Planning for the next conference for March 15-19, 2015 is well underway. If you would like to participate as a presenter, or would like to volunteer with WMS, here are some milestones for your planning:
June 1, 2014 - Call for Abstracts Issued
WM2014 will solicit abstracts describing research, development and operational experience over the complete spectrum of nuclear waste activities. Proposed topics are categorized into general tracks that are reviewed by the WMS Program Advisory Committee Members and will be posted on www.wmsym.org and mailed in early June.
June 1, 2014 - Now Accepting Nominations for Fellow Award, Program Advisory Committee (PAC) Award and WMS Wendell Weart Award
July 11, 2014 - Deadline for returning Exhibitors to secure previous booth location
August 4, 2014 - Open Sell of exhibit booths begins
August 15, 2014 - Abstracts for WM2015 due & nominations for WMS Fellow Award due
September 7 - 9, 2014 - Abstract Review Meeting
Members of the WMS Program Advisory Committee (PAC) gather to review submitted abstracts and create the preliminary program for the WM2014 Conference.
October 1, 2014 – All Primary contacts are notified of acceptance and sessions
October 15, 2014 - Registration opens
November 7, 2014 - Full-Length Draft Papers Due
Draft papers are submitted and reviewed by members of the PAC in their area of expertise.
December 5, 2014 - Reviewer comments to Authors & WMS PAC Award and WMS Wendell Weart Award nominations due
Authors are given several weeks for any requested revisions before submitting their final paper.
January 16, 2015 - Full-Length Final Papers due
February 20, 2015 – PowerPoint presentations due
March 14, 2015 – PAC Meeting at the WM2014 Conference
March 15-19, 2015 - WM2015 Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