SSA Annual Conference 2023


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Join your colleagues next April in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the 2023 SSA Annual Meeting. You can expect another productive and rich experience of learning, networking and collaboration.

The international technical conference will be conducted in person, with the plenary sessions also made available online via the SSA website. All technical sessions, workshops and SIGs will be conducted only in-person.

All attendees are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated. Masks will be required to be worn in all session rooms. Those who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to take advantage of the freely available plenary sessions that will be broadcast via the SSA website. 

Attendees may take advantage of four workshops on Monday, 17 April on timely useful topics:

  • Getting Published
  • DAS
  • Puerto Rico Seismic Hazards and Communication
  • Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance

Post-conference field trips:

  • 2020 Southwestern Puerto Rico Seismic Sequence
  • Old San Juan Walking Tour
  • TsunamiReady Program

Questions about the meeting? Please contact

Childcare Support

SSA supports the participation of parents of young children at the Annual Meeting.

Please fill out the SSA childcare subsidy application form by 31 March 2023 to request a subsidy for childcare during the Annual Meeting. 

Parents may contract with local childcare services in San Juan and SSA will provide a subsidy of $8/hour to offset the cost for up to 10 hours per day during 17 – 20 April 2023. You may use any childcare service or your own childcare provider. 

Your request will be reviewed by 5 April 2023 and you will be notified whether it is approved. 

All approved program participants are required to submit receipts to by 15 May 2023 to receive reimbursement.

Nanny on Call

The Sheraton Hotel recommends a local service, Nanny on Call, to its guests. The deadline to sign up for childcare through this service is 14 April at 4PM Standard Time.

Visit the Nanny on Call website to read more about their childcare rates and rules.

Note: SSA is not liable for childcare services and does not have a contract with Nanny on Call. Attendees are responsible for choosing their own childcare during the Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting 2023

Program Co-Chairs

Co-chairs Xyoli Pérez-Campos and Elizabeth Vanacore lead the 2023 program, cultivating a broad range of technical sessions and field trips for meeting attendees. SSA is grateful for their leadership.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration Opens: 2 January
  • Abstracts Due: 11 January
  • Annual Meeting: 17 – 20 April
  • Workshops: 17 April
  • Field Trips: 21 April


San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico offers the amenities of a big city and proximity to the great outdoors. Great restaurants and coffee shops are all within a short distance of both the mountains and the ocean.

The meeting will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan.

More information about Puerto Rico can be found at the Discover Puerto Rico website.

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