SCEC Meetings and Workshops

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. Researchers with new hypotheses are brought together with others who have observational insights, modeling skills, and knowledge of statistical testing methods to more quickly advance earthquake science.

SCEC Activities Code of Conduct. 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

At our annual collaboration meetings, the SCEC community gathers to share recent research results, review project progress, and plan priorities for SCEC to pursue in the coming year and beyond. Participants include SCEC project teams, leadership, advisory groups, and staff, as well as sponsors and partners who fund Center activities. Researchers working on topics relevant to SCEC priorities and initiatives are encouraged to engage with SCEC at the annual meeting. Potential academic, government, and industry partners connected with computational science, earthquake engineering research, risk communication and other practical applications of SCEC research are also welcome. Early career scientists and students make up >40% of participants.

The SCEC annual meeting is held in September, usually starting on the Sunday after Labor Day. The program consists of about eight thematic sessions with invited plenary talks and ample time for moderated discussions. Meeting attendees are invited to share results and activities by submitting a poster and joining the twice-daily poster sessions.

The 2022 SCEC annual meeting was held September 11-14, 2022.

Past SCEC Annual Meetings: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 20182017 | 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 Science Workshops

SCEC organizes workshops to focus collaborative efforts to support the Center research program. Participants with ideas for interactive workshops that engage more than one focus and/or disciplinary science group are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal to the SCEC Science Collaboration Plan. The following are SCEC science workshops planned for current funding cycle.

February 27, 2023 SCEC Community Rheology Model (CRM) Workshop, Conveners: Laurent Montesi and Elena Miranda, Award #22109
January 26, 2023 SCEC Stress Drop Validation TAG Workshop, Conveners: Rachel Abercrombie and Annemarie Baltay, Award #22101
January 12, 2023 Dynamic Rupture TAG 2022 Workshop – Investigating New Ideas in Earthquake Source Mechanics, Conveners: Ruth Harris, Michael Barall, Award #22157
November 18, 2022 SCEC Workshop on Advancing Simulations of Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip, Conveners: Brittany Erickson, Junle Jiang, Valere Lambert, Award #22123
September 11, 2022 2022 SCEC Workshop on Fragile Geologic Features (FGF) & PSHAConveners: Mark Stirling and Mike Oskin, Award #22154
September 10, 2022 2022 SCEC CSEP Workshop, Conveners: Max Werner, José A. Bayona, and Bill Savran, Award #22159
September 10, 2022 2022 SCEC Stress Drop WorkshopConveners: Rachel Abercrombie and Annemarie Baltay, Award #22101
August 7-12, 2022 2022 Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar on Rock DeformationConvener: Heather Savage, Award #22106
June 20-24, 2022 2022 Crustal Deformation Modeling WorkshopConveners: Brad Aagaard, Sylvain Barbot, Brittany Erickson, Matthew Knepley, Mark Simons, Charles Williams, Award #22031
April 1-5, 2022 GSA Penrose Conference: The geologic fingerprints of slow earthquakes, Conveners: John Platt, Whitney Behr, Melodie French, Greg Hirth, Jamie Kirkpatrick, Christie Rowe, David Schmidt, Award #19133
January 12 and 14, 2022 SCEC Virtual Workshop: Standardizing Post-Earthquake Field Data Collection, Convener: Timothy Dawson, Award #21170
December 3, 2021 SCEC Workshop on Dynamic Rupture and Stress Conditions, Convener: Ruth Harris, Award #21127
November 9-10, 2021 2021 SCEC Community Geodetic Model Workshop, Conveners: Mike Floyd, Katia Tymofyeyeva, Award #21025
November 4, 2021 SCEC Community Workshop: Stress Drop Validation—Planning and Preliminary Results, Conveners: Annemarie Baltay, Rachel Abercrombie, Award #21114
November 2, 2021 SCEC Workshop on Advancing Simulations of Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip, Conveners: Brittany Erickson, Junle Jiang, Valere Lambert, Award #21139
TBD Lessons Learned from a Decade of Ground Motion Simulation Validation (GMSV) Exercises and a Path Forward, Convener: Sanaz Rezaeian, Award #21144
TBD Workshop: Implementing Rheology into the SCEC Community Rheology Model, Conveners: Greg Hirth, Laurent Montesi, Mark Behn, Michael Oskin, Award #20084
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SCEC Education, Outreach, and Training

In addition to workshops funded through the annual Science Collaboration Plan, SCEC and our partners present public lectures, preparedness events, research mentorship training, software training, and more.

Online, anytime ECA Safer at Home Webinar Series: Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety
November 10, 2021 ECA Regional Workshop: SoCal
November 16, 2021 ECA Webinar: Community Engagement Series #4
November 17, 2021 ECA Regional Workshop: Bay Area
March 21-25, 2022 California's Tsunami Preparedness Week
June 28, 2022 SCEC Special Webinar: Lessons, Lore, and Legacies of the 1992 Landers Earthquake
October 20, 2022 International ShakeOut Day
March 15, 2023 ECA: 2023 California Tsunami Awareness Webinar

Community Calendar

If you are interested in holding an event sponsored by SCEC, consider submitting a workshop proposal to the Science Collaboration Plan. For questions, or to have your own event included in the Community Calendar, please email SCEC Meetings.

