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Regulatory Information Conference (RIC)

RIC News and Highlights
NEW! Online registration for RIC 2017 is NOW CLOSED. 
Onsite registration at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center opens on Monday, March 13, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration and Hotel Information
Future RIC Dates
30th Annual RIC -
    March 13-15, 2018
31st Annual RIC -
    March 12-14, 2019

NEW UPDATE: RIC Contingency Planning

Greetings. More on the RIC contingency planning. At this point, we are still planning to start the RIC tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Due to the freezing temperature forecast tonight, there may be a delayed opening for the federal government. We therefore consider that a phased arrival based on each individual's travel situation supporting the 8:00 a.m. start of the RIC, is appropriate and enables proper consideration for health and safety in the event of a delayed opening. The revised agenda is posted on the RIC website and has been communicated to all RIC attendees.

Updated RIC Schedule

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RIC 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 conference program will feature newly-appointed Chairman Kristine L. Svinicki as the keynote speaker followed by remarks by NRC's Executive Director for Operations, Victor M. McCree. Additional program highlights will include plenary sessions with Commissioner Jeff Baran and Commissioner Stephen G. Burns. This year's special guest speaker will be Robert F. Willard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). Located in Atlanta, INPO is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the highest levels of safety and reliability -- to promote excellence -- in the operation of nuclear electric generating plants.

NEW! The RIC is free and open to the public.  There is no registration fee but participants must register to attend the conference.  Although online registration is NOW CLOSED, individuals interested in attending the RIC are welcome to register onsite at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.  The Registration Service Desk is located on the lower level of the Conference Center and is open:

Wednesday, March 15 – 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 16 – 7:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Please be sure to bring a valid form of photo identification (i.e., drivers’ license or passport) for onsite registration check-in.

REMINDER:  For security reasons, all attendees must be registered and display their RIC badge while in the Conference Center.  Attendees are reminded that bag checks will be conducted upon each entry to the Conference Center at various access points.  It is recommended that attendees bring only what they will need for the day for expedient entry.

NEW!  The RIC Mobile Site is NOW OPEN.  RIC participants can connect to the mobile site and access conference program agenda and other items of interest from their mobile device by: clicking on the link located in the “Additional Resources” box on the right side of this page, by clicking on the URL https://ric.nrc-gateway.gov/m/default.aspx, or by scanning the Quick Response codes that will be posted throughout the conference space during the RIC.

NEW This Year! New Hotel Parking Garage Under Construction – This is to inform RIC participants that the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is currently in the process of building a parking garage on the back side of their property. As this construction will impact the number of spaces available during the RIC the hotel is providing the following alternatives for RIC participants.  Please see the Parking Information for parking locations, hours, and rates.

Please check back with us frequently as the detailed conference information below will be posted as it becomes available.

Conference Program

Conference Materials

Session Information

General Conference Information

Throughout the RIC pages you will see Exit Icon icons.  The Exit Icon icon is placed directly after an external link to let you know that the link is going to take you away from the USNRC pages.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, March 20, 2017