2020 IDN Conference

2020 Conference poster

This online conference took place on Thursday 16 July 2020. Conference talks and Q&A were held between:  11:00 – 13:00 BST (UK Time). Optional workshops: 14:00 – 15:00 BST and 15:30 – 16:30 BST.

The conference was free of charge to attend, due to the financial support of our event sponsors: Accenture, EDF EnergySellafield Ltd and UK Atomic Energy Authority.


Over 400 delegates joined the livestream of the conference talks.


The engaged audience submitted a lot of questions during the event and there was insufficient time to answer them all. We have put together a Q&A page with responses provided by the speakers at a later time.

Conference Questions

Conference sponsors

Logos of all our conference sponsors: Accenture, EDF, Sellafield, UKAEA

Conference supporters

Our 2020 conference sponsors: the NI, YGN, ONR, IOP, NSAN, NIA


The scheduled workshops were:

  • White Allyship – by Leyla Okhai
  • Equality Pays – by Michelle Gyimah
  • Active Bystander Training – by Scott Solder
  • How do we get more people from working class backgrounds into the industry? – by Roger Harding
  • How to develop a successful EDI Strategy – by Mac Alonge

View The Workshops

Conference Agenda

11:00 – 11:10 – Introduction and Welcome – Callum Thomas and Monica Mwanje

11:10 – 11:55 – Interviews with nuclear industry leaders, followed by live Q&A. View a recording of the interviews here: Interview Responses Video

11:55 – 12:05 – Break

12:05 – 12:30 – Fireside Chat with: Karen Wheeler CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Radioactive Waste Management Limited, Dr Sam King, Head of Technical Strategy,  Radioactive Waste Management Limited, Peter Welch, Business Services Director, Radioactive Waste Management Limited.

12:30 – 12:55 – Keynote: Frank Douglas, Non-Executive Director, City & Guilds Group and CEO, Caerus Executive.

View a recording of Frank’s keynote here: Frank Douglas Keynote Video

12:55 – 13:00 – Summary and close

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch / Break

14:00 – 15:00 – Concurrent workshops 

15:00 – 15:30 – Break
15:30 – 16:30 – Concurrent workshops (repeat sessions of the planned workshops, thus allowing attendees to attend a 2nd workshop if their diary permitted)

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Interviews and Keynote Presentation