Nuclear Dollars and Sense
The 2015 NAYGN conference was held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC from May 12-14, 2015. This year’s conference was different from previous years. NAYGN members participated in a 2.5-day conference that commenced with a day of NAYGN Professional Development sessions and included Nuclear Energy Assembly (NEA) general sessions and a Capitol Hill visit.
|Tuesday, May 12||Wednesday, May 13||Thursday, May 14|
|Morning||NAYGN Sessions||NEA morning session||NEA morning session|
|Lunch||NAYGN Lunch||NAYGN lunch|
|Afternoon||NAYGN Sessions||NAYGN Hill Day|
|Evening||NEA Opening Reception||NEA Special Event|
TUESDAY, MAY 12
This plenary will discuss how finances play a key role in nuclear’s future. Attendees will hear a keynote address on financial ethics and the role they play ensuring their organizations financial health.
Facilitator: Abbey Donahue
Breakout Sessions One
Influencing Leaders Workshop – A dynamic learning activity developed by NEI in which participants gain awareness of the complex decisions that nuclear executives must make in dealing with external stakeholders.
Facilitator: Julio Adame
Advocacy Communications Workshop – Participants will gain skills to communicate pro-nuclear messages during outreach and advocacy efforts.
Facilitator: Sarah Pazdan
New Nuclear Construction Panel Discussion – Participants will hear from experts on how companies gauge energy markets and make decisions to build new nuclear.
Facilitator: Courtney Tampas
Energy Market Panel Discussion – Participants will hear how energy is treated as a commodity and how power purchase agreements and grid demand affect electricity prices.
Facilitator: Nate Bennett
Breakout Sessions Two
Proposal Writing Workshop – Attendees will learn how to develop a business case and write a proposal that includes a risk evaluation.
Facilitator: Steve Odell and Kyle Hope
Effects of Cumulative Regulation – Participants will learn the complexities and challenges that utilities, vendors, and fabricators face as a result of cumulative regulation, and how to prioritize those with safety significance.
Facilitator: Joe Reed
Nuclear Plant Closure Panel Discussion – Attendees will hear from experts on how economics played a role in recent plant closures.
Facilitator: Ayesha Athar
Cost of Knowledge Transfer Panel Discussion – Attendees will hear from experts on the cost of knowledge transfer and discuss the cost of not having a knowledge transfer program.
Facilitator: Parastoo Muse
Breakout Sessions Three
Wall Street Report Workshop – Participants will learn how to read an energy company’s 10Qs.
Facilitator: Daniel Cain
Megawatt Fever Workshop – Participants will learn the complexities of buying and selling energy as a commodity through a dynamic learning activity developed by Duke Energy.
Facilitator: Ana Pisani
Financial Impacts of Political Decisions Panel Discussion – Participants will hear from experts on federal energy efforts and their potential effects on the energy industry.
Facilitator: Julie McClure
Beyond Operations Funding Panel Discussion – Participants will learn about future financial implications of long-term operations, decommissioning and the back end of the fuel cycle.
Facilitator: Bristol Hartlage
Closing Plenary & Awards Ceremony
Awards ceremony, closing keynote and incoming President of NAYGN’s closing address.
Facilitator: Abbey Donahue
NEA Opening Reception
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
NEA Plenary and Opening Sessions
NAYGN members will attend the Nuclear Energy Assembly’s opening plenary and sessions.
Lunch and NAYGN Capitol Hill Day Visits
NEA Special Event
THURSDAY, MAY 14
NEA Sessions and Closing Plenary