ANS brings leaders and legends to speak at November meeting

October 2, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe

The 75th Anniversary of the Discovery of Nuclear Fission

omni shoreham wdc 200x124A wide range of leaders in nuclear, energy, and science will speak at the 2013 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. from November 10th-14th, to be held at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel.


The ANS Winter Meeting's Opening Plenary will feature Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy; George Schultz, former U.S. Secretary of State; Jim Rogers, Duke Energy Chairman of the Board; the Honorable Samuel Nunn Jr., former U.S. Senator from Georgia; and Dr. Sid Drell, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.


A Special Session, hosted by ANS President Donald R. Hoffman, will feature the Honorable Allison M. Macfarlane, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Dr. Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences; Dr. C.D. Mote, President of the National Academy of Engineering; the Honorable Peter Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at the Department of Energy; and Dr. Susan Eisenhower, Chairman Emeritus at the Eisenhower Institute.


"The caliber of our speakers this year continues to highlight the importance of nuclear technology as a top energy priority in the United States," said Jim Rogers, head of Duke Energy and Chairman of the conference. "Around the world, innovation in nuclear science and technology is growing, and this ANS gathering provides the opportunity to bring those advancements here."

The conference features more than 50 sessions covering a wide range of topics including safety, career enhancement for women, using nuclear science and technology in space exploration, updated safety standards in nuclear reactors, and new nuclear construction around the world. Other highlights include a nuclear technology expo, meetings with elected officials and staff on Capitol Hill, and much more.

capitol evening 210x121Embedded topical meetings include the 2nd ANS Small Modular Reactor Conference, the future of Nuclear Nonproliferation, Risk Management for Complex Socio-Technical Systems, and the ANS Young Professionals Conference (on Saturday, November 9-for more information on this and Capitol Hill Day, see this recent Nuclear Cafe post).

Click here for room reservations or call 800-545-8700 (ANS group code is 12400611857). Deadline is coming up! Make room reservations by 5PM Friday, October 18, 2013. Click here for online meeting registration. Click here for the Winter Meeting Official Program. For additional information on the meeting see the ANS Winter Meeting page.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC.


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