The NRC’s 24th annual Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) is around the corner, March 13th to 15th, in North Bethesda, Md. Yes, the conference is free and open to the public, but you still need to register. You can register online before Feb. 28 or on-site at the registration service desk.
In addition to a comprehensive program agenda and network opportunities, participants will have their pick of 36 technical sessions and 24 technical poster and tabletop presentations. There will also be several sessions addressing high-interest topics associated with the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident and the NRC’s response to lessons-learned such as seismic and station blackout events, flooding and ventilation issues, emergency preparedness and incident response.
For your convenience, we have introduced new social media elements including a RIC Twitter feed, Quick Response (QR) codes and YouTube videos.
• Twitter: Follow us @NRCGOV_RIC and get the up-to-the-minute postings of RIC news and highlights and you can go to the direct RIC Twitter feed. Non-Twitter followers can access the same information at the RIC website.
• QR Codes: displayed on conference materials and technical posters and tabletops that you can quickly scan using compatible hand-held devices to take you to specific conference information links
• YouTube: view the short video snippets of the RIC opening and plenary sessions the day after each session. Additional links will take YouTube visitors to the NRC video archives to view the entire sessions at the NRC video archive web page.