EERI at the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Milan This Week

This week the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is participating in the 18th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE2024), held from June 30 to July 5, 2024, in Milan, Italy. This prestigious event brings together researchers and practitioners from around the globe to discuss the latest advancements and challenges in earthquake engineering. 

EERI is proud to be part of this global forum and will feature several sessions highlighting our members' groundbreaking work and contributions to the field, along with an EERI Exhibit Booth where members can connect and relax together.  Join us at our booth G23 to get a free, exclusive member sticker!  

Plenary Lectures featuring EERI Members:

Seismic Hazard Assessment for Natural and Induced Earthquakes: Mmin, Mmax, and Everything in Between

Julian J. Bommer, Imperial College London, UK

Monday, July 1

The Evolution of Performance-Based Design in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Steve Kramer, University of Washington, USA

Monday, July 1

Regional-Scale Seismic Landslide Assessments for Distributed Infrastructure Systems

Ellen M. Rathje, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Tuesday, July 2

Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering: A Chronicle in Five Easy Pieces

Jack P. Moehle, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Tuesday, July 2

Geospatial Technology – Saving the world’s past, present and future from natural hazards, EERI 2024 Distinguished Lecture

Michael Olsen, Oregon State University, USA

Tuesday, July 2

Engineering is About People! An Introduction to Human Engineering

Ashraf Habibullah, Computer and Structures, Inc, USA

Wednesday, July 3

Taking Measure: How Earthquake Reconnaissance Has Evolved Over Fifty Years, EERI 2023 Distinguished Lecture

Judith Mitrani-Reiser, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Thursday, July 4

Why seismic hazard modeling has become a risky business, EERI/SSA 2024 Joyner Lecture

Helen Crowley, Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation, Italy

Thursday, July 4

Criteria for Selecting Intensity Measures in Seismic Risk Assessment: What Matters, What Does Not, and Why

Dimitrios Vamvatsikos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Friday, July 5

Technical Sessions hosted by EERI Committees:

REC6/99 - International reconnaissance efforts/coordination and field observations from notable events

Hosted by EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes Committee

4th July 2024

10:30 - 11:45

RES2 - Improving earthquake engineering implementation in developing nations

Hosted by EERI’s World Housing Encyclopedia

4th July 2024

10:30 - 11:45

SHR6/12 - Macroseismology: Current studies and future directions

Hosted by EERI’s World Housing Encyclopedia

4th July 2024

14:30 - 15:45

RES3 - Confined masonry construction for enhanced seismic resilience of housing and infrastructure

Hosted by EERI’s Confined Masonry Network (A joint project with IAEE)

5th July 2024

9:00 - 10:15

Meet EERI Leaders at the EERI Booth:

We invite you to visit the EERI exhibit booth (G23) in the conference exhibition hall to meet with distinguished members of the EERI community from 8:45am - 4:00pm daily and during the Sunday evening welcome reception. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss EERI’s latest initiatives, share insights, and explore ways to get more involved.

EERI Leaders at the booth will include Janiele Maffei, Ellen Rathje, Ayse Hortacsu, Jim Malley, Mike Mieler, David Wald, Jack Baker, Mike Olsen, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Steve Kramer, Veronica Cedillos, Helen Crowley, Jon Stewart, Svetlana Brzev, Kristen Ulmer, Rocio Segura, Maria Mohammed, Charlie Zhang, Lindsey Maclise, Debra Murphy, Aditya Jhunjhunwala, Heidi Tremayne, Maggie Ortiz-Millan, and others. 

We encourage all EERI members attending the conference to join these sessions and visit our booth. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow professionals, share knowledge, and advance the field of earthquake engineering.

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Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-451-0905
Fax: 510-451-5411

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