EERI 69th Annual Meeting Registration Now Open


Join EERI March 7-10 in Portland, Oregon

Registration is open for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's 69th Annual Meeting to be held March 7-10, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.  Sign up early to receive the best registration rates.  Full program details, workshop & tour opportunities, and registration are now available on the 2017 Annual Meeting website.


Highlights of the program include:

Keynote Speakers

  • EERI Distinguished Lecture by Lucy Jones, USGS Retired
  • William B. Joyner Lecture by William Lettis, Lettis Consultants International, Inc

Plenary Sessions

  • NEHRP at 40: Where We go From Here
  • Learning from Earthquakes (LFE)
  • Setting the Stage: Why the Pacific Northwest Matters and Why it is Different
  • EERI-FEMA NEHRP Graduate Fellow Presentations
  • What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here?

Concurrent Sessions

  • Case Studies in Seismic Design of Buildings
  • Long-Duration Shaking in Structural Design/Response
  • Callenges of Earthquake Design and Risk Communication for Pacific Northwest Projects
  • EERI Strong Motion Forum
  • Seismic Smorgasbord: Hot Topics
  • Translating Resilience into Community Values and Belief
  • Oregon Tackles Cascadia: Acting Locally
  • State of Resilience?  Oregon's Sesimic Priorities
  • Liquefaction: Updates on the NRC Project on the State of the Art
  • Liquefaction: Cyclic-Softening of Low-Plasticity Silts and Case Studies
  • It's Not Just About Buildings: Earthquakes and People
  • Community Resilience Inside the Tsunami Innudation Zone
  • Schools as Leaders in Community Resilience
  • Lifeline Interdependencies
  • Advocating for NEHRP Reauthorization


  • Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage (FEMA E-74) Training
  • Post Earthquake Reconnaissance Workshop (PERW)


  • Portland State University campus and the Infrastructure Seismic Testing and Applied Research Laboratory (iSTAR)


Poster Abstracts

Individuals interested in participating in one of the 2017 Annual Meeting poster sessions are invited to submit poster abstracts by Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Presenters will be notified in mid-January of acceptance.  Academic posters that target advanced research nearing completion and focusing on technology transfer to practicioners are encouraged.  Practitioner posters that target innovative applications of research in practice or identified code-based needs for research are also encouraged.


Registration Grants

Thanks to support from FEMA, several registration grants are available to assist EERI student and young professional members to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting by waiving registration fees.  Grants will be contingent upon participation in one of the poster sessions, either through the applicant's own research project, or as a representative of a student chapter with a poster depicting the chapter's activities.


Register now at the EERI Annual Meeting website



About EERI

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators. The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment; and advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes. Find more information at