Join us for the first conference in our 2019 PONI Conference Series. We are partnering with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM for this year’s PONI Summer Conference.

The PONI Conference Series, is unique in its emphasis on featuring rising experts and young professionals in the nuclear field. The Conference Series draws emerging thought leaders from across the nuclear enterprise and policy community and provides them with a visible platform for sharing their new thinking on a range of nuclear issues.

The conference will be July 9th & 10th. The first day will feature presentations on a range of nuclear security issues, a lunch keynote, and a reception and dinner keynote at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.  Our second day will include a simulated war game exercise and tour of Sandia’s facilities. The full conference agenda is forthcoming, but we encourage you to register today.

Due to lab access foreign nationals will require additional information for processing for base approval. Registering for the conference does not imply approval, but will need to be completed prior to June 3, 2019. You will receive a final confirmation email once you are approved for the base. If you have any questions you can reach out to Simone Williams at

All comments made at the conference are off-the-record

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This event is made possible by support from Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Defense, Air Force Global Strike Command, and Northrop Grumman.