October 6, 2022 Community Near-Fault Observatory: Spatial Variations of Rock Properties and Deformation Processes Across Rupture Zone
October 9-12, 2022 GSA 2022 Annual Meeting
October 12, 2022 CSMIP & CGS Seminar: Utilization of Strong Motion Data
October 17-19, 2022 CIG Symposium: Seismic Cycle Modeling 
October 17-21, 2022 STATSEI 12: Statistical Seismology International Conference
October 20, 2022 International ShakeOut Day
October 20, 2022 COSMOS Workshop: Ground-Motion Simulation Working Group
October 27, 2022 Community Near-Fault Observatory Breakout Session: Earthquake Ground Motions Around Faults
October 28, 2022 Community Near-Fault Observatory Breakout Session: Rupture Dynamics and Earthquake Source Properties
October 28-30, 2022 SSA Conference: Seismic Tomography: What Comes Next?
November 5, 2022 World Tsunami Awareness Day
November 10, 2022 NHR3 Workshop: Fault Displacement Database and Models
November 10-11, 2022 Caltech Symposium: Envisioning the Future of Geophysics
November 12, 2022 Caltech Event: Shaking in our Seat--Earthquake Science on the Big Screen
November 14-16, 2022 SZ4D Community Meeting
November 18, 2022 SCEC Workshop on Advancing Simulations of Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip
December 1, 2022 2023 SCEC Proposals Due
December 6, 2022

2023 Alaska National Seismic Hazard Model Update Workshop

December 12-16, 2022 AGU Fall Meeting 2022
January 12, 2023 Dynamic Rupture TAG 2022 Workshop – Investigating New Ideas in Earthquake Source Mechanics
January 26, 2023 2023 SCEC Stress Drop Validation TAG Workshop
January 19-20, 2023 SCEC Proposal Review Meeting
January 31-Feb 2, 2023 USGS Workshop: Northern CA Earthquake Hazards
February 9, 2023 COSMOS Workshop: Site Characterization
February 14, 2023 USGS Workshop: San Francisco Bay Region 3D Velocity Model
February 17, 2023 CIG Webinar: Hydrothermal friction experiments on simulated basaltic fault gouge and implications for megathrust earthquakes
February 24, 2023 CIG Webinar: Frictional mechanics of shallow slow slip phenomena: An integrated perspective from experiments, numerical modeling and geophysical observations
February 27, 2023 2023 SCEC Community Rheology Model (CRM) Workshop
February 28 - March 3, 2023 GNS Science: 11th ACES International Workshop
March 3, 2023 CIG Webinar: Using Rubber Earthquakes to Understand Seismological Stress Drops and Earthquake Nucleation
March 10, 2023 CIG Webinar: Fault strength evolution during the seismic cycle: Insights from the laboratory
March 15, 2023 ECA: 2023 California Tsunami Awareness Webinar
March 17, 2023 CIG Webinar: Exploring flash heating coupled with mm-scale contact evolution in granite
March 24, 2023 CIG Webinar: Hydrothermal friction experiments on simulated basaltic fault gouge and implications for megathrust earthquakes
March 24-30, 2023 National Tsunami Awareness Week
March 26-29, 2023 GAGE/SAGE 2023 Community Science Workshop
March 31, 2023 CIG Webinar: Fault Mechanics for Numerical Modeling
April 7, 2023 CIG Webinar: What can we learn about friction evolution and rupture behavior from laboratory experiments?
April 14, 2023 CIG Webinar: Mechanical behavior of lubricated faults during earthquake nucleation and propagation
April 17-20, 2023 SSA Annual Meeting 2023
April 23-28, 2023 EGU General Assembly 2023
April 26-28, 2023 ICE-D Project Workshop
May 3-4, 2023 USGS: 2023 50-State NSHM Update Workshop
May 3-6, 3023 50 Years of ATC: Impacts on ASCE Standards and Engineering Practice
May 5, 2023 CIG Webinar: The role of fault asperity in the generation of laboratory earthquake
May 7-9, 2023 SCEC Leadership Retreat
May 12, 2023 CIG Webinar: Fault Mechanics for Numerical Modeling
May 17-19, 2023 GSA Meeting: 2023 Cordilleran Section Meeting
May 19, 2023 CIG Webinar: Faul Mechanics for Numerical Modeling
May 26, 2023 CIG Webinar: Fault Mechanics for Numerical Modeling
June 11-17, 2023 2023 PyLith Hackathon
July 9-12, 2023 NHC Workshop: 48th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop
October 10-13, 2023 SSA Future Directions: Physics-based ground motion modeling 
December 8, 2023 ATC at 50: Celebrating the Past, Engaging the Present, and Envisioning the Future