First Announcement of IYNC 2008
The International Youth Nuclear Congress
(IYNC) 2008 will be held in Interlaken, Switzerland,
from 20-26 of September 2008. There have already been four successful
IYNC conferences held around the globe - with delegates convening
in Slovakia (2000), South Korea (2002), Canada (2004) and Sweden/Finland
(2006). The recent congress in Stockholm attracted over 350 professionals
from 48 countries!
In 2008, the biannual congress will take place
in the stylish Kursaal Conference Center of Interlaken, which
was built in the middle of the 19th Century. Surrounded by an
attractive park and equipped with modern infrastructure this location
is a leading congress venue in Switzerland. Interlaken, a beautiful
Swiss small town with an international flair, is situated in the
centre of Switzerland, between the Lakes of Thun and Brienz and
at the foot of the famous peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
The town itself enjoys a central location. Railways
and highways connect Interlaken with the airports of Zurich (177
km), Geneva (230 km), Basel (138 km) and Berne (57 km), and also
with the most important cities of Switzerland and foreign countries.
The conference programme for IYNC 2008 centres
around four technical thematic sessions - Nuclear Science &
Technology, Nuclear Waste & Decommissioning, Non-Power Applications
and Nuclear Politics & Economics. In addition to the technical
programme an extra thematic session to discuss the young generation
and IYNC activities is foreseen.
Contributions to IYNC 2008 will be either as oral presentations
or poster sessions. All accepted papers presented will be published
in the IYNC 2008 conference proceedings.
The technical programme will include visits to
nuclear research facilities, Swiss nuclear power plants, facilities
for nuclear waste disposal and the Grimsel test site for the final
disposal of radioactive waste.
The executive committee is looking forward to
welcoming you to IYNC 2008. See you in Interlaken!
Dr. Marco Streit
General Co-Chair & Local General Chair IYNC 2008