CNTA
Jim Conca

The 2017 CNTA Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet



CNTA's 26th Annual Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet will be celebrated Thursday, October 19 at the University of South Carolina at Aiken's Convocation Center in Aiken SC. The event will be surrounded by many other events during Nuclear Science Week.

Our distinguished guest speaker for this year is Dr. James Conca, environmental scientist, consultant, and science contributor to Forbes magazine on energy and nuclear issues. He has authored more than a hundred journal articles, books, and chapters on a wide range of nuclear, waste, remediation, and energy issues.

Dr. Conca has been a scientist in the field of the earth and environmental sciences for 33 years, specializing in geologic disposal of nuclear waste, energy-related research, planetary surface processes, radiobiology and shielding for space colonies, subsurface transport, and environmental clean-up of heavy metals. He is a Trustee of the Herbert M. Parker Foundation, Adjunct at Washington State University, an Affiliate Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and consultant on strategic planning for the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency and State environmental agencies, and industry including companies that own nuclear, hydro, wind farms, large solar arrays, or coal and gas plants. He also consults for EPA/State environmental agencies and industry on cleanup of heavy metals from soil and water.

He obtained a BS degree in Geology and Biochemistry from Brown University, a Masters in Planetary Science from CalTech, and Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology .


Other highlights of the Teller Lecture and Dinner included the presentation of the 2017 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award and the 2017 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our many sponsors, our CNTA membership, and supporters of the 2017 lecture.


EVENT DATE: October 19, 2017

USCA Convocation Center, 375 Robert M. Bell Parkway, Aiken SC

Cash Bar Reception/Private Speaker's Reception - 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Banquet/Lecture - 7:00 p.m.

Contact CNTA: 803-649-3456 or email cnta@bellsouth.net
CNTA a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; Tax I.D. #57-0953103.

Tickets will be mailed to the address we have on record or as instructed. Tickets may also be picked up in person at the CNTA office. Business Casual attire is appropriate.



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