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2020 National Earthquake Conference - Register Now!

Date: 12/19/2019

Dear SCEC Community,

The quadrennial National Earthquake Conference, March 4 - 6 in San Diego, CA (NEC2020), will once again provide a unique opportunity for engagement and sharing amongst academia, building code experts, engineers, businesses, first responders, geologists, local emergency managers, insurance professionals, government officials, state-level earthquake managers, and NEHRP Agency representatives.

The dynamic agenda will feature the first public release of results from a new earthquake scenario and risk study for the San Diego-Tijuana region. Developed by experts over the last five years, the scenario will showcase the impacts and consequences of a potential M6.9 earthquake on the Rose Canyon fault that runs through the San Diego harbor.

We invite all of the SCEC community to consider registering!


*** Register now for the 2020 National Earthquake Conference (NEC)***



Special SCEC-oriented NEC2020 Announcements:

1. The deadline for Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence poster abstracts for the 2020 National Earthquake Conference has been extended to TOMORROW, December 20, 2019. Abstract submissions are limited to 250 words or less. Presenters who submitted their abstracts by December 11 will be notified in mid-December 2019. For poster abstracts submitted after December 11, presenters will be notified on a rolling basis.

- To submit your poster presentation abstract, please use this form: https://forms.gle/XjQL5z2CRGBFLtBn8.

- The poster session will take place on March 5, 2020 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

- In addition to the Ridgecrest poster session, the 2020 NEC will feature several sessions on lessons and impacts from the Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence. For more information about the 2020 NEC, please visit https://www.earthquakeconference.org/.

2. See EERI’s blog post, “Benefit from NEC2020 technical sessions designed for you,” featuring a session moderated by Christine Goulet, SCEC's Executive Director for Applied Science, entitled “Progress and Challenges in Utilizing Simulated Ground Motions for Engineering Practice.” The session offers an opportunity to discuss a wide range of ground motion simulation models, and will explore the models’ current strengths and shortcomings through available validation methodologies, as well as the progress and challenges in utilizing simulated ground motions in the engineering practice.

3. Will you be able to serve as an expert for the media? During past National Earthquake Conference events, we have showcased the diversity and progress of earthquake science to the media. If you are interested, please write back to this email and we’ll further the conversation with you.


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