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Regulatory Information Conference (RIC)

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30th Annual RIC -
    March 13-15, 2018
31st Annual RIC -
    March 12-14, 2019
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 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! "Online Registration" is NOW OPEN! The RIC is free and open to the public. There is no registration fee but participants must register to attend the conference. Online registration closes on February 28, so all interested in attending the conference are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to register early and online to avoid lines at the conference facility registration service desk.

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

  • Organization Charts for RIC
    • NRC Organization Chart – Agency
    • NRC Organization Charts – Offices
  • Feedback – Overall Conference Evaluation Form
  • Feedback – Technical Session Evaluation Form

Session Information

General Conference Information

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, February 16, 2017