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PEER Annual Meeting - September 30th and October 1st 2011


The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center is pleased to announce that its 2011 PEER Annual Meeting is being hosted at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley from Friday September 30 – Saturday October 1, 2011. As is typical, registration for the meeting is free to all. Practicing professionals, faculty, students and others interested in earthquake engineering are encouraged to attend.

This year’s annual meeting will focus on many PEER’s currently funded mega-projects while also highlighting several new areas of research being explored by the Center. In a full-day plenary session on Friday, presentations will feature recent findings from PEER’s Mega-Projects including NGA West 2, Transportation Systems Research Program, Lifelines Research Program, Simulation and PBEE Tools, Concrete Grand Challenge, and the Tall Buildings Initiative, as well as spotlight opportunities for extending PEER’s performance based design and resiliency concepts in response to issues raised by recent earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Chile. On Saturday, various break out sessions will discuss opportunities for new research initiatives, and those participating or interested in PEER’s mega-projects will meet to discuss current progress and outline future research efforts.

Registration for the meeting is now open and the meeting registration deadline is August 30, 2011.  Visit the 2011 PEER Annual Meeting website to register for the meeting and to find more information: