This unique conference will bring together professionals from a broad range of disciplines: architecture, civil and structural engineering, seismology, geology, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, business, public policy, the social sciences, regional planning, emergency response, and regulation.

Join us in making this conference a milestone in earthquake engineering. For information about sponsorship opportunities,  see the 10NCEE Sponsor Brochure (PDF).

Major Financial Sponsor

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FEMA provides leadership and support to reduce losses from all types of hazards through a program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. FEMA’s activities under the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) contribute to the Program mission: “To develop, disseminate, and promote knowledge, tools, and practices for earthquake risk reduction — through coordinated multidisciplinary interagency partnerships among the NEHRP agencies and their stakeholders — that improve the nation’s earthquake resilience in public safety, economic strength, and national security. FEMA is also one of 10NCEE's Travel Sponsors.

Technical Co-Organizer

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The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) is the product of more than a decade of planning by the earthquake engineering community. The NEES network infrastructure encompasses management headquarters; 14 earthquake engineering and tsunami research facility sites located at universities across the U.S. -- available for testing on-site, in the field, or through telepresence; and cyberinfrastructure operations that connect the work of the experimental facilities, researchers, educators and students.

Diamond Sponsor

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CSI is recognized globally as the pioneering leader in software tools for structural and earthquake engineering, backed by more than three decades of research and development.

Gold Sponsor


The DGGS is charged by state statute to generate new, objective, peer-reviewed information about the geology of Alaska, the potential of Alaska’s land for production of minerals, fuels, and construction materials, and the potential geologic hazards to its people and infrastructure.

Silver Sponsors

 ConocoPhillips ConocoPhillips and its predecessor companies have been exploring for oil and creating economic opportunity in Alaska for more than 50 years, developing Alaska’s resources responsibly while producing needed energy.
golder Golder Associates is a global, employee-owned organization providing independent consulting, design, and construction services in specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.
hayward-baker Hayward Baker is a geotechnical construction company that provides the full range of construction services for foundation rehabilitation, settlement control, liquefaction mitigation, soil stabilization, groundwater control, slope stability, excavation support and underpinning.
KinemetricsLogo v2 Kinemetrics has been the world leader in the innovative design, quality manufacturing and timely supply of earthquake instruments for over 44 years.  ISO 9001:2008 certified, KMI provides seismologists and structural engineers with the highest-quality, most cost-effective seismic instruments on the market.  Kinemetrics Open Systems & Services (OSS) goes beyond instrumentation; we are a world-leading, multi-disciplinary team of geoscientists, earthquake engineers, and information technologists specializing in the design, integration and implementation of custom seismic and structural monitoring systems. Our complete array of comprehensive systems and services, including project consulting and documentation, are designed to protect human lives, capital assets, and critical infrastructure investments around the globe.
 mtsLogoOL RED-1024x736 Since 1966, MTS has worked side-by-side with engineers in a wide range of industries to solve complex challenges. Today, high-performance testing and sensing solutions are deployed around the world, enabling precise control of forces and motions as well as real-time feedback that optimizes performance. With more than four decades of real-world experience, MTS is uniquely equipped to help customers adapt to change, anticipate new requirements, and take on even the most difficult tasks with speed and confidence.
 osu coe logo Founded in 1889, Oregon State University (OSU) College of Engineering has a long history of graduating world-class engineers who have made major impacts on civilization through significant contributions in science and technology. By emphasizing authentic, experiential engineering experiences within its curriculum, OSU equips students with the knowledge, skills, and passion to advance innovative solutions to today is most complex engineering challenges.
PDC-Logo-Color transp-for-dk-bkgd With offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks, PDC Inc. Engineers provides diverse design and construction expertise which includes structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering.  The majority of PDC’s projects involve the design of facilities and structures in high, if not the highest seismic categories. PDC’s structural department includes 10 Alaska registered structural engineers who are skilled in the use of a number of finite-element based software packages.  They perform response spectrum analysis on a broad range of structures including many facilities with high importance factors (i.e., hospitals, research facilities, power plants, and other critical infrastructure).
 RMS RMS is the world’s leading provider of products, services, and expertise for the quantification and management of catastrophe risk. More than 400 leading insurers, reinsurers, trading companies, and other financial institutions rely on RMS models to quantify, manage, and transfer risk. As an established provider of risk modeling to companies across all market segments, RMS provides solutions that can be trusted as reliable benchmarks for strategic pricing, risk management, and risk transfer decisions.
SandW Logo1 Shannon & Wilson is a nationally recognized leader in geotechnical, earthquake, and environmental engineering, providing integrated services to private and public clients. Shannon & Wilson’s seismic experts have long been at the forefront in using ground response modeling to support the design of foundation support systems. They are experienced in specialized work for critical structures such as communications centers, nuclear facilities, dams, and hospitals.
StarSeismicLogoRectangle Star Seismic has pioneered the engineering and design of Buckling Restrained Braces (BRBs). From commercial structures and high-rise buildings, to state-of-the-art medical centers and stadiums, our buckling restrained brace systems have played a key role in a wide range of award-winning construction projects all over the globe.

