Nuclear Futures Agenda

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NUCLEAR FUTURES WORKSHOP
MAY 15-16, 2018

Spring Valley Inn
6279 County Road C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7828

Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
5607 County Road C
Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7900

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Dress: Business casual

Nuclear Futures Workshop Agenda
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 

TIME  ITEM  LOCATION 
7:45am – 7:55am Meet in hotel lobby to coordinate carpool to Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center Spring Valley Inn
7:55am – 8:00am Meet at Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center to be shuttled to Hillside meeting area Shuttle
8:00am – 8:45am Continental Breakfast Hillside Theater Foyer
8:45am – 9:00am Welcome and Introductions Hillside Theater
9:00am – 9:55am Conversation #1: How are technologies chosen?

  1. How are different communities thinking about their energy futures?
  2. What are the barriers to adopting new or different technology approaches?
  3. How do new technologies get introduced into community discussions?
  4. How do we reconcile nuclear energy’s history with its promise?

Moderators: Todd Allen, Suzy Baker

Rapporteurs: Page Metcalf, Hank Jenkins-Smith, Dietram Scheufele, Paul Wilson, Josh Freed, Amy Schweikert

Keynote “Climate Change and Technology Choices” (20 minutes): Steve Brick, Clean Air Task Force.

Primer speaker “What is Advanced Nuclear?” (15 minutes):  Shannon Bragg-Sitton (INL)

Community Voices (5 minutes each): Barbara Cenalmor Salt River Project, Mitch Brey (RePower Madison), Rick Beck (Arkansas Joint Energy Committee)

Hillside Theater
9:55am – 10:45am Conversation #1: Breakout sessions Hillside Theater: Groups 1, 2Hillside Assembly: Groups 3, 4
10:45am – 11:00am Break with refreshments Hillside Theater Foyer
11:00am – 11:30am Conversation #1: Breakout sessions Hillside Theater: Groups 1, 2Hillside Assembly: Groups 3, 4
11:30am – 11:55am Conversation #1: Breakout sessions report back Hillside Theater
11:55am – 12:00pm Shuttle to Visitor Center Shuttle
12:00pm – 1:25pm Lunch Visitor Center
1:25pm – 1:30pm Shuttle to Hillside Shuttle

 

1:30pm – 2:25pm Conversation #2: What is important to communities beyond technology?

  1. How are climate, resiliency, and adaptation entering into community planning?
  2. What are additional social, political and/or economic considerations that impact community decision-making?
  3. Does the history of community-driven demand for renewables translate to other technologies?
  4. Under what circumstances will communities pay more for new and novel technologies?

Moderators: Paul Wilson, Josh Freed

Rapporteurs: Page Metcalf, Hank Jenkins-Smith, Suzy Baker, Todd Allen, Dietram Scheufele, Amy Schweikert

Keynote (20 minutes): Primer speaker “Understanding the role of values in shaping public attitudes toward nuclear energy?” Dominique Brossard (Wisconsin)

Primer Speaker “When the Company Leaves” (15 minutes) Connie Loden, New North, Inc

Community Voices (5 minutes each): Alan Levinovitz (James Madison University), Kirsty Gogan (Energy for Humanity), Liz Dalton (former DOE NE)

Hillside Theater
2:25pm – 3:15pm Conversation #2: Breakout sessions Hillside Theater: Groups 1, 3Hillside Assembly: Groups 2, 4
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break with refreshments Hillside Theater Foyer
3:30pm – 4:00pm Conversation #2: Breakout sessions Hillside Theater: Groups 1, 3Hillside Assembly: Groups 2, 4
4:00pm – 4:30pm Conversation #2: Breakout sessions report back Hillside Theater
4:30pm – 4:55pm About the Taliesin Estate Hillside Theater
4:55pm – 5:00pm Shuttle to Wright’s Studio Shuttle
5:00pm – 6:00pm Tour: Guides will be stationed around the Studio; guests are invited to explore the space. Wright’s Studio
6:00pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Reception Wright’s Studio
7:00pm – 8:30pm Plated Dinner Wright’s Studio
8:30pm – 8:35pm Shuttle to Visitor Center Shuttle

  

Nuclear Futures Workshop Agenda
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

TIME  ITEM  LOCATION 
7:45am – 7:55am Meet in hotel lobby to coordinate carpool to Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center Spring Valley Inn
7:55am – 8:00am Meet at Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center to be shuttled to Hillside meeting area Shuttle
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast Hillside Theater Foyer
9:00am – 9:55am Conversation #3: What is the role of policy in community decision-making?

  1. What policies make it difficult to innovate in the energy space, including competing with incumbent technologies?
  2. What is the interplay between local, state, and federal policies for communities?
  3. What is the interplay between technology and policy? Can policy keep up?
  4. Are there disruptive factors that policymakers should be thinking about?

Moderators: Hank Jenkins-Smith, Dietram Scheufele/Amy Schweikert

Rapporteurs: Page Metcalf, Suzy Baker, Paul Wilson, Josh Freed, Todd Allen

Keynote (20 minutes): Spencer Nelson ClearPath

Primer speaker “Local government decision making at the intersection of climate change policy and energy policy” (15 minutes): Elizabeth Schwartz (University of Saskatchewan)

Community Voices (5 minutes): Laura Holgate (Belfer Center), Kai Vetter (UC-Berkeley), Kelsey Amundson, Wisconsin Nuclear Moratorium

Hillside Theater
9:55am – 10:45am Conversation #3: Breakout sessions Hillside Theater: Groups 1, 4Hillside Assembly: Groups 2, 3
10:45am – 11:00am Break with refreshments Hillside Theater Foyer
11:00am – 11:30am Conversation #3: Breakout sessions Hillside Theater: Groups 1, 4Hillside Assembly: Groups 2, 3
11:30am – 12:00pm Conversation #3: Breakout sessions report back Hillside Theater
12:00pm – 1:00pm Boxed Lunch Hillside Theater Foyer
1:00pm – 2:30pm Final Moderated Session Hillside Assembly
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break with refreshments Hillside Theater Foyer
2:45pm – 3:55pm Final Moderated Session Hillside Assembly
3:55pm – 4:00pm Shuttle to Visitor Center Shuttle

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