The daily final program is now posted! Also, view the online scientific program to see the accepted abstracts and presentation schedule for this conference.


Arrival and evening icebreaker reception

Monday – Wednesday:

Oral sessions during the day followed by evening poster sessions.


Banquet dinner (held after poster session)


Morning breakout groups with a field trip in the afternoon to visit Tsunami deposits.

This Chapman Conference will span 3 ½ days with an optional field trip on the afternoon of the fourth day. A daily plenary session of invited and contributed talks will be followed by an extended lunch hour to allow for informal exchange and discussions. The plenary will resume in the afternoon followed by a poster session. On Thursday morning, the session will consist of breakout groups followed by a general group discussion to report on what was discussed in the breakout sessions.

The conference will have five main thematic sessions with the breakout and discussion session devoted primarily to the fifth theme. Each thematic session is related to the following leading scientific questions:

  • What are the main characteristics of slow slip phenomena observed in different fault zones?
  • How are the behaviors of slow slip related to the structure and physical conditions (fault geometry, temperature, fluid pressure, rheology, etc.) of the region where they occur?
  • How does slow slip fit into the seismic cycle?
  • How can theoretical models and laboratory experiments explain the mechanics and the environment of slow slip?
  • How can the observational methods be improved for the analysis of slow slip?

The thematic sessions will include both invited and contributed papers. The poster sessions are intended to allow for greater discussion of various topics in addition to the oral sessions. The discussion session will be flexible and allow for a dialogue of any topics of particular interest; however, there will be a specific focus on determining what observations are necessary and can be done to aid the theoretical models in addition to thinking about what standardizations of methods or catalogs are necessary and/or preferred.