From Tuesday through Friday, each day of the 2019 SSA Annual Meeting offers something exciting.

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Presenter Information

Oral Presenters
Uploading Your Slides:
Everyone is required to upload their slides ahead of time, which allows everyone to use the full fifteen minutes on their presentation. Please bring your presentation materials to the meeting on a flash drive to upload in the Speaker Ready Room (Olympic). You must upload your presentation at least two hours before the start of your session. The presentation upload link is forthcoming.

You will not be able to use your own laptop for your presentation. Instead, you will have access to a confidence monitor, an LCD projector, a wireless remote and a laser pointer. The Speaker Ready room will have a copy of the tech session set up where you can practice your presentation.

Slide Format:
We can accommodate presentations made on a Mac, PC or Linux machine. All slide formats should work with the AV system; PowerPoint, Acrobat, OpenOffice, LibreOffice and Google Docs are all acceptable. If you are using Keynote or Prezi, you will not be able to upload your talk prior to the meeting. You will need to bring your presentation directly to the Speaker Ready Room.

Please bring all media files (photos, audio clips, videos) with you when you upload your talk, even if you have embedded them in your talk. There are no limits on file sizes, either for the presentation or media files. The projectors use wide format (16×9). Your slides will appear in their entirety regardless of the screen’s aspect ratio. We suggest that you use the wide format, if your slides are 4:3 there will be black bars to either side of your slides.

Poster Presenters
The usable space of each poster board per poster is 3 ft 9 in high x 7 ft 7 in wide (1.1 m x 2.3 m). Please have your poster up sometime before 8:00 a.m. the day of your session and take it down sometime after the final poster viewing time. We will provide push pins to hang posters with. We suggest that you also post a notice with the specific time(s) you can be expected to be at your poster to discuss it.

There are many places to print your poster while in Seattle. There is a FedEx Print Center conveniently located in The Westin Seattle. You can reach them by phone at (206)441-5116 or email them on this page. FedEx asks that poster presenters contact them with poster graphics at least 48 hours in advance.

Meeting at a Glance

From Tuesday through Saturday, the 2019 SSA Annual Meeting features talks, events, workshops, technical sessions and more.

View the Meeting at a Glance and start planning your meeting now.

Meeting at a Glance


The complete list of abstracts is now available online.

Follow the link below to explore SSA’s online abstract gallery.

View Abstracts

Technical Sessions

This year’s meeting features 51 technical sessions covering a broad range of science. From ocean floor seismology and tectonic geodesy to explosion seismology applications, you’ll see the most cutting-edge earthquake science research.

Download a PDF of all 2019 SSA Technical Sessions.  A more detailed Meeting at a Glance that includes abstracts will be available in early March.

Oral Session Schedule [.PDF]


An opening address by Bruce Banerdt, Principal Investigator of the NASA InSight mission. A town hall meeting on the state of earthquake early warning systems in the Pacific Northwest. Hands-on workshops. Engaging field trips. And much more.

Don’t miss out on all the 2019 SSA Annual Meeting has to offer.