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EERI Annual Meeting Registration Now Open - 

Celebrate the New Year With an Early Bird Discount! 


Online Registration is now OPEN at:

EERI Annual Meeting

Date: April 10-13, 2012
Location: Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee

If you register by January 15, the full registration fee is only $395. Between January 15 and March 15, it increases to $495. After March 15, it will be $550.

Visit for information about the program, the hotel, and how to submit abstracts (deadline January 23) for one of the poster sessions. With the theme of “Learning from the Past to Protect the Future,” the conference, a joint program with the National Earthquake Conference, commemorates the 200th anniversary of the historic series of strong earthquakes that struck the New Madrid seismic zone in late 1811 and early 1812. It will feature many lessons from recent and historic earthquakes that are applicable to the practice of U.S. professionals. The meeting is jointly hosted by EERI and the FEMA regional earthquake consortia*, and will consist of both plenary and concurrent sessions to ensure an abundance of offerings for engineers, scientists, emergency managers, and policy makers. The following pre-conference programs will be held April 10;

  • ASCE Symposium on Seismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central U.S. (full-day, $65 additional fee),
  • New Madrid Earthquake Scenario Workshop (half-day, free), and
  • URM Memphis South Main Street Demonstration Workshop (evening, free).

Additionally, Friday evening will feature a free tour of major facilities in downtown Memphis that have been designed or retrofitted for earthquakes, including the $25 million retrofit of the Memphis Pyramid. The tour will be led by some of the area’s top structural engineers and architects, followed by a reception at the downtown University of Memphis Law Department Building, two presentations, and a Q and A session. Maximum space: 45 participants.

For hotel reservations at the group discount or government rates, visit

The meeting venue is the historic Italian Renaissance-style Peabody Hotel, built in 1925 and designated as one of the top 10 grand hotels in the U.S. by Christopher Reynolds of the Los Angeles Times. It's a short walk to the live music of Beale Street and a short drive to Graceland and the National Civil Rights Museum.

* The FEMA consortia consists of the Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC), the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), the Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC), and the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW).


More About EERI

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.