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The NETS-2012 conference will officially begin on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Technical sessions and tutorials on nuclear power and propulsion systems will be held on Wednesday afternoon, with the NETS Opening Plenary and Reception on Wednesday evening. All NETS registrants are welcome and encouraged to attend the full LPSC meeting, which will begin on Monday, March 19.

The program is now available.

The author index can be found here.


Oral Presentations —

Oral presentations are scheduled for 20 minutes per talk:  15 minutes for speaking, and 5 minutes for discussion and speaker transition. To see the method of presentation and time that has been assigned to your abstract, refer to the NETS author index.

Audio-visual equipment provided will include laptop PCs and Macs and an LCD projector.


Presenters are strongly encouraged to upload their presentations to the provided equipment in advance of their presentation. Uploading your presentation to the common equipment will ensure that speaker transitions are smooth and quick, allowing maximal use of the assigned presentation time. All uploaded presentations will be deleted following the meeting. Please contact if you have any concerns regarding these arrangements. Although there will be a option for the speaker to use his or her own laptop, this is strongly discouraged. Please see the detailed instructions at the link below for more information.

Presentation validation will be in the Sterling Ridge Room at The Marriott Woodlands Waterway Hotel. Checking in oral presentations is the most important step presenters can take to ensure their presentations are successful. For presenters planning to attend the full LPSC meeting in addition to NETS, the Sterling Ridge Room will be available for this purpose beginning Sunday evening, 3/18. Those presenting on Thursday morning should check in their presentations by 5 pm on Wednesday evening.

For more information, including a detailed schedule of presentation validation times and tips for preparing effective electronic presentations, read the following document:

Instructions for Electronic Presentations

Poster Presentations —

NEW!!! Onsite poster printing option:  See details below.

The NETS poster sessions will be held on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Poster presenters are expected to be present at their poster on their assigned evening.

Poster location assignment guides will be available in the Town Center Exhibit Area and at the conference registration desk.

Poster Size:  

44" x 44" (maximum)

Materials Provided:


Poster Setup:

Wednesday, March 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Posters should preferably be installed by noon on Wednesday, as they will be on display during the Wednesday evening NETS Plenary. Authors arriving later than noon Wednesday will still have opportunity to set up posters.

Poster Removal:

Thursday, March 22, at 9:00 p.m.
Thursday posters must be removed at the conclusion of the Thursday poster session.

Any posters that are not removed by the conclusion of the poster session will be discarded.

Option for On-Site Poster Delivery Service

Tired of carrying poster tubes on an airplane? Conference organizers have arranged to have AlphaGraphics provide poster printing services for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of lugging their posters to the conference.

AlphaGraphics will have a staffed booth at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott where you can pick up pre-ordered posters or place orders for posters beginning on Sunday, March 18. Posters will be delivered two times each day and can be picked up at the AlphaGraphics counter located on the first floor of the conference center, outside the Town Center Exhibit Hall. Having free onsite delivery saves time and money. For the ease of taking your print back home for future use, the price also includes a durable tube should you need one.

Pre-Conference Pricing

AlphaGraphics is offering a volume discount for presenters who order in advance of the conference. Pre-conference pricing for a 44” 44” poster is at a discounted rate of $85.00. This special price is available for orders placed online until 5:00 p.m. CST Friday, March 16.

To place an order and upload your file in advance of the conference, visit

On-Site Pricing

Poster presenters will still be able to order their posters onsite beginning Sunday, March 18 for $92.50 for a 44” 44” poster. We anticipate onsite orders will have a 24-hour turnaround time.

Preparing Your Poster —

For examples of tips on how to best prepare a poster presentation, visit

Poster Presentations:  Designing Effective Posters

Poster Presentations:  Top Tips



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