Agenda

Wednesday, June 26

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  1. 7:30 am — 8:30 am

    Registration & Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:30 am — 8:45 am

    Welcome & Introductions

  3. 8:45 am — 9:30 am

    Keynote: Global Perspective on Nuclear Energy

  4. 9:30 am — 10:30 am

    Mega Trends in Nuclear Energy

    Countries throughout the world are increasingly concerned about their energy security and are turning to nuclear energy to not only achieve their net-zero targets, but also to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of electricity for their energy security.

    These opening speakers will provide an overview of the worldwide landscape in nuclear energy deployment and how geopolitics is altering the conversation, supply chains and prioritization of energy security, national or regional security, and climate outcomes.

    Additionally, they will provide perspective on the technological advancements being made to meet these needs and where continued focus will be needed to meet, or accelerate, reactor deployment opportunities.

  5. 10:30 am — 11:00 am

    Networking Coffee Break

  6. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    International Finance for Nuclear Energy

    EXIM Bank leadership will highlight EXIM’s commitment to advancing Biden-Harris administration priorities and opportunities to support U.S. exporters in the nuclear energy sector, including emerging nuclear energy markets in Europe, Asia and Africa

    The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) as the successor agency to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) partners with the private sector to “finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today, while advancing American foreign policy and American commercial competitiveness”. DFC reversed a longstanding ban in 2020 to fund civilian nuclear energy projects that now will help increase global energy security to help meet emissions reduction goals while providing reliable baseload generation with nuclear power.

    DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) will review its latest financial support for the transition to a clean energy economy with access to debt capital that can be used to support advanced nuclear projects.

  7. 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

    Networking Lunch

  8. 1:00 pm — 1:30 pm

    Understanding the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Environment

    This session offers an in-depth look at the current U.S. nuclear regulatory landscape, including an evolving regulatory framework Part 53 with an eye towards review of advanced nuclear technologies oversight mechanisms, and compliance challenges. Participants will hear from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) leadership about recent regulatory updates, licensing procedures, and safety measures. The discussion will also address the impact of these regulations on the nuclear energy industry, including the development of new technologies and the maintenance of existing facilities. Attendees will leave with a clearer understanding of the regulatory requirements and best practices essential for operating within the U.S. nuclear sector.

  9. 1:30 pm — 2:30 pm

    Cross-Border Collaboration in North American Nuclear Regulation

    Representatives from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will discuss the state of nuclear energy regulation in North America. Attendees will gain insights into how these two pivotal entities have collaborated on regulatory practices, safety standards, and emergency preparedness. The dialogue will also cover the challenges and successes of separate regulatory frameworks across borders, enhancing mutual safety protocols, and facilitating the exchange of nuclear safety and regulatory information. This session aims to highlight the importance of cross-border collaboration in maintaining high standards of nuclear safety and regulation in North America

  10. 2:30 pm — 3:00 pm

    Networking Break

  11. 3:00 pm — 4:00 pm

    Energy Resilience in a Contested Environment - Department of Defense Programs for Advanced Nuclear Power

    The Department of Defense has committed significant resources to enhance energy assurance, resilience, and sustainability for military forces by developing programs to unleash capabilities from the tether of contested fuel supplies and delivery around the world. Two distinct programs are committed to the deployment of advanced nuclear power reactors to reduce the reliance on commercial power or legacy generation for both domestic military bases and in overseas contingencies. This panel of experts will discuss the challenges faced to meet warfighter power and thermal needs, and update the audience on the progress of programs to meet those needs with nuclear reactor generation.

  12. 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

    Behind the Meter: Nuclear Energy for Tech and Industrial Applications

    Explore the cutting-edge applications of nuclear energy beyond its traditional role in power generation, focusing on its role in high tech, including data center and more specifically AI power demands and industrial sectors. Industry leaders and experts will discuss electrical and industrial heat applications as well as the challenges of adopting nuclear solutions in various industries. This session aims to broaden the understanding of nuclear energy’s potential and foster discussions on leveraging this power source for a wide range of high tech and industrial applications.

  13. 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm

    Networking Reception

Thursday, June 27

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  1. 7:30 am — 8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:30 am — 9:00 am

    Keynote: A Leading Congressional Perspective on Nuclear Energy

  3. 9:00 am — 9:45 am

    State of the States in Nuclear Energy

    Governors and state leaders are actively looking at the new opportunities for advanced nuclear deployments in supporting national security and energy resilience. As many as eight states have either expressed interest or made headway in being early deployers. Many of these states are also host to national defense critical infrastructure that would benefit from assured power supply. We will hear from state energy leaders about their efforts in deploying advanced nuclear, attracting supply chains and workforces, and the challenges they face.

  4. 9:45 am — 10:15 am

    Networking Coffee Break

  5. 10:15 am — 11:00 am

    Ensuring Continuity: Secure Nuclear Supply Chains from Mining to Fuel, Leveling the Playing Field with Russia and China

    Industry experts and policymakers will tackle the essential aspects of security and sustainability in the nuclear supply chain, from uranium mining and manufacturing to fuel fabrication in the United States and among its allies. Russian and Chinese market dominance has compelled the U.S. and its allies to align and pursue emerging markets more strategically or cede those strategic nuclear energy markets for the next century or more to less democratic institutions.

    Attendees will gain insights into the global dynamics of uranium supply, advancements in manufacturing safety, and the complexities of fuel supply logistics. The discussion will also cover regulatory challenges, international cooperation, and best practices for securing supply chains against geopolitical, environmental, and market uncertainties. This session aims to foster a comprehensive understanding of the secure nuclear supply chain’s role in ensuring the reliable and safe operation of nuclear energy facilities worldwide.

  6. 11:00 am — 11:45 am

    Global Nuclear Energy Security Among U.S. Allies

    Representatives from allied nuclear countries will discuss the strategic role of nuclear energy in national security, supply reliability, and achieving net-zero goals. They will also explore the impacts of recent geopolitical shifts on global nuclear energy strategies. Attendees will gain insights into the interconnected challenges and collaborative opportunities shaping the nuclear energy landscape among U.S. allies.

  7. 11:45 am — 12:30 pm

    The Final Frontier: Space Nuclear Propulsion and Power

    As the U.S. plans for the future of space operations, experts foresee an increasing operational need for nuclear propulsion to lift systems between and beyond current orbits, and nuclear reactors to provide both life-sustaining power and thermal capabilities in space and on the Moon. Today, NASA, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the U.S. Air Force are all leading innovative programs to develop nuclear thermal propulsion, nuclear electric propulsion, and fission surface power technologies.  

    This panel will briefly review America’s history with nuclear space technology programs, provide updates on current development efforts, and seek to understand how these next generation programs will be critical to meet our long-term space defense, exploration, and habitation goals.  Further, the panel will explore the role of the private sector, and ask the question: is the development of space nuclear propulsion and power technologies a purely government activity, or is there a commercial market for such technologies?”

  8. 12:30 pm

    Summit Ends

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