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Call for Presentations

This year, the summit will highlight presentations showing how GIS is being used in education to connect people together, break down barriers, and shape our future. Join us to exchange ideas and best practices with leading educators and administrators. Participating in the summit will connect you with others who share your professional interests. Hands-on training will help you keep your edge. Your involvement will help make it the premier event for those advancing the use of GIS in education. Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, will include Plenary Sessions and Lightning Talks related to the summit theme and other topics.

Eligibility and requirements

User presentations at the Education Summit @ Esri UC will follow the same format as Esri User Conference (Esri UC) presentations. The focus of your presentation may be an idea, a successful project, tips and tricks for fellow summit attendees, or a demonstration.

  • The presenter biography must be 200 characters, including spaces, or less. 
  • The title must be 80 characters, including spaces, or less.
  • The abstract must be 500 characters, including spaces, or less. 
  • Three to five keywords must 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).
  • Do not use bullet points, numbering, special symbols, or all capital letters.
  • Submissions must be in English. 
  • Submissions for applicants under 18 years old will not be accepted.

All presentations must be noncommercial. At no time is it permissible for presenters to use their time slot to advertise or promote a product, service, or company.

Abstract topics

Here are some of the topics we are interested in this year:

Teaching and research

Administration and policy

Questions to be answered

Submission guidelines

Helpful tips

Frequently asked questions

How long should my presentation be?

Presentations are typically 30 minutes or less including time for questions.

What is provided to the presenters before and during the summit?

A detailed program of presentations will be provided prior to the summit.

You will present from the session facilitator's laptop, and you will be asked for a copy of your most recent presentation slide deck before the session begins to ensure material is working properly. One projector and screen, lectern/podium with stationary microphone, head table, chairs, and a flip chart will be provided.

Internet access
All presentation rooms have internet access through the session moderator's laptop. You may not use your own computer to access the hard line internet in session rooms. Do not plan to download any data for your presentation through this connection. A wireless connection is provided for all Education Summit @ Esri UC attendees. This can be accessed in general areas, session rooms, and meeting rooms. Presenters should not depend on the Wi-Fi connection to access data for their presentations.

Where will I be able to find proceedings of my presentation?

Final presentation slides are due after the summit. Only submissions that are presented will be published in the summit proceedings. You will receive an email following the summit on how to upload your presentation for proceedings.

Am I allowed to promote my product?

No. Product promotion is not allowed. All papers and presentations must be noncommercial. At no time is it permissible for presenters to use their time slot to advertise or promote a product, service, or company.

Give us a call

Talk over the phone.

909-793-2853 x2771 (United States)