2016 National Earthquake Conference

May 4-6, 2016

Make plans today to learn about the latest in earthquake science,
implementation, policy, social science, and more.

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 National Earthquake Conference (NEC) is confirmed for May 4 – 6, 2016 in Long Beach, California.

The NEC is a quadrennial event providing a unique opportunity for academia, building code experts, design/build pro-fessionals, FEMA Directorates, first responders, geologists, local emergency managers, insurance and reinsurance pro-fessionals, local and tribal governments, private sector interests, public information officers, state government leaders, social science practitioners, U.S. State and Territorial Earthquake Managers, USGS leadership, and volunteers to share the latest advances in earthquake science, best practices for outreach and education, building science and code ad-vancement, and policy initiatives that improve resiliency.

After extensive analysis and feedback from potential attendees, earthquake partners and stakeholders, we have identi-fied the Hilton Long Beach, California as the NEC site. The Hilton is undergoing extensive renovation slated for completion next month, and it meets the many unique requirements for this gathering, including accessibility, affordability and adequate quantities of government room rates, and geographic preference by interested stakeholders.

To introduce efficiency and extend this opportunity, the Annual National Earthquake Managers Meeting will immediately precede the NEC at the same site from May 2 – 3, 2016.

Online hotel and meeting registrations will be available in the near future. In the meantime, please contact NEC Project Manager Barbara Harrison at if you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to sponsor this important gathering.