World Nuclear Energy Day – 2nd December – Webinar

Webinar hosted by Innovate Australia

12 pm to 2 pm AEDT on Thursday, 2 December 2021

World Nuclear Energy Day is the one day when people around the globe celebrate the virtues and benefits of nuclear energy, open their shops for tours (both virtual and physical), discuss new technologies, and work to include nuclear energy in legislation at the local, regional, national and international levels.

This date, December 2nd, was selected to acknowledge BOTH the first date for a self-sustaining chain reaction and also the date of the start-up of the first commercial-scale electric power reactor. Fermi’s first nuclear reactor named the Chicago Pile-1 became the first to create a self-sustaining chain reaction on December 2, 1942. In addition, the first commercial-sized reactor in Shippingport, Pennsylvania also went critical on December 2nd, 1957; exactly 15 years later on the same day.


  • Siobhan Lancaster, Managing Director at 92 Energy


  • Peter Kas, Co-Founder and CEO at Innovate Australia, Official Partner of the World Nuclear Energy Day
  • Jim Scherrer, Coordinator, World Nuclear Energy Day (USA)
  • Ross Elliott, Director Business Development – Australia, StarCore Nuclear
  • Warren McKenzie, Founder and Managing Director, HB11 Energy
  • Joanne Lackenby, President, Australian Nuclear Association

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and a general discussion moderated by Siobhan Lancaster