FAQ’s

Why should I attend?

The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is “Driving the Future of Nuclear Technology.” More than 800 participants are expected to attend, representing every field of nuclear science and technology from across the United States and many countries throughout the world.

In addition to an impressive list of government and industry leaders who will address the theme of the meeting, we are also planning several outstanding special events and activities that will appeal to all participants. From education to networking, you’ll be informed and in-touch with the brightest minds in the profession. The ANS Annual Meeting provides the insight that you have been looking for!

What are the registration dates?

Registration will open in early March! Be sure to take advantage of reduced, early-bird pricing prior to April 30th. Online registration closes on June 16th, after which time you will need to register on-site.  Note there will be an increased fee for on-site processing.

What does my registration fee include?

Full meeting registration includes the President’s Reception, meeting publication and any scheduled meals. One-day passes include the meeting publication and scheduled meals for that day. Additional tickets for the reception or special events can be purchased in advance or on-site at the registration desk. View fees here.

I am not an ANS Member, how do I become one?

If you are interested in taking advantage of the member rate, join ANS as a National Member at https://secure.ans.org/join/. Once you complete the member application, you can immediately register at the lower member fee. You must be an ANS National Member before you can register at the member rate. Questions regarding member benefits can be directed to members@ans.org or call Membership at 800-323-3044.

Can I register on-site?

Yes, after June 16th you will need to register on-site. Registration hours are listed here.

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

Yes, once payment has been processed, you will receive an email with a confirmation of your purchase for the 2018 ANS Annual Meeting.

What is your cancellation policy?

Registration cancellations must be made in writing prior to April 30, 2018, in order to receive a refund minus $150.00 processing fee. Meeting registrations, special event and tour tickets cancelled after April 30th will not be refunded, but you are able to send a substitute.

What if I can’t make it, but I can find a substitute?

Please contact registrar@ans.org, with the reason you are unable to attend, along with your substitute’s contact information including email, job title and work address.

I am bringing my family with me, are there activities for them to do?

Yes! Philadelphia is one of the friendliest cities in the nation. More information is listed on the City tab.

What is the dress code?

Business or Business Casual. And while we are in Philadelphia, meeting rooms tend to run a bit on the cool side, so make sure to bring a jacket or sweater.

Are there any sponsorship opportunities?

Yes! We have some great opportunities this year. If there is something specific you had in mind, but don’t see listed, please reach out to meetings@ans.org.

Are you involved in social media?

Yes we are! Make sure to post, pre-during-and post the 2018 ANS Annual Meeting with #ansannual and #ansmeetings!

Twitter: @ans_org
Facebook
LinkedIn 

Who can attend the President’s Reception?

The President’s Reception is a ticketed event. As long as you have purchased a full meeting registration, a ticket is included. You can purchase additional tickets in advance or on-site for an additional fee.

Does ANS have a room block for attendees?

Yes, at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown for $254 plus 15.5% tax per room, per night. All meeting activities, technical sessions and plenary sessions will be held at the hotel (unless otherwise noted). ANS has also secured a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem.  Reservations must be made by Friday, May 25, 2018, or before the group rooms are sold out, so do not delay. Prevailing hotel rates may apply after this date or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first.

I’m a Speaker, do I need to register?

Yes. All speakers must register for either a one-day or for the full meeting. If you wish to attend additional activities or have a guest, you will need to register for those as well so that meeting credentials can be prepared for you.

On-site at the conference: All speakers and session chairs must check in at the ANS Registration Desk.

I’m a Speaker, and I need a Visa, who should I contact?

Please reach out to the ANS Meetings & Exhibits Department Registrar at registrar@ans.org.

Where is the meeting taking place?  

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
1201 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-625-2900

My question is not here, who should I contact?

Questions relating to the Annual Meeting or Sponsorship: meetings@ans.org
Questions relating to media at the Annual Meeting: tmarc@ans.org
Questions relating to Annual Meeting Registration: registrar@ans.org
Questions relating to ANS Membership: members@ans.org