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Registration Open for 2013 COSMOS Technical Session on November 22

The Consortium of Organization for Strong-Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS) will be holding its Annual Meeting and Technical Session at the Hilton Garden Inn in Emeryville, California, on Friday, November 22, 2013.

The topics for this year's Technical Session are "Simulated Design Ground Motions: Are We Ready to Use Them?" and "Developing Site Specific Risk-Targeted MCE Design Ground Motions that satisfy 2012IBC/2013CBC Requirements." This year's Technical Session is again being co-sponsored by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Center (PEER) and the California Geological Survey (CGS).

Registration information is at the COSMOS Website.

The Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located at 1800 Powell Street, one block west of the Interstate 80 Freeway. There is a complimentary bus (called Emery Go-Round) that runs from the MacArthur BART Station to the Hilton Garden Inn (see for schedule details).

Check-in for the Technical Session will begin at 7:30 AM (with coffee and pastries). The Technical Session will begin promptly at 8:30 AM with a lunch break at 12:00 PM. The COSMOS Annual Meeting will start at 12:30 PM and adjourn at 1:00 PM. The Technical Session will then reconvene and end at 5:00 PM. As in previous years, it will then be followed by a no-host cocktail hour.