100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference

18-22 April 2006

Note: GSA members will be eligible for the member registration rate (even if they do not belong to one of the three convening organizations) because of GSA co-sponsorship of this meeting.

You are invited to join the Seismological Society of America in San Francisco to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and kick off the SSA's centennial celebration at the "The 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference". SSA will be meeting jointly with the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute for their 8th National Earthquake Conference and the California emergency management community for their annual Disaster Resistant California conference at the Moscone Convention Center on April 18-22. The conference is also being co-sponsored by more than 50 organizations from around the world, including GSA.

This will be a golden opportunity for exchange between earth scientists, structural engineers, emergency managers and policy makers. Throughout the four-day meeting, there will be plenary sessions highlighting the 1906 earthquake, lessons from recent large earthquakes worldwide, and the outlook for earthquake research and loss reduction in the 21st century. Each day both plenary sessions and concurrent technical sessions will be offered, as will tutorials and field trips. Additional field trips will be available the weekend following the meeting. The SSA portion of the meeting will cover the full range of topics of interest to your membership. Registrants may attend any sessions at the meeting, whether they are sponsored by SSA, EERI or DRC.

To commemorate the two centennials, the meeting will feature an Earthquake Anniversary Gala Reception and a SSA Centennial Reception and Banquet in addition to the traditional SSA icebreaker and annual luncheon. All four of these activities are included in the registration fee.

SSA abstracts can be submitted online at http://www.1906eqconf.org/presentation.htm until Jan. 16, 2006. Registration and hotel information is online at the 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference website: www.1906eqconf.org. (SSA's headquarters hotel is the historic Palace Hotel; book early for a greatly reduced rate,)

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