SCEC Annual Meeting Participation. Upper bar chart shows registrants at the SCEC Annual Meeting 1991-2018. Pie chart shows the demographic profile of 2018 registrants (571 total). The lower bar chart is the history of SCEC base funding in as-spent millions of dollars; the connected dots are the base-funding totals in 2002 dollars.

SCEC is an open community of trust that nurtures early-career scientists and shares information and ideas about earthquake system science. The Center’s working groups, workshops, field activities, and annual meeting enable scientists to collaborate over sustained periods, building strong interpersonal networks that promote intellectual exchange and mutual support. In particular, SCEC encourages colleagues with creative physics-based ideas about earthquakes to formulate them as hypotheses that can be tested collectively. An advantage is that researchers with new hypotheses are quickly brought together with others who have observational insights, modeling skills, and knowledge of statistical testing methods. Participation in SCEC is open, and the participants are constantly changing.

By accepting an invitation to participate in a SCEC-supported event, by email or online registration, participants agree to abide by the SCEC Activities Code of Conduct.

SCEC Annual Meetings

The SCEC Annual Meeting is an opportunity for the community to share and get updates on SCEC research projects and activities, as well as plan collaborations for the coming year. The Annual Meeting is held each September, beginning on the Sunday after Labor Day.

Annual Meeting planning kicks off each year at the SCEC Leadership Retreat in June when the SCEC PC, Board of Directors, staff, and agency representatives meet to develop strategies for the Center.

The 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting returns to Palm Springs on September 9-12, 2018. The SCEC Planning Committee has organized the meeting as a series of thematic discussion sessions to bring the SCEC community up to date on the most recent developments, and to help ensure that the Collaboration is on target to meet the goals in the SCEC5 proposal. The agenda features keynote speakers on thought-provoking subjects that feed into discus­sions of major science themes, poster sessions on re­search results, technical demonstra­tions, education and outreach activities, and some lively social gatherings.

Past SCEC Annual Meetings: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991

SCEC-Funded Workshops

SCEC participants who wish to host a workshop may submit a proposal in response to the SCEC Science Collaboration Plan. We welcome workshop proposals that focus on organizing collaborative research efforts for the five-year SCEC program (2017-2022). In particular, interactive workshops that engage more than one focus and/or disciplinary group are strongly encouraged. Below is a list of workshops funded for the current SCEC cycle.

Award Workshop Date Location
18206 Drilling Investigation of Seismogenic Crust in Oklahoma (DISCO), Conveners: Brett Carpenter, Ze'ev Reches 05/03/2018 Norman, OK
18161 Ground Motion Simulation Validation (GMSV) Technical Activity Group (TAG) Workshop, Conveners: Sanaz Rezaeian, Jonathan Stewart 08/24/2018 Los Angeles, CA
18147 CSEP Workshop: Predictive Skill across Tectonic Settings and Planning CSEP 2.0, Conveners: Max Werner, Tom Jordan, Warner Marzocchi, Andy Michael, David Rhoades, Hiroshi Tsuruoka 09/08/2018 Palm Springs, CA
18202 Toward a SCEC Community Rheology Model (CRM) Workshop on Loading of Southern California Faults: Bulk Lithospheric Deformation and/or Localized Ductile Shear Zone Strain, Conveners: Wayne Thatcher, Liz Heard, Mike Oskin, Greg Hirth, Whitney Behr 09/08/2018 Palm Springs, CA
18203 Integrated Science Workshop and Fieldtrip for the Cajon Pass Earthquake Gate Area, Conveners: Julian Lozos, Nate Onderdonk, Craig Nicholson 09/08/2018 Palm Springs, CA
18022 A Technical Activity Group for the Coordination of SCEC5 Research Initiatives on Nonlinear Effects in the Shallow Crust, Conveners: Domniki Asimaki, Ricardo Taborda 09/11/2018 Palm Springs, CA
18118 The Next Leap Forward for SCEC CVMs, Convener: Cliff Thurber 10/02/2018 Pomona, CA
18141 Organizational Meetings for the SCEC Utilization of Ground-Motion Simulations (UGMS) Committee, Conveners: C.B. Crouse, Christine Goulet 11/07/2018 Los Angeles, CA
18229 SCEC Earthquake Response Coordination, Conveners: Mike Oskin, Tran Huynh, Greg Beroza, John Vidale TBD TBD
18217 Dynamic Rupture TAG – The 2018 Ingredients Workshop – Fault Geometry, Conveners: Ruth Harris, Michael Barall TBD TBD
18102 Workshop for Advancing Simulations of Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS), Conveners: Brittany Erickson, Junle Jiang TBD TBD
18132 Community Stress Model (CSM) Workshop, Conveners: Jeanne Hardebeck, Thorsten Becker, Karen Luttrell, Patricia Persaud, Joann Stock TBD TBD
17127 SCEC-Earthscope Workshop: Synthesis and Envisioning of New Approaches for Differential Topography, Conveners: Michael Oskin and J Ramon Arrowsmith TBD TBD
17096 Workshop: Comparing Results from a Real-World Source Inversion Modeling Exercise, Conveners: William L. Ellsworth and Margaret S. Boettcher TBD TBD
17219 CSEP/CISM Workshop: Validating Simulator-Based Earthquake Rupture Forecasts, Conveners: Maximilian J. Werner, Ned Field, David Jackson, Thomas Jordan, Bruce Shaw TBD TBD
17163 Workshop on Paleoseismic Data: Current and Future Use in Earthquake Simulation and Forecasting, Conveners: David D. Jackson and Maximilian Werner TBD TBD
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