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The Canadian Nuclear Society will host its 43 rd Annual Conference from June 16 to 19, 2024 at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The theme of this conference will be “The New Nuclear – Pathways to Securing a Clean Energy Future”. It will provide a forum for communicating progress, achievements, and new ideas across a broad range of nuclear technology areas, and for re-connecting with colleagues. Topics of interest are listed on the following page. The Conference will feature:
  • Plenary sessions with invited speakers to address significant industry developments.
  • An embedded Symposium on Small Modular Reactors addressing all aspects of this emerging technology.
  • Technical sessions with subject‐matter experts from utilities, suppliers, the regulator, academia, federal laboratories, and agencies to present the latest advancements in nuclear science and technology.
  • Exhibits with industrial leaders showcasing their latest nuclear products and technology.
  • A Student Conference with student posters.
  • Social features that facilitate discussions and networking on subjects of common interests.

Submission Guidelines:

• Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words in length. They must use the attached template.

• Papers must present original material or a review of a significant area, and not published previously.

• Full papers will be peer-reviewed prior to the conference and should be a maximum of 15 pages.

• By submitting a paper, you agree to the following:

     - Your paper must be presented orally at the Conference in one of the Technical Sessions.
     - At least one of the authors must register by the Early Bird date of May 3 rd , 2024, for the paper to be included in the Conference Technical Program.
     - The paper and related material can be published in the Conference Proceedings.
     - The Proceedings or individual papers may be offered for sale to the public by the CNS.
     - Individual papers may be reprinted in other CNS publications.

• Slide presentations must be 15 minutes. Additional information can be appended at the end of the presentation slides.

• Templates for abstracts and full papers must be used and are available at the Conference website

• All material must be submitted via the submission link

Abstract Submission December 15, 2023
Draft Technical Paper Submission February 15, 2024
Final Technical Paper Submission April 15, 2024
Final Presentation Submission May 15, 2024

Important Dates

To maintain stability in the Technical Program, these important dates will not be extended. 

Abstracts and Full Paper Templates

Templates for abstracts and full papers must be used and are available at the links below.

Abstract and Full Paper Submissions

Please utilize the following link to the submission portal or your completed abstract or full technical paper.

* Note: Copyright in papers submitted to a CNS conference remains with the author, but the CNS may freely reproduce the papers in print, electronic or other forms. The CNS retains a royalty-free right to charge fees for such material as it sees fit.

General Enquiries

Paul Spekkens and Guy Hotte, Technical Program Co-Chairs


Technical Topics

Designs and concepts; Licensing, and deployment challenges; On-grid and off-grid applications in mining and remote locations.

New build programs; International collaborations; Regulatory policy and risk assessment; Life extension and license renewal; New‐site licensing;

Outreach; Engagement and Public acceptance; Education; Communications; Policy development; International and regional cooperation; Sustainability

Maintenance; Outage management; Fuel and equipment performance; Equipment reliability; On-line condition monitoring; Obsolescence;  Supply chain.

Accident management and analysis; Plant security; Severe accidents; Safety culture; Stress-testing; Probabilistic safety/risk assessment; Non‐proliferation.

Environmental remediation; Radiological product stream management and reduction; Repository development; Used fuel storage

Advanced reactor concepts; Fusion; Hydrogen production; Materials science; Efficiency enhancements; Space, mining and other novel applications.

Uranium and thorium mining, milling, refining, enrichment, and fuel manufacturing; Fault-tolerant fuel designs; Open and closed fuel cycles; Proliferation-resistant fuels.

Medical and biological systems; Isotope production and use; New isotopes; Accelerators and target development; Agricultural applications.

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