Monthly Archives: September 2011

CNA2012 Update

The All-New CNA Passport – Visit Booths, Get Stamps, Win Prize!

The 2012 CNA Conference is devoted to ensuring value to everyone in attendance. Whether you are a sponsor, and exhibitor, or an attendee/delegate, our focus is to deliver on this promise to you. In 2012, we are delivering on this promise with the introduction of the all-new CNA Passport program!

What is it?

The CNA Passport is a booklet that will be handed out to all delegates which will have all our sponsors and exhibitors listed inside, alongside exciting and relevant nuclear facts sourced from our new website. Each page will have room for Conference delegates to collect stamps from exhibitor booths, and once they have enough, they can submit a ballot into our brand-new Conference prize draw!

Value to Sponsors and Exhibitors

We want to do our part to help make sure your booth is as well-attended as possible, and that our delegates can learn new things about your sector of the nuclear industry. The Passport will feature information from our new website and your company will be listed in the most appropriate category.

Also, we will be increasing traffic at your booth by requiring that delegates get their Passport stamped by you in order to qualify them for the prize draw.

Register by no later than October 14 to ensure your spot in our 2012 CNA Passport!

Vote on the Prize!

We’re so excited to give something amazing away at our conference this year, but we can’t decide among our best options of what to give away – so we’re asking for your help. Make sure to cast your vote for your favourite among our current options so that you’ll have the chance to win it when February rolls around!

Click here to vote on the Prize for the 2012 CNA Conference Passport Prize Giveaway.

We are very excited to offer this new program, and can’t wait to see what kind of prize you choose for us to give away! But you’ll have to wait until February to see how it pans out!

 To register or for more information, see the links below, or contact Alex Wolf at


See you in February!

2012 Conference Agenda  –  REGISTER  – Sponsors

Sponsor Spotlight on…

  EnergySolutions Canada

Click to learn more about 2012 CNA Conference and
Trade Show sponsor, EnergySolutions

Nuclear Education Nuclear Energy Nuclear Outreach

Energy: Power to CHOOSE – New Exhibit at the Canada Sci&Tech Museum

Opening On September 27th

At the Canada Science and Technology Museum

1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa

Be part of Let’s Talk Energy – Engaging Ideas for Canada’s Future, a national multi-year program exploring Canada’s energy production and consumption and the implications of greening the country’s energy network. Enhancing energy awareness and literacy among Canadians will help ensure a sustainable energy future for Canada.

Nuclear Outreach Nuclear Pride

UPDATE: Canada Wins at the 2011 International Nuclear Energy Olympiad

They won! Congratulations Alex and James!

The International Nuclear Olympiad, being was held for the first time in 2011 in South Korea, is a contest for university students around the world to research and develop a plan for gaining public acceptance of nuclear energy in their country.

We at TalkNUclear are very excited to have that Canada was represented by Team Steeltown – the member of which were are two of our former summer students, Alex Wolf and James Harrington. Alex and James submitted a paper outlining their research and plan which they will presented in Korea at the Olympiad.

Read the TalkNUclear post about Alex and James’ reaction to being selected

CNA Summer Students Alex Wolf and James Harrington – Representing Canada at the 2011 International Nuclear Energy Olympiad

The Olympiad will be  was held on 26-30 September 2011 in Seoul in South Korea and is was organized by the World Nuclear University and hosted by Korea Nuclear Energy Promotion Agency (KONEPA).

Among 70 applicants, 10 teams from 10 countries are were selected and the list is as below:

  • Canada (Team Steeltown)
  • India (Team Anushakti)
  • Japan (
  • Korea (Green Narae)
  • Malaysia (Serikandi)
  • Mongolia (Monnuc)
  • Romania (D2O)
  • Russia (MEPhI)
  • Turkey (NEAT)
  • USA (Lorentz Lions)

We’re looking forward to hearing from Alex and James about the experience when they return. What a fantastic opportunity to gain insights and learn about the experience of other counties — and share what potentially may become best practices for communicating the many benefits of nuclear energy.


CNA2012 Update

Here at the CNA, we are focused on the future of the nuclear industry in Canada. Which means of course that we have an enormous interest in helping current students prepare themselves as best as possible for a lifelong career in our great industry.

