Esri Education GIS Conference
July 8-11, 2017 | Marriott Marquis & Marina
From Inquiry to Insight
You’re invited to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow GIS educators and administrators at the 2017 Esri Education GIS Conference in San Diego, California. Participating in the conference will connect you with others who share your professional interests, making it the premier thought-leadership event for those involved in GIS education. Workshops help you keep your edge.
This year’s conference theme is “From Inquiry to Insight.” A vital aspect of GIS education is the process by which students ask questions, collect and analyze data, and make sense of the results. Esri has supported inquiry-based learning for many years, and as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Esri’s Education Program, the Education GIS Conference will showcase those engaged in inquiry-based learning.
Saturday and Sunday July 8-9 will include plenary sessions and lightning talks related to the conference theme and other topics.
We are no longer accepting abstracts.  The submission deadline for abstracts has passed.
Lightning Talks are very brief presentations that last no more than ten minutes and that focus on one key point. The focus may be an idea, a successful project, a quick tip, or a demonstration. Lightning talks are energetic and fun.
Abstract Content and Formatting
  • The proposal should answer the following 3 questions:
    • What is the issue you are addressing?
    • What have you done?
    • What are the results and impact?
  • The presenter biography should be 200 characters, including spaces, or less.
  • The title should be 70 characters, including spaces, or less.
  • The abstract should be 500 characters, including spaces, or less.
  • Three to five keywords should be included in the abstract. Organizers will use these to assign presentations into sessions.
  • The information you enter is used for publishing purposes (e.g. website and agenda). Please do not use bullet points, numbering, special symbols, or all capital letters. Submissions must be in English.
Presenter Information
The Agenda committee will evaluate all proposals and make selections based on topic, content, originality (e.g., not reruns from previous years), and time available.
  • A detailed program of presentations will be provided prior to the conference.
  • A projector, screen, and internet access will be provided in each presentation room.