PONI 2017 Summer Conference

June 21 – 22, 2017

Join us at Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California, June 21-22

Please note all times listed above are Pacific Time Zone (PT).

The first conference of the 2017-2018 PONI Conference Series will be held on June 21-22 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Center for Global Security Research.

Registration for the conference has now closed for those who do not have prior access to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Please contact Will Pittinos, wpittinos@csis.org with any questions.

The two-day conference will feature a series presentations from emerging nuclear experts, a keynote address, tours of facilities at Lawrence Livermore, and a breakout discussion on nuclear terrorism adapted from a ministerial-level scenario that will led by Corey Hinderstein and Heather Looney from NNSA. The conference will be off-the-record.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Livermore, 720 Las Flores Rd, Livermore, CA. You can make a reservation at the per diem rate of $161 by calling 925-443-4950 and providing group code CSS.

The PONI Conference Series, now in its fourteenth year, is unique in its emphasis on featuring rising experts and young professionals in the nuclear field. The Conference Series draws emerging thought leaders from across the nuclear enterprise and policy community, and provides them with a visible platform for sharing their new thinking on a range of nuclear issues.

Conference Activities

Scenario-based discussion on nuclear terrorism event
Corey Hinderstein and Heather Looney from NNSA will lead the scenario, which will be adapted from the ministerial-level “Apex Gold” discussion developed by NNSA and used as part of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit. This scenario-based policy discussion is designed to foster the sharing of perspectives and approaches for preventing and responding to nuclear security events. This event will use a fictional, transnational nuclear terrorism threat as the basis for discussion.

Tours at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Read more about the facility tours at LLNL

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