WM2023 Conference

WM2023 | FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 2, 2023

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA
PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER

Make plans today to participate in the premier international conference for radioactive waste management and related topics. Join over 2,000 industry professionals from more than 30 countries to discuss and share ideas on many crosscutting topics including: robotic handling, remote systems, new technologies, radioactive and hazardous waste characterization, treatment storage, packaging, transportation, and disposal, engineering design and construction, environmental laboratories, decontamination, decommissioning, and environmental remediation – as well as emerging topics such as small modular reactors, clean energy, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). 

The safety and welfare of our conference participants remains a priority. View our WM2023 Safe Meeting Guidelines here.

Schedule of Events
All events will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center, unless otherwise noted.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023
0700 – 2000 Guest/Attendee Tour: Grand Canyon Tour* – Buses load at 0645
0800 – 1500 Exhibitor Move-In – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D
0800 – 1700 Registration Open – Level Three, Halls A – D Foyer
1100 – 1600 Perma-Fix/WMS 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament* – Whirlwind Golf Club
1300 – 1900 Satellite Registration Desks Open – Marriott Renaissance and Hyatt Regency Lobby
1700 – 1815 Individual Track Meeting – Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballroom
1815 – 1915 PAC Meeting – Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballroom
1915 – 2200 PAC & Sponsor Reception & Dinner – Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballroom
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023
0700 – 1430 WMS Board of Directors Meeting – Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Ellis Room
0800 – 1800 Presenter and Co-Chair Information – Level One, 101A
0800 – 1400 Exhibitor Move-In, Hand Carry Only – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D
0800 – 2000 Registration Open – Level Three, Halls A – D Foyer
0800 – 1700 Satellite Registration Desks Open – Marriott Renaissance and Hyatt Regency Lobby
0830 – 1700 Workshops – Technical Program Workshops* – Level One, 106A & 106B
1500 – 1530 Roy G. Post Foundation Meeting – Hyatt Regency Phoenix
1500 – 1600 Student Workshop: DOE’s Legacy Sites and Nuclear Waste: Past, Present and Future – Level One, 101C
1530 – 1645 IPAC Meeting – Level One, 105C
1600 – 1700 Technical Student Assistant Training – Level One, 101C
1600 – 1700 Attendee Orientation – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Panel Zone
1700 – 2000 Welcome Reception and Show Floor Opening – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D – Sponsored by Veolia
1700 – 2000 Roy G. Post Scholarship Winners Poster Display – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Student Poster Lounge
1730 – 1900 Technology & Innovation Demonstrations – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Demo Zone – Sponsored by Cavendish Nuclear
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2023
0600 – 1800 Registration Open – Level Three, Halls A – D Foyer
0700 – 0800 Presenter and Co-Chair Breakfast – Level Three, 301A
0700 – 0800 Plenary Session Coffee Service – Level Three, 301BCD Foyer Sponsored by Spectra Tech, Inc.
0700 – 1800 Presenter and Co-Chair Information – Level One, 101A
0800 – 0945 Opening Plenary Session – Level Three, 301BCD
0930 – 1830 Show Floor Open – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D (Hall Closed during Luncheon)
0930 – 1130 Coffee Service – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Lounges – Sponsored by North Wind Group
1000 – 1145 Morning Technical Sessions** – Level One & Panel Zone, Ex Hall
1000 – 1130 Technology & Innovation Demonstrations- Ex Hall, Level 300, Halls A – D, Demo Zone – Sponsored by Cavendish Nuclear
1155 – 1250 Keynote Luncheon – Level Three, 301BCD
1255 – 1340 Dessert and Coffee Service – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Lounges
1300 – 1600 Technology & Innovation Demonstrations- Ex Hall, Level 300, Halls A – D, Demo Zone – Sponsored by Cavendish Nuclear
1330 – 1700 Student Poster Competition – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Student Poster Lounge
1350 – 1630 Student Networking Coffee – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Student Poster Lounge – Sponsored by Bechtel
1350 – 1700 Afternoon Technical Sessions** – Level One, Level Three & Panel Zone, Ex Hall
