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Call for Presentations

This year, the conference 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 conference 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 7-8 will include plenary sessions and lightning talks related to the conference theme and other topics.

Eligibility and Requirements

User presentations at the Education GIS User Conference will follow the same format as UC presentations. The focus of your presentation may be an idea, a successful project, tips and tricks for fellow conference 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. 
  • Submission for applicants under 18 years old will not be accepted.

Submission guidelines

Formatting Guidelines

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 conference?

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

You will present from the session facilitator's laptop, and 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 Esri Education Summit attendees. This can be accessed in general areas, session rooms, and meeting rooms. Presenters should not depend on the WiFi 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 conference.  Only submissions that are presented will be published in the conference proceedings. You will receive an email following the conference on how to upload your presentation for proceedings. 

Am I allowed to promote my company or product?

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. 

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