Why attend?

Because the UWC is a truly unique experience. Attended by utility leaders, regulators, industry support organizations like INPO, EPRI, and NEI, vendors, service organizations & other professionals, the Conference leverages a broad array of perspectives and insights to develop sound solutions for the most pressing needs of the nuclear industry.
Be a part of the conversation. Help develop the solutions.

What is this conference about?

The Conference Defined

The Utility Working Conference and Technology Expo (UWC) is an annual meeting of the minds that consistently generates strong, practical recommendations designed to address the industry’s most pressing needs. The focus of UWC is to analyze cost drivers common to all nuclear power plants and recommend programs and processes to improve their efficiency and effectiveness and to provide innovative solutions that enable a significant reduction in operating expenses.

Why it Works

The UWC is truly a unique experience. Presented by the American Nuclear Society and attended by utility leaders, regulators, industry support organizations such as INPO, EPRI, and NEI, vendors, service organizations and other professionals, the Conference leverages a broad array of perspectives and insights to develop sound solutions for the nuclear industry.

How it Works

The UWC employs a 5-Step Model to attain its end product: valuable industry recommendations.

Step 1: Raw data is gathered from plants

Step 2: Facts surrounding the challenge in question are extracted

Step 3: Information is compiled

Step 4: Information is analyzed and discussed and best practices evaluated

Step 5: Usable recommendations are generated

 Key Benefits

In addition to developing solutions for the topic at hand, the sharing of knowledge and best-practices takes place in break-out sessions and at the Best Practices Poster Exhibit. Valuable conversations and collaborative opportunities emerge at the Vendor Expo, over meals, and during breaks.

 11 Tracks

During 3 days of thought-provoking tracks offering the latest information, organizers will facilitate break-out sessions to tackle the challenges of sustainability. Be a part of the conversation.

What are the registration dates?

Registration is now open!

What does my registration fee include?

Full meeting registration includes the Sunday Opening Reception, Breakfast (Mon-Wed), Luncheon (Mon-Tue), Tuesday Vendor Raffle Reception, Tuesday Evening Special Event, all Breaks, and access to the meeting publication through the Online Knowledge Center.

Additional tickets for guests for the reception, golf  or special events can be purchased in advance or on-site at the registration desk.

 

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 Friday, August 3, you will need to register on-site. Registration hours may be found on the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

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 Utility Working Conference.

What is your cancellation policy?

Registration cancellations must be made in writing prior to July 13, 2018, in order to receive a refund minus $150.00 processing fee. Meeting registrations, special event and tour tickets cancelled after July 13, 2018 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.

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

Yes! This barrier island was Florida’s first luxury tourist destination and it is still winning awards (and hearts) today. Named among the Top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards for seven consecutive years and recognized as a Top 25 Island in the World, Amelia Island is treasured for its long stretches of quiet beaches, natural beauty, unique history, and charming seaport character. Choose from golf, spa, dining, shopping, and a range of outdoor activities – or simply let relaxation take its course and enjoy time with loved ones. Come make memories! Check out resort activities here.

What is the dress code?
Business suits are not required in this informal setting. Just be ready to roll up your sleeves. Hence the words “Working Conference” in the meeting name. But note, while we are in Amelia Island, meeting rooms tend to run a bit on the cool side.
Are there any sponsorship opportunities?

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

Is ANS involved in social media?

Yes we are! Make sure to post, pre-during-and post 2018 UWC with #2018uwc!

Twitter: @ans_org
Facebook
LinkedIn 

Who can attend the Opening Reception?

The Opening 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 $50 (Adults) or $30 (Child, up to age 12) each.

Where is the meeting taking place?

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
39 Beach Lagoon Road
Amelia Island, Florida 32034
http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation

Does ANS have a room block for UWC attendees?

Yes, at the Omni Amelia Island, with rooms starting out at $175+ per room, per night.  All meeting activities and sessions will be held at the hotel (unless otherwise noted). Reservations must be made by July 13, 2018 , or before the group rooms are sold out. Prevailing hotel rates may apply after this date or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. Any cancellations after July 13, 2018 will incur a 2-night penalty.

I’m a Speaker, do I need to register?

Yes. All speakers must register for the full meeting. If you wish to attend additional activities or have a guest, you will need to register for those as well.  Please download or complete the online registration form 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 at registrar@ans.org.

My question is not here, who should I contact?

Questions relating to the UWC (General, Exhibits, Sponsors): meetings@ans.org
Questions relating to UWC Registration & Golf: registrar@ans.org
Questions relating to ANS Membership: members@ans.org