11th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering

Integrating Science, Engineering and Policy

June 25-29, 2018 - Los Angeles, California, USA


Registration Options

** this registration category only applies to (a) new EERI members, or (b) former members who have not renewed their membership in more than 5 years.

EERI Member ID

Enter your EERI member ID below to receive member registration rates. If you are registering as an EERI Member, this field is REQUIRED.


By checking this box I certify that I am currently a student at an accredited four-year university.

Lunch Options

Additional lunch tickets for non-registered guests are $60 each. Please indicate which days you plan to attend lunches and how many guests (if any) you plan to bring to each.
If you have any other special dietary needs, please explain in the box below.

Hotel Options

For EERI’s planning purposes, are you planning on staying (booking a sleeping room) at the conference hotel? To book online at the special 11NCEE room rate, visit: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/eeri11ncee

Opening Reception

The opening reception on Monday, June 25, 2018 is included with full conference registration. Registrants may purchase one additional guest ticket for this event at the price of $75. Tickets include food and one drink coupon.

CSI Reception - Special Event

Thursday, June 28, 7:00PM - 12:00AM
Price: $100 (dinner and hosted bar included); a discounted price of $25 is available for a limited number of student registrants
Hosted and Sponsored by: Computers and Structures, Inc.
Space is limited, so register early to ensure tickets are available!

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate the invaluable contributions of Ray Clough and Edward Wilson to the earthquake engineering profession. The numerical methods they conceived and implemented changed and advanced the course of engineering analysis—not only for earthquake engineering and structural dynamics—but also for structural engineering, mechanical engineering, automobile engineering, aeronautical and aerospace engineering, and geotechnical engineering. There is hardly an engineering specialty that has not benefited from their work.

You’ll enjoy a decadent dinner and cocktails as we honor the lives and accomplishments of these pioneers of our profession. Don’t forget your dancing shoes! CSI’s official band—The Ashraf Allstars—will crank out your favorite hits from the 80s, 90s and beyond. You haven’t seen a show like this! This is the conference event you won’t want to miss.

CSI is graciously covering the costs for the event, so 100% of all registration proceeds will be considered as a donation to support EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes Travel Study Program. This new LFE program provides early career and student EERI members a unique, immersive reconnaissance training and learning experience in a country that is recovering from a major earthquake in its recent past. Your ticket will help and inspire the next generation of earthquake risk reduction professionals, while also giving you access to an incredible, exclusive networking social event.

For more information about the event visit https://11ncee.org/program/csi-reception

Each conference registrant may purchase one additional ticket for a guest to attend the reception

Workshops - Optional Events

Ground Motion Simulations and Engineering Applications Workshop

Monday, June 25, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Price: $100 (Coffee breaks and lunch are included)
Hosted by: University of Southern California (USC) & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
Limit: 100 attendees

This workshop will cover the basics of ground motion simulations, a summary of validation of simulations against recorded data, example applications and a panel discussion. For more information, visit https://11ncee.org/program/workshops

This workshop has sold out

NHERI Rapid Facility Workshop

Monday, June 25, 9:00AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $50 (Coffee breaks and a light continental breakfast are included, but lunch is NOT provided)
Hosted by: DesignSafe-CI
Limit: 50 attendees

The one-day workshop will serve to introduce the NHERI Rapid Experimental Facility (Rapid) as a resource for the natural hazards community. Topics covered will include: how to use the RAPID, preparing a proposal for use of the RAPID, basics of natural hazards reconnaissance, overview of the RAPID Facility tools, RAPID Facility equipment, and best practices for data collection techniques, logistics and planning, data workflows, health and safety, legal ethics and IRB guidance. For more information, visit: https://11ncee.org/program/workshops.

This workshop has sold out

New Tools and Guidance for Performance-Based Seismic Design (FEMA P-58 NETAP Training)

Monday, June 25, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Price: $30 (A coffee break will be included but lunch is NOT provided)
Hosted by: Applied Technology Council (ATC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Limit: 75 attendees

This half-day workshop, made available through the FEMA-funded National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP), will provide training on FEMA P-58. Published in 2012, FEMA P-58 presented a methodology and an implementation tool for seismic performance assessment of buildings. The follow-on project, ATC-58-2, conducted by the Applied Technology Council with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has developed guidance on performance of code-conforming buildings and seismic design of new buildings, as well as improvements to existing tools, incorporating environmental considerations related to seismic performance of buildings. These documents and tools will be published in Spring 2018, and this 3-hour seminar will provide an overview of the newly available tools and guidance. For more information, visit: https://11ncee.org/program/workshops

This workshop has sold out

Media Interview and Press Conference Techniques and Practice

Monday, June 25, 1:30 PM - 5:00PM
Price: $30 (A coffee break will be included but lunch is NOT provided)
Hosted by: Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
Limit: 25 attendees

Learn best practices for interactions with news media, from 1-on-1 recorded interviews to live shots and press conferences, with a particular focus on science, risk, and crisis communications do's and don'ts. The majority of the workshop will be focused on simulating media interviews with several break-out groups of 5-6 attendees led by various coaches with experience in public information for science, engineering, and emergency management issues.

