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2018 Convention Call for Papers - Deadline Extended to March 30th

Thursday, March 15, 2018  

The Structural Engineers Association of California issues this Call for Papers to be presented at the 2018 Annual Convention to be held at the JW Marriott Spa and Resort in Palm Desert, California, September 12th-14th, 2018

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.)

Papers presented at the SEAOC Convention will be published in the 2018 SEAOC PROCEEDINGS.  All speakers presenting papers at the convention are expected to use commercially available computer presentation software.

Interested parties should submit brief abstracts (300 words or less) of their papers on or before Friday, March 30, 2018 via the Call for Abstracts form by clicking here.

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
Laura Basualdo, Reza Dashtpeyma, Alfred Tran