Virtual Events for SSA Members

SSA hosts webinars, workshops and mentoring sessions for our community. These upcoming virtual events are offered complimentary for SSA members.

If you are not currently a member of SSA, please join here or renew your membership to participate in these events.

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➤➤ How to Submit a Session Proposal for the Annual Meeting – Register Here

Wednesday, 31 July, 9-10 AM Pacific 

Join past SSA co-chairs for this interactive discussion on how to submit a successful session proposal. 

The mentors will guide you through the process of submitting a session proposal and convening a session – from recruiting co-conveners to drafting an effective session description. Session proposals for SSA 2025 open on 15 August! 

Benefits of convening a session:

  • Grow professionally (receive feedback, engage in discussions, gain leadership skills)
  • Expand your network (build relationships with presenters in your session)
  • Promote active participation in your field of research
  • Gain visibility in the seismological community
  • Advance your own science and curiosity

Mentors will cover how to…write a session proposal title and text; gather a diverse team of co-conveners for a proposed session; choose invited speakers; ensure that a proposed session doesn’t overlap with another session; and successfully convene a session at the Annual Meeting.


  • Richard Briggs (USGS)
  • Jackie Caplan-Auerbach (University of Washington)
  • Joan Gomberg (USGS)
  • Elizabeth Vanacore (University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez)

➤➤ How to Secure Funding for Research – Register Here

Tuesday, 1 October, 9-10 AM Pacific 

As a researcher, securing funding is key to a successful career. In this session, experienced grant writers will share tips for how to secure funding for research. Discussion topics will include identifying funding sources, preparing and revising grant proposals and networking to unlock funding opportunities.

The session will begin with large group discussion followed by small group breakout rooms that will allow you to have an in-depth discussion with a mentor.


  • Luciana Astiz (NSF)
  • Luis Dalguer (3Q-Lab GmbH)
  • Jim Kaklamanos (Merrimack College)
  • Debi Kilb (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)