Activities & Events
Getting Ready for the Big One--the 1906 Earthquake Today
ETH Zurich / Swissnex, Swiss Re
Note: Registration is required for this free event. Click "More Information" below to register.
An evening discussion, food and drink with earthquake luminaries from Switzerland, the U.S. and Japan on the inevitable big one. Where it will hit, how we can prepare, what to expect and what science is doing now to keep us up-to-date.
6 pm - Doors open:
Networking, food and drink
7 pm - Keynote speakers:
- "Are Earthquakes Predictable?" Tom Jordan, Professor of Earth Sciences USC; Director of Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
- "Readiness around the Globe" Domenico Giardini, Professor of Seismology and Geodynamics ETH Zürich; Director of the Swiss Seismological Service
- "Insurance for the Inevitable" Andy Castaldi, Swiss Re, Head, Catastrophe and Perils, Swiss Re Americas Div.
- "The 1906 Earthquake--lessons learned, lessons forgotten and future directions." Mary Lou Zoback, Senior Research Scientist, USGS Earthquake Hazards Team
- Moderated panel discussion and Q&A also includes Mizuho Ishida, Research Scientist, Japan National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NEID), and Mark Zoback, Professor of Geophysics and Benjamin M. Page Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
10 pm - Doors close
Wednesdy, April 19, 2006 from 6 - 10 pm
730 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA
Several internationally-known earthquake luminaries will share their research and expectations for the next "Big One" in the Bay Area.
industry professionals and academics, concerned citizens
Amy Ambrose, (415)912-5901 x 103