The World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, organized by the International Association of Earthquake Engineering conducted from 9th January to the 13th January 2017 in Santiago, Chile. The conference will cover areas like Engineering seismology, Tsunamis, Geotechnical earthquake engineering, Design of new structures, Assessment and retrofitting of existing structures, Infrastructures and lifeline systems, Social and economic aspects, Preparedness and emergency management of large earthquakes, Urban risk assessment.