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April 14, 2014 - April 17, 2014
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center; Maryland, USA

Exceedance 2014 features visionary keynotes from Vivek Kundra, the first CIO of the United States, and more; over 60 breakout sessions and talks on RMS(one), model science, and the RMS model roadmap; live demos and hands-on training; and the first-ever RMS(one) Hackathon. Don't miss your opportunity to network with the industry's best.

April 17, 2014 - April 18, 2014
I Hotel and Conference Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gordon Woo, catastrophe expert, speaks about “Participatory decision making on hazard warning.” A major source of uncertainty in estimating casualties from a natural hazard event is the response of the public to hazard warnings. Dr. Woo addresses ways in which citizens can be involved in the formulation of safer behavior strategies.

The International Conference on the Societal Risk Management of Natural Hazards brings together leading minds in engineering, philosophy, law and psychology to identify approaches to the societal risk management of natural hazards. The conference features presentations on risk exposure, the moral and legal responsibilities in mitigating and preparing for risks, and the mitigation of low-probability but high-consequence catastrophe events, among others.

April 21, 2014 - April 23, 2014
Egan Center, Anchorage, Alaska

Nilesh Shome, senior director, model development, presents an analysis of California's seismic hazard uncertainty based on model parameters, statistical uncertainty, and different expert interpretations.

Marleen Nyst, director, model development, and Delphine Fitzenz, lead modeler, present a risk management perspective on earthquake recurrence on mature faults and how modeling impacts risk metrics.

Chesley Williams, senior project director, model development, presents “Understanding Mega-Earthquake Related Tsunami on Subduction Zones without Large Historical Events.” Williams will discuss the subduction zones that have not had M9 earthquakes and explore their potential for generating major, basin-wide tsunamis.

Tim Ancheta, senior modeler, model development , will discuss the building damage data from the New Zealand Canterbury earthquake sequences and their relation to previously assumed dependencies between liquefaction severity and building response.

Trey Apel, senior modeler, model development , presents “Effects of Various Declustering Methods and Smoothing Methods on Earthquake Catalogs and Consequences for Seismic Hazard and Seismic Risk in New Zealand.” He will discuss how earthquake catalogs are processed and tested and their potential effects on risk modeling.

The Seismological Society of America’s 2014 Annual Meeting brings together worldwide seismologists who exchange their research findings through presentations, poster sessions, exhibits, field trips, business meetings and social gatherings.

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