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Preliminary Program (1/19/04)

2005 Annual Meeting
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cordova, California
February 25-26, 2005

 February 25 | February 26 Preliminary Program (PDF )

Rancho Cordova Room

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Icebreaker & Early-Bird Reception

6:00-8:00 pm

Reception: California State History Museum

1020 O Street (11th and O Streets), Sacramento

Friday, February 25, 2005
“Practioners Day Forum”

(Open to the Public)

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Registration, Student Posters and Industry Partners Exhibits

8:00-9:45 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:45 am

Committee & Coordination Meetings

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: MCEER Education Activities

S. Thevanayagam

MCEER Director for Education

10:30-10:45 am

Overview: Overarching Center-Wide Activities

Michel Bruneau

10:45-11:15 am

Overview: Research Activities in Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Lifeline Networks

Masanobu Shinozuka

Tom O’Rourke

Leaders, MCEER Research Thrust I

11:15-11:45 am

Overview: Research Activities in Seismic Retrofit of Acute Care Facilities

Andre Filiatrault

MCEER Deputy Director

Leader, MCEER Research Thrust II

11:45-12:15 pm

Overview: Research Activities in Earthquake Response and Recovery

Kathleen Tierney

Leader, MCEER Research Thrust III

12:15-1:30 pm

Annual Meeting Luncheon

Speaker: TBD

1:30-3:30 pm

Thrust Area Breakout Sessions: “Challenging Research/Implementation Issues”

Designated Chairs & Recorders

Brief presentations (10 minutes) by "Practitioner” guests in each Thrust Area. Presentations to be followed by discussion.

3:30-3:45 pm


3:45-5:30 pm

Practitioners Day Plenary Session

Gary Hart, IAB Chair

5:30-6:00 pm


6:00-7:00 pm

Reception, Student Posters and Industry Partners Exhibits

7:00-9:00 pm

MCEER Annual Meeting Banquet

Ron Eguchi

ImageCat Inc.

“MCEER Remote Sensing Research following the December 26, 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunamis.”

Saturday, February 26, 2005
Strategic Research Planning Day

(Open to MCEER Partners, Students and Investigators Only)

8:00 am-3:15 pm

Registration, Student Posters and Industry Partners Exhibits

8:00-9:45 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00-10:00 am

Industry Advisory Board Breakfast Meeting

10:15-10:30 am

Program for the Day

Andre Filiatrault

10:30-10:45 am

Overview of Networking Activities

Andrei Reinhorn

10:45-11:00 am

Student Leadership Council (SLC) Review

Michael Pollino

Chair, MCEER Student Leadership Council

11:00-11:20 am

MCEER 2004 Best Student Article Presentation

Student Competition Winner TBD

11:20-12:00 pm

MCEER Strategic “Post-Graduation” Plan

Michel Bruneau

12:00-1:30 pm


1:30-3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions by Thrust Areas

Thrust Area Leaders


3:00-3:15 pm


3:15-3:45 pm

Plenary Session:

Reports from Breakout Sessions

Thrust Area Leaders

3:45-4:15 pm

Status of Funding & Reporting Requirements

Andre Filiatrault

4:15-4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Michel Bruneau




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