Apply Now: LFE Travel Study Program to Chile

Seeking Students and Young Professionals Interested in Learning from Earthquakes.


EERI is teaming up with Centro Nacional de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Desastres Naturales (CIGIDEN) of Santiago, Chile, to offer the first ever Learning from Earthquakes Travel Study Program, January 14-18, 2017.

The program will be held following the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Chile in January 2017, and offers members a unique opportunity to learn directly from local experts in the field. While any EERI or CIGIDEN member may participate, the program is targeted at graduate students and early career researchers or early career practicing engineers.

Participants will engage in Learning From Earthquakes activities in a location that has experienced significant earthquake damage and recovery in the recent past. Interact with members of various disciplines and different countries and be exposed to a wide range of earthquake engineering, earthquake response, and recovery topics related to both research and practice. The Learning from Earthquakes Travel Study Program is designed to share information and insight on earthquake risk mitigation, preparedness, and planning, and inspire participants to apply the lessons learned upon their return home.

Program Elements

January 9-January 13, 2017: 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
(registration for 16WCEE is not included in program registration fee)

January 14, 2017: Chile and its Hazards
January 15, 2017: Tsunamis – Field trip to Valaparaiso
January 16, 2017: Mitigation Measures
January 17, 2017: Field trip to Santa Cruz
January 18, 2017: Field trip to Constitucion
January 19, 2017: Return home or day off in Santiago

Program registration fee is $1,000 USD, which includes double-occupancy hotel accommodations, in-country travel, five lunches, three dinners, and presentations by an international group of speakers. Some scholarships are available.

Application form to participate is at

Deadline to apply is August 1, 2016

Questions? Contact Kelsey Wittels at

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