Explore the 58 technical sessions that make up the 2019 Annual Meeting and read the Meeting at a Glance to learn about the luncheons, receptions, workshops and special interest groups planned.

Abstract Submissions

The abstract submissions process is now closed for all sessions except for “The Insight Mission — Seismology on Mars and Beyond” and Lightning Talks.

Submit an abstract to the remaining open sessions.

Note to U.S. government employees affected by the current government closure:  If the closure ends before March, we plan to re-open the abstract submission process to only those who work at agencies that affected by the shutdown.  Those abstract submissions would be considered for poster presentations only.

If you have any questions, please contact

Technical Sessions

On behalf of the Annual Meeting Co-Chairs, Michael Bostock of the University of British Columbia and Joan Gomberg of the U.S. Geological Survey, we’re pleased to announce the 58 technical sessions for the 2019 Annual Meeting. From ocean floor seismology and tectonic geodesy to explosion seismology applications, you’ll see a broad range of science sessions.

Click “View Sessions” below to view our searchable, online gallery of sessions. Download a PDF of all sessions here [407 KB]

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Meeting at a Glance

SSA Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

The SSA Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony will take place Wednesday, 24 April at Noon.

Technical Sessions

The technical sessions will take place Wednesday, 24 April through Friday, 26 April.


The 2019 SSA Annual Meeting offers five unique workshops.

Special Interest Groups

The 2019 SSA Annual Meeting offers three special interest group meetings. All meetings are free to attend, but RSVP is required, which is made during the meeting registration process.

Public Policy Luncheon

The Public Policy Luncheon will take place Thursday, 25 April at Noon.

Speaker: Barb Graff, Director of the City of Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management.

Women in Seismology Reception

Thursday, 25 April, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, SSA is again hosting a Women in Seismology reception.

Speaker: Gail Atkinson, Professor of Geophysics at University of Western Ontario

Mentoring Breakfast for Early-Career and Student Attendees

Thursday, 25 April, 7:00–8:15 a.m.

Ask questions, discuss your research and network with professional seismologists in this social breakfast for student and early-career members.