This workshop has sold out

Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE) Networking & Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: FREE (A no-host bar will be available to attendees)
Hosted by: Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE)

Networking & Happy Hour for anyone who is looking for a diverse network within the profession of earthquake engineering. For more information, visit https://11ncee.org/program/workshops

This workshop has sold out

LFE Earthquake Reconnaissance Training Workshop

Friday, June 29, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Price: $30 (A coffee break will be included but lunch is NOT provided)
Hosted by: Student leadership Council & EERI
Limit: 150 attendees

The Student Leadership Council and EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes Program are jointly organizing an earthquake reconnaissance workshop for 11NCEE attendees. This workshop will provide an overview of EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes Program and training for EERI’s field data collection tools. The workshop will include a field exercise that will give participants the opportunity to practice making reconnaissance observations using the demonstrated tools and visualizing them on an EERI virtual earthquake clearinghouse website. EERI members who complete this training will be well-positioned to contribute effectively to reconnaissance efforts following a future earthquake. For more information, visit https://11ncee.org/program/workshops

This workshop has sold out

Technical Tours - Optional Events

The technical tours have been organized by the 11NCEE Organizing Committee and the EERI Southern California Chapter. Each conference registrant may purchase one additional ticket for a guest to attend each tour. Additional logistical information will be provided as the conference nears.

Port of Los Angeles Tour

Monday, June 25, 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Price: $50 per ticket (includes bus and light snacks)
Hosted by: Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach
Limit: 30 attendees
Restriction: This tour overlaps with the LADWP Facilities tour; please choose only one tour or the other.

Tour the single most important piece of economic infrastructure in the region, the Port of Los Angeles, with speakers highlighting earthquake resistant systems, structures and components in place to support the port’s need to maintain critical economic continuity in the event of a major quake. For more information, visit https://11ncee.org/program/tours

This tour has sold out

LADWP Facilities Tour

Monday, June 25, 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Price: $50 per ticket (includes bus and light snacks)
Hosted by: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Sponsored by: Amec Foster Wheeler
Limit: 30 attendees

Visit major projects underway by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, as part of their ongoing seismic overhaul to improve the capacity and reliability of city’s water system, potentially including visits to the Van Norman Complex and the Foothill Trunk Line Installation in the San Fernando Valley, where aging steel pipes are being replaced with larger welded steel and earthquake resistant ductile iron pipe. For more information, visit https://11ncee.org/program/tours

This tour has sold out

Wilshire Grand Tour

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Price: $20 per ticket
Limit: 60 attendees

Rise through the towering Wilshire Grand, completed in 2017 and now the tallest building west of the Mississippi, along with the lead engineers who implemented the most advanced methods in tall building seismic design to create this majestic modern landmark, an international testament to Los Angeles as an evolving economic, cultural and technological powerhouse. For more information, visit https://11ncee.org/program/tours

This tour has sold out

Downtown Los Angeles Historic Buildings Walking Tour

Friday, June 29, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Price: $20 per ticket
Hosted by: Los Angeles Conservancy and EERI Young Members Committee
Limit: 60 attendees

Within walking distance of the Westin Bonaventure, and in conjunction with the LA Conservancy, enjoy a guided tour into the spectacular renaissance of Los Angeles’ downtown historic core, highlighting architectural treasures now strengthened with modern seismic retrofits, helping preserve DTLA’s rich architectural and cultural history well beyond the next major earthquake. For more information, visit https://11ncee.org/program/tours

This tour has sold out

San Andreas Fault Tour

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 8AM - 5PM
Price: $75 per ticket (includes bus, lunch, and snacks)
Sponsored by: Lettis Consultants International, Inc.
Limit: 30 attendees

Follow the notorious San Andreas Fault from Palmdale to Devil’s Punchbowl on this full day tour, providing up-close views of paleoseismic sites featuring stratified sediments, faults exposed in stream cuts, folded sandstone formations and the famously twisted Highway 14 road cut. For more information, visit https://11ncee.org/program/tours

This tour has sold out

Personal Information

Guest Information

If you have registered a guest for any conference events above, please enter his or her name below so we can provide them a badge or ticket.

Payment Information

Complete the Payment Information section below to pay by credit card. If you need to pay by alternative methods (e.g. check or wire transfer), please contact eeri@eeri.org for instructions.

Cancellations: If received in writing on or before February 28, 2018, a refund will be provided minus a $50 processing fee; from March 1 - May 31, 2018, 50% of the payment will be refunded. No refunds will be provided after May 31, 2018.

Enter your paper token to apply the $350 paper deposit to your registration. Reminder: A maximum of two author tokens can be redeemed per transaction. Please see paper submission receipt email to find your author token.



The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment; and advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.

Contact Info


Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

499 14th Street, Suite 220,

Oakland, CA 94612-1934, USA

Phone: 510-451-0905
Fax: 510-451-5411
E-mail: 11ncee@eeri.org
Website: www.eeri.org

Our Subscribing Members

EERI Subscribing Membership is a unique opportunity for companies to publicly demonstrate their support of earthquake engineering and their commitment to EERI's mission.

Click here to learn more

Become a Member

EERI provides members with many ways to stay on top of the latest research and professional developments.