Special Session Proposals and Poster Abstracts

The 2024AM Organizing Committee is seeking Special Session Proposal Abstracts and Poster Abstracts for the 2024 EERI Annual Meeting, Uniting Earthquake Science and Engineering for a More Resilient Future, taking place April 9-12, 2024 in Seattle, Washington. Accepted session proposals and poster abstracts will be used to create the technical programming for this meeting, which will feature multiple member-organized special sessions on a range of topics related to earthquake engineering, risk, reconnaissance, and resilience, as well as two evening poster sessions.

We welcome proposals and abstracts on the following topic areas, and we are particularly interested in sessions that approach a topic with a multidisciplinary lens and/or merge perspectives from academia and practice.

  • Big Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Building Codes and Building Performance
  • Cascadia Subduction Zone (particularly topics of broad national/international interest) 
  • Climate, Multi-hazard Modeling, and Earthquake Resilience
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hurriquakes, Beastquakes, and Swiftquakes
  • Planning and Data
  • Policy
  • Post-Earthquake Emergency Response and Planning
  • Risk Modeling and Insurance
  • Seismology and Earth Science
  • Social Science
  • Socioeconomic Impacts and Vulnerable Populations
  • Structural Engineering
  • Tsunamis

Special Session Proposals should be designed for sessions that are 90 minutes long and should include the following:

  • Session Title
    Desired Session Format (4-6 presentations, discussion panels, debates, facilitated interactive discussion, etc.)
    Session Description
    Proposed Speakers

Poster Abstracts should include the following:

  • Poster Title
    Poster Abstract
    Poster Presenter

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The deadline for all submissions is Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Submissions will be reviewed and considered by the 2024AM Organizing Committee. Selected session and poster submitters will be notified before the end of 2023. Selected session proposals will be designed based on the format detailed in their submission. Selected poster presenters will be asked to prepare a poster. No conference papers will be accepted or required. With permission, presentation materials will be posted on the 2024AM website and in EERI's Digital Library, but no formal proceedings will be produced.

Presenters will be responsible for their own travel expenses and meeting registration fees. A limited number of registration grants will be made available for students, early career academics and professionals, and those with financial need. Visit the Registration Grants page for details about these grants. For questions please contact EERI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..