“Challenge the present, empower the future” was the theme we were proud to see realized during the IYNCWiN18 conference held March 11 – 17, 2018, in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.
With over 420 participants from 37 countries around the world attending a fully loaded schedule of technical tracks, panels, plenaries, interactive workshops and mentorship sessions, we can definitely say it was a great success!
IYNC was proud to host this year’s conference together with Women in Nuclear (WiN) and welcomed leaders from various areas of the global nuclear family including academia, government, industry and NGOs, along with high-level speakers from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
A special thank you to our diamond and platinum sponsors, the support of these organizations and of our kind sponsors is invaluable. It demonstrates the global recognition of the importance to foster an open environment for young generations to network and grow.
At this conference we also launched two new programs to serve our mission of knowledge transfer, including the finalist competition of I4N and the new mentor program. We also celebrated our 20th Anniversary with an alumni session and launch of the IYNC 20th Anniversary Book.
“As IYNC President for the last two years, it was a great joy to see the IYNCWiN18 organizing team’s vision become a reality. I am very grateful and deeply thankful the 80+ volunteers coming from over 30 countries who prepared the conference over the last months. Their tireless efforts have paid off and IYNCWiN18 will be remembered as a key milestone in the implementation of the IYNC mission on knowledge transfer on nuclear science and technologies,” says IYNC Immediate Past President, Denis Janin.
“I also express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the IYNC Officers, the IYNC BoD and Committees members as well as all our partners who worked hard to develop the IYNC over the last two years. Together we brought the IYNC network one step further. I am confident the new IYNC leadership led by President Luca Capriotti and including Lena Andriolo (Vice President), Steve Ward (Treasurer), and James Hardiman (Executive Secretary), will deliver and strengthen our organization. I wish them all the best.”
We encourage you to read articles about the conference and future collaborations from the U.S. Department of Energy and International Atomic Energy Agency. Check out official photos from IYNCWIN18 on our Flickr page. Finally, thank you to everyone who contributed bids to host the next Congress in two years, we hope to see you all in Sydney, Australia for IYNC2020!