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Regulatory Information Conference (RIC)

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  • NEW!  The NRC room block for RIC 2017 is NOW CLOSED!
NEW!  Look for online registration for RIC to open in early January 2017
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30th Annual RIC -
    March 13-15, 2018
31st Annual RIC -
    March 12-14, 2019
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Regulatory Information Conference 2017

Welcome to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) web page.  This page is intended to provide planning information and updates about the upcoming conference, as well as information on previous RIC events.

We are pleased to announce that the NRC's Annual Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) will be held on March 14-16, 2017, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, located just off of Rockville Pike (Route 355) and Marinelli Road, at 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852. This will be our 29th annual RIC – the largest technical meeting sponsored by the NRC – bringing together diverse groups of stakeholders to learn, share, and discuss information on significant and timely nuclear regulatory activities and emerging issues.

NEW!  The room block for RIC 2017 is sold out!  However, there are currently rooms available at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center outside of the group room block.  You may reserve a room at the selling rate by going directly to Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center’s website and selecting the dates you wish to reserve or you may call the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center’s reservations desk at 1-800-829-8003.

Additionally, as a courtesy the Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center has arranged an overflow room block located at the Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland. The Bethesda Marriott is providing additional sleeping rooms at the group rate based on availability. To make your room reservation in the overflow block at the Bethesda Marriott, please visit their RIC Conference Reservation webpage or call the Bethesda Marriott directly at 1-800-393-3412 and mention the group code "NRC RIC 2017 Overflow." Room block pricing is subject to availability at the current government per diem rate.

If the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is your preferred hotel, you can always check back with the Marriott reservations desk closer to the date of the conference for cancellations and possible room availability at the group rate. For your convenience, a listing of additional hotels nearby is located on the Hotel Information link.

NEW!  The RIC is free and open to the public. There is no registration fee but participants must register to attend the conference. Pre-registration for the RIC will be available online beginning in early January 2017. All interested in attending the conference are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to register online to avoid lines at the conference facility registration service desk.

Conference Program

  • Invitation Letter
  • Full Conference Program – Print Version
  • Program Agenda
  • At a Glance
  • Keynote and Commissioner Plenary Session Speakers
  • Lunchtime Workshop
  • Technical Poster and Tabletop Presentations
  • Tours of the NRC's Operations Center

Conference Materials

Session Information

  • Recordings of Sessions
  • Questions for Panelists
  • Feedback and Evaluation Forms

General Conference Information

  • Meeting Etiquette
  • Badge Protocol
  • Emergencies
  • Security
  • Security Bag Check
  • Internet and Print Center
  • Internet Access Area
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Lost and Found

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