SZ4D 2022 Community Meeting

We would like to announce a Community Meeting to discuss the ongoing planning efforts associated with the Subduction Zones in Four Dimensions (SZ4D) initiative. This meeting will provide the opportunity to discuss recent subduction zone science, update the community on the status of SZ4D, and solicit community feedback on next steps. In particular, we will be collecting input on near-future opportunities to seek funding for SZ4D needs. The meeting will be held in Houston, Texas from November 14-16, 2022. In addition, there will be an early-career event immediately preceding the meeting on November 13. More information regarding the Early Career Workshop will be available soon.

This application is both for attendance at the meeting (either in-person or virtual) and for travel support. Please fill out the form even if you can support yourself fully or intend on attending remotely. This information will help us to support the participation of as many as possible, and will ensure a productive and positive meeting experience. It is not necessary that you have worked on subduction zones before to obtain support, but it is desirable that you identify a connection to SZ4D for your future career. We also encourage you to complete a second, optional survey with demographic information to assess the audience we are reaching for the SZ4D Community Meeting and for supporting diversity in meeting attendees. All responses are confidential, not tied to any identifiable information, and will only be discussed in assembled form (e.g. graphs, charts).

The deadline for this application is September 30th. We aim to send decisions on participation and travel support along with a registration form in early October. Late registration will be available as space permits. If additional funding is secured, we will notify additional participants as soon as possible.

We realize that travel to certain parts of the country raises concerns for some members of our community. Acknowledging these concerns, the location for the Community Meeting was chosen to balance a number of competing priorities, including travel accessibility for both US and Chilean scientists and the availability of an affordable venue large enough to host the community meeting this fall. We plan to engage members of the community who cannot travel to Houston by providing opportunities for virtual participation throughout the meeting. All participants, both virtual and in-person, will be expected to abide by the SZ4D Code of Conduct

We look forward to seeing you in November!

SZ4D Community Meeting Organizing Committee (Mark Behn, Jade Bowers, Behrooz Ferdowsi, Melodie French, Diana Roman, Donna Shillington, David Sandwell, Kasey Aderhold, Anaïs Férot, Krystin Poitra)

Questions? Please contact the SZ4D Office at contact at sz4d . org

This meeting is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation under award EAR-2221949