November 14-16, 2022 | Houston, TX

preceded by an Early Career Event on November 13

in person or online

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 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel 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 Event will be available soon.


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 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.


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.


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 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).

Key Dates

  • Application closed - September 30, 2022

  • Decisions sent - Early October


For questions related to the meeting, please contact the SZ4D Office at contact AT

Organizing Commitee

Mark Behn (Boston College, co-chair)

Donna Shillington (Northern Arizona University, co-chair)

Kasey Aderhold (IRIS)

Jade Bowers (Boise State University, EC workshop co-convener)

Behrooz Ferdowsi (University of Houston, EC workshop co-convener)

Anaïs Férot (UC Santa Cruz, SZ4D Office)

Melodie French (Rice University, EC workshop co-convener)

Krystin Poitra (IRIS)

Diana Roman (Carnegie)

David Sandwell (UC San Diego)

Early Career Event

Sunday November 13, 1-5PM

Meeting Agenda

Code of Conduct

The SZ4D is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas and is dedicated to maintaining a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants, no matter their function or their background. This includes respectful treatment of everyone.


All participants are required to abide by the Code of Conduct


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


SZ4D Community Meeting

November 14-16, 2022

early career event on November 13

Houston, Texas