The call for presentations for the 36th Annual Symposium has been announced. The symposium will be held at Central Hall Westminster, 14-16 September 2011, with the theme of "The Future of Nuclear Power: Now It's Down To Us." The theme was chosen before the accident at Fukushima, but continues to apply in its aftermath.
Presentations are invited on the following themes:
- What lessons can be learned from Fukushima, and by what measures can the nuclear industry demonstrate that it will avoid such events in the future?
- How does Fukushima shape the challenges facing nuclear communicators?
- Is it still possible for Europe and North America to get onto the fast track of new nuclear build?
- If and as countries proceed with their plans for new reactors, what needs to be done to maximise efficiency in the new-build process while ensuring reliability and safety in new reactors?
- As regulators and industry come to terms with Fukushima, is it possible to improve the international legal and regulatory framework so as to help the industry to commit with confidence to long-term nuclear projects?
The Symposium will also see the launch of WNA's 2011 Fuel Market Report.
In a change from previous years presenters will not be required to submit a separate paper for publication. Instead presentations will be made available to delegates online shortly after the presentations are made.
Those wishing to present at the Symposium should submit an abstract of around 150 words by 15 May 2011. Those accepted will need to submit their presentation to the organizing committee by 31 July.