Past Events

Since the first meeting in 1979, WSSPC has organized an annual meeting for the seismic hazards community to meet and discuss earthquake topics of concern to the western region. Summaries of recent meetings and workshops are archived here.


2017 Alaska Workshop
Alaska’s Next Big Earthquake & Tsunami: Mitigating Impacts
May 9-10, 2017
Crowne Plaza Anchorage Midtown
Anchorage, Alaska
2017_Workshop Report

2017 WSSPC Annual Meeting
April 27-28, 2017
Sheraton Downtown
Oklahoma City, OK
2017 Meetings Notebook

National Earthquake Program Managers Meeting
April 25-27, 2017
Sheraton Downtown
Oklahoma City, OK
Meeting Notes:


2016 WSSPC Annual Meeting
May 6, 2016
Long Beach Hilton
Long Beach, California
2016 Meetings Notebook

National Earthquake Conference
May 4-6, 2016
Long Beach Hilton
Long Beach, California
2016 NEC Report

National Earthquake Program Managers Meeting
May 2-3, 2016
Long Beach Hilton
Long Beach, California
Meeting Notes:


2015 WSSPC Annual Meeting
April 24, 2015
Hilton Pasadena
Pasadena, California
2015 Meetings Notebook


2014 WSSPC Annual Meeting
July 21, 2014
BP Energy Center
Anchorage, Alaska
In conjunction with the 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE).


2013 WSSPC Annual Meeting
May 2-3, 2013
Marriott Downtown Seattle, Lake Union Hotel
Seattle, Washington
In conjunction with and following the National Earthquake Program Managers meeting.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Communicating with Policy Makers Workshop


2012 WSSPC Annual Meeting
April 10-11, 2012
Peabody Hotel
Memphis, Tennessee

April 10, 2012
The WSSPC Annual Meeting was held at the Joint 2012 National Earthquake Conference/Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Annual Conference. WSSPC Basin & Range Province Committee, WSSPC Engineering, Construction & Building Codes Committee, WSSPC Board, and WSSPC members met for the Annual Business Meeting.

April 11, 2012
Representatives from Seismic Councils and Commissions in the U.S. met to share information and resources:
Co-Chairs: Pete McDonough, Utah Seismic Safety Commission and
Cliff DeBerry, West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission

2012 National Earthquake Program Managers Meeting
Meeting notes from the 2012 National Earthquake Program Managers
Meeting is available at

2012 National Earthquake Conference
The National Earthquake Conference was held April 10-13, 2012.
With the theme of “Learning from the Past to Protect the Future,” the joint National Earthquake Conference and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Annual Conference program commemorated the 200th anniversary of the historic series of strong earthquakes that struck the New Madrid seismic zone in late 1811 and early 1812. It featured many lessons from recent and historic earthquakes that are applicable to the practice of U.S. professionals. The meeting was jointly hosted by EERI, WSSPC, CUSEC, NESEC, and CREW, and consisted of both plenary and concurrent sessions to ensure an abundance of offerings for engineers, scientists, emergency managers, and policy makers.

The following pre-conference programs were held Tuesday, April 10:

  • ASCE Symposium on Seismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central U.S. (full-day, $65 fee),
  • New Madrid Earthquake Scenario Workshop (half-day, free), and
  • URM Memphis South Main Street Demonstration Workshop (evening, free).