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 is now open for reservations!

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Important Dates

Apr 25
Early Bird registration ends
May 14
Advance registration ends
May 15
Onsite Registration starts
Jun 10
Conference starts

Due dates are subject to change based on the changing needs of the many participants in the paper review process. When a due date has changed, authors of submitted papers will be informed via email.

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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