Special Symposium for the IAEA 50th Anniversary Global Challenges for the Future of Nuclear Energy and the IAEA

11 April 2007
Aomori, Japan

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

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Information for Participants
Participation Form (Form A)
Preliminary Programme

Final Programme and Presentations


1. OBJECTIVE

The objective of the symposium is to review the 50 years history of the activities of the IAEA and the current status of nuclear power and fuel cycle in the world and discuss the future vision regarding development and safety of nuclear power and fuel cycle and international cooperation.

2. SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

The following main topics will be covered:

  • Nuclear Power and Fuel Cycle
  • Nuclear Safety and Security
  • Non proliferation
  • National, Regional, IAEAs Challenges for the Future
3. AUDIENCE

Those attending the symposium are expected to include:
  • Government officials: senior policy makers at the ministerial level; persons from regulatory bodies and their technical experts;
  • Persons responsible for the operation and the manufacturing of nuclear installations and their experts: and
  • Researchers for development and safety of nuclear power and fuel cycle
4. PROGRAMME

The symposium programme will be based on the following approach:
  • An opening session will set the conference objectives and provide background information on the 50 years history and the present main activities of the IAEA.
  • A sequence of topical sessions will examine the relevant issues. The major activities of the IAEA will be introduced by senior officials of the IAEA. Some senior officials and experts will provide national activities and their insights for the future. Time for comment and discussion will be provided.
  • Round table discussion will provide an opportunity for a more intensive exchange of views on important issues with the audience.
  • The symposium chairperson will summarize the principal observations made during the symposium.

A preliminary programme of the symposium is available on the symposium web site

(http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=161).

5. REGISTRATION

There is no deadline for registration of participants in the symposium.

6. PARTICIPATION

All persons wishing to participate in the symposium are requested to register in advance online. In addition, they must send a completed Participation Form (Form A) as soon as possible to the competent official authority (Ministry of Foreign Affairs or national atomic energy authority) for subsequent transmission to the IAEA. A participant will be accepted only if the Participation Form is transmitted through the government of a Member State of the IAEA or by an organization invited to participate.
Participants whose official designations have been received by the IAEA will receive confirmation fo participation.

7. WORKING LANGUAGE

The working language of the symposium will be English and Japanese. The symposium materials will be available in English only.

8. ACCOMMODATION

Due to the fact that there will be the 40th Annual Conference of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. in conjunction with the symposium, participants are urged to make their hotel reservation as quickly as possible by themselves.
Detailed information on accommodation is available on the web site: http://www.e-stay.jp/.

9. VISA

Should you require a visa to enter Japan please submit the necessary application as soon as possible to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of Japan.

10. SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZATION

The symposium is being organized by the IAEA and hosted by the Government of Japan and the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc.

11. SECRETARIAT OF THE SYMPOSIUM

Mr. Hiroshi YAMAGATA
Safety and Security Coordination Section
Department of Nuclear Safety and Security
International Atomic Energy Agency
P.O. Box 100
Wagramer Strasse 5
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Telephone No.: (+43-1) 2600-22033
Telefax No.: (+43-1) 26007-22033
E-mail: [email protected]

12. SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE

http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=161