June 22, 2020
The Organizing Committee of the17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE) has been making arrangement to set the new date of the 17WCEE scheduled to be held this September in Sendai, Japan which has been postponed for a year due to the global COVID-19 outbreak.
We are now happy to let you know that we have now finalized the revised date. The new date is September 27 (Mon) - October 2 (Sat), 2021. The sessions of the conference will not be shortened. Additionally, the venue, Sendai International Center at Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture in Japan, remains the same.
Regarding COVID-19, we will handle the matter accordingly in cooperation with relevant parties. In order to prevent infection, there is a possibility that the participation style may be changed into remote participation through internet access for some participants.
Details of the conference schedule and other events will be announced on our website and Newsletter, etc. when decided.
The announcement letter from the Organizing Committee of 17WCEE is here.
May 11, 2020
As already announced, the 17WCEE, which was originally planned to be held during September 13th to 18th, 2020, has been postponed by approximately one year. Due to this postponement, the deadline of cancellation (May 12th, 2020), will be extended for 2 months till July 12th, 2020. Detail information regarding the cancellation and refund will be announced later.
I would deeply appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation for a successful 17WCEE.
Chair, 17WCEE Organizing Committee
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Sendai is a city in the northeast of Japan and the largest city of this region.
By Airplane: From Tokyo, Narita Airport to Sendai it takes 65 minutes by plane, and there are daily two flights. It is a 17-minute train ride from Sendai airport to the city.
By Shinkansen (Bullet Train): From Tokyo station to Sendai, it takes about 65 minutes to 90 minutes by Shinkansen (Bullet Train).