2020 Annual Meeting and NEC to host largest Seismic Design Competition


Don't miss the largest EERI Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition to date, happening at the 72nd EERI Annual Meeting and the National Earthquake Conference (NEC2020), March 2-6, 2020 in San Diego, California! We have proposals from 50 teams coming from eight countries, from as far as Egypt, Romania, and Malaysia. Each team will design and construct a scaled wood mixed-use building based on a scenario in downtown San Diego, which will then be tested in several rounds of simulated earthquake shaking.

Aside from the action-packed SDC, the dynamic program agenda also features an exclusive first-look of results from a new earthquake scenario and risk study for the San Diego 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. Other program highlights include findings from the M7.1 Anchorage earthquake, the Ridgecrest earthquake sequence. Join hundreds of your colleagues — multidisciplinary professionals, leaders, and experts — at one of the premier earthquake risk reduction conferences. REGISTER TODAY for the 72nd EERI Annual Meeting and the National Earthquake Conference (NEC2020)!

If you are in need of financial support to attend the meeting, consider applying for one of our registration grants. Generously funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), these awards are limited to graduate students, early-career academics and professionals who reside in the U.S., attend a U.S. university, or teach at a U.S. university as of November 22, 2019. Click here to apply by November 22.