Throwback Thursday – The RIC, Circa 1990

carrIn this archival photo, then-Chairman Kenneth M. Carr provides his remarks to participants of the Second Annual Regulatory Information Conference at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Carr, who spent five years on the Commission, died last year. The current Chairman Stephen Burns had served on his staff. Later this month, the NRC will be holding the 28th RIC in Rockville, Md. On-line registration is closed, but on-site registration is available. For more information, check out the NRC webpage on the conference.

Throwback Thursday – Save the Date for the RIC

tbtcrowdricThe NRC’s 28th Annual Regulatory Information Conference is scheduled for March 8-10, 2016, at the Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center just off of Rockville Pike in North Bethesda, Md. So mark your calendars! Pre-registration will be available online beginning in early January 2016.

In this photo, Commissioner Edward McGaffigan, Jr., gives a presentation during the 2004 RIC. This Boston native and self-described John Kennedy Democrat was first appointed to the Commission by President Clinton in 1996. Commissioner McGaffigan died Sept. 7, 2007, after a long battle with melanoma. He holds what distinction among former and present Commission members?

The NRC’s Annual Regulatory Information Conference Goes Mobile

Stephanie West
Public Affairs Specialist

RIC2013 App Home2While it’s not Candy Crush or Angry Birds, it is a step acknowledging the importance of putting more accessible content on that little device you hold in your hand. That’s right, the NRC is now offering a new mobile-friendly website loaded with information about this year’s Regulatory Information Conference – the RIC.

For those attending the RIC in person, the mobile website will help you keep track of the schedules for all the sessions, workshops and the tours we’ll be giving at our new Operations Center.

But don’t worry if you can’t make it to the RIC this year. You can still use your favorite device to browse through the nuclear safety topics and regulatory activities covered at this year’s conference. By visiting the agenda, for example, you can find out about a particular speaker and view the presentations for technical sessions. You can also take a close-up, virtual tour of posters and table-top sessions

The mobile site will be available until early summer 2014. So, there is plenty of time for activities such as accessing webcast archives, and navigating to presentations, handouts and speeches. You can visit the main RIC website and access mobile content via the link.

The world of mobile of computing is certainly not getting any smaller. So we don’t plan to shrink from the challenge of enhancing our mobile capabilities. We’ll keep evaluating and innovating to make the information most interesting to you available on the devices so many of us use every day.

Of course you can always get RIC information and content through some of our social media sites. We’ll be posting videos on YouTube, photos on Flickr and tweeting postings of content to our Twitter followers. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more “Mobile NRC” ventures in the future.