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   2010 Annual Meeting


   April 21–23, 2009


Program Information

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

The Technical Program Overview [PDF; 96 KB] and Program Schedule [PDF; 680 KB; Revised 4/15] are available for download. (Adobe® Reader 5 or better (or equivalent software) required.


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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.


The complete list of sessions, with descriptions and conveners’ email addresses, is available here.


Luncheon Speakers

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.

Town Hall Meeting

“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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