IYNCWIN18 was a true success with more than 420 participants from 37 countries – young professionals, senior leaders and mentors – all together for an unforgettable week-long event in beautiful San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. During the Congress, out of many considerations and stimulating discussions, there are two major takeaways that I would like to reflect on and to bring with me for the next two years, while leading the IYNC network as the newly elected IYNC President:
- The benefits of nuclear science and technology, in all its applications, needs to be communicated effectively outside of the nuclear community. I believe promoting a global platform for open discussion, with accurate information and without prejudices, it essential for a prosperous future. If the young generation doesn’t do it, who else will?
- We discussed extensively during IYNCWIN18 about I4N, Innovation for Nuclear. I believe that innovating, not only in technology, but also the culture, is paramount for our generation in nuclear.
IYNC has a role to play at the forefront of these two efforts, worldwide.
IYNC has grown exponentially in the last 20 years, which we just finished celebrating with our 20th Anniversary book, and we are ready to step into the future. I am very honored to be the next IYNC President and, with your contribution, we will shape the next two years together. I would like here to share my vision for IYNC and await for your feedback.
I believe, IYNC shall support YGN regional networks and foster the creation of new ones. IYNC shall open and strengthen collaboration with new and old partners, and promote activities to communicate the benefits of nuclear energy. IYNC shall confirm its role as platform to facilitate global initiative.
I am really excited for the forthcoming IYNC2020 to be held in Sydney, Australia, where we will focus on diversity in nuclear and await for your input to make this Congress another big success.
I would like to thank all IYNC Board members and all IYNC community for the continuous support and I am eager to work with you all to bring IYNC into the future.