2004 Annual Meeting
The New Otani Hotel & Gardens
Los Angeles, California
January 14 - 16, 2004

Engaging Community...Enlisting Opinion...Attaining Resilience

 

Program

2004 Annual Meeting
The New Otani Hotel & Gardens
Los Angeles, California
January 15-16, 2004

 

January 14  |  January 15 January 16 Program (PDF )

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14, 2004

Icebreaker & Early-Bird Reception

6:30-8:00 pm

Reception in the Tom Bradley Tower, 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall

Meet in lobby of The New Otani Hotel & Garden for 6:15 pm departure – short walk to reception

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 15, 2004

“PRACTITIONERS DAY” (Open to the Public)

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Registration and Industry Partners Exhibits

8:00-9:45 am

Committee & Coordination Meetings

Student Leadership Council (SLC) Meeting

Education / Research Interface Committee Meeting

 

9:30-9:45 am

Thrust Area Breakout Session Chairs and Recorders Briefing

 

10:00-10:10 am

Welcoming Remarks
Michel Bruneau, MCEER Director

 

10:10-10:30 am

Overview of Education Activities at MCEER
Andrea Dargush, MCEER Assistant Director for Education and Research Administration

 

10:30-10:45 am

Overview of Overarching Center-Wide Activities
Michel Bruneau

 

10:45-11:15 am

Overview of Research Activities in Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Lifeline Networks
Masanobu Shinozuka / Tom O’Rourke, Leaders, Research Thrust I

 

11:15-11:45 am

Overview of Research Activities in Seismic Retrofit of Acute Care Facilities
Andre Filiatrault, MCEER Deputy Director, Leader, Research Thrust II

 

11:45-12:15 pm

Overview of Research Activities in Earthquake Response and Recovery
Kathleen Tierney, Leader, Research Thrust III

 

12:15-1:30 pm

Annual Meeting Luncheon (Industry Partners, Students, and Investigators seated with Practitioners Day Attendees)
Luncheon Speaker: Ellis Stanley, General Manager, City of Los Angeles, Emergency Preparedness Department

 

1:30-3:30 pm

Thrust Area Breakout Sessions: “Challenging Research/Implementation Issues”
Breakout Session I: Lifelines
Breakout Session II: Acute Care Facilities
Breakout Session III: Response & Recovery

Designated Session Chairs & Recorders
Brief presentations (10 minutes) by “Practitioner” guests and MCEER IAB members in each Thrust Area. Presentations to be followed by discussion.

 

3:30-3:45 pm

Break

 

3:45-5:30 pm

Plenary Session
Moderator: Ellis Stanley, IAB Vice Chair

Reports from Breakout Sessions (30 minutes)
Designated Session Chairs & Recorders

Presentions by MCEER Industry Partners
MCEER IAB Members

Discussions
All

 

5:30-6:00 pm

Adjournment

Networking Coordination Meeting

 

6:00-7:00 pm

Reception, Student Posters and Industry Partner Exhibits

 

7:00-9:00 pm

MCEER Annual Meeting Banquet

 

FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 2004

Strategic Research Planning Day

(Open to MCEER Partners, Students and Investigators Only)

 

8:00am-2:30pm

Registration and Industry Partner Exhibits

 

8:00-9:45 am

Industry Advisory Board Breakfast Meeting

 

Envisaging MCEER Beyond 2007
Thrust Area Strategic Visioning Sessions
Thrust Areas I & III (combined session)
Thrust Area II

 

10:00-10:05 am

Program for the Day
Andre Filiatrault

 

10:05-10:20 am

Overview of Networking Activities
Andre Reinhorn

 

10:20-10:30 am

Student Leadership Council Review
Jeffrey Berman, Student Leadership Council Chair

10:30-10:55 am

MCEER 2003 Best Student Article
Presentation by Winning Student Author
Michael Pollino, University at Buffalo

 

 

10:55-11:30 am

Measures of Seismic Resilience
Michel Bruneau / Andre Reinhorn

 

11:30-12:30

Adjournment for lunch

12:30-2:30 pm

SCEC/BICEPP/MCEER Luncheon:“10 Years Since Northridge: A Special Event for Movers and Shakers”
Speakers: Richard Andrews, Homeland Project, NC4, Thomas Jordan, SCEC Director, Tom O’Rourke, MCEER

 

2:30-4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions by Thrust Areas
Breakout Session I: Lifelines
Breakout Session II: Acute Care Facilities
Breakout Session III: Response & Recovery Thrust Area Leaders
Brief presentations (10 minutes) by MCEER-Funded Researchers in each Thrust Area. Presentations to be followed by discussion on research directions

 

4:30-5:15 pm

Plenary Session:
Reports from Breakout Sessions

Thrust Area Leaders

 

5:15-6:00 pm

Status of Funding & Renewal Reporting Requirements
Andrea Dargush

 

Closing Remarks
Michel Bruneau

 

6:00-8:30 pm

MCEER/IAB Joint ExCom Dinner Meeting
MCEER/IAB ExComs

 

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