Bronze Sponsors

air-worldwide AIR Worldwide (AIR) is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR models the risk from catastrophes in more than 90 countries.
Alyeska Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, established in 1970, was named after the Aleut word, “Alyeska”, meaning mainland. Its 800 employees are proud of the pipeline’s history – one enriched by teamwork, innovation and a commitment to safety, reliability, and the integrity of TAPS. The 800 mile pipeline withstood the magnitude 7.9 Denali earthquake in 2002. The ground along the fault moved an estimated 18 feet horizontally and nearly 2.5 feet vertically. Due to Alyeska’s earthquake protection, the Denali Fault earthquake did not compromise the integrity of the pipeline. No oil spilled, and pipeline operations resumed after minor repairs.
amec logo  Ranked 24th in Engineering New-Record's Top 500 Design Firms, AMEC is one of the leading Engineering and Design, Environmental and Construction services companies in the US. Providing a full range of services to more than 7,000 public and private clients worldwide, AMEC's 3,000-plus employees, with specialists in over 50 scientific and engineering disciplines, work from over 100 offices across the U.S. AMEC's broad geographic coverage and technical depth allows the company to perform virtually any scope of work, regardless of location, size or complexity.
atc ATC develops and promotes state-of-the-art, user-friendly engineering resources and applications for use in mitigating the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment. ATC also identifies and encourages needed research and develops consensus opinions on structural engineering issues in a nonproprietary format.
 bbfmblue Established in 1996, BBFM Engineers Inc. is dedicated to providing quality, effective and cost-conscious design that meets the needs of the client. BBFM Engineers Inc. has been a leading provider of structural engineering services to design professionals, building owners and government agencies on projects throughout the state of Alaska and Antarctica.
bp logo Alaska remains one of BP’s leading resource basins. After more than 36 years of production, the North Slope still has a large amount of the discovered oil and gas remaining. BP focuses its strategy and investment in Alaska on the known resources; on renewing its North Slope infrastructure; on ensuring safe and sustainable operations; and on commercializing Alaska natural gas.
Enstar logo ENSTAR Natural Gas Company was founded in 1961, making it one of the oldest energy companies operating in Alaska. ENSTAR headquarters are located in Anchorage. The history of ENSTAR is closely aligned with the history of Alaska since statehood. Over those years, ENSTAR has grown with the 49th state, supplying the energy which has helped communities grow and prosper.
 fmglobal logo FM Global provides comprehensive global commercial and industrial property insurance, engineering-driven underwriting and risk management solutions, groundbreaking property loss prevention research and prompt, professional claims handling.

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GEI provides a broad array of geotechnical, water resources, environmental science, and engineering consulting services to public and private clients nationwide. Regarded as one of the most experienced dam and foundation engineering companies in the United States, GEI has completed more than 35,000 projects for public and private sector clients in all 50 states and 25 countries since its founding in 1970.
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Lettis Consultants International, Inc. is an earth science company formed in 2011 by a group of the industry's leading geologists, seismologists and engineers specializing in engineering geology, seismic and natural hazard investigations.

 pge logo PG&E, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out PG&E Company’s primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.
PRA logo Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska (PRA) was founded in 1997 by a group of five independent consultants. Currently managed by Chris Livesey and Tom Walsh, PRA has grown into a group of over 115 affiliated geologists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers, among other diverse oil and gas professionals. Most of PRA's affiliates have in excess of 20 years in the oil industry with the bulk of that experience in Alaska. PRA's professionals have worked in every basin in Alaska on both exploration and development projects. From the North Slope to Cook Inlet, PRA consultants know and understand the regional geology, the unique operating conditions, and the regulatory environment.
 SGH-LOGO SGH is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures. SGH collaborates with clients and project team members, engages with extensive expertise, focuses on delivering successful results, and responds to project challenges. SGH earns the lasting trust of clients, gains the respect of peers, and furthers the standards of practice in all areas of the profession.


