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Join us at PBD-III in Vancouver in 2017

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-III) in Vancouver, BC, Canada, from July 16-19, 2017. The PBD-III Conference is organized under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - Technical Committee TC203 on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Associated Problems (ISSMGE-TC203). The PBD-I and PBD-II events in Japan (2009) and Italy (2012), respectively, were highly successful events for the international geotechnical earthquake engineering community. The PBD events have been excellent companions to the International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (ICEGE) series that TC203 has held in Japan (1995), Portugal (1999), USA (2004), Greece (2007), Chile (2011), and New Zealand (2015).

Come join an international community of geo-professionals working to share and advance performance-based design practices for geotechnical earthquake engineering across a broad range of civil infrastructure problems. The coverage will be diverse, including case histories and practice-oriented papers, recent research findings, innovative technologies, and the emerging arts from across the world. An international mix professional engineers, researchers, specialty contractors, educators, and students will interact across a broad range of keynote and theme lectures, technical sessions, short courses, panel discussions, and field trips.

Extend your stay and treat yourself to the diverse attractions of vibrant Vancouver, Canada and the vast natural beauties of the surrounding mountains and ocean. Check out what Vancouver has to offer – we're sure you conclude that this is a destination you'll want to visit.

Everyone involved with PBD-III is excited to be hosting this international event and is looking forward to seeing you in Vancouver. The exciting technical and social programs we have planned are only possible though the hard work and dedication of many individuals, including all the conference committee members, local organizing committee members, and TC203 members. Together, we all look forward to a rewarding experience interacting with our international friends and fellow geo-professionals.

Ross W. Boulanger, Ph.D., P.E.
University of California at Davis, USA
Co-Chair, PBD-III
Dharma Wijewickreme, Ph.D., P.Eng.
University of British Columbia, Canada
Co-Chair, PBD-III
PHOTO BY Greg Beatty