EERI “LFE Lessons for Practice” Seminar Registration Open

Registration is now open for a new one-day EERI technical seminar on Learning from Recent Major Earthquakes: Lessons for Practice, with support from FEMA/Department of Homeland Security. The seminar dates and locations are:

  • Wednesday, October 24, in Salt Lake City;
  • Thursday, October 25, in Los Angeles;
  • Monday, October 29, in San Francisco; and
  • Tuesday, October 30, in Seattle.

Registration fees are $225 for EERI and cosponsor members, $300 for nonmembers, and $125 for EERI student and young professional members.

The seminar brochure PDF ( has details on the program, presenters, venues, and a printable form to register by fax or mail, if preferred.

The recent major earthquakes in Chile, New Zealand, and Japan provide many relevant and implementable lessons for U.S. practice. All three countries have advanced levels of earthquake awareness, modern seismic building codes, and unique experience responding to and recovering from damaging earthquakes. Across the range of earthquake professions, this seminar will provide an in-depth understanding of the major lessons from these events.

Topics and presenters include Seismology and Ground Motions (David Wald), Geotechnical Engineering and Lifelines (Ross Boulanger), the Built Environment: Buildings and Bridges (Bill Holmes or Jack Moehle), and Social Impacts: Preparedness, Response and Recovery (Rich Eisner or Laurie Johnson). The presenters — all EERI members — are leading experts in their respective fields and are especially adept at translating complex findings into practical knowledge. No matter your disciplinary specialty, you will leave this program with lessons useful in your practice that have been learned from research into these once-in-a-generation earthquakes.