NUCLEAR NOW: Achieving our clean energy future

February 26 > 28 Westin Hotel

The global fight to tackle climate change and save the planet is at a critical juncture. That is why Canada’s nuclear industry must act now to help achieve our clean energy future. To transform electricity systems around the world, we will need every proven clean energy solution available.

This includes recognizing the indispensable role Canada’s nuclear industry will play in decarbonizing global economies through clean electrification. Join us in Ottawa in 2020 as we look at the way forward.


  • 12:00-20:30
    Conference and Trade Show Registration
  • 13:00-16:00
    Regulatory Affairs Seminar
  • 13:00-16:00
    Public Affairs Seminar
  • 13:00-17:00
    Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Seminar
  • 14:00-16:00
    Bruce Power Supplier Forum
  • 15:00-17:00
    Student Event: Starting your nuclear career
  • 15:30-20:30
    Opening of CNA Trade Show Area and Career Fair
  • 16:00-18:00
    SNC-Lavalin Technology Showcase
  • 18:00-20:30
    Welcome Reception
  • 07:30-08:30
    Breakfast and Introductory Remarks
  • 09:00-09:30
    Minister of Natural Resources, The Honourable Seamus O’Regan
  • 09:30-10:30
    Regulating and Industry Oversight for the Future
  • 10:30-11:00
    Refreshment Break
  • 11:00-12:00
    Provincial perspectives on small modular reactors
  • 12:00-14:00
    Lunch and Keynotes
  • 14:00-15:00
    Panel: Getting to Net Zero
  • 15:00-15:30
    Refreshment Break
  • 15:30-16:00
    Mircea Preda, Nuclearelectrica
  • 16:00-17:00
    Political Podcast
  • 17:00-19:30
    Trade Show Reception and Prize Draw
  • 07:30-09:00
    Gabrielle Scrimshaw, Indigenous Leadership & Education Expert
  • 09:00-09:15
    Mark Lesinski, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • 09:15-10:00
    SMRs as disruptive technology
  • 10:00-10:30
    Refreshment Break
  • 10:30-11:30
    Nuclear in Science and Medicine
  • 11:30-12:00
    Ontario Minister of Energy, The Honourable Greg Rickford
  • 12:00-13:00


Please note: registration is now closed. Thank you to all of you that joined us at CNA2020!


Kirk Atkinsin

Director, Centre for Small Modular Reactors and Associate Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Ontario Tech University

Travis Besanger

Technical and Business Director, Medical Isotopes, Kinectrics

Bill Breckenridge

Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources and Energy Development, New Brunswick

Tom Burnett

Vice President and General Manager, BWXT

Ken Canavan

Chief Technology Officer, Westinghouse

The Honourable Dustin Duncan

Minister of Environment, Saskatchewan

Heather Ferguson

Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Ontario Power Generation

John Gorman

President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association

Mark Lesinski

President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Mike Marsh

President and CEO, SaskPower

Tom Mitchell

Chairman, World Association of Nuclear Operators

Karen Mossman

Acting Vice President, Research, McMaster University

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan

Minister of Natural Resources

Mircea Preda

Head of Department, Unit 3 and 4 CNE Project Implementation, Nuclearelectrica

Mike Rencheck

President and CEO, Bruce Power

The Honourable Greg Rickford

Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Ontario Minister of Indigenous Affairs

Laurie Swami

President and CEO, Nuclear Waste Management Association

Gaëtan Thomas

President and CEO, NB Power

Rumina Velshi

President, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission


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