The PACIFIC NUCLEAR BASIN CONFERENCES (PBNC)

History

The Pacific Basin Nuclear Conferences (PBNCs) were initiated originally as regional cooperative fora to advance peaceful uses of nuclear energy in the Pacific Basin region. The first meeting was held in 1976 In Hawaii, USA and they have been held about every two years, initially under the joint sponsorship of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the Pacific Basin nuclear energy society selected by the ANS to host each conference. The conferences have played an important role in providing a forum in which to share information relating to both research and development and to the implementation of nuclear technology in the Pacific Basin.

In 1985, as an outgrowth of these meetings, it was agreed to form the Pacific Basin Nuclear Cooperation Committee, as proposed by the ANS and the Republic of Korea. This led to the eventual formation in 1988 of the Pacific Nuclear Council (PNC): an organization made up of nuclear societies from countries and regions around the Pacific Rim. The responsibility for overseeing the ongoing succession of PBNC meetings has now been transferred from the ANS to PNC.

Future:

The 21st PBNC will be held in San Francisco, USA (2018)

 

Please visit the 20th PBNC web site

The locations of the Pacific Basin Conferences are:

     
1
1976
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
2
1978
Tokyo, Japan
3
1981
Acapulco, Mexico
4
1983
Vancouver, Canada
5
1985
Seoul, Republic of Korea
6
1987
Beijing, China
7
1990
San Diego, California, USA
8
1992
Taipei, China
9
1994
Sydney, Australia
10
1996
Kobe, Japan
11
1998
Banff, Canada
12
2000

Seoul, Republic of Korea

13
2002
Shenzhen, China
14
2004
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
15
2006
Sydney, Australia
16
2008
Aomori, Japan
17
2010
Cancun, Mexico
18
2012
Busan, Republic of Korea
19 2014 Vancouver, BC, Canada
20
2016

People's Republic of China

21
2018

San Francisco, California, USA