The 2020 NEC Program Committee is seeking presentation abstracts and session concepts for the 2020 National Earthquake Conference from March 4-6 in San Diego, CA. Submission deadline is Friday, June 28.
Proposal abstracts for presentations and session concepts are welcome in four broad focus areas - Engineering, Science, Policy, and Practice - to advance U.S. and global earthquake resiliency.
Engineering: to showcase the latest research, technologies, methodologies, and tools for improved earthquake risk reduction for the built environment; and to share effective design solutions and case studies
Science: to highlight scientific advances and products that support preparedness, response, recovery and/or mitigation
Policy: to advance resilience through strong building codes, smart finance, marketplace incentive programs, tax benefits, innovative legislation, smart home technology
Practice: to facilitate implementation of effective seismic risk reduction activities and practices by advocates, building and fire code officials, communicators, emergency managers, insurance professionals, journalists, leaders, merchants, product manufacturers, public officials, and other critical stakeholders.
The 2020 NEC Program Committee will review and consider submissions, and will notify selected presenters in early Fall 2019. Presenters will be asked to prepare a PowerPoint presentation or poster, but NO conference papers will be accepted or required. Presenters will have the option to post their presentation materials on the website but no formal proceedings will be produced.
Presenters will be responsible for their own travel expenses and conference registration fees. We expect to provide a limited number of registration grants for students, early career academics, and professionals.
Don't forget to submit your application here by Friday, June 28!