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Let’s Talk Nuclear

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Overview

Let’s Talk Nuclear is a platform for facilitating broad-based dialogue and learning about the role of nuclear energy in transition to a low carbon economy. It builds on the momentum generated by the virtual conference panel series “Nuclear Power in a Global Clean Energy System,” hosted by the Thought Collective to leverage the natural synergies between nuclear industry communications best practices, cloud-based training for industry workers, media monitoring and fact-checking, and the use of virtual conference platforms to deliver a comprehensive suite of activities in support of effective, fact-based communications about the role of nuclear energy in transitioning to a sustainable, low-carbon future, with a focus on “new nuclear” and in particular Small Modular Reactors (SMRs).

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CAPACITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE
Nuclear Communications Dialogues
STATUS: UPCOMING

Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 10, 19, 24, 31, 33, 43, 50

ACTIONS

Let’s Talk Nuclear will host virtual panels/webinars, roundtables, conferences and podcasts on topics such as best practices in nuclear communications, achieving social license, the depiction of nuclear energy in social and mainstream media, etc.

EXPECTED RESULTS

It is expected that Nuclear Communications Dialogues will contribute to bridging the gap between public understanding of the importance of nuclear energy and perceptions of risk related to it, and the evidence of its safety In doing so the series will support industry and government efforts to bolster public confidence in nuclear energy in general, and SMRs in particular.

CAPACITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE
Social and Mainstream Media Analysis and Commentary
STATUS: UPCOMING

Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 10, 19, 24, 31, 33, 43, 50

ACTIONS

Let’s Talk Nuclear will monitor social and traditional media and leverage its extensive international network of nuclear energy and communications experts to counter misinformation.

EXPECTED RESULTS

It is expected that Social and Mainstream Media Analysis and Commentary will identify and counter false and misleading information about nuclear energy in general, and SMRs in particular, in social and mainstream media, leading to a fact-based public dialogue on the role of nuclear power in a global clean energy system.

CAPACITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE
On-line Communications Training for Nuclear Industry Workers
STATUS: UPCOMING

Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 10, 19, 24, 31, 33, 43, 50

ACTIONS

Let’s Talk Nuclear will leverage global expertise in nuclear communications, psychology and pedagogy to provide companies in the nuclear industry with a suite of on-line training modules designed to equip their entire workforce with the knowledge and the tools to discuss a variety of nuclear energy-related topics in a factual, non-confrontational and approachable manner.

EXPECTED RESULTS

It is expected that On-line Communications Training for Nuclear Industry Workers will equip staff at all levels with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to engage in effective one-on-one conversations with friends, family, neighbours and others, furthering fact-based knowledge and social acceptance of the role of nuclear energy in general, and SMRs in particular.

CAPACITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE
Networking, Best Practices and Professional Development
STATUS: UPCOMING

Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 10, 19, 24, 31, 33, 43, 50

ACTIONS

Let’s Talk Nuclear will provide a platform for nuclear industry communications professionals to network, share best practices and promote professional development.

EXPECTED RESULTS

It is expected that Networking, Best Practices and Professional Development will result in an effective and valuable international network of nuclear industry communications professionals.