Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake - a car half-sunk into liquefied street

5th Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Conference


Topics for GEESD V 2018 will include:

  • Induced seismicity
  • Ground motions and site response
  • Seismic hazard assessment
  • Recent advances in in-situ site characterization
  • Liquefaction: triggering, consequences, and mitigation
  • Regional scale assessment of geohazards
  • Applications of remote sensing
  • Recent advances in numerical modeling
  • Recent advances in physical modeling
  • Laboratory testing
  • Seismic slope stability and landslides

Interested in submitting on one of these topics? Learn more on the Call for Abstracts


GEESD V will provide you with new insights through case histories and practice-oriented papers, recent research findings, innovative technologies, and the emerging arts from across the many disciplines involved earthquake engineering and soil dynamics. You will:

  • Learn from top leaders in the industry through special plenary sessions, panels, and sessions
  • Network with your colleagues from around the world
  • Visit exhibitors to find the latest tools, techniques, e-programs, etc. related to earthquake engineering
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to maintain your professional licensure while gaining relevant focused knowledge
  • Last but not least, experience Austin: the history and culture, special events, unique restaurants, outdoor fun, nightlife, and music. Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World!

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center at UT Austin

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

The University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

The GEESD V 2018 conference hotel room block will open .

Conference Chairs

Ellen M. Rathje, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
University of Texas at Austin
Conference Chair
Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Ph.D., M.ASCE
Virginia Tech
Conference Co-Chair
Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
University of California-Los Angeles
Technical Program Chair


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