In May of 2018, 31 people from very different backgrounds, many of whom had never previously met, spent 2 days at the Taliesin Preservation in Spring Green, Wisconsin. The participants included community leaders, experts in environmental science and policy, political leaders, communications specialists, security authorities, a religious scholar, and nuclear professionals. The group took part in a series of structured conversations, part of the Nuclear Futures series, about the history and importance of community engagement in the context of deploying nuclear energy, and explored ways vendors, utilities, and other advocates might approach engagement differently as advanced reactors reach the commercial market. Three of the participants will provide their sense of the discussions.
MODERATOR: TODD ALLEN; PANELISTS: PAUL WILSON AND DOMINIQUE BROSSARD
Professors, Engineering Physics & Department of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison