This unique conference will bring together professionals from a broad range of disciplines: architecture, civil and structural engineering, seismology, geology, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, business, public policy, the social sciences, regional planning, emergency response, and regulation.

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Altered fema logoFEMA provides leadership and support to reduce losses from all types of hazards through a program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. FEMA’s activities under the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) contribute to the Program mission: “To develop, disseminate, and promote knowledge, tools, and practices for earthquake risk reduction — through coordinated multidisciplinary interagency partnerships among the NEHRP agencies and their stakeholders — that improve the nation’s earthquake resilience in public safety, economic strength, and national security.



CSI LogoComputers and Structures, Inc. is recognized globally as the pioneering leader in software tools for structural and earthquake engineering. Software from CSI is backed by more than four decades of research and development, making it the trusted choice of sophisticated design professionals everywhere.



300x200 pge logo bluePacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out PG&E Company’s primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.



cea logoThe California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is a publicly managed, privately funded organization that provides catastrophe residential earthquake insurance and encourages Californians to reduce their risk of earthquake loss. People choosing CEA insurance get peace-of-mind from knowing they can repair, rebuild, or replace their covered property that may be damaged by the next catastrophic earthquake. For more information, visit



cea logoKinemetrics, Inc. is a global provider of information-driven End-to-End solutions based on its high quality hardware and software that deliver highly efficient seismic products. With our industry–leading solutions backed by exceptional service and support, our team of earthquake engineers, geoscientists, and information technologists is an essential part of moving visions forward. Certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008, no other company in the world offers a more comprehensive range of solutions that matter most to overcoming today’s seismic challenges. Our brands are respected. They’re experienced. They’re diverse. They’re forward thinking. And this is why Kinemetrics is the premier partner for those who seek actionable solutions that take seismic resilience further, faster. For more information, visit



cea logoDegenkolb Engineers is an employee-owned company with a staff that has grown steadily to over 140 people. Founded in 1940, the firm provides a wide spectrum of structural engineering services to architects, Fortune 500 companies and other corporations, healthcare institutions, major universities, school districts, historic building owners, and government entities. The firm is distinguished by the use of the latest analytical techniques, regular employment of performance-based design principles, as well as the ability to express complex technical issues in ordinary language. The staff is directly involved in technical innovation through participation in the development of better techniques, seismic codes, and evaluation guidelines. A strong commitment to improved seismic safety has been evident throughout Degenkolb’s history. Earthquake reconnaissance on a global level has been an integral part of its culture for more than 40 years. The insight gained allows professional staff to provide a unique style of engineering to clients in seismic risk zones. For more information, visit



ARUP logo sliderArup is a global firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants providing a diverse range of professional services to clients around the world. Our firm has over 10,000 staff working in more than 90 offices in 37 countries. Our innovative and fully-integrated approach brings our full complement of skills and knowledge to bear on any given design problem. We exert a significant influence on the built environment and are the creative force behind many of the world's most innovative and sustainable designs.



AMECFWRanked 24th in Engineering New-Record's Top 500 Design Firms, Amec Foster Wheeler is one of the leading Engineering and Design, Environmental and Construction services companies in the US. Providing a full range of services to more than 7,000 public and private clients worldwide, Amec Foster Wheeler's 3,000-plus employees, with specialists in over 50 scientific and engineering disciplines, work from over 100 offices across the U.S. Broad geographic coverage and technical depth allows the company to perform virtually any scope of work, regardless of location, size or complexity.



atc logo slideThe Applied Technology Council (ATC) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation established in 1973 through the efforts of the Structural Engineers Association of California. ATC's mission is to develop and promote state-of-the-art, user-friendly engineering resources and applications for use in mitigating the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment. ATC also identifies and encourages needed research and develops consensus opinions on structural engineering issues in a nonproprietary format. ATC thereby fulfills a unique role in funded information transfer.



MTS logo slideMTS Systems Corporation has worked side-by-side with engineers since 1966 in a wide range of industries to solve complex challenges. Their high-performance testing and sensing solutions are deployed around the world, enabling precise control of forces and motions as well as real-time feedback that optimizes performance. With more than four decades of real-world experience, MTS Systems Corporation is equipped to help their customers adapt to change, anticipate new requirements and take on even the most difficult tasks with speed and confidence.



wiss janneyWiss Janney Elstner Associates is a group of engineers, architects & materials scientists who primarily research why building systems fail. We have worked on more than 60,000 projects and have over 20 offices nationally. In 2016 we celebrate our 60th anniversary of providing innovative solutions for the built world.



sghSimpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is a national engineering firm specializing in the design, investigation and rehabilitation of structures and building enclosures. Our staff of over 500 employees in five offices around the U.S. includes engineers, architects, and scientists. Clients work with us because we collaborate with them and project team members; we engage extensive expertise; we focus on delivering successful results; and we respond to project challenges.



OSUOregon State University (OSU) College of Engineering, founded in 1889, has a long history of graduating world-class engineers who have made major impacts on civilization through significant contributions in science and technology. By emphasizing authentic, experiential engineering experiences within its curriculum, OSU equips students with the knowledge, skills, and passion to advance innovative solutions to today is most complex engineering challenges.