United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

General Conference Information

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NEW! Parking Information

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.

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Meeting Etiquette

As a courtesy to the presenters and other conference participants, please note the following:

  • Arrive at the meeting room a few minutes before start time to help ensure the session begins on time.
  • Silence your electronic devices before entering the session meeting rooms.
  • If you need to leave the meeting room during a session, wait for a break between speakers or leave as silently as possible.
  • For safety reasons, at the end of each session and during breaks, leave the meeting rooms promptly so that conference organizers can perform room changes and equipment testing.

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Badge Protocol

All attendees must be registered to attend the RIC and visibly display their RIC name badge at all times during the conference. To obtain your name badge, please bring a valid form of photo identification for on-site registration check-in.

Important note: Please do not lend or give your name badge to anyone, and remember to remove it while outside the Conference Center.

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Emergency Contact Cards

Safety and security are paramount to the NRC, so RIC participants will be provided with emergency contact cards during on-site registration. RIC participants are encouraged to complete the contact cards and keep them in their badge holders behind the name badge so that first responders are aware of any medical needs in the event of a health emergency.

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Emergencies

  • In the event of a hotel emergency (i.e., fire, evacuation, etc.), the hotel staff will provide instructions on how to proceed.
  • In the event of a safety and security emergency, NRC Security or Montgomery County Police will provide instructions on how to proceed.
  • In the event of a medical health emergency, call 911 or contact an NRC or hotel staff member to contact emergency services for you.

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Security

Security will be provided by Montgomery County Police, including its K-9 officers. Please report any suspicious activity to Security staff or to the Registration Service Desk staff.

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Security Bag Check

Bag checks will be conducted upon each entry to the Conference Center at various access points. Large items (suitcases, luggage, etc.) will not be permitted. We recommend that attendees bring only what they will need for the day to expedite entry.

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RIC 2017 Paperless Event

Hard copies of the slide presentations will not be provided on site. However, they will be made available electronically and be accessible through the RIC Web Site

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Internet and Print Center

The Internet and Print Center is located on the lower level of the Conference Center adjacent to the White Flint Amphitheater. The Internet and Print Center is available for use by RIC participants during registration hours.

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Internet Access Area

Wireless internet access will be available to RIC participants in the White Flint Amphitheater foyer on the lower level of the Conference Center. An access code will be provided for use during regular conference hours.  The access is limited to 50 people at one time.  As a courtesy to all attendees, we ask that you limit your time to 15 minutes so that others may partake of this service. 

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Reasonable Accommodations

If reasonable accommodations are necessary for you to participate in the RIC, please communicate your needs to NRC conference staff as soon as possible. NRC staff will try to take any steps required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Lost and Found

Please bring only what you will need for each day of the conference. Any items left behind will be given directly to the hotel bell stand staff. The hotel bell stand is located in the hotel lobby.

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Recycling

At the conclusion of the conference, if you choose to recycle your name badge you can place it in one of the drop boxes located near the exits of the Conference Center.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, February 16, 2017