Millennial Nuclear Caucus - New England

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MIT - Morss Hall in Walker Memorial (Building 50)

142 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02139

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Millennial Nuclear Caucus - New England

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Please join the U.S. Department of Energy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a Millennial Nuclear Caucus.

Hear from leaders in the nuclear field as we explore the merits of joining or creating a nuclear startup company. We will also exchange thoughts and best practices on how to be more effective in communicating the importance of nuclear as a vital source of clean energy. Network with thought leaders, industry, national labs, and government representatives.

Public parking available: http://web.mit.edu/facilities/transportation/parking/visitors/public_parking.html

Draft Agenda

10:00 am Doors open

10:45 am Welcome & Kick-off: Alice Caponiti, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Fleet and Advanced Reactor Deployment, U.S. Department of Energy

11:00 am Panel Discussion 1 Advocacy in Nuclear: How to become an effective voice for nuclear energy

Moderator: Isaac Meyer, Graduate Student , MIT

Panelists:

  • Sam Brinton, Director of Legislative Affairs, Deep Isolation
  • Kerry Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT; Advocacy Council Member, Nuclear Matters
  • Natalia Saraeva, Co-chair, Millennials for Nuclear
  • Tay Stevenson, Partner, Envoy Public Labs

12:00 pm Lunch and Networking

1:15 pm Keynote Remarks, Temple Fennell, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures

1:30 pm Panel Discussion 2 Trial by Fire: Are energy startups worth starting and how to make them work

Moderator: Gavin Ridley, MIT

Panelists:

  • Temple Fennell, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures
  • Ho Nieh, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Carl Perez, Co-Founder and CEO, Elysium Industries Ltd
  • Billy Valderrama, Technical Advisor, Idaho National Laboratory

2:45 pm Transfer to the tour (for those attending)

3:00 pm Tour of the MIT research reactor (space is limited, advanced registration is required)*

4:30 pm Networking Social (Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, 90 Broadway)**

7:00 pm Adjourn

* Closed toe shoes and government-issued photo ID are required for the tour. The tour involves two flights of stairs. Mobility restrictions can be accommodated with 48-hour advance notice.

** One free beverage ticket will be provided at the check in; hearty snacks will be provided.

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MIT - Morss Hall in Walker Memorial (Building 50)

142 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02139

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