Previous Fusion Innovation Forum

On June 29, 2021, public and private industry leaders met virtually for a discussion on fusion innovation. This virtual event was hosted by the Fusion Industry Association, located in Washington DC, and the East Tennessee Economic Council, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The online Zoom event featured:

  • Keynote presentation by General Fusion’s Chief Business Development Officer Jay Brister
  • Panel discussions on:
    • Enabling Fusion Innovation in the Private Industry Sector
    • Research and Development Technologies, Opportunities, and Partnerships in Fusion
    • Fusion from the Utility’s Perspective to Include Regulatory and Public Policy Issues
  • Comments from U.S. Representatives who are a part of the Congressional Fusion Caucus

Testimonials:

“Probably one of the best virtual events I’ve attended. The discussions were engaging and insightful.”

“This was a really good event. As someone that spent ~8 years on the US ITER project, it was nice to hear the progress and new avenues to fusion. I’m happy to see more opportunities coming to Oak Ridge.”

    SPEAKERS:

 

Eric Abelquist, UCOR

 

Livia Casali, University of TN / General Atomics

 

Mark Koepke, Tokamak Energy

 

Matt Reinke, Commonwealth Fusion

 

Mickey Wade, Oak Ridge National Lab

 

US Rep Don Beyer D-VA

 

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-TN

 

Kathy McCarthy, Oak Ridge National Lab

 

Andrew Sowder, Electric Power Research Institute

 

Dennis Youchison, Oak Ridge National Lab

 

Jay Brister, Gen. Fusion

 

Joe Hoagland, Tenn. Valley Authority

 

Tim Peckinpaugh, K&L Gates

 

Ryan Umstattd, Fusion Industry Association

 

Jim Campbell, ETEC

 

Andrew Holland, Fusion Industry Association

 

Lou Qualls, Oak Ridge National Lab

 

Randall Volberg, Type One Energy Group