ANS President’s Special Session:

Popping the Nuclear Bubble—A Facilitated Conversation with Minnesota’s Utility Community

Tuesday, June 11, 8:00-10:00 am

This Presidential Special Session, presented by ANS YMG in partnership with the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN), is proud to offer a chance to get out of the Nuclear Bubble. Following up on GAIN’s groundbreaking research on customer engagement in the domestic utility market, this session will feature representatives from Minnesota’s electric utility sector. Audience members will hear how our Host State’s utility providers are planning to address their next 15 years of energy generation needs – and have a chance to discuss what role nuclear and advanced nuclear technologies may play. Discussion will be facilitated by Harsh S. Desai, YMG Vice Chair, and Taylor Stevenson, who led the engagement team at Envoy Public Labs for GAIN. The session will also feature remarks from the GAIN Director and live social media engagement.

John Kelly
ANS President

Harsh Desai
Manager, Energy & Economic Development
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)


Tay Stevenson
Envoy Public Labs

Julie Pierce
Vice President of Strategy and Planning
Minnesota Power (Allete)

Steve Morse
Executive Director
Minnesota Environmental Partnership

Pam Gorman
Xcel Energy