Welcome Message from NRC’s Chairman
Welcome to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 34th Annual Regulatory Information Conference. Every year we look forward to a busy and productive few days where the NRC will join with participants from industry, other government agencies, international bodies, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders to discuss topics of mutual interest. This conference remains the largest annual meeting hosted by the NRC with numerous participants from the United States and dozens of other countries.
Accordingly, the technical sessions at this year conference address a broad range of topics relevant both domestically and internationally. The panels and speakers will aim to stimulate substantive discussions both during the conference and afterward, and my Commission colleagues and I also look forward to sharing our perspectives on nuclear regulation with you. As always, we encourage your feedback at the end of the conference so the NRC can continue to make the Regulatory Information Conference better each year.
On the behalf of the Commission and the NRC staff, I thank you for taking the time to attend and wish you a productive conference.
Purpose of the RIC
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Annual Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) is the largest public meeting the agency hosts, bringing together nearly 3,000 participants from more than 30 countries representing interested stakeholders from other government agencies, industry, international organizations, and the general public. The RIC is sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, and offers an open environment in which diverse groups of stakeholders may learn, share, and discuss information on significant and timely nuclear regulatory activities and emergent issues. The RIC offers an illustrious technical program featuring experts from across the agency as well as speakers from industry, academia, and the community. Throughout the conference, attendees may participate in dynamic sessions featuring panelists addressing a broad range of topics of interest. To complement the technical program, interactive digital exhibits will be available for participants to view at their leisure. Attendees also have an opportunity to participate in tours of the NRC Operations Center to round out their overall conference experience. Join us as we showcase the wave of innovation and transformation happening at the NRC!