"Involving Stakeholders...Igniting Innovation...Securing Resilience"


Special Events

Ice Breaker & Early Bird Reception  |  Practioner's Day

Ice Breaker & Early Bird Reception

On the evening of Wednesday, January 14, MCEER will host an Icebreaker & Early-Bird Reception from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., in the Tom Bradley Tower, atop the 26th Floor of Los Angeles City Hall. All Practitioners Day registrants are invited to join MCEER Industry Partners, Students and Researchers in engaging conversation amidst a panoramic nighttime view of the spectacular Los Angeles skyline.

Practioners Day Forum

Meeting Today's Earthquake Engineering and Emergency Response Challenges

Today’s architects, engineers, planners, owners, emergency managers, policy makers, and public officials face a multitude of challenges in striving to secure the safety and strength of electrical power and water utilities, hospitals and emergency response systems … before the next damaging earthquake strikes. At the same time, researchers at the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) are working to develop new tools and technologies to help practitioners meet these challenges.

On Thursday, January 15, 2004, MCEER researchers will gather in Southern California to engage practitioner stakeholders and enlist their opinions, toward the goal of improving community resilience when disaster strikes. You are invited to join them in Los Angeles, for this day of dialogue.


Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research
Practitioners Day Forum

Thursday, January 15, 2004
The New Otani Hotel & Garden
Los Angeles, California


Practitioners Day Program at a Glance

Thursday, January 15, 2004
Practitioners Day

Meeting Open to Interested Practitioners

8:00 – 7:00 pm

Registration, Student Posters, & MCEER Industry Partner Exhibits

10:00 am – 12:15 pm

Plenary Session I: Review of MCEER Research and Education Programs

12:15 – 1:30 pm

Annual Meeting Luncheon

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Breakout Sessions: Practitioners share their perspectives on challenging issues pertaining to:

Lifelines (Electric Power & Water)
Acute Care Facilities (Hospitals)
Emergency Response & Recovery

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Break, Student Posters & MCEER Industry Partner Exhibits

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Plenary Session II: Breakout Summaries

5:00 – 5:20 pm

Presentation: Best MCEER Student Article

6:00 pm– 7:00 pm

Reception, Student Posters & MCEER Industry Partner Exhibits

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Annual Meeting Banquet



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