World Nuclear Energy Day – 2nd December: Webinar

2nd December, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am

As part of our ongoing support of Innovation Australia, we are delighted to be able to host this free online event: Showcasing Nuclear Energy Success around the Globe.

Event Details

World Nuclear Energy Day on the 2nd December is the one day when people around the globe celebrate the virtues and benefits of nuclear energy, open their shops for tours (both virtual and physical), discuss new technologies, and work to include nuclear energy in legislation at the local, regional, national and international levels.

This date, December 2nd, was selected to acknowledge BOTH the first date for a self-sustaining chain reaction and also the date of the start-up of the first commercial-scale electric power reactor. Fermi’s first nuclear reactor named the Chicago Pile-1 became the first to create a self-sustaining chain reaction on December 2, 1942. In addition, the first commercial-sized reactor in Shippingport, Pennsylvania also went critical on December 2nd, 1957; exactly 15 years later on the same day. Learn more here on YouTube.

Nuclear in the Neighbourhood: Getting to know Nuclear All Around us

Each year World Nuclear Energy Day highlights one key aspect of the nuclear energy and power industry. This year we focus on the ubiquity of nuclear in all its beneficial forms. Events and celebrations focus on nuclear in your own neighbourhood, whether it be in agriculture, medicine, power, energy, technology, propulsion, food irradiation, space missions, or so many more.

Our MC/Moderator
Siobhan Lancaster
Managing Director at 92 Energy

Our Presenters:
Peter Kasprzak
Co-Founder and CEO at Innovate Australia, Official Partner of the World Nuclear Energy Day

Jim Scherrer
Coordinator, World Nuclear Energy Day (USA)

Ross Elliott
Director Business Development – Australia, StarCore Nuclear

Warren McKenzie
Founder and Managing Director, HB11 Energy

Joanne Lackenby
President, Australian Nuclear Association

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and a general discussion moderated by Siobhan Lancaster

Click here to learn more about the speakers and register for this free event.


Organiser of World Nuclear Energy Day – December 2nd – Webinar

Innovate Australia

Innovate Australia encourages, assists and promotes Australian innovation. The not-for-profit and non-partisan organisation works with industry and academia to uncover innovation, encourages new innovations, develops programs and forms innovation networks. Innovate Australia aims to be an independent conduit for viable ideas.

Innovate Australia operates independently of government, industry and universities, however, works with a range of stakeholders on unique and forward-thinking projects across Australia. Services provided include, but are not limited to consulting, think-tanks, connecting firms undertaking innovative projects and marketing of organisations embarking on their innovation journeys.