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Fusion is the Future:

The Alberta/Canada Fusion Technology Alliance organized a public forum on fusion energy on Saturday November 4, 2017 at the University of Alberta.  It was targeted at a general audience of the public, students and administrators to give an overview of the status and opportunities for fusion energy.






The program was as follows:


9:00am Welcome (Province - Turner, City - Cartmell, University - Tam)

9:20am Overview  and context for forum (world, Canada, Alberta)

            - Prof. Allan Offenberger (UofA Emeritus), Klaas Rodenburg (ABCtech)

9:40am Magnetic Fusion Energy - World Perspective

            - Prof. Dennis Whyte (Dean of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering & Director of

               the MIT Fusion Centre)

10:20am Coffee

10:40am Inertial Fusion Energy - World Perspective

            - Prof. Mike Campbell (Univ. of Rochester, Director, Laboratory for Laser


11:20am  Magnetized Target Fusion & Alternatives

            - Dr. Michel Laberge (Scientific Director, General Fusion)

11:50am Welcome (Federal - Boissonnault)

12:00      Lunch

12:50pm Magnetic Fusion in Canada

            - Prof. Chijin Xiao (University of Saskatchewan)

1:10pm Laser Fusion in Canada

            - Prof. Robert Fedosejevs (University of Alberta)

1:30pm Fusion Power Reactor Technologies

            - Dr. Blair Bromley (Canadian Nuclear Society)

1:50pm A Canadian Success Story - Blue Sky Technologies

            - Dr. David Naylor (Blue Sky Spectroscopy, Lethbridge)

2:10pm Fusion Enabling Technologies – Business Opportunities

            - Prof. Robert Fedosejevs (University of Alberta)

            - Dr. Pierre-Mary Paul (Amplitude Laser Group, California)

            - Prof. Robert Fedosejevs for Plasmionique, Quebec

            - Hooman Hosseinkhannazer (Norcada, Edmonton)

            - Rob Peters (Applied Nanotools, Edmonton)

2:35pm Coffee

2:50pm Call to Action - Fusion 2030 proposal for Alberta/Canada

            -  Prof. Robert Fedosejevs, Dr. Blair Bromley

3:00pm Panel Discussion & Questions

            - Dennis Whyte, Mike Campbell, Allan Offenberger, Robert Fedosejevs, Blair

               Bromley, Michel Laberge, Chijin Xiao, David Naylor

3:30pm Wrap-up 

            - Prof.  Allan Offenberger

3:45 Reception