Why should I attend?

More than 1200 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 Winter Meeting provides the insight that you have been looking for!

What are the registration dates?

Registration will open in July. Be sure to take advantage of reduced pricing prior to September 29.  Online registration closes November 14, at which point you will need to register onsite. Please note there is an increased fee ONSITE.

What does my registration fee include?

Full meeting registration includes President’s Reception, meeting publication and any scheduled meals. One-day and two-day passes include the meeting publication and scheduled meals for the day(s). Additional tickets for the reception or special events can be purchased in advance or onsite 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 onsite?

Yes, after November 14 you will need to register onsite.

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 ANS Winter Meeting.

What is your cancellation policy?

Registration cancellations must be made in writing prior to September 29, 2020, in order to receive a refund minus $150.00 processing fee. Meeting registrations, special event and tour tickets cancelled after September 29 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.

What is the dress code?

Business or Business Casual. And while we are in Chicago, IL, 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, these can be found under the  Sponsors & Exhibitors tab. 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 2020 ANS Winter Meeting with #answinter and #ansmeetings!

Twitter: @ans_org

Who can attend the President’s Reception?

The President’s Reception is a ticketed event. However this event is already included in the price of the full meeting registration.  You can purchase a ticket for yourself if you only registered for one day, or for your guests in advance or onsite for $75 each.

Does ANS have a room block for attendees?

Yes, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, the rate is starting at $269+ per room, per night. All meeting activities, technical sessions and plenary sessions will be held at the hotel (unless otherwise noted). Reservations must be made by Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 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.  ANS has also secured a block of rooms at the government per diem.

I’m a Speaker, do I need to register?

Yes. All speakers must register for either a one-day, two-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.

Onsite at the conference: All speakers and session chairs must check in upon arrival at the ANS Registration Desk.

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

Please reach out to the ANS Registrar at registrar@ans.org.

Where is the meeting taking place?  

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile  540 N Michigan Ave  Chicago, IL 60611

Will  WiFi be available during the meeting?

ANS is pleased to offer complimentary WIFI throughout the meeting space and exhibit area.

My question is not here, who should I contact?

Questions relating to the Winter Meeting, Exhibits or Sponsorship: meetings@ans.org
Questions relating to media at the Winter Meeting: ecullen@ans.org
Questions relating to Winter Meeting Registration: registrar@ans.org
Questions relating to ANS Membership: members@ans.org