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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” at 70
Seventy years ago to the day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his historic address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. (See December 2023 Nuclear News's “Leaders” column to read the reflections of Kathryn Huff, the Department of Energy’s assistant secretary for nuclear energy, on the speech’s anniversary.)
October 7–10, 2024
Organized by the Pacific Nuclear Council (PNC)Nuclear Enabling a Net-Zero World.
Idaho Falls, ID|Blue Cross of Idaho Conference Center
This international conference is organized by the Pacific Nuclear Council (PNC)and is focused on areas of nuclear energy, engineering and science and policy issues that accompany nuclear energy programs throughout the Pacific Rim, including achieving net-zero goals with nuclear.
Honorary Chair: Dr. John Wagner, Laboratory Director (Idaho National Laboratory)
General Chair: Dr. Corey McDaniel, PNC President (Kiewit Nuclear Solutions)
The Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference is a broad-based, international conference focused on areas of nuclear technology, engineering and science, and policy issues that accompany nuclear energy programs throughout the Pacific Rim. The meeting is sponsored by the Pacific Nuclear Council (PNC) and American Nuclear Society (ANS). The first meeting was held in 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Subsequent meetings have been held about every two years under the joint sponsorship of the Pacific Nuclear Council (PNC) and a sponsoring PNC Member Society. The conferences have played a vital role in providing for discussion and information relating to both research and development and to the implementation of nuclear energy technology in the Pacific Basin. The Pacific Nuclear Council is composed primarily of nuclear societies and associations from nations around the Pacific Rim. The council exists to share information and best practices on the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Today, the council has working groups and task forces addressing waste management, advanced reactors, standards and public information programs. The council also co-sponsors the biennial Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference.
PBNC Tracks for 2024:
Sponsorship packages are limited, so reserve your sponsorship package early. View our prospectus for more information.
There are two options for submittal, using the Electronic Paper Submission and Review (EPSR) system:
Use the provided templates to submit abstracts and papers.