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2022 SCEC Annual Meeting


2022 SCEC Annual Meeting

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is funded by cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk and improving community resilience. Additional support for SCEC activities is provided by the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Department of Energy (DOE), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), and other partnerships.

We return to Palm Springs on September 11-14th for the 2022 SCEC Annual Meeting!

The SCEC Science Planning Committee has designed the program to showcase advances by SCEC and to strategize for the goals set forth for SCEC5 and beyond. The plenary sessions will consist of invited talks, followed by moderated discussions on each theme that will engage the community in the new efforts and initiatives by SCEC. Attendees will provide input on potential future directions for the Center. The community is invited to share their results and activities through poster presentations.

SCEC2022 will be the first in-person annual meeting in three years. The meeting will consist mainly of in-person activities, with supplemental online features offered through the SCEC annual meeting platform to further facilitate connections and discussions between participants. During this meeting, we are also taking precautions to suppress the spread of COVID, including requiring masks in the plenary and poster rooms, working with the venue to improve ventilation, and ensuring ample time each day for people to circulate and connect in outdoor spaces.

NOTE: All meeting times below are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT or UTC-7).

Sunday, September 11

10:00 - 16:00 SCEC Annual Meeting Check-In
16:00 - 18:00 Session 1: State of SCEC and Distinguished Lecture
This session officially kicks off the annual meeting proceedings. After the SCEC Director’s “State of SCEC” address, agency representatives provide their perspectives relevant to the SCEC community. We will also take this opportunity to recognize the contributions of SCEC members, and then close the session with the popular Distinguished Lecture by Gail Atkinson.
18:30 - 20:00 Welcome Dinner
20:00 - 21:00 Poster Preview: The poster room and virtual poster gallery is open!

Monday, September 12

07:00 - 08:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00 - 10:00 Session 2: SCEC Highlights & Accomplishments
This session will present “SCEC’s Greatest Hits”, including research accomplishments and highlights in communication, education and outreach, as well as other progress made by technical activities groups.
11:00 - 13:00 Poster Group A
11:30 - 13:30 Box Lunches Available
15:00 - 17:00 Session 3: Science Opportunities at the Statewide and Plate Boundary Scale
This session will highlight new opportunities that are enabled through a broader geographical scope that includes most of the plate boundary—from the Walker Lane to the Borderlands, and from Mexico to Mendocino.
17:00 - 22:00 Poster Group A
18:30 - 20:00 Outdoor Dinner


Tuesday, September 13

07:00 - 08:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00 - 10:00 Session 4: Earthquake Science, Technology, and Education in the 21st Century
This is a broad session highlighting trends and new technologies in earthquake science and how they inform needs in workforce development, DEI, education, and earthquake response.
11:00 - 13:00 Poster Group B
11:30 - 13:30 Box Lunches Available
14:00 - 16:00 Session 5: Fault Loading and Response
This session will explore how shear zones, damage zones, and inelastic deeper deformation/resistance/strength are expressed, how they influence the earthquake cycle, and the evolution of fault systems over time.
17:00 - 22:00 Poster Group B
18:30 - 20:00 Outdoor Dinner

Wednesday, September 14

07:00 - 08:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00 - 10:00 Session 6: System-Level Models and Earthquake Forecasting
This session will cover how community models and the system-level modeling can be used to improve earthquake and ground motion forecasting.
11:00 - 13:00 Session 7: Computational Earthquake Science
This session will explore how methods in high-performance computing and data-intensive computing can be used across the broadest possible spectrum of earthquake science activities.
13:00 - 14:30 Box Lunches Available

The Southern California Earthquake Center is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants. We take pride in fostering a diverse and inclusive SCEC community, and therefore expect all participants to abide by the SCEC Activities Code of Conduct.