February 21, 2024

Building Resilient Communities through Policy and Mitigation

Christchurch Earthquake Workshop Summary Report

A summary report on the Christchurch Earthquakes Workshop is now available. You can read the report here: http://2013am.eeri-events.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ChristchurchWorkshopSummaryReport.pdf and also view the presentations from the workshop here: http://2013am.eeri-events.org/conference-presentations/christchurch-earthquakes-workshop-presentations.

More than 500 attendees (including ~250 students) enjoyed the 65th Annual Meeting, held February 13-15 in Seattle, Washington. They benefited from an interesting multidisciplinary program with the theme “Building Resilient Communities through Policy and Mitigation.” The meeting was preceded by two successful events: the ATC-58 Training Workshop and the Christchurch Earthquakes Workshop. The opening session, Earthquakes in Cascadia, provided a context for understanding earthquakes and their impacts in the Pacific Northwest. The first day also featured Mary Comerio’s Distinguished Lecture on “Reseilience: An Engineering Challenge”.

The second day, which included sessions on Unusual Earthquakes and Modeling Resilience, emphasized the relevance of the meeting’s theme. The EERI Awards Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting took place during the luncheon and the day finished with presentations from the NEHRP Graduate Fellow and the Graduate Student Paper Competition winner.

The final day began with two concurrent sessions, then continued with an update on EERI activities and a report on the Christchurch Earthquakes Workshop. The meeting ended with a luncheon featuring Kelvin Berryman’s Joyner lecture and the presentation of the Student Design Competition awards. After the technical program adjourned, many attendees participated in one of three field trips. A sunny day in Seattle was the perfect backdrop for a ferry ride on Puget Sound, a walking tour of Pioneer Square, or a trip to the University of Washington.

Thanks are extended to the meeting co-chairs, Cale Ash and Scott Miles, who are credited with the great success of the technical program at the meeting.


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