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2020 National Earthquake Conference Call for Presentations & Sponsorship Opportunities Now Open

Planning committee is seeking presentation abstracts focused on engineering, science, policy, and practice to advance U.S. and global earthquake resiliency

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Earthquake Conference (NEC) planning committee is seeking presenter abstracts for the NEC2020 conference March 4-6 in San Diego, CA. The NEC critically examines the latest research and information from experts in building science and building product innovation, engineering, emergency management, geology, seismology, resiliency programs and policies, social science, public outreach initiatives, scientific insights, and new technologies to drive better understanding of earthquake risk in the U.S. and create disaster-resilient communities.

The conference planning committee is seeking presenter abstracts with a focus on:

  • Engineering – to showcase 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, and;
  • 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.

To submit your presentation abstract click here. The deadline for presentation submission is Friday, June 28. Selected presenters will be notified in early Fall 2019.

The NEC2020 sponsorship committee is currently seeking sponsors to help underwrite this dynamic program of keynote speakers and informative panels. For more information visit www.earthquakeconference.org.

About the NEC

The 2020 National Earthquake Conference is hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), and FEMA. The NEC provides a unique opportunity for academia, building code experts, design/build professionals, FEMA directorates, first responders, geologists, local emergency managers, insurance and reinsurance professionals, local and tribal governments, private sector interests, public information officers, state government leaders, social science practitioners, U.S. State and Territorial Earthquake Managers, USGS leadership, and volunteers to share the latest advances in earthquake science, best practices for outreach and education, building science and code advancement, and policy initiatives that improve resiliency.

About EERI

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is nonprofit, multi-disciplinary technical society of experts dedicated to reducing earthquake risk. EERI members include engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists, who work as researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators. The mission of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by (1) advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, (2) improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and (3) advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes. Our members are organized into chapters, committees, and projects that conduct activities to achieve our mission. Learn more at www.eeri.org .


The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is the country's leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. The FLASH partnership includes more than 100 innovative and diverse organizations that share a vision of making America a more disaster-resilient nation including: BASF Corporation, FEMA, Florida Division of Emergency Management, Huber Engineered Woods, International Code Council, Lowe's, National Weather Service, Portland Cement Association, Simpson Strong-Tie, State Farm, and USAA. In 2008, FLASH, and Disney opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes, in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more about FLASH and access free consumer resources by visiting www.flash.org, calling toll-free (877) 221- SAFE (7233), following @federalalliance on Twitter, on Facebook.com/federalalliance, and the FLASH blog – Protect Your Home in a FLASH.



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