Still time to register for the Women in Nuclear Global Conference, Oct. 17-21

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Canada is playing host for the WiN Global Conference to be held virtually, Oct. 17-21. The conference, which celebrates the accomplishments of women in nuclear and promotes diversity, is expected to include participants from more than 30 countries.

SEPT. 14, 2021 – The 28th annual Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global Conference is just a month away. The virtual event, themed Positively Charged for Success, will run from Oct. 17-21. WiN Canada hosts a well-attended conference annually but it is the first world conference the country has hosted in almost 16 years.

The conference showcases exceptional talent and accomplishments from women within the industry, celebrates and promotes diversity, and provides an opportunity to network with peers from around the world, as participants from more than 30 countries are expected. Both women and men are encouraged to attend.

Tickets are $300 per person, with group tickets available. Registration is open now.

WiN Canada recently announced their first two confirmed speakers, Jill Heinerth and Nicole Stott, two highly accomplished women in their respective fields, who epitomize the “Positively Charged” event theme.

Heinerth is a cave diver, underwater explorer, photographer, writer, and filmmaker. She is the first Explorer-in-Residence for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and was recognized for her lifetime achievement by receiving the Wyland ICON Award in 2016, which acknowledges excellence by an outstanding Canadian explorer.

Stott is a veteran NASA astronaut whose experience includes two spaceflights and 104 days in space on the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle. Stott is the first to fly the robotic arm to capture the free-flying HTV cargo vehicle and the tenth woman to perform a spacewalk. She was also the first person to paint a watercolour in space, which is now on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

The WiN conference planned events include, NEA Women in the Nuclear Sector Survey: Preliminary Findings, Revolutionary Change: Improving Diversity in the Nuclear Sector, International Collaboration: Moving forward together, and Canada: A World Leader in the Nuclear Industry, as well as presentations on environment and climate change, medical isotopes and SMRs.

UNENE is committed to the promotion of women in nuclear and STEM. UNENE university members and industry members promote and celebrate diversity within the industry, including the commitment by several industry members to the Equal By 30 initiative, which promises to work towards equal pay, opportunities, and leadership for women by 2030.

Click here to learn more about the conference details.