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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting: President’s Special Session
The current orthodoxy on climate change—that it is an existential threat to global civilization—was challenged on June 15 during the 2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting's President’s Special Session, which featured two prominent dissenters from that view, Michael Shellenberger and Mark P. Mills.
August 8–11, 2021
Nuclear Sustainability: Leveraging an Evolving Workforce and Workplace
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
Nuclear Energy Colleague:
You spoke. We listened!
Starting this August, the American Nuclear Society is transforming its annual Utility Working Conference (UWC) to provide more focus on the current challenges facing the U.S. nuclear industry and practical approaches the industry needs to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing environment.
Our theme this year is “Nuclear Sustainability: Leveraging an Evolving Workforce and Workplace.” ANS is committed to providing the nuclear energy community a more value-rich, solutions-oriented experience for all.
Gone are the numerous “technical tracks” that frankly have gotten stale over the years. The new UWC will offer fewer, deeper dives on more current, industry-relevant topics. We are banning “death-by PowerPoint” and instead designing sessions to be open and collaborative, allowing leaders to share experiences and insights, and encouraging attendees to bring back fresh perspectives and actionable intelligence to their teams.
This August, our goal is to have an in-person meeting, but we recognize that travel opportunities may be limited. Of course, your safety and health are paramount. As such, we plan to record a few sessions so those of you who cannot attend will get a taste of what to expect in the years ahead.
While we’ve targeted our new UWC agenda to the decision-maker, problem-solver level, we welcome participants from all levels of your organization.
Please consider also using the UWC as a developmental opportunity for your emerging leaders to engage in important topical discussions while strengthening their network of professional peers.
The UWC is a key time for utility, supplier, and regulatory leaders to come together across disciplines to network, benchmark, and solve problems.
We hope to see you in August. We will provide more details in the coming weeks.
John ElnitskySenior Vice President Engineering and Technical ServicesEntergy
Craig H. PiercyExecutive Director / CEOAmerican Nuclear Society
Craig H. Piercy
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