Program Agenda

Monday, March 8, 2021
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Daily Preview, Opening Session and Chairman's Plenary

Daily Preview | Video
National Anthem
  • Milton Valentin, Reliability and Risk Analyst, PRA Licensing Branch C, Division of Risk Assessment, NRR/NRC
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Remarks from Chairman Hanson | Video | Transcript
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Plenary Session with the NRC's Executive Director for Operations

Remarks from NRC’s Executive Director for Operations (EDO) and Discussion with Dr. John Mascola, From Challenge to Opportunity - What We Can Learn from the Race for a Vaccine | Video | Transcript
  • Margaret M. Doane, Executive Director for Operations, OEDO/NRC
  • Dr. John Mascola,Director, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Technical Sessions

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Daily Staff Talks

Risk - Deconstructed | Video | Transcript
Dissecting the practical meaning of “risk” in the term “modern risk regulator."

Host: Alysia Bone, Futures Communications Lead, OEDO/NRC
  • Joseph (Joe) Donoghue – Director, Division of Safety Systems, NRR/NRC
  • Meena Khanna – Director, Division of Resource Management and Administration, NRR/NRC
  • Brian Kemker – Senior Resident Inspector, Vogtle Resident Office, Division of Construction Oversight, RII/NRC
3:15 p.m.

End of Day

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Daily Preview and Commissioner Plenary

Daily Preview | Video
Perspectives from Commissioner Baran | Video | Transcript
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Commissioner Plenary

Remarks from Commissioner Caputo | Video | Transcript
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Technical Sessions

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Daily Staff Talks

Overcoming Fear of Failure | Video | Transcript
Discussing how initiatives successfully evolve through trial and error.

Host:
 Alysia Bone, Futures Communications Lead, OEDO/NRC

Host: Alysia Bone, Futures Communications Lead, OEDO/NRC
3:15 p.m.

End of Day

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Daily Preview and Commissioner Plenary

Daily Preview | Video
A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the RIC | Video | Transcript
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Technical Sessions

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Daily Staff Talks

Our Workforce's Commitment to the Mission | Video | Transcript
Reflecting on NRC’s dedication to protect public health and safety, security and the environment.

Host: Alysia Bone, Futures Communications Lead, OEDO/NRC
  • Vonna Ordaz, Office Director, SBCR/NRC
  • Kirk Foggie, Chief, Reactor Program Services Branch II, Division of Resource Management and Administration, NRR/NRC
  • Jasmine Gilliam, Physical Security Inspector, Plant Support Branch, Division of Reactor Safety, RIII/NRC
3:15 p.m.

End of Day

Thursday, March 11, 2021
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Daily Preview and Special Plenary Session on the 10th Anniversary of Fukushima

Daily Preview | Video
10th Anniversary of Fukushima | Video | Transcript
Sponsored by the Office of International Programs and the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

March 11, 2021, marks the 10th anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that initiated the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, an event that had a profound impact on both the people of Japan and the global nuclear community.  The lessons learned from the accident, as implemented by regulators and nuclear operators worldwide, have led to significant increases in plant safety and the greater ability to mitigate future, unforeseen beyond-design-basis events.  This session’s panelists will discuss their reflections on the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident and its legacy on nuclear plant safety.  

Opening Remarks by the Honorable Christopher T. Hanson, Chairman, OCM/NRC
  • Dan Dorman, Deputy Executive Director for Reactor and Preparedness Programs, NRC– Session Chair
  • Koji Tomita, Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America
  • William Magwood, Director General, Nuclear Energy Agency
  • Juan Carlos Lentijo, Deputy Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Robert Willard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
  • Shuichi Kaneko, Director-General for Oversight, International Affairs, and Fukushima, Nuclear Regulation Authority, Japan
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Technical Sessions

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Special Plenary Session

See the Change. Be the Change: Energizing the NRC Workforce | Video | Transcript
Sponsored by the Next Generation of Nuclear Regulators and the NRC Technical Women Network 
  • Shivani Mehta, Technical Assistant, Division of Risk Assessment, NRR/NRC – Session Co-Chair
  • Alexandra Siwy, Reactor Systems Engineer, Nuclear Methods, Systems & Nuclear Reactors, Division of Safety Systems, NRR/NRC – Session Co-Chair
  • Why Radical Inclusion is Now Fundamental
    DeRionne Pollard, President, Montgomery College

1. “Change Agents”

  • Amanda Marshall, Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Reactor Licensing Branch, Division of Preparedness and Response, NSIR/NRC
  • Lauren Gibson, Chief, License Renewal Projects Branch, Division of New and Renewed Licenses, NRR/NRC
  • Luis Betancourt, Technical Assistant, NRR/NRC
  • Gladys Figueroa-Toledo, Program Manager, Office of Enforcement, NRR/NRC

2. “Recruitment”

  • Vic Cusumano, Chief, Technical Specifications Branch, Division of Safety Systems, NRR/NRC
  • Louis Caponi, General Engineer, Nuclear Regulator Apprenticeship Network, OCHCO/NRC
  • Nadim Khan, Acting Technical Assistant, SBCR,/NRC
  • Tekia Govan, Project Manager, Reactor Assessment Branch, Division of Reactor Oversight, NRR/NRC

3. "Retention”

  • John Lubinski Director, NMSS/NRC
  • Justin Vazquez, Reactor Operations Engineer (Human Factors), Reactor Licensing and Human Factors, Division of Reactor Oversight, NRR/NRC
  • Sabrina Atack, Director, Division of Security Operations, NRR/NRC

4. "Female Leadership; Diversity and Inclusion”

  • Jenni Dalzell, Reactor Engineer (Decommissioning), Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, RIII/NRC
  • Theresa Clark, Deputy Director, Division of Materials Safety, Security, State, and Tribal Programs, NMSS/NRC
  • Andrea Veil, Acting Office Director, NRR/NRC
  • Vic Cusumano, Chief, Technical Specifications Branch, Division of Safety Systems, NRR/NRC
  • Hector Rodriguez, Project Manager, License Renewal Projects Branch, Division of New and Renewed Licenses, NRR/NRC
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Technical Sessions

2:45 p.m.

Conference End

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