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Inside NIRMA - Spring March 2018 Issue

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Get Ready for NIRMA’s 42 nd Information Management Conference By Janice Hoerber, NIRMA Vice President he 2018 Nuclear Information Management Conference will again be held at the beautiful JW Marriott in Summerlin, Nev. There will be three new training opportunities on Saturday, Aug. 4. A full agenda of conference speakers and presentations will begin Sunday through Tuesday (Aug. 5-7), and the NIRMA Business Unit meetings will follow on Wednesday (Aug. 8). We are delighted to have Tim Powell, Chief Nuclear Officer at South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company, to kick off the conference with a keynote address on Sunday. ASME and ANI (American Nuclear Insurers) will also be among the guest organizations to speak at this year’s conference. Consider Presenting at NIRMA! A Call for Papers We invite you to participate at the conference as a speaker in the technical program. Consider your experiences, your lessons-learned, or expertise that you can share with peers at the conference. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please submit a 100-150 word abstract of your presentation by an extended date of March 30, 2018 via email to me at See the Conference Page on for more information. NIRMA has a rich history of serving its mission in the nuclear industry for four decades, but it also has given a platform for many attendees to get out of their comfort zone and advance their career skills in speaking and presenting before an audience. I encourage you to take advantage of the professional development opportunities that NIRMA has to offer, including running for the Board or participation in one of the three NIRMA Business Units, by planning an extra day (Wednesday, Aug. 8) in your conference travel. These opportunities continue to be an important aspect of NIRMA as we prepare a new generation for managing nuclear information and quality records. Pass the Torch Whether you are new in your career or nearing the final years, there is no doubt that you are affected by the digital transformation going on around us. The way we work and the skills we need will be dramatically different. The future “record” of valuable information will continue to evolve with technology advancements. Are you ready for exponential change? I invite you to watch this inspiring video and then challenge yourself to embrace the future and become more involved with NIRMA. We have a great obligation to the industry that has served many of us well. Pass the torch, prepare the next generation for an exciting future. Share the regulations and the “why” from the past, then get ready to help NIRMA drive the changes needed to embrace new technologies while maintaining core business for the quality of records. NIRMA Exhibitor/Vendor Events We are planning some big things for the NIRMA Exhibitor/Vendor area this year. It will be open for business one full day Monday, Aug. 6 (with setup Sunday afternoon). We are planning activities, raffles, and refreshments in the Exhibitor area to ensure the conference attendees make the most of networking with each other and to engage with our Exhibitors. After the technical sessions for the day, we will kick into a BEACH THEME for the evening extravaganza in the Exhibitor room. A special prize will go to the BEST attire for the Beach party, so dig out those Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops, and whatever else you can imagine for a fun time. We still have availability for more Exhibitors/Vendors at the Conference, as well as creative new Advertising packages to offer, so reserve your spot soon on! 10 Spring 2018 Inside NIRMA

News from the Secretary he most recent news is Lona Smith that the newly reorganized board met in February in Summerlin, Nev. Our Board meeting was a brainstorming, planning, reviewing, revising and decision making whirlwind. The board established our 2018 BOD Goals, Budget, and Strategic Plan, as well as the Sponsorship Levels and Opportunities. The 2017 Treasurer’s report of actuals vs budgeted was reviewed and the AD01 was also reviewed and approved. Plus, we managed to squeeze in a short meet and greet with our new Publications Specialists. The weather was wonderful – not that we saw any daylight…. The resort is still lovely as ever. The Palm Tower walkway down thru restaurant row is looking much different. Those that frequented the Irish establishment will have to find new haunts. The hotel continues to make many improvements – be prepared for some changes. As per our normal course of business, I would like to now bring to mind all of our accomplishments for 2017. If I left something out, please let me know. 2017 Accomplishments Secured contracts through 2020 to hold our annual conference with JW Marriott, Summerlin, Nev. Approved TG23, TG18-2017, TG23-2017 Retired WP-01 and WP-04 Revised By-Laws Achieved Partnership with the Nuclear Plant Digitalization Conference ICRM will now administer the exam process for NIRMA’s Nuclear Specialist designation August 2017 held our Annual Conference!!! • There were 30 First-Time Attendees at the Conference • 19 CMP Credits awarded • Eliminated the hard copy Resource Guide • Implemented the conference app – CVENT • Set the 2018 Nominating Committee: Cedric Jones, Entergy Shana House, Ameren NIRMA Contact Information Sarah Perkins NIRMA Administrator 245 Sunnyridge Ave., #41 Fairfield, CT 06824 203.345.7237 Email: Inside NIRMA Spring 2018 11