The Nuclear Future: Challenges and Innovation
Notre avenir nucléaire : défis et innovation

Important Dates

Important Dates: Revised!

Abstract submission:      2018 February 14
Draft paper submission: 2018 February 28
Full paper submission:    2018 April 1
Student Paper* Deadline: 2018 April 15
*note: no prior abstract submission required



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preliminary Program Outline

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Conference Background

The peaceful application of nuclear science and technology has contributed clean, safe and resilient energy to mitigate climate change challenges; diagnostic and therapy tools that improve individual health; and means that enhance security of the global community.

It is anticipated that enhancement of these benefits through research and development will continue well into the 21st century, accompanied by an increase in public confidence and acceptance of nuclear science and technology.

The Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) will host its 38 th Annual Conference at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2018 June 3-6. This conference provides a forum for communication of new ideas, information exchange of progress and achievements, and a forum to discuss energy‐related issues in general. Technical topics of interest are listed on the following page. The CNS 38 th Annual Conference will feature:

  • Plenary sessions with invited speakers to address such topics as large scale refurbishment projects, options for future new-build, etc.
  • Technical sessions with subject‐matter experts from utilities, suppliers, the regulator, academia, federal laboratories and agencies to present the latest advancements in nuclear science and technology.
  • An embedded topical meeting on Small Modular Reactors (SMR) with focused plenary and technical sessions dealing with the potential of and challenges to licensing and deployment of SMR in Canada.
  • Exhibits with industrial leaders showcasing their latest nuclear products and technology.
  • A Student Conference with student posters
  • Social events (such as opening reception, lunches, conferen cebanquet , wine-&-cheese reception , coffee breaks and conference banquet) that facilitate discussions and networking on subjects of common interests.


Call for Papers

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Paper Templates

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Please click here for the abstract template
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Paper Submission

Submission to the technical program:

Submission to the student program:



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Student Conference Information

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General requirements:

  • A short paper (maximum 5 pages) submitted no later than April 15
  • A poster displaying your work:
    • Maximum dimensions of 1m x 1m
    • To be presented during the Student Poster Session on the evening of June 4
  • Successful conference registration


Paper Submission:

  • Be aware that there is a separate site for the technical program (the two are not connected)
  • Please log in and create a profile for yourself as soon as you are sure you will attend the conference. Your paper does not need to be finished yet! Once created, you can go in later and upload your paper (or change any of the previously entered information, including the title). This is helpful for us to know as early as possible how many of you will attend so we have time to plan accordingly.


Conference Registration:

  • The longer you wait, the more expensive the registration fee becomes!
  • You MUST be a CNS member to complete the registration, and this process can take several business days to complete (we need to verify that you are a student), so do not wait until the last minute to get the earlybird pricing
  • Here is a breakdown of the regular and student registration fees:


  Up to April 30 May 1 – May 31 June 1 and after
CNS Member – Non Student $875 $995 $1150
CNS Member – Full Time Student $280 $330  $400



  • The options are currently being discussed. Please look back very soon for an update.


Travel and accommodation subsidies from the CNS:

  • The CNS will be giving students a subsidy to help cover the cost of the conference
  • This will be given to ONE student per successful submission to the student conference only (i.e. students who submit in the technical program do not qualify)
  • Travel:
    • The amount given will be based on the university the student travels from
    • Please look back very soon for the amounts
  • Accommodation:
    • The cost of your accommodations will be covered by the CNS provided that you stay in the hotel we have reserved for you. You will pay for the cost upfront and then be reimbursed upon proof of payment with a cheque sent in the mail.
    • Please look back very soon for further instructions
  • IMPORTANT: registration in the conference is mandatory, but the registration fee is not covered by the CNS