2010 Annual Meeting
April 21–23, 2009
Nick Beeler and Seth Moran are this year’s joint program chairs. Information and schedule for the 32 sessions is now available. There are 288 oral presentations and 224 posters planned for the 3-day conference. Arthur Frankel will deliver this year’s Joyner Lecture, “Progress and Controvery in Seismic Hazard Mapping.” Marcia McNutt, Director of the US Geological Survey, will be the President’s Invited Speaker at the Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, 21 April.
Printable Program Overview & Schedule
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A searchable database of meeting abstracts, including session, schedule and location info, is now available online.
The abstracts for the session on 2010 earthquakes (Haiti, Northern California, and Chile) will be published by March 19. This session will be held on Friday, April 23.
SessionsThe complete list of sessions, with descriptions and conveners’ email addresses, is available here.
Wednesday, April 21- President's Invited Address
Marcia McNutt, USGS Director
My View of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program After My 30-Year Hiatus
Thursday, April 22 - Public Policy Address
James M. Wilkinson, Jr.
Executive Director of the Central US Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)
From Lab to Community – Importance of Building Strong Relationships
Friday, April 23
Rob Witter, Oregon Dept of Geology and Lori Dengler, Humboldt State University
The Great South Central Cile Earthquake - A snapshot of Lessons Learned 2 Months Later
IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Stephen Malone, past SSA president from the University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Science will present his lecture, “Predicting Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions: What Can and Can Not Now Be Done.” This lecture will be held offsite at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) on the evening before the start of the main annual meeting program, Tuesday, 20 April 2010.
“The Big One Is Coming: What Are YOU Going To Do About It?” was the topic of a town hall meeting in Portland, Oregon on the evening of 21 April 2010 to raise the awareness of decision-makers and the public on the earthquake hazards and associated risks that face them in the Portland area, western Oregon and the greater Pacific Northwest. Understanding of the magnitude of the earthquake risk in the Pacific Northwest has grown rapidly in recent years and yet progress has been slow to reduce the potential loss of life and impacts on our infrastructure and economy.
Videos of the town hall meeting presentations are now available online. Watch them here.
Speakers included Sam Adams, Mayor of Portland; Peter Courtney, Oregon State Senate President; George Priest and Yumei Wang of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI); Jed Sampson and Carmen Merlo, City of Portland; Craig Weaver, USGS, and Ivan Wong, URS Corp., coordinator of the town hall event. The town hall meeting, washeld at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 6:30-8:45 PM, April 21.
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