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  • Registration Deadline:
    August 15, 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline:
    August 15, 2017
  • Meeting Dates:
    September 10-13, 2017

2017 Meeting Program and Agenda

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk. SCEC coordinates a broad collaboration that builds across disciplines and enables a deeper understanding of system behavior than would be accessible by individual researchers or institutions working alone. At the SCEC Annual Meeting, members of the community gather to share and get updates on SCEC research projects and activities, as well as plan collaborations for the coming year.

The year 2017 is pivotal for the Center. It marks the beginning of the fifth phase of the Center (SCEC5: 2017-2022) and the year we transition to a new SCEC Director. During the 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting we will pay tribute to Tom Jordan, who has been the visionary leader of SCEC since 2002. We will welcome John Vidale as the new SCEC Director. The SCEC Science Planning Committee designed the program to review the advances of SCEC and to strategize for the goals set forth in the SCEC5 proposal. The meeting sessions are comprised of a series of thematic discussions to engage the community in the new efforts and initiatives of SCEC. Each theme discussion begins with two plenary talks, followed by moderated discussions on each theme. The SCEC community will provide input and guidance on those potential directions during the discussion sessions.

This year's session theme titles are borrowed from the Eagles' greatest hits. We welcome to the Hotel California those who are new the SCEC Collaboration, and look forward to connecting with our SCEC friends in Palm Springs to celebrate a pivotal year.

DOWNLOAD! Click to download the 2017 Proceedings Volume and 2017 Meeting Program that were distributed at the meeting.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017 Tuesday, September 12, 2017
09:00 - 17:00 Workshop: Informing Earthquake Debates with CSEP 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 17:00 Workshop: SCEC Community Rheology Model 07:00 - 08:00 SCEC Transitions Program Breakfast
09:00 - 17:00 Workshop: Nonlinear Shallow Crust Effects 08:00 - 10:00 Session 5: "New Kid in Town" The Future of SCEC 
Vision for SCEC (PDF, 4.1MB)John Vidale
SCEC Science Collaboration (PDF, 805KB)Greg Beroza & Judi Chester
SCEC Special Projects (PDF, 3.1MB), Christine Goulet 
SCEC Communication, Education, & Outreach (PDF, 664KB)Mark Benthien
Sunday, September 10, 2017
09:00 - 12:30 SCEC Special Projects Planning Meeting
13:30 - 17:00 Public Communications Theory and Practice for Scientists 10:00 - 10:30 Break
13:00 - 17:00 Workshop: Updating CFM for Earthquake Simulators 10:30 - 12:00 Session 6: "Life in the Fast Lane" Earthquake Gates Area Initiative
Moderators: Kate Scharer, Mike Oskin
Framing the EGA: Limits and Opportunities of Paleoseismic Data, Kate Scharer
Introducing the Cajon Pass Earthquake Gate Area (PDF, 3.6MB), Julian Lozos
Applying Paleo-earthquake Data to Query for Earthquake Gate Areas, Egill Hauksson
Discussion: How to get involved in EGA
17:00 - 18:00 Welcome Social
18:00 - 19:00 SCEC Distinguished Speaker Presentation
Science in Society: Bridging the Gap (PDF, 4.3MB)Lucy Jones
19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Dinner
19:00 - 21:00 Leadership Meeting: SCEC Advisory Council 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
21:00 - 22:30 Poster Session 13:30 - 15:00 Session 7: "Take It Easy" SCEC Community Models
Moderators: Liz Hearn, Scott Marshall
Strategies for building community-based geodetic models of fault slip ratesEileen Evans
The 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake: Perspectives from Earthquake Geology into Seismic HazardRob Langridge
Monday, September 11, 2017
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
07:00 - 08:00 SCEC Transitions Program Breakfast 15:00 - 16:00 Cajon Pass EGA Collaboration Discussion
08:00 - 09:40 Session 1: "The Long Run" The State of SCEC
Welcome and State of the Center (PDF, 2.1MB)Tom Jordan
Report from the National Science Foundation, Maggie Benoit
U.S. Geological Survey (PDF, 1.7MB), Michael L. Blanpied
Communication, Education, & Outreach (PDF, 2.4MB)Mark Benthien
SCEC Science Accomplishments (PDF, 14.2MB)Greg Beroza
15:00 - 17:30 Poster Session
  21:00 - 22:30 Poster Session
  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
09:40 - 10:00 Break 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Session 2: "Hotel California" The Case for SCEC, (PDF, 31.5MB)
Tom Jordan (SCEC Director 2002 - 2017)
08:00 - 08:30 Report from the Advisory Council (PDF, 109KB)Meghan Miller
11:00 - 12:30 Session 3: "Take It to the Limit" Physics-Based Seismic Hazard Analysis
Moderators: Christine Goulet, Ned Field 
10 years of CyberShake: Where are we now and where are we going with physics-based PSHA?Scott Callaghan
Characterization of spatial correlations in ground motions—insights from physics-based simulationsJack Baker
08:30 - 10:00 Session 8: "Desperado" From Hazard to Risk
Moderators: Annemarie Baltay, John Stewart
The Limits of Earthquake Early WarningSarah Minson
A Vision for Regional Performance-Based Seismic Assessment (PDF, 6.4MB)Ertugrul Taciroglu
  10:00 - 10:15 Demonstration of Temblor, Ross Stein
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 10:15 - 10:30 Break
13:30 - 15:00 Session 4: "One of These Nights" CSEP and Operational Earthquake Forecasting 
Moderators: Max Werner, Morgan Page
Earthquake Forecasting in recent large events in New Zealand and the role of CSEPMatt Gerstenberger
Progresses and challenges for Operational Earthquake Forecasting in ItalyWarner Marzocchi
10:30 - 12:00 Session 9: "Already Gone" Post-Earthquake Response
Moderators: Mike Oskin, Jamie Steidl (PDF, 2.2MB)
The HayWired Scenario- How can the San Francisco bay region bounce back better?Ken Hudnut
Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance: a Structural Engineer’s PerspectiveSilvia Mazzoni 
15:00 - 17:00 Poster Session 12:00 - 12:15 Directors' Closing Remarks
15:00 - 18:00 Leadership Meeting: SCEC CEO Planning Committee 12:15 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting Adjourns
19:00 - 22:00 SCEC Honors Banquet: "Tequila Sunrise"
Tribute to SCEC Director Tom Jordan
12:30 - 14:30 Leadership Meeting: SCEC Planning Committee
    12:30 - 14:30 Leadership Meeting: SCEC Board of Directors