Esri Pacific User Conference

Give a lightning talk

Not quite as fast as lightning, these talks are designed to be quick. Give a 5-minute presentation about a GIS application, tool, or integration that has helped you with your ocean work.  Lightning talk abstract submissions are due by September 30.

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

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

  • Coastal protection and marine spatial planning
  • Fisheries and aqua culture
  • Scientific research and exploration
  • Oil spill contingency planning
  • Hydrography
  • E-navigation and Ports
  • Marine ecosystems (coral reef decline, mangrove deforestation)
  • Climate and sea level rise
  • Marine debris

Abstract Submission Guidelines and Tips

Provide this 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 (150 words 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?


  • You must provide your final presentation in electronic format prior to the event.
  • Your talk is limited to five minutes, so you will need to get to the point immediately. Practice with a timer.
  • 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.