NRC’s RIC to focus on nuclear's changing landscape

January 29, 2024, 12:03PMNuclear News

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has opened registration for its 36th annual Regulatory Information Conference, to be held March 12–14 online and in person in North Bethesda, Md. The NRC is expecting several thousand attendees from the United States and around the world for the three-day event.

Registration is required to attend. The full conference program and registration information is available on the NRC’s RIC website and on NRC social media platforms under the tag #NRCRIC2024.

The plan: This year’s conference will focus on adapting to the changing landscape, starting with an address from NRC chair Christopher T. Hanson, during which he will share his observations and priorities for the agency.

Hanson also will host a conversation on March 14 with Lydie Evrard, deputy director general and head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security at the International Atomic Energy Agency.

“The RIC is the most significant and well-attended NRC event of the year,” said Hanson. “It gives attendees the opportunity to learn about the NRC's important safety and security mission and to share perspectives from inside and outside the agency and from around the world."

There’s more: Other program highlights include plenary sessions with NRC commissioners David A. Wright, Annie Caputo, and Bradley R. Crowell. RIC plenary sessions will also include remarks by Ray Furstenau, the NRC’s acting executive director for operations; Andrea Veil, director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation; and John Tappert, acting director of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.

The conference, which is free to the public, is jointly hosted by the NRC’s offices of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and Nuclear Regulatory Research.

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