WM2020 Conference Program

WM2020 | MARCH 8 – 12, 2020
PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER

Join us at WM2020, the 46th annual Waste Management Symposium, to participate in a forum for discussing and seeking safe and cost-effective solutions to managing and dispositioning radioactive waste and decommissioning nuclear facilities. Don’t miss the opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss technical issues, and develop potential solutions with 2,400+ nuclear waste industry delegates from 35 countries.

WM2020 topics of interest include research, development and operational experience over the complete spectrum of nuclear waste activities. In addition, there will be featured panel and paper sessions focusing on special topics such as our featured theme, “Reducing Long-Term Environmental Liability Through Efficient, Effective Clean-Up”, and our featured site, the US DOE Savannah River Site. There will also be special reserved sessions on the Used Fuel, D&D, Procurement and Contracting, Safety, Clean-up of Legacy Sites Worldwide, and NRC/DoD topics.

You are Invited on a Bus Tour of the US DOE Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC – March 5, 2020
Click here for details.

Schedule of Events

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

Coffee service will be available Monday – Wednesday from 0930 – 1330, Lower Level, Ex Hall 4

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020
0700 – 2000 Guest/Attendee Tour: Grand Canyon Tour** – Buses load at 0645
0800 – 1500 Exhibitor Move-In – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
0800 – 1700 Registration Open – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1100 – 1600 Perma-Fix/WMS 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament – Whirlwind Golf Club
1300 – 1900 Satellite Registration Desks Open – Marriott Renaissance and Hyatt Regency Lobby
1700 – 1815 Track Co-Chair Meeting – Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Regency A
1815 – 1915 PAC Meeting, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Regency B
2000 – 2200 PAC Reception & Dinner – Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Regency CD

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020
0700 – 1500 WMS Board of Directors Breakfast & Meeting – Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Ellis Room
0800 – 1400 Exhibitor Move-In, Hand Carry Only – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
0800 – 1800 Presenter and Co-Chair Information, Level One, 101A
0800 – 1700 Satellite Registration Desks Open – Marriott Renaissance and Hyatt Regency Lobby
0800 – 2000 Registration Open – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
0830 – 1130 Workshop – TBD
1000 – 1400 Guest/Attendee Tour: Desert Hike Tour** – Buses load at 0945
1530 – 1645 IPAC Meeting – Level One, Rm TBD
1600 – 1645 Technical Student Assistant Training – Level One, Rm TBD
1600 – 1700 WM2020 Attendee Orientation – Lower Level, Panel Zone, Ex Hall 4
1700 – 2000 Show Floor Open & Welcome Reception
1700 – 2000 Roy G. Post Scholarship Winners Poster Display – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020
0600 – 1800 Registration Open – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
0700 – 0800 Presenter’s Breakfast – Level Three, 301A
0700 – 1800 Presenter and Co-Chair Information, Level One, 101A
0730 – 1100 ASME Radwaste Systems Committee Meeting – Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Cowboy Artist’s Room
0800 – 0945 Opening Plenary Session – Level Three, 301CD
0930 – 1830 Show Floor Open – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4 (Hall Closed during Luncheon)
1000 – 1700 Technical Sessions – Level One & Panel Zone in Ex Hall 4
1145 – 1245 Keynote Luncheon – Level Three, 301CD
1245 – 1345 Dessert and Coffee Service – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1330 – 1700 Student Poster Competition – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1445 – 1530 Refreshment Break – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1700 – 1830 Evening Reception – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1830 – 1930 Next Generation Workforce Reception

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020
0600 – 1800 Registration Open – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
0700 – 0800 Presenter’s Breakfast – Level Three, 301A
0700 – 1800 Presenter and Co-Chair Information, Level One, 101A
0800 – 1700 Technical Sessions – Level One & Panel Zone in Ex Hall 4
0930 – 1830 Show Floor Open – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4 (Hall Closed during Luncheon)
1135 – 1235 Honors & Awards Luncheon – Level Three, 301CD
1235 – 1345 Dessert and Coffee Service – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1445 – 1530 Refreshment Break – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1700 – 1830 Evening Reception – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1800 – 2030 Women of Waste Management (WoWM) Panel & Networking Reception – sponsored by Fluor – Second Level, 212ABC

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020
0600 – 1800 Registration Open – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4 until 1330, then move to Level One, 101A
0700 – 0800 Presenter’s Breakfast – Level Three, 301A
0700 – 1800 Presenter and Co-Chair Information, Level One, 101A
0800 – 1700 Technical Sessions – Level One & Panel Zone in Ex Hall 4
0900 – 1400 STEM/DOE Workforce Initiative Summit – Hyatt Regency Phoenix
0930 – 1330 Show Floor Open – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1135 – 1330 Luncheon & Exhibitor Raffle Drawings – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1330 – 2100 Exhibitor Move-Out – Lower Level, Ex Hall 4
1445 – 1530 Refreshment Break – Level One Foyer
1800 – 2100 Wednesday Evening Networking Event* – Marriott Renaissance, Grand Ballroom

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020
0630 – 1700 Registration Open – Level One, 101A
0700 – 0800 Presenter’s Breakfast – Level Three, 301A
0700 – 1800 Presenter and Co-Chair Information, Level One, 101A
0800 – 1630 Technical Sessions – Level One
1135 – 1250 Luncheon – Level Three, 301A
1135 – 1250 PAC Meeting – Part 2 – Level One, 103AB
1300 – 1635 Topical Session – TBD
1630 – 1730 Closing Reception – Level One Foyer – Sponsored by Advoco
1730 – 1830 Optional PAC Meeting – Part 3 – Hyatt Regency, Sundance Room


Schedule Subject to Change
*Separate Registration Fees Apply
** All buses for & tours will load from the Hyatt Regency Phoenix Monroe Street exit.

 
Technical Program

WM2020 will deliver over 500 papers and 60+ panel discussions in over 145 technical sessions which will be complemented by the industry’s largest annual exhibition of nearly 200 companies. There will be featured panel and paper sessions focusing on special topics such as our featured theme, “Reducing Long-Term Environmental Liability Through Efficient, Effective Clean-Up.”

Our featured sites are: Tuesday – the US DOE Savannah River Site; Wednesday – the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office.


 
Exhibitor Directory

We look forward to another great display from our Exhibitors, showcasing a variety of products and services related to the nuclear radwaste industry including robotic handling, emerging technologies, transportation, waste storage, and much more!

Learn about the WM2020 exhibitors in the  WM2020 Exhibitor Directory