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Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Monday, May 14 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Seismology of the Americas conference.


Lightning Talks

Tuesday, May 15 from 5:30 – 6:45 PM

Join us for an evening of Lightning Talks: quick, five-minute presentations of 20 slides or fewer.

Mentoring Breakfast for Early-Career and Student Attendees

Wednesday, May 16 from 7:00 – 8:15 AM

Back by popular demand! Are you an early-career or student attendee? Join seasoned professionals of seismology for a social breakfast on Wednesday morning. This is your time to ask questions, discuss your research and network!

William B. Joyner Memorial Lecture: Ellen M. Rathje

Wednesday, May 16 from 4:15 – 5:30 PM

University of Texas at Austin Professor Ellen M. Rathje has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the William B. Joyner Lecture Award. Rathje is the Warren S. Bellows Centennial Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering and also a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.

In her nomination for the award, Rathje was commended for her leadership across many aspects of earthquake research, as well as her impactful investigations of earthquake-induced landslides and ground failure, site response and damage patterns for earthquakes around the world, including Haiti, New Zealand, Turkey and the United States.

To read more about Professor Rathje and the Joyner Lecturer Award, please visit our website.

SSA Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, May 16 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM

LACSC Business Meeting

Wednesday, May 16 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM

LACSC-SSA Reception

Wednesday, May 16 from 6:45 – 8:00 PM

Women in Seismology Reception

Wednesday, May 16 from 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Join us for an hour of networking at our inaugural Women in Seismology reception!

LACSC-SSA Thursday Evening Celebration Cruise

Thursday, May 17, early evening

Join us for a 90-minute cruise along the Biscayne Bay: open bar, light refreshments and plenty of good music and cheer. The 111-foot yacht docks right at the hotel, steps from our meeting rooms. Board at approximately 6 PM and return by 8 PM, in time for dinner in Miami!