 DOWL-HKM-logo The DOWL HKM difference is defined by the quality of its people. For 50 years, DOWL HKM’s staff of dedicated professionals has consistently exceeded client expectations and developed into one of the West’s leading planning, surveying, civil/transportation, and environmental services firms. Today, the firm offers a wide range of engineering services to public and private clients from the Arctic Ocean to the Rio Grande; DOWL HKM is ready to handle any challenge.

Lounsbury & Associates has been in continuous operation since 1949, providing professional services in surveying, engineering, planning and project management and with a wide variety of surveying and engineering projects spanning the State of Alaska.


Northern Geotechnical Engineering, Inc. d.b.a. Terra Firma Testing (NGE-TFT) is an employee-owned company providing expert engineering services to civil/design engineering firms, general contractors, and local, state, tribal, and federal agencies throughout the state of Alaska. The NGE-TFT core staff is comprised entirely of Alaskan residents and includes accomplished engineers, geologists, and technicians with over 100 years of combined experience. 

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From offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks, R&M provides multi-discipline professional services to support development of Alaska's infrastructure.


Non-Traditional Sponsors

ALK DHS Alaska's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management provides critical services to the State of Alaska to protect lives and property from terrorism and all other hazards, as well as to provide rapid recovery from all disasters.

Cooperating Organizations

ACI logo The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
 ashsc logo final The Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission recommends goals and priorities for seismic risk mitigation to the public and private sectors and recommends policies to the governor and legislature to reduce the state's vulnerability to earthquakes. The Commission consists of eleven members appointed by the Governor from the public and private sectors and is administered by the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS).

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The Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS) was established in 1999, under the guidance of the Committee for the Advancement of Strong Motion Programs (CASMP; C. Stepp, chairman) with the support of the National Science Foundation and charter endorsement by the California Division of Mines and Geology, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Bureau of reclamation, and the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers.
CUREE logo The Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1988 whose purpose is the advancement of earthquake engineering research, education, and implementation. It provides a proven administrative and management structure for efficiently and objectively mobilizing and coordinating academic as well as practicing engineer resources and talents on large projects, a niche in which it has proved to be more nimble than the comparable process of organizing and managing numerous subcontracts by a university sponsored projects office.
 CUSEC CUSEC's primary objective is to provide dynamic support to multi-state response and recovery planning, resource acquisition; public education and awareness; promotion; mitigation, and research associated with earthquake preparedness in the Central United States. CUSEC serves as a "coordinating hub" for the region, performing the critical role of coordinating the multi-state efforts of the region.
ICC logo The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
maec logo whitespace The mission of the MAE Center is to develop through research, and to disseminate through education and outreach, new integrated approaches necessary to minimize the consequences of future natural and human-made hazards. Integrated interdisciplinary research synthesizing damage across regions, estimating vulnerability across regional and national networks, and identifying different hazards forms the core research activities needed to develop a Multi-hazard Approach to Engineering and to support stakeholder and societal interests in risk assessment and mitigation.
 NHC Since 1976, the Natural Hazards Center has served as a national and international clearinghouse of knowledge concerning the social science and policy aspects of disasters. The Center collects and shares research and experience related to preparedness for, response to, recovery from, and mitigation of disasters, emphasizing the link between hazards mitigation and sustainability to both producers and users of research and knowledge on extreme events. A basic goal of the Center is to strengthen communication among researchers and the individuals, organizations, and agencies concerned with reducing damages caused by disasters.
peer logo The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is a multi-institutional research and education center with headquarters at the University of California, Berkeley. Investigators from over 20 universities, several consulting companies, plus researchers at various State and Federal government agencies contribute to research programs focused on performance-based earthquake engineering in disciplines including structural and geotechnical engineering, geology/seismology, lifelines, transportation, risk management, and public policy.
 scec logo The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is a community of over 600 scientists, students, and others at over 60 institutions worldwide, headquartered at the University of Southern California. SCEC is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk.
 WSSPC Logo The Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) is a regional earthquake consortium in the western states, headquartered in Sacramento, California. Council members are the State Geological Survey and Emergency Management Directors of 13 western states, 3 U.S. territories, a Canadian territory and a Canadian province, and liaisons to 7 western state seismic safety councils and commissions.



Travel Sponsors

pankow Established in 2002, the Charles Pankow Foundation (CPF) seeks to provide the AEC Industry with a better way to design and build. CPF funds research, development and dissemination of new products and solutions that help the AEC Industry be more efficient and more cost competitive and provides both resources and leadership to advance innovation in the design and construction of buildings.
usgs-logo The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.