Esri Forestry GIS Conference

Call for Presentations

Share your experiences, successes, and lessons learned at the Esri Forestry GIS Conference. Abstract submissions are due by February 15, 2013.

This year, we are specifically interested in the following topics:

  • Forest spatial optimization
  • Integrating data and systems
  • Automated workflows
  • GIS as a system (desktop, web, mobile)
  • Image management, classification, and analysis
  • Building GIS capacity

Be sure to answer these two questions in your talk. How have changes to your GIS benefitted your organization? What value did your project bring to forest management?

Our committee will evaluate your abstract and make selections based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process.

Abstract Submission Guidelines and Tips
Provide the following information:

  • Author/Presenter name(s)
  • An intriguing presentation title
  • Category from the above topic list
  • Company name
  • Contact information
  • Brief biography of the presenter that is relevant to forestry and GIS
  • Abstract (2500 characters or less)

Be sure to answer these questions:

  • What problem did you solve with GIS? What advantage did GIS give you?
  • What types of geospatial analysis did you use? Explain how and why you used them.
  • What are your findings or results?
  • How will the audience benefit?

Provide content and formatting according to these requirements:

  • Abstracts, presentation slides, and handouts must be in English.
  • The information you submit for the presentation will also be published by Esri (e.g., website, agenda, CD-ROM); therefore, eliminate bullet points and numbering. Do not type in all capital letters.


  • You must provide your final presentation in electronic format prior to the event.
  • Presentation blocks are 30 minutes each.  Limit your talk to 20 minutes and leave 10 minutes for questions, responses, and dialogue. 
  • A projector, screen, laptop, and Internet connection will be provided in the presentation room.
  • Presentations must be noncommercial. Do not promote a product, service, or company.


Deadline: Deadline has passed.