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88th Shock and Vibration Symposium

October 16 - 20, 2017 | Jacksonville, Florida

The annual Shock and Vibration Symposium is the leading forum for the structural dynamics and vibration community to present and discuss new developments and on-going research. The Symposium was established in 1947 and typically includes both unclassified (unlimited and limited distribution) and classified sessions.  Topics covered at the symposium include shock-ship testing, water shock, weapons effects (air blast, ground shock, cratering, penetration) shock physics, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, and shock and vibration instrumentation and experiment techniques. Over 200  technical papers are typically presented. Panel discussions address topics such as new software developments or accelerometer isolation problems. Tutorials provide up-to-date technology overviews by leading specialists.


HI-TEST Laboratories is responsible for all planning and operational aspects of the symposium. 
This will be HI-TEST's 16th consecutive year of running the annual Shock and Vibration Symposium.


October 16-20, 2017

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 E Coastline Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202

A block of rooms has been reserved at the prevailing per diem rate.



The Exhibitor Prospectus is available here.

- Please take special note of all Corporate Supporter packages, sponsorship options, and other opportunities for company exposure.

- The schedule within the Exhibitor Prospectus, including meal and break times, is largely based on technical content within the Symposium Program and associated meeting room requirements. This schedule is subject to change and will become more solidified in August of 2017 when the Preliminary Program is released.

- Contact Ashley Shumaker at 434.581.3041 with questions about modifying exhibit packages, booth sales, and general exhibit questions.



In order for the Symposium to be a continued success, we depend on the technical contributions of our target audience.
Please use the links below to submit abstracts in the following categories:

- General Abstract Submittal: Please use this link to submit abstracts for inclusion in the technical program. This is for all 10 minute (short topics) or 15 minute (full topic with Q&A) presentations that will be grouped into like-topic sessions.

- Dedicated Session Abstract Submittal: Please use this link if a session organizer has asked you to be a part of a session on a particular topic. All presentations within the session are relevant to the host topic.

- Discussion Group Abstract Submittal: A discussion group is a 60 - 120 minute informal meeting of people interested in the topic. Discussion groups generally have a moderator (organizer).

- Meeting Abstract Submittal: Meetings can be informal or formal meetings of people interested in a specific topic. There is no set limit of time, but will be based on meeting space availability. Organizer is responsible for providing the agenda for the meeting.

- Tutorial Abstract Submittal: A tutorial is a 3-hour college level presentation that seeks to further educate attendees in specific areas of shock and vibration. Attendees are charged an additional fee to attend the course. Presenters of a tutorial are granted free attendance into the remainder of the technical content.

- Training Abstract Submittal: A training lecture is a 45-minute to 90-minute college level presentation that seeks to introduce people to a subject they are not familiar with. Trainings are included in the Symposium registration fee.

- Panel Abstract Submittal: Panels shall consist of 3-6 persons to serve on the panel. Panels shall have an organizer and chair, and the panel shall address a topic of great interest to numerous symposium attendees.

If you have any questions, please contact Drew Perkins or Ashley Shumaker at 434.581.3041.
All abstracts will be peer reviewed for acceptance by members of our Technical Advisory Group in July 2017.
The Preliminary Program for the 88th Shock and Vibration Symposium will be available in August 2017.


The registration form for the 88th Shock and Vibration Symposium will be available in the summer of 2017.
In the meantime, a schedule of registration rates is below:


Standard Registration Options:

Early Registration Rate (before Sept. 30): $795

Regular Registration Rate (Oct. 1 and after): $895

Tutorials (3 hr. courses w/ Cert. of Completion): $195 (it is possible to register for as many as five)


Other Options:

Discounted Exhibitor Registration: $595 before Oct. 1; $695 Oct. 1 and after
(up to 2 per standard booth)

Corporate Supporter, Tutorial Instructor, Booth Staff Only: $0



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