To put this vision forth into reality, we are currently enhancing our 2012 Conference and Trade Show Student Program to include a professional resume critique, and a career development workshop!

Attention Students: Register by December 15 to receive our resume critique and ticket to the Student Career Workshop absolutely free!

Invitations will be sent out to Universities across the country within the next few weeks. Student registrations are also available through our registration website at a discounted rate for schools that wish to sent extra students!

For all you students out there, get your first draft resumes prepared! We’re looking forward to finding you valuable feedback and helping you find the job you want!

Stay tuned to our Friday Conference updates to hear about all the other new additions to our Conference this year. Teaser for next week: think prize draw!

For more information, see the links below, or contact Alex Wolf at

See you in February!

2012 Conference Agenda  –  REGISTER  – Sponsors

Sponsor Spotlight

Click to learn more about 2012 CNA Conference and Trade Show sponsor, Hatch – Sargent & Lundy Nuclear

Nuclear Outreach

Happening Now: WiN-Canada 8th Annual Conference Sept 22-23 in Oakville

WiN-Canada 8th Annual Conference

Sept. 22 and 23, 2011

‘Enhancing Public Opinion on Nuclear

Share your knowledge with passion and the world will listen’

Please join us TODAY Thursday, September 22 for our 8th Annual conference in Jeana’s room at Le Dome in Oakville. It will be a full-day of presentations and panel discussions on topics covering career development, enhancing the industry’s public perception, Fukushima, communicating around risk and image and impact, along with our key note address from Wendy Mesley, one of Canada’s most recognized and respected broadcast journalists.

Friday, September 23 will feature three technical tours, as listed below. The registration deadline for all tours was September 9.

In addition to the conference, WiN will host its 5th Annual Golf Tournament in the afternoon of  Friday, September 23. Please see the separate registration form attached. The tournament will be held at the Oakville Executive Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario from 12:30 p.m. to approximately 7:00 p.m. with dinner and golf included in the $60 registration fee. Registration closes on September 16 so numbers can be provided to the golf course.

If you continue to scroll down you will see our complete draft program, which is subject to change. There is also a printable draft program attached at the bottom. As biographies of the speakers become available they will be linked to the program and accessed by clicking on the name of the speaker.

Registration Fees: 

WiN-Canada Member on or before Sept. 1, 2011  — $299 

WiN-Canada Member after Sept. 1, 2011  — $349 

Non-Member on or before Sept. 1, 2011  —  $349 

Non-Member after Sept. 1, 2011 —  $399 

Free registration for speakers only. The student program was open for applications until Monday, July 18, 2011.

Men are encouraged to register for the conference and are welcome to join as a member of WiN-Canada.

Membership in WiN-Canada is free. You may apply on-line by clicking “Join WiN” in the top right hand of the homepage or you may click here.

Need a little help obtaining approval to attend the conference? Print off our Pitch Package and Letter to Managers to help build your case and explain why you should participate in this must-attend event.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds less a 10% administration fee will be provided if cancellation is received by September 1, 2011. Cancellation received after this date will be charged an administration fee of $100.

TO REGISTER click here  

View the Conference Agenda

Read the WiN blog WiNflucnce

NOTE: Don’t miss Denise Carpenter, President & CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association
speaking as part of the panel discussion on Fukushima.

Nuclear Education Nuclear Energy

What is is a website started by Paul Lavelle – “explorer, visionary and businessman believes everyone should do their best for the future of the planet.” It was in 1989 that he launched a campaign to persuade people to switch to ozone safe alternatives.

He launched the first ever hot air balloon flight from the North Pole to bring attention to the fact that the ozone was rapidly depleting.

You can see highlights of his successful campaign on his film.

If you succeed in using the nuclear-physical findings for peaceful purposes, it will open the way to a new paradise. — Einstein

Paul Lavelle is someone who cares very much for this planet and its future and believes nuclear is the only viable option to save it.

Be sure to check out the Carbon Calculator.

Read the truly excellent nuclear facts.

We’re with you, Paul. TalkNUclear believes that nuclear is an important part of Canada’s clean energy mix. It provides low-emission, stable base load power. It’s time to re-invest in nuclear and an environmentally sustainable energy future.

Do you have any favourite nuclear websites to share? Let us know in the comments.