WM2023 Conference

WM2023 | FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 2, 2023


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.

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. To be considered for inclusion in the technical program, review the Track and Topic listing on the web and submit your relevant abstract by August 26, 2022.

The Abstract submission site is now open!
Call for Participation

Watch this brief video to learn how to submit an abstract


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 13, 2023 Deadline for Student Housing Requests
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