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2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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Brouillette: Nuclear should be part of California’s energy problem solution
In an op-ed published on September 25 in the Orange County Register, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette decryed the state of California’s handling of its energy crisis.
Brouillette criticized state leaders for championing a 100 percent renewable energy plan that ignores nuclear and natural gas. He also found fault with the plan to prematurely close the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
Nuclear is good for you
On behalf of the American Nuclear Society, we cordially invite you to join us for the 2020 ANS Winter Meeting, November 16-19!
Sadly, this year’s Winter Meeting will be held virtually, but we are working hard and building on the success of our June Annual Meeting to bring you one of the year’s most exciting, informative, provocative, and educational conferences covering every facet of nuclear science and technology.
The theme of this year's meeting is “Nuclear: Good for You.” Our aim is to highlight the myriad ways that nuclear science and technology contributes to improving our environment, health care, and overall human flourishing.
Of course, the central component of any good ANS meeting is lively and engaging scientific and technical exchange, and this year is no exception with 3 plenary sessions, 35+ panel sessions, 100+ technical sessions, and 440+ paper presentations. Two virtually-colocated conferences are also included with your registration: Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) 2020 and The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL).
We will be exploring the larger questions of how we as a community communicate the "nutritional value” value of nuclear technology to society at large. With our meeting occurring two weeks after election day, we will also explore the coming debates on energy and climate from all sides of the ideological spectrum.
Finally, we are hosting a special Division Networking night on Monday in addition to our popular Trivia Nights being held on Tuesday and Wednesday. While it will never replace the face-to-face interaction and fellowship of an in-person ANS meeting, perhaps it can tide us over until we see each other again, hopefully in June 2021!
November's Winter Meeting promises to be one like no other. Register today!
Mary Lou Dunzik-GougarANS President
Craig H. PiercyANS Executive Director/CEO
This poster session is an opportunity for you to present your work at a large meeting of industry, academic, and governmental leaders. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best posters presented.
Students will provide a pdf of their posters and 3-minute videos of their presentations. The pdf and video link must be uploaded to the meeting platform by November 2nd. The videos will be viewed by attendees on-demand on the Winter Meeting platform.
Students must be ANS Student Members in good standing to participate. NOTE: Students must register and pay the applicable fee to participate in the poster session.
To submit a poster for the session, please complete the online Student Poster Submittal Form, include a poster abstract or description between 150 and 300 words and indicate the category of the topic from the following list:
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF POSTER ABSTRACTS OR DESCRIPTIONS IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020.
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The 2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting promises to be one of the year’s most exciting and informative educational Online events for attendees from every facet of nuclear science and technology
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While there’s no substitute for real, in-person communication with conference attendees, we are committed to providing the most robust virtual exhibit around.
Organizational Members of ANS receive all the benefits for only $2,000 ($2,500 for non-members)
To reserve your virtual booth, or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org