Contact & FAQ

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
499 14th Street Suite 220
Oakland, CA 94612-1934 USA

Phone: (510) 451-0905
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Frequently Asked Questions 


Q: What is the final date for 12NCEE paper submissions?

A: 12NCEE papers should be submitted via this website no later than November 5, 2021.


Q: Are abstracts submitted in advance?

A: There will be no preliminary abstract submission and review. The first and only submission will be a 4-page paper manuscript. See the Call for Papers for more information.


Q: How do I propose a special session?

A: Special session proposals can be made via the paper submission portal, and are due on October 1, 2021. See the Call for Papers for more information.

Q: When is the deadline for special session speaker papers?

A: The special session proposal deadline has been extended to October 1, 2021. Due to this extension, the deadline for special session papers will also be extended, to November 5, 2021.


Q: Are all special session speakers required to submit a conference paper?

A: Special session speakers must submit a full paper or a one-page presentation abstract through the paper submission portal. The one-page presentation abstract should include the speaker's presentation title as the Paper Title and a brief description of their presentation as an abstract. If special session speakers will not be giving formal presentations, such as a panel discussion, the one-page abstract must still be submitted and panelists should include a title and short description that gives attendees a sense of what perspectives they will bring to the discussion.


Q: Who should I contact about my special session proposal idea?

A: Questions about the technical content of special sessions should be directed to the Program Committee Special Session Leads, Carlos Molina-Hutt and Shideh Dashti, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Q: How long are special sessions?

A: Special sessions will be 90 minutes long.


Q: When will registration open?

A: Registration will open on December 1, 2021. More information will be available at the Registration page soon.


Q: Is financial aid available?

A: A number of registration grants will be made to students, early-career academics, and early-career professionals (who reside in the U.S., attend a U.S. university, or teach at a U.S. university as of October 31, 2021) to defray the cost of attending 12NCEE. More information is available here.


Q: Will there be opportunities for sponsorship and exhibits?

A: Yes! Check the Sponsors and Exhibitors pages for more information.


Q: Where can I find a payment receipt for my submission?

To access your payment receipt, go to "My Submissions" in the submission portal and click on the "Edit Submission" button. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Payment Received, Click for Receipt" button. This will allow you to view or email your receipt.


Q: When will a complete schedule be released?

A: The program will be available on this website in early 2022. 


Q: Will COVID-19 affect the 12NCEE conference?

A: We are carefully monitoring developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and will follow all applicable local, state, and national public health guidance to ensure the safety of participants in 12NCEE. More information will be available on this website as the conference approaches.



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Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

499 14th Street, Suite 220,

Oakland, CA 94612-1934, USA

Phone: 510-451-0905
Fax: 510-451-5411

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