Call for Abstracts
Abstracts are requested for papers to be presented as part of the Technical Program for the 2018 SEAOC Convention, to be held September 12 through 14, at the JW Marriot Spa and Resort in Palm Desert, California.

The theme of "Innovation & Resilience: Strengthening the Past, Building the Future" has been chosen for the Technical Program. The emphasis is on resiliency and structural design of buildings and other structures for both new building design as well as retrofit of existing buildings for natural hazards. Subject areas include but are not limited to:

• Building codes and standards
• Cities & Politics (City Ordinances, Future codes/legislation, etc.)
• Healthcare
• Business and Economic Impacts
• Legal
• Use of Innovation for better resilience (base isolation, dampers, BRB’s, etc.)

Interested presenters should upload an abstract of their paper (300 words or less) by March 16, 2018, via the Call for Abstracts form below.

The Technical Program Committee will review the abstracts; authors will be notified by April 27, 2018 regarding acceptance. Final Papers by selected authors shall be submitted by June 29, 2018. Detailed instructions for the complete manuscripts will be sent to prospective authors with the acceptance notification.

If you have any questions, please email

We look forward to receiving your abstracts, and hope to see you in Palm Desert in September.

Thank you!

The 2018 SEAOC Convention Technical Committee

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