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 4-day 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.

Due to the global pandemic, the 2020 SCEC annual meeting was completely online. The next SCEC annual meeting will be held September 12-15, 2021.

Past SCEC Annual Meetings: 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.

January 8, 2020 SCEC Dynamic Rupture TAG – The 2019 Ingredients Workshop – Fault FrictionConveners: Ruth Harris, Michael Barall, Award #19121
January 9, 2020 SCEC Workshop for Advancing Simulations of Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS), Conveners: Brittany Erickson, Junle Jiang, Award #19110
September 1, 2020 SCEC Workshop: Multi-scale seismic velocities—Imaging and validation studies, Conveners: Carl Tape, Cliff Thurber, Yehuda Ben-Zion
September 4, 2020 SCEC Cajon Pass Earthquake Gate Area: Progress and Future Plans, Conveners: Nate Onderdonk, Julian Lozos, Craig NicholsonAward #20056
October 27, 2020 SCEC Dynamic Rupture Group Ingredients Workshop on Rock Properties, Conveners: Ruth Harris, Michael BarallAward #20188
October 30, 2020 SCEC Workshop on Advancing Simulations of Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip, Conveners: Brittany Erickson, Junle JiangAward #20120
June 27, 2021 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
TBD (2021) CSEP Workshop: Global CSEP2 Progress and Coordination, Conveners: Maximilian Werner, William Savran, Matthew Gerstenberger, Warner Marzocchi, Andrew Michael, Morgan Page, Danijel Schorlemmer, Award #20076
TBD (2021) CSEP Workshop: Towards Prospective Evaluations of Ground Motion and Seismic Hazard Models, Conveners: Maximilian Werner, Andrew Michael, Warner MarzocchiAward #20196
TBD (2021) 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.

May 19, 2020 ECA Workhop: Bay Area Online Workshop
May 20, 2020 ECA Workshop: Southern California Online Workshop
June 30, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 1 – Secure Your Space
August 19, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 2 – Plan to Be Safe
August 26, 2020 ECA Workshop: Southern California Online Workshop
September 2, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 3 – Organize Disaster Supplies
September 10, 2020 ECA Workshop: BayArea Online Workshop
September 23, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 4 – Minimize Financial Hardship
September 30, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 5 – Drop, Cover and Hold On
October 15, 2020 International ShakeOut Day
October 28, 2020  ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 6 – Improve Safety
November 17, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 7 – Reconnect and Restore
January 27, 2021 ECA Workshop: Secure Your Space

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.

August 19, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 2 – Plan to Be Safe
August 26, 2020 ECA Workshop: Southern California Online Workshop
September 1, 2020 SCEC Workshop: Multi-scale Seismic Velocities—Imaging and Validation Studies
September 2, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 3 – Organize Disaster Supplies
September 4, 2020 SCEC Workshop: Cajon Pass Earthquake Gate Area: Progress and Future Plans
September 10, 2020 ECA Workshop: Bay Area Online Workshop
September 14-17, 2020 2020 SCEC Annual Meeting
September 23, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 4 – Minimize Financial Hardship
September 30, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 5 – Drop, Cover and Hold On
October 6, 2020 SSA Workshop: Cutting-edge Methods for Seismic Imaging I
October 13-15, 2020 CIG Workshop: 2020 CIG Community Workshop on Advancing Our Understanding of Earth Dynamics in CIG IV
October 15, 2020 International ShakeOut Day
October 25-28, 2020 Geological Society of America 2020 Annual Meeting
October 27, 2020 SCEC Workshop: Dynamic Rupture Group Ingredients Workshop on Rock Properties
October 28, 2020  ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 6 – Improve Safety
October 30, 2020 SCEC Workshop: Advancing Simulations of Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS)
November 10, 2020 SSA Workshop: Cutting-edge Methods for Seismic Imaging II
November 10, 2020 USGS Workshop: National Seismic Hazard Map Fault Model (Intermountain West)
November 12, 2020 USGS Workshop: National Seismic Hazard Map Fault Model (California)
November 17, 2020 ECA Webinar: Safer at Home Series: Step 7 – Reconnect and Restore
November 17, 2020 USGS Workshop: National Seismic Hazard Map Fault Model (Pacific Northwest)
November 20, 2020 Proposals Due for the 2021 SCEC Science Plan
December 1-17, 2020 AGU Fall Meeting 2020
December 2, 2020 EERI Webinar: Prespectives on Building an Earthquake Resilient Southern California
January 22, 2021 USGS Workshop: National Seismic Hazard Model Project (NSHMP) 2023 50-State NSHM Update Kickoff Meeting
January 27, 2021 ECA Workshop: Secure Your Space
January 28-29, 2021 SCEC Proposal Review Meeting
February 2, 2021 SSA Session: Virtual Seismic Tomography
February 2-4, 2021 USGS Workshop: 2021 Northern California Earthquake Hazards Workshop (agenda)
February 9, 2021 ASCE/UCLA/LADWP Seminar: Commemorating 50-year Anniversary of February 9, 1971, San Fernando Earthquake
February 23, 2021 USGS Workshop: Recurrence Models for Earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone
March 2, 2021 SSA Session: Virtual Seismic Tomography
March 23-25, 2021 2021 EERI Virtual Annual Meeting
April 6, 2021 SSA Session: Virtual Seismic Tomography
April 19-23, 2021 2021 SSA Annual Meeting
April 19-30, 2021 EGU General Assembly 2021
May 3-4, 2021 SCEC Leadership Retreat
May 12-14, 2021 GSA 2021 Cordilleran Section Meeting
June 27 - July 1, 2021 Penrose Conference: The Geologic Fingerprints of Slow Earthquakes
September 12-15, 2021 2021 SCEC Annual Meeting
February 7-11, 2022 San Fernando Earthquake Conference - 50 years of Lifeline Engineering