The European Nuclear Conference (ENC): Focus on
cutting edge R & D
ENC2007 will take place at
the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) from 16-20 September and
preparations are already in full swing. Here is some updated information
on this flagship biannual ENS conference organized in co-operation
with the Belgian Nuclear Society (BNS), OECD/NEA and the American
Nuclear Society (ANS).
ENC2007: VUB, 16-20 September 2007
Sharing knowledge and providing insight into
the latest developments in nuclear R&D and its applications
– that is the aim of the European Nuclear Conference 2007
Preparations for ENC2007 are in full swing, and the conference
is likely to be the key event on the 2007 calendar dedicated to
the subject of state-of-the-art nuclear R&D.
In addition to the technical tracks on new reactor
and energy technologies, aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle and
of nuclear operations and medical applications, the conference
will include plenary sessions that will concentrate on cross-cutting
issues and the broader context. Keynote speakers and participants
will discuss the following topics:
EU research policy
The politics of science and technology
Business and industries’ views on science and R&D
policy, challenges and needs
Science as “living knowledge”: E&T policy
and knowledge management
The human factor in risk governance: aspects of awareness
State-of-the-art of European research policy in nuclear
and medical science and technology
Nuclear science & society: the role of the media
ENC2007 has four topical workshops running parallel to the conference
Education & training and knowledge management
Safeguards and terrorism
The politics of sustainable development
Challenges and opportunities for nuclear professionals (ENS
Young Generation workshop)
The aim of the half-day workshops is to generate
debate around and promote deeper insight into the topics in question
by sharing views with experienced and renowned guest speakers.
Research and industry expo
Companies can still take part in the industry
exhibition, although available places are running out! In this
way, ENC2007 also gives research centres the opportunity to present
their activities and latest research projects to the nuclear community.
Contact the secretariat through the ENC2007 website if you want
to be part of the exhibition.
Gallery showcase for visual and audiovisual
In addition to the traditional poster displays,
participants are encouraged to send in visual materials that represent
the aims and content of their research work: posters, photos,
DVDs, website displays and even art work. Their work will be displayed
centrally in the walkways around the conference rooms. You can
also send in printed material (flyers, reports, books etc.). These
will be on permanent show in the ENC2007 Library Lounge, the 'chill
out' room of ENC2007.
In the Library Lounge, showcase materials will be organised regularly
during the conference. Participants wanting to showcase their
materials should send in a short description of what they would
like to exhibit to email@example.com.
There is no specific deadline for this, but remember that the
number of available slots is limited.
Contemporary art expo
To prove you that we are really going 'crossover',
the VUB will organise a contemporary exhibition on how art can
inspire science and vice-versa. The official opening of the show
is scheduled to take place during ENC2007.
The ENC2007 Science café will be the
gathering point throughout the event. The café will be
located in the basement of the conference building, where also
the coffee breaks and the research exhibition will take place.
Any questions and inquiries regarding any aspect of ENC2007 should
be addressed to the Conference Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration opens on 2 May 2007.