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Conference Information

Welcome Message
The Plenary Session Schedule
The Wednesday Banquet
Sponsors and Committees

Technical Tours

Conference participants had the opportunity to visit the SkyDome and CN Tower in Toronto as well as the Niagara Falls. The two tours in Toronto were complemented by technical presentations on these facilities during the conference luncheon.Read more

General Information

The Ninth U.S. National and Tenth Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering provided an opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to share the latest knowledge and techniques for understanding and mitigating the effects of earthquakes. This was the first time that a conference of this scale was being organized jointly by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering. The conference  provided a unique environment to develop synergy between U.S. and Canadian colleagues, as well as other participants from around the world. This conference brought together professionals from a broad range of disciplines, including architecture, structural engineering, seismology, geology, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, social response, regional planning, emergency response planning, and regulation.

Workshop for Young Researchers, Professionals, and Faculty

A workshop for young researchers, professionals, and faculty was held on Sunday, July 25, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop was organized by the Student Leadership Council (SLC) of EERI. The goal of this event was to encourage interaction among the three groups through a blend of events spread out during the day that included a technical session, a technical tour, and social events. The event was free to participants, thanks to the generous support of sponsors FEMA, Computers & Structures, Degenkolb Engineers, Digitexx, Kinemetrics, and PEER.

800 9USN/10CCEE Papers Received

The Technical Program Committee of the 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (9USN/10CCEE) is pleased that nearly 800 papers had been submitted to the online submission web site.  The committee, co-chaired by professors Shamim Sheikh of the University of Toronto and Catherine French of the University of Minnesota, developed 109 technical sessions, including several panel discussions, augmented by four plenary sessions with invited speakers, as well as poster sessions.


Over 30 organizations  co-sponsored the conference. Members of co-sponsoring organizations received the EERI-CAEE member ratefind cheap airfares for the conference registration fee.

The Tsunami Society held its Fourth International Tsunami Symposium, July 25 – 29, 2010 in conjunction with the 9USN/10CCEE.


Department of Energy (DOE) official seal
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) logo
USGS logo
U.S. NRC logo
Degenkolb Engineers logo
Degenkolb Engineers
Kinemetrics Inc. logo
Kinemetrics Inc.
MCEER logo
Pall Dynamics logo
Pall Dynamics

Click here to see a list of our other co-sponsors.

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