Times listed are in UTC/GMT -4 hours

Day 1 - August 17

9:00 am – 9:30 am


William D. Magwood, IV
Director-General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

Mollie Johnson
Assistant Deputy Minister, Low Carbon Energy Sector, Natural Resources Canada

Explanation of course design
David Novog, McMaster University

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lead: Adrien Couet, University of Wisconsin

L1-1:  Welcome and Assignment of deployment scenarios
John Luxat and Dave Novog, McMaster University

L1-2: International State of Advanced Nuclear Energy Deployment
Jessica Lovering, CMU

L1-3: Micro Reactors vs. SMRs as deployment competition for customers and resources
Pavel V. Tsvetkov, Texas A&M University

1:00 pm – 1:05 pm


Rita Baranwal
Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy

1:05 pm – 2:00 pm


Roundtable of Experts
Paul Wilson, UW-Madison; Sama Bilbao de Leon, OECD-NEA; Steve Bushby, AECL.
Moderator: Adrien Couet, University of Wisconsin

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

ONLINE CAFE (Hopin Sessions)

Deployment Scenario Teams will each meet on their own

Day 2 - August 18

9:00 am – 11:30 am

LECTURES:  SMR Social Economic Context (Stage)
Lead: Jeremy Rayner, University of Saskatchewan

L2-1:  Introduction to Ethics of Nuclear Science and Technology
Gaston Meskens

L2-2: Social Engagement, Story Boarding
Jeremy Rayner

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Continue Social Sciences Inbox exercise (Sessions)

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Reflection on the Inbox exercise. Produce story board to support video for final presentation on case study.

Day 3 - August 19

9:00 am – 11:30 am

LECTURES: Regulatory framework and deployment issues (Stage)
Lead: Mauricio Tano, visiting Assistant Professor at TAMU<

L3-1: CAREM Lessons Learned
Dario Delmastro, Engineering Manager, CAREM (CNEA)

L3-2: SMR Siting in a Previously Non-nuclear Jurisdiction with Considerations in Remote Communities
Esam Hussein

L3-3: What is Different About Licensing Advanced Reactors?
Curtis Smith, INL

L3-4: Achieving a License: Public Attitudes, Energy Conflicts, and Social Learning
Margot Hulrbert, University of Regina

1:00 pm –  1:15 pm


Compare the practical and theoretical aspects of deployment

1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

ONLINE CAFE (Sessions)

Deployment Scenario Teams will each meet on their own to develop presentations. 

Day 4 - August 20

9:00 am – 11:30 am

LECTURES: Project Considerations (Stage)
Lead: Dave Novog, McMaster University

L4-1: Project Management Fundamentals. Lessons Learned from Darlington
Dave Novog, McMaster University

L4-2: Unique Aspects of Large Scale Versus Small Scale Nuclear Projects
Sola Talabi, Pittsburgh Technical

L4-3: Technical Communication Fundamentals
Martin Fischer, Sherpa Marketing

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

ONLINE CAFE (Sessions)

Deployment Scenario Teams will each meet on their own to finalize presentations.

Day 5 - August 21


Deployment Scenario Teams will present their work. Each team will have ten minutes to present.

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Opening Remarks (Dave Novog)

9:10 am – 10:15 am


Session 1 (Sessions)

Teams 1, 2, 3 and 4

10:20 am – 11:15 am

Session 2 (Sessions)

Teams 5, 6, 7 and 8

11:15 am – 11:30 am


Dave Novog and Todd Allen

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