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19 août

18WCEE - Lyon 2024

08:00 - 23 août 18:00


Last year, AFPS was candidate to host the 18WCEE in 2024. Unfortunately, our candidature was not selected by IAEE national delegates.

However, we would like to thank very much all our supports, individuals and organizations, in France and worldwide. This project was a great experience and our organizing committee took a great pleasure to prepare the bidding documents and share ideas for the future of the earthquake engineering community ;-)

Thanks again and we wish the most complete success to our Italian colleagues for the organization of the 18WCEE!

You will find below our bidding material, which will remain open to public for a while.


The experience of France in the organization of large international conferences and its constant willingness of sharing experience among researchers, engineers, seismologists, architects and sociologists is an undeniable asset for the success of the 18WCEE.



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Support of the French Candidacy: The whole community behind us

Under the high patronage of the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, and welcomed by the city of Lyon, located at the confluence of the Saone and Rhone rivers, and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.



The Organizing Committee: A vision for 18WCEE

Our Organizing Committee has decided to set up an International Scientific and Advisory Committee (ISAC) in order to gather a large field of expertise, take into consideration ideas from international stakeholders, make sure that the proposed program will fit the needs of the largest community, and ensure scientific excellence.



Location and Venue: Easy to reach, ideal for conferencing!

La Cité Internationale (“Green” centre, ISO 20121), designed by Renzo Piano, is located in an exceptional environment with a privileged setting between the Rhône River shores and the La Tête d’Or Park.



Scientific program: keeping habits and moving forward

The 18WCEE will include the usual program. The scope will also cover a broad range of areas and will include some 17WCEE initiatives supported by IAEE such as “Greet the Masters” and “Brainstorming” sessions. New format sessions are also proposed. One specific proposal that came out of the OC and ISAC is a strong willingness of promoting interest among young generations. A special opportunity to young scientists to join the 18WCEE “Free of Fee & Flight” will be given!

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Program extension: Bridging earthquake and culture and connecting 18WCEE to Society

A “mise en bouche”: Urban Sketching

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Learn more?

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