40th Annual CNS Conference (Virtual)/45th Annual CNS/CNA Student Conference (Virtual)

 

Date: June 6 to 9, 2021 | Conference Venue: Virtual Online 
Contact: CNS Office | Phone: (416) 977-7620 | Email: cns_office@cns-snc.ca

General

The Canadian Nuclear Society will host its 40th Annual Conference from June 6 to 9, 2021.  This conference provides a forum for communicating progress, achievements and new ideas across a broad range of nuclear technology areas. Topics of interest are listed on the following page.  Out of an abundance of caution in view of the COVID-19 situation, the conference will be held virtually.

The conference will feature:

  • Plenary sessions with invited speakers, addressing significant industry developments;
  • An embedded Symposium on Small Modular Reactors addressing all aspects of this emerging technology;
  • Technical sessions (see list of technical topics here) with subject‐matter experts from utilities, suppliers, the regulator, academia, federal laboratories and agencies to present the latest advancements in nuclear science and technology;
  • Exhibits with industrial leaders showcasing their latest nuclear products and technology.
  • A Student Conference with student posters.
  • Social (virtual) features that facilitate discussions and networking on subjects of common interests.
 

Program

Program details will be coming soon!

Registration

Registration is now open! 

Register here 

Students submitting a paper to either the student or technical program will be granted free registration to the conference!

Participant Class

Before April 1

Between April 1 and May 25

After May 25

Full Conference

Single Day

Full Conference

Single Day

Full Conference

Single Day

CNS Regular Members

$250

$125

$300

$150

$350

$175

Retirees**

$125

$75

$150

$100

$175

$125

Full Time Students** not Submitting a Paper

$75

$50

$75

$50

$100

$75

All Other Non-Members

$350

$125

$400

$150

$450

$175

** Retiree and Full Time Student registration prices apply to both CNS members and non-CNS members; however, membership to the CNS is highly encouraged!

* Students submitting papers are encouraged to wait until their paper has been formally accepted before registering

Author Information

This conference features two different forms of paper submission:

  • A Technical Program in which authors submit a full-length paper, and present their work during one of the many featured parallel technical sessions; and
  • A Student Program in which student authors submit a shorter paper, and present their work during a featured poster presentation session.

Note that students can submit to either program, as long as the submission adheres to the program requirements.

Guidelines for all papers:

  • Papers must present original material or a review of a significant area.
  • All papers will be peer-reviewed
  • By submitting a paper, you agree to it being presented at the conference, and that the paper and the presentation material may be published in the conference proceedings
  • At least one of the authors must register for the conference by May 1, 2021 for the paper to be included in the conference program.

Specific guidelines for the Technical Program:

The submission process is as follows:

  1. Submit an abstract here(maximum 200 words, demonstrating the essence of the work which will be presented, and must include the paper title, and all authors and their affiliations)
  2. Abstract will be reviewed for acceptance/rejection
  3. Upon acceptance, submit full paper (maximum 12 pages, using the conference paper template below)
  4. Full paper will be reviewed
  5. Upon acceptance, submit final paper (may require revision based on review process)
  6. 15-minute presentation during conference

Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission: January 22, 2021 February 5, 2021
  • Full paper submitted for review: February 28, 2021 March 5, 2021
  • Final paper submitted for the conference proceedings: April 9, 2021
  • Slide deck submitted for presentation at the conference: May 7, 2021

Specific guidelines for the Student Program:

The submission process is as follows:

  1. Submit a short paper here (maximum 5 pages, using the conference paper template below)
  2. Paper will be reviewed
  3. Upon acceptance, submit final paper (may require revision based on review process)
  4. Poster presentation during conference

Deadlines:

  • Short paper submitted for review: February 28, 2021 March 13, 2021
  • Final paper submitted for the conference proceedings: April 9, 2021
  • Poster submitted for presentation at the conference: May 7, 2021

Paper Template

Download the paper template for the Technical Program here
Download the paper template for the Student Program here

Paper Submission

Submissions to both the Technical and Student Programs can be made here

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsor & Exhibitor information will be coming soon!

Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee information will be coming soon!

Contacts

General Inquiries: CNS Office
cns_office@cns-snc.ca

Paul Thompson, Plenary Program Co-Chair
pthompson@nbpower.com

Paul Spekkens, Technical Program Chair
anncon2021@cns-snc.ca

Samantha Binkley, Student Program Chair
sbinkley@uoguelph.ca

Moe Fadaee, Sponsor & Exhibitor Program Chair
moe.fadaee@cns-snc.ca