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For Immediate Release:
Earthquake Conference Aims to Advance the Practice of Earthquake Engineering and Cross Professional Collaboration

Engineers, Scientists, and Experts from Around the World Will
Attend 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference

SAN FRANCISCO -- Marking the centennial of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, more than 2,000 professionals engaged in emergency management, earth science, engineering, risk management, and business continuity from around the world will meet for the 100 th Anniversary Earthquake Conference for the week of April 17- 21. The event will include more than 100 sessions and tutorials covering issues critical to earth scientists, building owners, emergency responders, earthquake engineers, policy makers, and disaster mitigation professionals.

“I’m thrilled to participate in the 1906 Earthquake Conference, which celebrates our advancements in earthquake preparedness but also questions how we can be even better equipped,” said Chris Poland, chairman of the conference and past president of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. “ Collaborating with the foremost experts in earthquake engineering, geology, and seismology from around the world will be beneficial to all those who are committed to disaster mitigation and preparedness. Collaboration across the disciplines is critical to advancing our understanding of mitigation.”

The conference has scheduled more than 40 technical sessions highlighting the latest advances in science, engineering, and emergency management and tutorials developed specifically for teachers and the business community. There will be 25 special field trips that bring home the realities and science of earthquakes. Joint plenary sessions include a centennial perspective on what happened in the 1906 earthquake and what we learned from it, earthquake scenarios, and visions for continued progress. Additionally, the conference will stage a scenario that looks at how the San Francisco Bay Area would fare if a 1906 earthquake hit us today.

More information and online conference registration is available at www.1906eqconf.org.

The 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference is hosted jointly by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Disaster Resistant California (California’s Office of Emergency Services) and the Seismological Society of America.

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An Affiliation of Earthquake Scientists, Engineers, and Emergency Managers.