Meeting, we will require either proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival at the Hotel.
ANS values the health and safety of all our members. We will continue to follow all CDC, State, City, and Hotel safety requirements in our efforts to provide you a safe environment as we gather again.
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Monday, June 13, 2022 | 8:00–11:00AM
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 8:00–9:45AM
This will be a dinner and party for all meeting attendees, celebrating ANS and recognizing the volunteer leadership (Officers, Board of Directors, Committee and Division Leadership). This event is an opportunity for all the meeting attendees to get to know the society leadership better while having a good time. The price is $40.00 per person, including two drink tickets (cash bar after), dinner and dancing! Contact email@example.com for sponsorship opportunities or more information.
Enhance your visibility at the 2022 ANS Annual Meeting including Embedded Topical Meetings, Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH2022), Nuclear Criticality Safety Division Topical Meeting (NCSD 2022), and Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE), by becoming a sponsor. All sponsors are recognized on the meeting website, in promotional communications, and the mobile app. All sponsors will also be acknowledged at the Opening Plenary and on signage displayed throughout the meeting. Sponsorship packages are limited, so reserve your package early. Download the meeting prospectus