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 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 7th, 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 2020 Utility Working Conference.

What is your cancellation policy?

Registration cancellations must be made in writing prior to July 17, 2020, in order to receive a refund minus $150.00 processing fee. Meeting registrations, special event and tour tickets cancelled after July 17, 2020 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! Immerse yourself in sophisticated luxury at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Situated along three miles of pristine private beach on the Gulf of Mexico, our resort balances tranquil relaxation with elevated fun and entertainment. Unwind in our luxurious rooms and suites, each with scenic private balconies, or experience Paradise by Sirene, a curated escape exclusively for our adult guests. Sample cuisine from around the globe at our Florida resort’s 12 restaurants, tee off from one of two championship golf courses, rejuvenate at our exquisite spa, swim, kayak, ride a wave runner, take a fitness class, enjoy family activities or simply relax. Host distinctive weddings, business events and social galas in our grand ballrooms or elegant meeting rooms featuring picturesque terraces with awe-inspiring Gulf views, or choose our relaxed outdoor venues. Whether staying with us for business travel, a family vacation or a romantic escape, we look forward to making your visit to our Marco Island hotel exceptional.

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 Marco 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 2020 UWC with #ANSMeeting

Twitter: @ans_org

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 $60 (Adults) or $35 (Child, age 6-20) each.

Where is the meeting taking place?

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
400 South Collier Blvd
Marco Island, FL 34145

Does ANS have a room block for UWC attendees?

Yes, at the JW Marriott, with rooms starting out at $199+ per room, per night.  All meeting activities and sessions will be held at the hotel (unless otherwise noted). Reservations must be made by July 17, 2020, 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.

I’m a Speaker, do I need to register?

 Yes. All speakers and Panelists must register for the 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.


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

Please reach out to the ANS Meetings & Programs 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