About 12NCEE

About 12NCEE

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The upcoming 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 12NCEE, will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from June 27-July 1, 2022, with the theme Reimagining Risk and Resilience. NCEE is hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) once every 4 years, in conjunction with federal and local partners. This milestone conference brings 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. 12NCEE welcomes participation from the international earthquake engineering community— International participation is welcome in all aspects of the conference, including proposing special sessions, submitting papers, presenting, or simply attending and sharing ideas.

12NCEE will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share the latest knowledge and techniques to better understand and mitigate the damaging effects of earthquakes and tsunamis. Professionals from the full spectrum of the earthquake community will gather to discuss and debate new research, advancements in practice, and a multitude of new and ongoing issues related to seismic hazard, risk, mitigation and public policy that have emerged in the last four years. Timely and relevant lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic are also expected.

For 12NCEE, we will gather in Salt Lake City, Utah—a region with significant hazard from the Wasatch Fault. Utah policymakers and residents were reminded of this hazard by the M5.7. earthquake in Magna that occurred at the very start of the pandemic, showcasing the complexity of response to and recovery from simultaneous disasters. Learn about this experience and recent local efforts to advance mitigation through policy at this conference, while talking with locals and others from many regions around the US and beyond.

Extensive sessions on structural engineering and geotechnical engineering will be supplemented by synergistic sessions on seismology, geology, geophysics, business, public policy, social sciences, regional planning, emergency response, public health, and regulation, in order to allow cross-disciplinary learning for engineers and others in the earthquake community. The 12NCEE will provide a unique environment and comprehensive program designed to facilitate synergy between earthquake scientists, engineers, social scientists, and policy professionals from the United States and around the world.

Technical Program
The program will consist of invited plenary sessions, concurrent oral sessions, and poster sessions. Concurrent oral sessions will be a mix of Special Sessions and Technical Topic Sessions. A list of Technical Topics and details on how to submit a Special Session proposal are available later on the Call for Papers page. Participants will have access to digital copies of all conference papers as part of the registration package.

Concurrent Events
The 2022 EERI Annual Meeting will take place at the 12th National Conference, along with EERI’s Annual Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition.

Technical Tours
EERI’s Utah Chapter is organizing technical tours as part of the pre- and post-conference activities. More information about these tours will be available at this website in the run-up to 12NCEE.

Exhibits and Sponsorship
There will be space available for exhibits and opportunities for sponsorships. Exhibitor and Sponsorship Brochures will be posted on this website shortly. In the meantime, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.




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