SCEC Annual Meeting Participation. Upper bar chart shows registrants at the SCEC Annual Meeting 1991-2015. Pie chart shows the demographic profile of 2015 registrants (568 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.

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 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting returns to Palm Springs on September 10-14, 2016. 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 set forth in the SCEC4 "Tracking Earthquake Cascades” 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: 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 organizing collaborative research efforts for the five-year SCEC program (2012-2017). 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
16169 Organizational Meetings for the SCEC Utilization of Ground-Motion Simulations (UGMS) Committee, Conveners: Tom Jordan (SCEC/USC) and C.B. Crouse (AECOM) 05/16/2016 Los Angeles, CA
16183 Community Rheology Model Workshop: Establishing a Geologic Framework, Conveners: Michael Oskin, Elizabeth Hearn, Wayne Thatcher, and Whitney Behr 06/08/2016 Pomona, CA
16192 SoSAFE Workshop: Recent Successes and Future Challenges, Conveners: Kate Scharer and Ramon Arrowsmith 09/10/2016 Palm Springs, CA
16027 Ventura Special Fault Study Area Workshop, Conveners: Scott Marshall, James Dolan, Thomas Rockwell, John Shaw 09/10/2016 Palm Springs, CA
16288 Workshop on the Processes that Control the Strength of Faults and Dynamics of Earthquakes, Conveners: David Goldsby, Whitney Behr, Eric Dunham, and Greg Hirth 09/10/2016 Palm Springs, CA
16162 International Workshop on Ground Motion Simulation Validation, Conveners: Sanaz Rezaeian, Nicolas Luco, and Brendon Bradley 09/11/2016 Palm Springs, CA
16110 Demonstrations of the Efficacy of the BBP Validation Gauntlets for Building Response Analysis Applications, Conveners: Nicolas Luco, Sanaz Rezaeian, Gregory Deierlein, Farzin Zareian, Ting Lin, Fabio Silva, and Philip Maechling 01/23/2017 Los Angeles, CA
16184 Rupture Dynamics Code Validation Workshop, Conveners: Ruth Harris and Ralph Archuleta 03/01/2017 Los Angeles, CA
16234 Workshop Proposal: Scientific Exploration of Induced SeisMicity and Stress (SEISMS), Conveners: Heather Savage 03/29/2017 Palisades, NY
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For more information about meetings and workshops, contact SCEC Meetings.