Fusion Industry Association Policy Conference - March 30, 2022

Updated: Mar 28

Join the Fusion Industry Association on Wednesday, March 30th in Washington, DC for the first annual policy conference.


Registration is free for FIA Members, and non-members and guests are invited to click below to register for an admission fee.




K&L Gates Office, 1601 K Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20006


AGENDA

12:30-1:30 PM

Conference Opening and Keynotes


Welcome:

Andrew Holland, CEO


Introduction of Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Robert Mumgaard, Member of the Board, FIA


Opening Keynote Speakers


Dr. Geri Richmond (by video)

Under Secretary of Science and Innovation


Dr. J. Stephen Binkley

Principal Deputy Director, Office of Science


Dr. Scott Hsu

Senior Advisor and Lead Fusion Coordinator, Office of the Undersecretary for Science and Innovation


1:30 - 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Growing the U.S. commercial fusion industry

Description: Leaders from private fusion companies discuss what it will take for the U.S. to play a leading role in the global race for commercial fusion energy.

Moderator: Andrew Holland, Fusion Industry Association

Jay Brister, General Fusion

David Edelman, TAE Technologies

Ryan Umstattd, Zap Energy

Ahmed Diallo, Deputy Director INFUSE



2:30-2:45 PM

Coffee Break


2:45 - 3:10 PM

Featured Conversation – Pathways toward Fusion Energy Regulation


The Honorable Jeffrey Merrifield, former Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in conversation with The Honorable Christopher Hanson, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

3:10 PM

Edward Lewis-Smith (By video)

Head of Domestic Fusion Policy and Programmes

UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy



3:15 -4:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Regulating Commercial Fusion

Description: The fusion industry is directly engaged in an ongoing public process with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine the appropriate framework for regulating commercial fusion energy. Representatives from fusion energy companies and regulatory experts will discuss the state of play and opportunities for appropriate fusion energy regulation.


Moderator: Jackie Mutai, Pillsbury LLP

Jeffrey Merrifield, Pillsbury LLP

Sachin Desai, Helion Energy

Tyler Ellis, Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Emma Wong, EPRI


4:00-4:30 PM

Featured Bipartisan Conversation:

Building Fusion Energy Support in Congress


In a moderated conversation, Representatives Don Beyer (VA) and Chuck Fleischmann (TN), both members of the bipartisan Congressional Fusion Energy Congress, will discuss opportunities for advancing fusion energy development and deployment.


4:45 PM

Closing Thanks and Wrap-up:

Andrew Holland, CEO, Fusion Industry Association


5:00 PM

Conference Closing & Reception



Updated: 3/28/22