The American Nuclear Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting begins next week in Minneapolis. Attendance is expected to top 800.
More than 800 government and industry leaders representing every field of nuclear science are headed to Minneapolis to learn from the brightest minds in the profession, take part in special events and activities, and network with their peers.
Organization: American Nuclear Society
Conference: 2019 Annual Meeting
Venue: Hyatt Regency
Following an opening reception on Sunday evening, ANS 2019 kicks off Monday morning with a plenary featuring a keynote by a commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Annie Caputo. That will be followed by a panel discussion featuring key energy leaders, who will discuss what it will take to reach a carbon-free energy future. Also on the agenda:
Student volunteers. The conference’s student program allows ANS student members to receive both reimbursed registration and travel grants in exchange for working and participating in the meeting. Students will be awarded points for certain activities, such as working as a session assistant or presenting a post. Once they accumulate 10 points, they are eligible to receive reimbursement.
Tour time. Tuesday’s technical tours will give attendees a chance to visit two local nuclear generating stations. Both will include simulator demonstrations, a plant tour and look at the dry cask storage facility, and lunch.
Nuclear know-how. Tuesday’s Nuclear Trivia Night will give attendees the chance to test their knowledge and engage in some friendly competition with their colleagues. Snacks and beverages will be served, and the event will be emceed by 2019-20 ANS President-Elect Marilyn Kray and 2020-21 ANS President-Elect Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar.