Social Events

Social Events

The social program is out! Virtual and In Person options included! Please stay tuned to the conference website as changes may continue to happen in a pandemic era conference! Also added is the Part 2 Prep workshop! 4 hours for only $50. Registration is required (contact Jennifer Rosenberg if you need it added and already registered). CEUs have been requested for this workshop.

The 2022 North American Regional Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association has social activities each day of the week for all attendees, both virtual and in-person, to enjoy. Come out each night to share brews and food or even some healthy competition with your favorite radiation protection colleagues.

Throughout the conference, the local chapter – the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the Health Physics Society – will be at booth 400 and available for questions about the technical or social programs as well as what other fun local activities to do in your downtime. They will also have local chapter shirts available for purchase as well as a computer for purchasing conference shirts which will be delivered to your home after the end of the conference. Stop by and say hi! There may even be opportunities to beat expert local chess players!

Sunday, February 20, 6:00pm CST

Meet and eat and greet

Salt + Smoke at Ballpark Village
501 Clark St, St. Louis, MO 63102

Distance from hotel conference: 1.1 miles, 6-minute drive or 23-minute walk
Fee: No cost to attend, you are responsible for food and drink purchase

For those who will be at the conference on Sunday, meet up with others who will be eating at a local BBQ place next to the St. Louis Cardinals baseball stadium. When you arrive, mention you are with the IRPA Conference Group to make sure you are seated with everyone. Only a limited amount of seating is available. As with any large city, walk with a group or get a ride to the restaurant.

Monday, February 21, 4:30pm – 5:00 CST

Virtual/In-Person Hybrid Trivia

Regency A / Virtual

Fee: Free

If you are in-person, grab a drink at the bar and come to the conference room to play 30 minutes of trivia with your colleagues. If you are virtual, a video chat room on the conference platform will be available to join. During trivia, you will be provided with a link to enter either into your smartphone or laptop. From there, live trivia will be displayed both on the virtual video platform screen as well as your personal device. Gameplay is limited to 100 players. The faster you answer, the more points you get!

Monday, February 21, 5:00pm – 7:00 CST

Exhibitor Reception


Fee: Free

Join the exhibitors for food, a cash bar, and the latest in health physics equipment.

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00pm – 2:00 CST

Headshot Photos


Fee: Free for ECP members, $10 for non-members

Come get a professional headshot! Free to all. Reminder any HPS member can join ECP for $6 online. Minimal retouching will be done, but you can pay the photographer extra to have it retouched. Spend between 5-10 minutes working with the professional photographer who will choose the best photo of you. An online gallery will be sent out after the conference for everyone to download their picture.

Tuesday, February 23, 6:00pm CST

HPS/IRPA Night Out

Broadway Oyster Bar
736 S Broadway St, St. Louis, MO 63102

Distance from hotel conference: 6-minute bus ride
Fee: $50, pay early by emailing Jennifer Rosenberg at or pay at the conference.

The night out at the Broadway Oyster Bar includes dinner from a limited menu presented at the time of arrival as well as one non-alcoholic drink. Dinner will be in a secluded room that holds up to 60 people. After eating, attendees can enjoy drinks at the bar while listening to live music either inside the bar or outside in their heated covered patio area near the stage.

Music TBA from 5:00-7:00 pm CST and 7:00-9:00 pm CST, Ethan Jones to play at 9:00 pm CST

Wednesday, February 23, 6:00pm CST

Three Minute Thesis Competition and Dinner Meetup

Schlafly’s Taproom
2100 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Distance from hotel conference: An 8-minute walk or 2-minute drive
Fee: No cost to attend, you are responsible for food and drink purchase

Come to the Schlafly’s Taproom, a local brew pub with a ton of craft beer selections, and listen to students compete in the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition where they will be judged on their academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The winner will receive a prize! Schlafly’s also has food available for those wishing to eat dinner as well. Students interested in presenting contact Rachel Nichols at

Click here for more information on the 3MT: