Events—Where the conversation is happening

Events represent one of the primary ways in which we help bring nuclear into the clean energy conversation. Contact us to learn how to participate at an upcoming event, or to partner with the NICE Future initiative on other events.

The NICE Future initiative at recent events

Dr. Jill Engel-Cox participates in the 7th Annual Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)

30 September 2020 virtual event

Dr. Jill Engel-Cox, of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis and the NICE Future Initiative, presented at the ICEF session titled Innovations in Nuclear Energy. This session focused on the latest status and challenges of technology development for nuclear power generation and heat utilization and discussed the potential of nuclear power as a CO2-free energy source. Learn more about the event on the ICEF Program page or read Dr. Engel-Cox's full presentation here

NICE Future hosts side event at CEM11 and launches report on nuclear flexibility

15 September 2020 virtual event in An image showing the headshots of all participating event speakersRiyadh, Saudi Arabia

NICE Future took part in CEM11 by hosting a side event where speakers discussed how emerging nuclear energy breakthroughs can improve system flexibility, support the integration of higher shares of variable renewable energy, and ultimately lead to cleaner, more resilient power. The event launched a major new technical report by the NICE Future initiative's Flexible Nuclear Campaign for Nuclear-Renewables Integration (FNC) which engaged experts from nine ministries, five multi-governmental organizations and 14 other organizations. Watch the recording of the event here

NICE Future attends CEM11 Preparatory MeetingA collage of different photos of people smiling at an event.

3-6 February 2020 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Members of the NICE Future Initiative traveled to Riyadh to take part in the CEM11 Preparatory Meeting. The preparatory event offered an occasion to solidify programming for CEM 11, network with participants, and share insights. 

 

 

 

NICE Future showcased at IFNEC eventsU.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry standing at podium

13–14 November 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The NICE Future initiative was prominently featured during the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation’s (IFNEC’s) Ministerial-level Executive Committee meeting and Global Ministerial Conference titled, Bringing the World Small Modular Reactors and Advanced Nuclear. Learn more.

 

five attendees of COP 24 sitting in front of tables in front of a COP 24 bannerNuclear-Focused Side Events at CEM10: The Tenth Clean Energy Ministerial

27-29 May 2019 in Vancouver, Canada

Ministers from more than 25 countries gathered in Vancouver, Canada, to accelerate progress towards a clean energy future. The NICE Future initiative sponsored two official side events to highlight the initiative’s first publication and the roles that dispatchable nuclear technology can play in clean energy systems. The initiative also co-sponsored a film screening on the roles that innovation and young professionals are playing in the nuclear industry. Learn more.

five attendees of COP 24 sitting in front of tables in front of a COP 24 bannerPanel Discussions at COP24: 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

2–15 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland

At COP 24 the NICE Future initiative led a diverse panel of leaders to discuss how emissions reductions could be accelerated by utilizing advanced nuclear technologies. Learn more.

a man and a woman attending IFNEC, sitting at a tablePanel Presentation at the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) 2018 and the Millennial Nuclear Caucus (MNC) side event

13 November 2018 in Tokyo, Japan

The NICE Future initiative led panel discussions and hosted a side event for attendees to discuss and ask questions about the role of nuclear energy in clean energy systems. The side event, sponsored by the Millennial Nuclear Caucus, focused on engaging youth, workforce development and the next generation of nuclear engineers. Learn more.

Keynote Address at the Generation IV International Forum (GIF): 8th Edition of Atoms for the Future

16–17 October 2018 in Paris, France

The NICE Future initiative held a keynote address to the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). GIF has been a traditionally nuclear-focused forum for discussing advances in next-generation nuclear reactor designs. This keynote helped build a cross-sectoral dialogue about how nuclear energy can contribute to larger clean energy systems. Learn more.

four panelists behind a table and in front of a projected presentationLaunch of the NICE Future initiative at CEM9: The Ninth Annual Clean Energy Ministerial

23–24 March 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark

The NICE Future initiative was officially launched at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial, where Canada, Japan and the United States led a discussion by ministers on the role that nuclear energy can play in future clean energy systems. Learn more.