The American Nuclear Society is committed to nuclear professionals and the nuclear industry. In addition to providing forums where professionals meet, ANS offers education, publications, outreach and more. Please read below and make sure to explore our website at, to learn about all we have to offer.


The American Nuclear Society (ANS) is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify the professional activities within the various fields of nuclear science and technology. December 11, 1954, marks the Society’s historic beginning at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. ANS has since developed a diverse membership composed of approximately 10,000 engineers, scientists, administrators, and educators representing 1,600 plus corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. It is governed by four officers and a board of directors elected by the membership.

Vision: Nuclear technology is embraced for its vital contributions to improving peoples’ lives and preserving our planet.

Mission: Advance, foster, and spur the development and application of nuclear science, engineering, and technology to benefit society.


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If you are interested in taking advantage of the member rate, join ANS as a National Member at 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 or call Membership at 800-323-3044.

The history of the Utility Working Conference:

In 1994, a small but determined group of leaders within the Operations and Power Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) conducted the first Utility Working Conference (UWC) in answer to the following questions:

  1. How can the combined perspectives of various utility leaders be focused onto the most immediate needs and most challenging issues currently facing the ever-changing nuclear industry?
  2. How can the collected insights from a broad cross section of nuclear experts be shared in frank and timely dialog without the burden of formal presentations or unnecessary organizational barriers?
  3. How can pertinent information about significant achievements and successes be effectively disseminated to others  having similar requirements and resource limitations?
  4. What mode of communication most efficiently satisfies all these objectives in a venue conducive to working, sharing and learning?

The result was a small conference attended by fewer than 200 that many quickly recognized to be a powerful venue for sharing expertise, experience and learning.

Since that first small conference in Amelia Island, FL, the UWC has continued to grow into a major industry meeting. Annually bringing in over 750+ utility industry professionals and 90+ vendor exhibits in the Technology Expo.


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