Frequently Asked Questions About the Regulatory Information Conference (RIC)
This page is designed to answer questions frequently asked by RIC participants. If you have a question not posted below or would like further clarification on a particular topic, please send an email to RICHelpDesk.Resource@nrc.gov.
- Is there a conference fee for the RIC?
- What is the dress code for the RIC?
- What kind of weather can I expect in the D.C. Metro area in March?
- Are there any special on-site lodging accommodations for RIC participants?
- Do I need a name badge if I only attend one session?
- How many days or sessions can I attend?
- How can someone get in touch with me while I am at the conference?
- How do I purchase a ticket for the NEI Luncheon or other affiliate event?
- How do I get my name added to the On-Line Registrant List?
- When I click on a link, why doesn't it work?
- I did not receive a confirmation notification when I registered. What should I do?
- When will the conference presenter materials be available on-line?
- How can I get copies of presentations and speeches from the RIC?
- Who do I contact for registration inquiries?
Is there a conference fee for the RIC?
No, there is not a registration fee for RIC participants. It is completely free to the public.
What is the dress code for the RIC?
There is no specific dress code for the RIC; however, most attendees wear a suit and tie or business attire. Business casual attire is also acceptable.
What kind of weather can I expect in the D.C. Metro area in March?
Average highs and lows in the D.C. Metropolitan area are 58oF (14.4oC) and 33oF (0.6oC) degrees, respectively. Average precipitation in March is about 4.13 inches (10.49 cm). Though generally cold, please be aware that the weather conditions in the D.C. Metropolitan area can fluctuate drastically in the spring time. Attendees should prepare for both warm and cold temperatures. For current weather conditions, please visit the National Weather Service or the Weather Channel.
Are there any special on-site lodging accommodations for RIC participants?
Please see the "Hotel Information" on the Regulatory Information Conference page.
Do I need a name badge if I only attend one session?
Yes, all attendees must visibly wear a conference name badge during the conference. Attendees are required to show a photo ID in order to receive a conference name badge.
How many days or sessions can I attend?
You can attend as many days or sessions of the conference as you wish. For the days or sessions you do attend, you must be registered.
How can someone get in touch with me while I am at the conference?
USNRC staff will post messages for conference attendees on a bulletin board at the RIC Message Center located at the Registration Service Desk on the lower level of the conference facility. Conference participants should check the bulletin board to see if they have any messages. Please note that telephone messages to the hotel’s front desk will NOT be forwarded or delivered.
How do I purchase a ticket for the NEI Luncheon or other affiliate event?
The USNRC does not sponsor or endorse any affiliate activities. All affiliate events are organized individually by the sponsoring organization or company and the conference facility. Please contact them directly for information.
How do I get my name added to the On-Line Registrant List?
If you have registered and do not see your name on the on-line Registrant List, it may be that you did not check the box that gives permission for your information to be posted and made available to the public. If this has happened, DO NOT register again as this will cause a duplicate registration entry. Instead, send an e-mail to the RICHelpDesk@nrc.gov requesting to revise your registration. Please recognize that this request is not automatically generated, and sufficient time should be allowed for the change to be processed through the system.
When I click on a link, why doesn't it work?
Try refreshing your screen by clicking on the reload or refresh button on your top toolbar. If that does not work, you may want to clear out your memory and disk cache. If this still does not resolve the problem, please contact us at RICHelpDesk.Resource@nrc.gov for assistance.
I did not receive a confirmation notification when I registered. What should I do?
To avoid duplicate entries in the registration database, please DO NOT register again. Instead, contact the registration contractor (see below) to verify your registration status. If you have successfully registered and you are in the system, simply ask for your conference confirmation notification to be emailed to you.
When will the conference presenter materials be available on-line?
Program materials will be made available on the RIC website for participant reference as soon as they have been approved for posting. All efforts will be made to ensure presentation materials are posted one to two weeks prior to the conference date.
How can I get copies of presentations and speeches from the RIC?
Materials received during the conference will be posted to the RIC website approximately 4 weeks following the conference. Information from previous conferences are located on the RIC website under Past RIC Information link. If you still do not find the information you are looking for, contact us at RICHelpDesk.Resource@nrc.gov and we will try to help you. Please be sure to provide us with the conference year, session number (found on the Conference Program), the title of the session, and the presenters' names.
Who do I contact for registration inquiries?
If you wish to change your online registration status, cancel your registration, or make any other changes to your registration, please direct all questions to:
Synergy Enterprises, Inc.
8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1440
Silver Spring, MD 20910