Previous Nuclear Suppliers Workshops

The Nuclear Suppliers Workshop was postponed in 2021 and 2020 due to the Covid-19 global pandemic.

The event will return in Summer of 2022.


In 2017, ETEC and the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) hosted the 1st Nuclear Suppliers Workshop on September 6­-7 at the Pollard Technology Conference Center on the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) campus in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The focus of the event was on manufacturing opportunities arising in the Southeastern U.S. around small modular reactors, next-generation nuclear technology, nuclear medicine, and national security programs.

Session topics included workforce and training, certification programs, and the global marketplace.

The two-day workshop included an evening reception for attendees and business/community leaders, and optional tours of ORNL, Y-12, or ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF).


The 2018 Nuclear Supplier’s Workshop was held in the Conference Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). 

2018 marked the 75th anniversary of Oak Ridge’s role in nuclear energy. To commemorate that marker, presenters at the NSW, in collaboration with ORNL and Y-12, covered nuclear energy, next-generation nuclear technology, nuclear medicine, and national security.

Speakers included John Kotek with the Nuclear Energy Institute and Adam DeMella with the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Energy, and Water

The NSW was part of the Nuclear Opportunities Week (N.O.W.) that was held October 2-5, 2018 in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, Tennessee and included: ETEC’s Nuclear Suppliers Workshop, ETEBA’s Business and Opportunities Conference, ORNL’s Molten Salt Reactor Workshop, Y-12’s National Security Programming, and the DOE Nuclear Energy’s Millennial Nuclear Caucus. 


The 2019 Nuclear Suppliers Workshop was held on August 27, 2019 at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) in the New Hope Center. The event focused on supply opportunities for advanced nuclear reactors, nuclear fuels, additive manufacturing for nuclear, and nuclear medicine.


  • Rita Baranwal, Assistant Secretary of Energy, will be the keynote speaker.
  • Breakout sessions for a more informal dialogue with industry representatives
  • Opportunity to tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.
  • Opening reception on the evening of Monday, August 26, at TownePlace Suites by Marriott Oak Ridge.
Earlier in the summer ETEC partnered with the U.S. DOE Office of Nuclear Energy to facilitate one of DOE NE’s Millennial Nuclear Caucus. Held on June 21st with a community reception at the American Museum of Science & Energy (AMSE). the evening prior, the event was attended by early career professionals and interns from the federal sites in Oak Ridge, and private companies around the region.