RAMP Users' Group Meeting

October 23-27, 2023

Hosted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Fall 2023 Save the Date


Event Details

Date and Time:Place:People:
Oct. 23–27, 2023Bethesda North Marriott Hotel           
& Conference Center                 
5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852
Hosted by U.S. NRC

Hotel/Travel Information

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center   
5701 Marinelli Road   
Rockville, MD 20852-2785   

Nightly Room Rates   
Group Rate: $258 + Tax (state and local taxes 13%)

Cut-off date for reservations is October 1, 2023

At time of booking your credit card will be charged for one night room and tax charges. If your travel plans change and you cancel your reservations, you will receive a full refund if your cancel no less than 72 hours before the expected date of arrival. After this time, no refunds will be issued.


  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM


  • Marriott Membership: Free WiFi
  • Non-Members Standard in-room and lobby WiFi: $12.95 per day


  • Parking: $19.00 per day
  • Valet parking: Not available
  • Secured: Available
  • Covered: Available
  • In/Out privileges: Available
  • Other parking Information: Max Height 6'2. Hourly and 24-hour rate available.


  • Pets allowed: Yes.
  • Pay: Yes. $95.00 Non-refundable Fee
  • Max weight: 75
  • Max size: large



Physical Participation Encouraged

With the relaxation of travel restrictions, the RAMP team is once again strongly encouraging all participants to attend physically. The full RAMP user group experience is designed for in person attendance, where more fluid collaboration, training, and networking can take place. While we do wish everyone could attend physically, we realize this is not possible due to schedules and travel challenges. As such, we will still be offering a virtual attendance option for RAMP members, however, it will not be the primary focus of the user group meeting. Please see the table below for expected differences between physical and virtual attendance.

 Virtual ParticipantsPhysical Participants
Access To
  • Live Lectures (online)
  • Live Lectures (in-person and online)
  • Recordings of Lectures
  • Recordings of Lectures
  • Presentation Materials
  • Presentation Materials
  • General questions in chat only (Training scenario support reserved for physical participants)
  • Oral Questions
  • Live Training Support (working problems, analyzing results, input/output review)
  • Code Specific Assistance (setup, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Country to Country Meetings with RAMP Team
  • Code Feedback for Future Development
  • Facility Tours
  • Coffee, Snacks, Networking, and Post-Training Activities
  • Networking with code developers outside of training sessions

Agenda in Brief

Click on the sections below to view agenda items.