The event is actually two co-located conferences: the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2016 (EMI 2016) and the Probabilistic Mechanics Reliability Conference 2016 (PMC 2016). The event will be chaired by Prof. Sankaran Mahadevan and Prof. Caglar Oskay, both of Vanderbilt University. Following the pattern of EMI annual conferences, the EMI 2016 conference will address all areas of engineering mechanics and applied mechanics. PMC 2016, the Probabilistic Mechanics and Reliability Conference held every four years, will examine all aspects of probabilistic mechanics, reliability, risk analysis and uncertainty quantification relevant to the assessment and design of structural, mechanical, marine, aerospace, geotechnical, environmental engineering and civil infrastructure systems. Both conferences will feature plenary keynote lectures by outstanding researchers as well as a large number of technical presentation sessions. They will also feature several student competitions organized by the technical committees of EMI. All EMI technical committees will hold their meetings on the occasion of the conferences. Social events will include a welcome reception and a banquet and awards ceremony where outstanding mechanicians will be recognized.