2012 sees the turn of Shanghai to host the IThEO Conference, which is entirely appropriate, because China is taking the lead in exploring fresh approaches to nuclear fission in its quest for sustainable, environment-responsible energy that can be delivered reliably and in quantity.

The Chinese initiated action to find viable energy sources significant enough to wean the country off its dependence on carbon-based energy. The large amounts of Thorium being produced as a by-product of its rare earth mining operations, is a further incentive. ThEC12 is being partnered by the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP) – a senior academic institution of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), which has been given specific responsibility for the Thorium Energy utilization programme in China.

Although ThEC12 is the leading forum for ongoing debate on Thorium Energy, this year we believes there will be positive signs that the Thorium Energy implementation door against which we’ve been pushing, may finally be starting to open.

That’s why, more perhaps than any previous year, you need to be at ThEC12, which will be held in Shanghai.

Place: Shanghai Hope Hotel, Shanghai, China
Time: October 29- November 1, 2012


The scientific program of the conference will include the following topics:

  • Strategy Investment
  • Liquid Fuel
  • External Neutrons
  • Solid Fuel
  • Environment Safety


Proposals for presentations, exhibition space, posters, partners and sponsors are now accepted.

Fellowships for young participants

Financial support will be available for a limited number of students. Application procedure will be announced in the near future.


Awareness of Thorium and its potential to save the world from a bleak energy future is reaching critical mass. Journalists and reporters are therefore urged to attend the conference.

City and weather during the conference

Shanghai is located on the east coast of China. It is the center of economic, finance, trade and shipping in China. It is also a culture and science center of China. Shanghai has been one of the most rapidly developing cities in the world in the last ten years and hosted the World Expo in 2010. There are multi-culture architectures from around the world and other regions of China. The average temperature in November is 13ºC.


Delegates to ThEC12 can expect to choose from world-class accommodation at favorable rates negotiated through our local partners.


Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) has direct flights to most major cities in the world and is served by many major airlines.


With the current high level of interest in all aspects of the global energy debate, we expects demand for places at this year’s conference to be very strong, so it’s never too early to plan and book your trip.

We look forward to welcoming you to ThEC12 – the Thorium Energy Conference on a better future for all through Thorium Energy.


E-mail: info@itheo.org and ThEC12@sinap.ac.cn
Web: http://www.sinap.ac.cn/ThEC12 (will be online soon)

Sincerely yours,
ThEC12 Local Committee