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2012 Annual Meeting

Program Information

David Oglesby (University of California, Riverside) and Raul Castro (CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico) are this year’s joint program chairs. Information and schedule for the 35 sessions is now available. There are 293 oral presentations and 246 posters planned for the 3-day conference. Jonathan D. Bray of UC Berkeley will deliver this year’s Joyner Lecture on “Building Near Faults.”

Printable Program Overview & Schedule

The Technical Program Overview [PDF; 2 pgs.; ~66 KB] and Program Schedule [PDF; 27 pgs.; ~377 KB; Rev. 2/24/12] are available for download. (Adobe® Reader 5 or newer or equivalent software) required.

SSA 2012 Web App for Smart Phones

For this year's annual meeting SSA has developed a free Smart Phone web application which contains complete program schedule information, full text of all presentation abstracts, information about several of the special events to be held during the meeting and links to other useful information. Additional information and download links for the app are here.


A searchable database of meeting abstracts, including session, schedule and location info, is now available online.


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

Public Outreach - Town Hall Meeting

As part of SSA's mission to increase the public's understanding and awareness of earthquake hazards, a town hall meeting will be held Tuesday evening. Click here for more information.

Luncheon Speakers

Wednesday - April 18 - President's Invited Speaker

Eddie Bernard, Scientist Emeritus, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

"Tseismologists and Tsunamis:  How well do they mix?"

Eddie Bernard

Thursday - April 19 - Public Policy Speaker

Tom Jordan

"Lessons of L'Aquila for Operational Earthquake Forecasting"

Tom Jordan will focus on how seismologists communicate time-dependent
hazard information, where things went wrong in L’Aquila, Italy, and how we
should structure the delivery of hazard information to keep that from
happening again.

Tom Jordan


Joyner Lecture

Wednesday - April 18 - 5:15-6:15 pm

Jonathan Bray, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley

"Building Near Faults"

Jonathan Bray


Last Modified: 2012 Apr 10