1445 – 1530 Refreshment Break and Networking – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Lounges
1700 – 1830 Featured Country Evening Reception, France – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D Sponsored by France
1830 – 2000 Next Generation Workforce Reception – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Lounge 800 – Sponsored by Jacobs
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2023
0600 – 1800 Registration Open – Level Three, Halls A – D Foyer
0700 – 0800 Presenter and Co-Chair Breakfast – Level Three, 301A
0700 – 1800 Presenter and Co-Chair Information – Level One, 101A
0800 – 1135 Morning Technical Sessions** – Level One, Level Three, & Panel Zone in Ex Hall
0930 – 1130 Coffee Service – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Lounges – Sponsored by Bechtel
0930 – 1830 Show Floor Open – Ex Hall (Hall Closed during Luncheon)
1000 – 1130 Technology & Innovation Demonstrations- Ex Hall, Level 300, Halls A – D, Demo Zone – Sponsored by Cavendish Nuclear
1145 – 1245 Honors & Awards Luncheon – Level Three, 301BCD
1245 – 1340 Dessert and Coffee Service – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Lounges
1300 – 1600 Technology & Innovation Demonstration – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Demo Zone – Sponsored by Cavendish Nuclear
1350 – 1700 Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) Poster Display – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Student Poster Lounge
1350 – 1630 Student Networking Coffee – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Student Poster Lounge – Sponsored by Bechtel
1350 – 1700 Afternoon Technical Sessions** – Level One, Level Three & Panel Zone, Ex Hall
1445 – 1530 Refreshment Break and Networking – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Lounges
1700 – 1830 Evening Reception – Ex Hall – Level Three, Halls A – D – Sponsored by BWXT
1830 – 2100 Women of Waste Management (WoWM) Panel & Networking Reception – Level Three, 301BCD – Sponsored by Fluor
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2023
0600 – 1800 Registration Open – Level Three, Halls A – D Foyer
0700 – 0800 Presenter’s Breakfast – Level Three, 301A
0700 – 1800 Presenter and Co-Chair Information – Level One, 101A
0800 – 1135 Morning Technical Sessions** – Level One, Level Three & Panel Zone in Ex Hall
0930 – 1700 Show Floor Open – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D
0930 – 1130 Coffee Service – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Lounges – Sponsored by North Wind Group
1000 – 1130 Technology & Innovation Demonstrations, Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Demo Zone – Sponsored by Cavendish Nuclear
1145 – 1250 Exhibit Hall Luncheon – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D
1300 – 1635 Afternoon Technical Sessions** – Level One, Level Three & Panel Zone in Ex Hall
1300 – 1600 Technology & Innovation Demonstrations, Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Demo Zone – Sponsored by Cavendish Nuclear
1300 – 1700 Intern Poster Display – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Student Poster Lounge
1350 – 1630 Student Networking Coffee – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Student Poster Lounge – Sponsored by Bechtel
1445 – 1530 Refreshment Break and Networking – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D, Lounges – Sponsored by Sovereign Hydroseal
1600 – 1700 Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Reception & Exhibitor Raffle Drawings – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D – Sponsored by Orano
1715 – 1930 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) – Level Two, 212ABC – Hosted by Longenecker & Associates
1730 – 2100 Exhibitor Move-Out – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2023
0700 – 1700 Registration Open – Level One, 101A
0700 – 0800 Presenter’s Breakfast – Level Three, 301A
0700 – 0800 PAC Meeting – Part 1 – Level Three, 301A
0700 – 1800 Presenter and Co-Chair Information – Level One, 101A
0800 – 1200 Exhibitor Move Out – Ex Hall, Level Three, Halls A – D
0800 – 1135 Morning Technical Sessions** – Level One
0915 – 1000 Morning Refreshment Break – Level One
1145 – 1250 Luncheon – Level Three, 301AB
1145 – 1250 PAC Meeting – Part 2 – Level Two, 212ABC
1300 – 1635 Afternoon Technical Sessions** – Level One
1415 – 1500 Refreshment Break and Networking – Level One, Foyer
1630 – 1730 Closing Reception – Level One Foyer – Sponsored by Advoco
1745 – 1845 Optional PAC Meeting – Part 3 – Level Two, 212ABC
Schedule Subject to Change
*Separate Registration Fees Apply
** Refer to Conference Program and App for additional session information.
Technical Program

The WM2023 conference theme is “Planning for the Future: Innovation, Transformation, Sustainability.”

