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 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting returns to Palm Springs on September 10-13, 2017. 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: 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
17256 SCEC Earthquake Gates Area Incubator Workshop, Conveners: Michele Cooke, Kate Scharer, and Mike Oskin 03/10/2017 Pomona, CA
17233 SCEC Utilization of Ground-Motion Simulations (UGMS) Committee Meeting #7 and Meeting #8, Conveners: C.B. Crouse, Christine Goulet, and Tom Jordan 03/17/2017
Los Angeles, CA
17091 Third Workshop on Operational Earthquake Forecasting, Convener: Ned Field 04/03/2017 Fort Collins, CO
17099 2017 Crustal Deformation Modeling Tutorial and Workshop, Conveners: Brad Aagaard, Matthew Knepley, Eric Lindsey, Jeanne Sauber, and Eric Hetland 06/26/2017 Golden, CO
17175 CSEP Workshop: Informing Earthquake Debates with CSEP Results, Conveners: Maximilian J. Werner, Thomas Jordan, Warner Marzochhi, Andy Michael, and David Rhoades 09/09/2017 Palm Springs, CA
17140 Workshop on Developing a Research Roadmap to Integrate Nonlinear Shallow Crust Effects in SCEC5 StimulationsConveners: Domniki Asimaki and Ricardo Taborda 09/09/2017 Palm Springs, CA
17206 Toward a SCEC Community Rheology Model: TAG Kickoff and WorkshopConveners: Elizabeth Hearn, Michael Oskin, Greg Hirth, Whitney Behr, and Wayne Thatcher 09/09/2017 Palm Springs, CA
17254 Workshop to Plan for Creating an Updatable Version of the CFM for use by Earthquake SimulatorsConveners: Terry E. Tullis, Michael Barall, Jim Dieterich, Ned Field, and Scott Marshall 09/10/2017 Palm Springs, CA
17185 Workshop on the Use of SCEC Seismogram Simulations for Building Response AnalysisConveners: Sanaz Rezaeian and Jonathan P. Stewart 02/16/2018 Los Angeles, CA
17103 Community Geodetic Model WorkshopConveners: Jessica Murray, David Sandwell, Gareth Funning, and Rowena Lohman 03/12/2018 San Diego, CA
17157 A Joint Workshop: Rupture Dynamics Code Validation and Comapring Simulations of Earthquake Sequences and Aseismic SlipConveners: Ruth Harris, Brittany Erickson, and Junle Jiang 04/23/2018 Pomona, CA
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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