As part of its public outreach, CNTA sponsors the Annual Edward Teller Lecture, named for the famed nuclear pioneer who played a key role in development of nuclear energy during World War II. 

Dr. Teller inaugurated the annual lecture series in 1992 in connection with the 50th anniversary of nuclear energy.  He told a sold-out audience in Augusta, Georgia, that nuclear energy and the Savannah River Site both have much to offer in the years ahead and urged full development of their potential. 

In succeeding years, a series of prestigious and provocative speakers have followed Dr. Teller on the podium, including the following. 

Here is a list of previous speakers for the Annual Teller Lecture and Banquet:

  • 2019- Michael Shellenberger- Watch here.
  • 2018 – Dr. José Reyes – Watch here.
  • 2017 – Dr. James Conca – Watch here.
  • 2016 – Dr. Sig Hecker- Watch here.
  • 2015 – Adm. Cecil Haney
  • 2014 – Robert Stone
  • 2013 – Marvin “Marv” Fertel
  • 2012 – Hon. Kristine L. Svinicki
  • 2011 – Stephen Kuczynski
  • 2010 – John ‘Grizz’ Deal
  • 2009 – Hon. James E. Clyburn, D-SC
  • 2008 – Ms. Gwyneth Cravens
  • 2007 – Dr. Dale Klein
  • 2006 – Dr. Nils Diaz
  • 2005 – Dr. Frank “Skip” Bowman
  • 2004 – Dr. Henry Wagner, Jr.
  • 2003 – Dr. John S. Foster
  • 2002 – Corbin A. McNeill
  • 2001 – Senator Pete Domenici, R, NM
  • 2000 – Dr. Harold Agnew
  • 1999 – Howard H. Baker, Jr.
  • 1998 – Richard Rhodes
  • 1997 – James R. Schlesinger
  • 1996 – Dr. Alvin M. Weinberg
  • 1995 – William S. Lee
  • 1994 – Dr. Leonard Sagan
  • 1993 – Dr. Merril Eisenbud and Dr. Margaret N. Maxey
  • 1992 – Dr. Edward Teller