After nearly two years of challenging absence, ANS meetings in 2022 have returned to being fully in-person events.
The theme for this year’s in-person ANS Annual Meeting, to be held June 12–16 in Anaheim, Calif., is “The New Outlook.” The meeting will feature two new events that serve to expand networking opportunities for attendees:
- First, a career fair will be held on Monday, June 13, and Tuesday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time. This live event comes on the heels of two successful virtual career fairs held during the pandemic. ANS hopes that student and young members will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to network and explore the many different career possibilities.
- Second, a dinner hosted by ANS President Steven Nesbit and Vice President/President-Elect Steven Arndt will be held the evening of Tuesday, June 14, and will be a celebration of ANS and the nuclear community.
Packed calendar: In addition to the in-person Annual Meeting, ANS's spring calendar has other events to bring members of the nuclear community together. One topical meeting has already been held—the International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC XII), on April 3–8 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii—and there are two topical meetings forthcoming: Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2022); May 8–12; Cleveland, Ohio), and the International Conference on Physics of Reactors (PHYSOR 2022); May 15–20; Pittsburgh, Pa.).
There also was the ANS Student Conference, held on April 14–16 in Urbana, Ill., which was a great success.
Moving ahead: The 2021 Winter Meeting, held last November in Washington, D.C., offered a glimpse of returning to in-person activities, being a hybrid event with some participants opting to attend virtually due to COVID-related travel restrictions. Now, the travel restrictions have mostly been lifted, mask mandates have largely expired, and the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly has become less of a threat to in-person gatherings.
ANS is again embracing in-person events for 2022. This year’s meetings are opportunities for nuclear professionals to build relationships that will last a lifetime.