2023 Featured Country: France
As the featured country in 2023, France will present its very holistic and consistent approach on radioactive waste management throughout the 4-day conference, giving keys to understanding French success and challenges. France is the second largest country producer of nuclear power with 56 reactors and plans to build 14 more. France will present numerous panels, papers, posters and exhibits demonstrating the robustness of the French model founded on continuous innovation and pragmatism in the management of the total nuclear fuel cycle, including recycling used nuclear fuel, to sustainable radioactive waste management solutions.

2023 Featured DOE-EM Topic: EM’s Transformation in Radioactive Liquid Tank Waste Management
WM2023 DOE-EM featured topic will focus on progress and innovations in clean up across the complex featuring the management of liquid radioactive tank waste.

WM2023 will feature papers, posters and panels describing research, development, and operational experience covering the compete spectrum of radioactive waste management and related topics.

View Online Program

STEM
STEM at WM2023

All events will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center, unless otherwise noted.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2023
0930 – 1000 STEM Kit Kickoff
1000 – 1200 Southern Arizona Research, Science, and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) Programs and Demos
1300 – 1500 Hanford School-Based Internship Program / FRNP Eco-Think Program
1500 – 1700 DOE-LM STEM Demo and Activities for Organizations: Understanding pH activity
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2023
0930 – 1100 AzSEF/Arizona Science Center Programs and Demos
1100 – 1200 Portsmouth Science Alliance Program
1300 – 1500 DOE-LM STEM Demo and Activities for Organizations: Energy and yo-yos activity
1300 – 1700 MSIPP Virtual AI 3D Mapping Demo
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2023
0930 – 1100 MSIPP Water Cleanup Demo
1100 – 1200 DOE-LM STEM Demo and Activities for Organizations
1300 – 1500 MSIPP Myoelectric Control of a 3D-printed Robot Hand Demo
1500 – 1700 Wrap up STEM Kits and Booth Activities
Schedule Subject to Change
Exhibit

Join the 175+ exhibitors in the once place to reach thousands of attendees from potential customers to teaming partners and collaborators. This exhibition is the largest of its kind – You won’t want to miss the opportunity! Is your company doing work in France? We invite you to exhibit in the French Pavilion and feature your work helping France achieve safe waste management and advance clean energy.

View the WM2023 Exhibitor Directory

Visit www.wmsym.org/exhibitors/why-exhibit

WM2023 Important Dates

Planning for WM2023 on February 26 – March 2, 2023 is well underway. If you would like to participate as a presenter, volunteer, attendee or exhibitor, listed are some important milestones.

June 2022 Opening of Call for Abstracts /Technical Program Submission website
June 20, 2022
Returning Exhibitors Reservations Begin 
July 29, 2022 Deadline for Returning Exhibitors to Secure the Discounted Booth Rate
August 26, 2022 Deadline to Submit Abstracts
NOTE: Any submission received after this date will be subject to a second review prior to any acceptance.
September 11 – 13, 2022 Program Development Meeting for Program Advisory Committee (PAC).
PAC members gather to create the preliminary program for the WM2023 Conference. Once finalized, authors are notified, and draft papers are written.
September 27, 2022 Opening of Exhibit Booth & Attendee Registration
October 9, 2022 Authors Notified of Acceptance
November 1, 2022 Deadline for Scholarship Applications and Student Poster Competition Abstracts
November 11, 2022 Deadline for Full-length Draft Papers and Draft papers are submitted and reviewed by members of the PAC in their area of expertise.
Extensions beyond this date will be subject to PAC Chair and Paper Reviewer approval, with possible transfer to a Non- Paper Poster session.
December 16, 2022 Deadline for Paper Reviewer Comments to Authors
Authors are then given several weeks for any requested updates or revisions and to submit their final paper in January.
December 30, 2022 Deadline for Early Bird Registration
Cancellation date for exhibitors and attendees
January 6, 2023 Deadline for Student Housing Requests
January 13, 2023 Deadline for Final Papers, Copyrights, Exhibit & Sponsor Final Payments
February 3, 2023 PowerPoint Presentations & Posters due for all Presenters
February 26 – March 2, 2023 WM2023 Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center

Future Conference Dates:
WM2024: March 10 – 14, 2024
WM2025: March 9 – 13, 2025
WM2026: March 8 – 12, 2026