Seismology of the Americas – Call for Sessions

A joint international conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission (LACSC) and the Seismological Society of America (SSA) will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 23–26 April 2018.

The conference is the first joint meeting of SSA and LACSC, which is one of four Regional Commissions of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth Interior (IASPEI).

Deadline to submit session proposals: 2 October 2017

LACSC and SSA welcome the submission of proposals from across the fields of geotechnical and earthquake engineering, earthquake science and seismology. The Program Committee encourages all members of the seismological community to help make this joint meeting impactful by creating sessions related to their own cutting-edge research, methodology, and technology developments. To see examples of sessions from last year’s SSA meeting, visit the 2017 meeting website at http://meetings.seismosoc.org/special-sessions.

Submission Process

Please use the online submission form to submit your proposal no later than 2 October 2017. You will be asked to provide a session name, a 1-2 paragraph description of the session topic, and the name, affiliation and contact information of at least one convener, preferably two, for each session. Each convener must have agreed to participate at the meeting.

Please do not extend invitations to authors before receiving approval for your session. The Program Committee will reach out to session proposal submitters to let them know if their session has been approved, and all approved sessions will be published on the meeting website, http://seismology2018.org/, by 1 November 2017.

For questions about proposing a session, please contact the Program Co-chairs at program@seismology2018.org. More information about the meeting and the submission process can be found on the 2018 Seismology of the Americas website (http://seismology2018.org/).