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2011 Annual Meeting

13-15 April

Memphis, Tennessee

SSA’s 2011 Annual Meeting will provide a stimulating exchange of research on a wide range of topics with colleagues from all over the world. Oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibits, field trips, business meetings and social gatherings all provide participants the opportunity to meet and share with their peers. The meeting will also commemorate the bicentennial of the the great 1811 and 1812 New Madrid earthquakes that forever changed the mid-western US landscape. In 2011 and 2012, there will be events held throughout the central United States observing the anniversary. For information on other bicentennial events please visit the New Madrid Bicentennial website.


Important Dates

Call for Special Sessions 1 October 2010
Travel Grant Application Deadline 29 November 2010
Abstract Submission Deadline 11 January 2011
Program w/ Abstracts Online 11 February 2011
Meeting Pre-Registration Deadline 11 March 2011
Hotel Reservation Cut-Off 26 March 2011
for Japan and Christchurch session 25 March 2011
Online Registration Cut-Off 1 April 2011


Program Committee

This year‘s technical program committee is composed of co-chairs M. Beatrice Magnani and Chuck Langston (University of Memphis), Dominic Assimaki (Georgia Institute of Technology), Mike Brudzinski (Miami University), Zhigang Peng (Georgia Institute of Technology), Mark Petersen (USGS), and Doug Wiens (Washington University).

Meeting Contacts

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Beatrice Magnani and Chuck Langston
2011Program [at] seismosoc [dot] org

Abstract Submissions

Joy Troyer
Seismological Society of America
joy [at] seismosoc [dot] org


Sissy Stone
Seismological Society of America
registration [at] seismosoc [dot] org


Joy Troyer
Seismological Society of America
joy [at] seismosoc [dot] org


Meeting Information


The pre-registration early-bird discounts ended on March 11.  Online registration continues through April 1.  Registration is available on-site in Memphis through the end of the meeting.  Click here to register online.

Preliminary Schedule

Events will be held at the Memphis Marriott Downtown Hotel and the adjacent Memphis Cook Convention Center.

Tuesday, 12 April
Board of Directors Meeting (9:30 AM – 5PM)
Registration (3PM – 8PM)
Icebreaker (6PM – 8PM)

Wednesday, 13 April
Technical Sessions (8:30 AM – 6:00 PM)
Annual Luncheon (12:00 PM –2:00 PM)

Student Reception (5:45 PM - 7:30 PM)

Town Hall Meeting (6:45 PM - 9:30 PM)

Thursday, 14 April
Technical Sessions (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
Lunch (12 PM – 1:00 PM)

Joyner Lecture (5:15 PM - 6:15 PM)

Joyner Reception (6:15 PM - 7:30 PM)

Friday, 15 April
Technical Sessions (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
Lunch (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)

Saturday, 16 April
Field Trips

This schedule is subject to change.


Town Hall Meeting

"Before there was a Memphis:  the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812" is the topic of a public meeting to understand the early history (1782-1810) of southwest Tennessee and large sequences of earthquakes that have occurrred several times in the Central U.S. over the past 1500 years.  An overview will also be provided on upcoming New Madrid Bicentennial events in the Memphis area.

Speakers will include the incoming SSA President; Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton; Jimmy Ogle, Memphis History Lecturer; Kent Moran, Historian at The Center for Earthquake Research in Information; Buddy Schweig, USGS; and Chuck Langston, CERI Director.

The meeting will be held 7:00-8:30 Wednesday evening, April 13, 2011    The event will be open to the public for the purpose of informing the general population and public officials about earthquake-related issues.

Download: Town Hall Meeting Flyer [PDF; 156 KB] ; Hi-Res Version [PDF; 6MB]


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