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Call for Presentations

Great ideas begin with a spark. Inspire the geodesign community with a presentation about your innovative use of GIS.

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Eligibility requirements

All submissions must be in English and include the following: 

  • Author/Presenter name(s) (For partner and distributor submissions, the end customer must be added as the main speaker.)
  • Presentation title (80 characters or fewer, including spaces)
  • Company name
  • Complete address, phone, and email information
  • Brief presenter biography (600 characters or fewer, including spaces)
  • Abstract (600 characters or fewer, including spaces)—If accepted, this will be published. Please do not include information in your abstract that will not be in your presentation.
  • Keyword set (3–5 keywords)—Keywords are used to organize presentations into appropriate sessions, so choose words that clearly describe the main ideas of your work.

The information you submit will be published on the website and agenda. Eliminate bullet points and numbering. Avoid using words in all capital letters. 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.

The audience is there to learn techniques and be inspired by what you’ve built and the way you solved problems. These sessions are meant to have useful takeaways for attendees that they can use immediately. These presentations are not intended to promote or sell products and services.

To submit an abstract, you will need to create a new Esri Events account if you have not already done so. This new account is not tied to any other Esri or AGOL account. It will be used to register and log into the Event Portal and Esri Events App.

Presentation topics

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


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Frequently asked questions

Presentations can range from 8-minute Lightning Talks to 20-minute presentations. If selected, you will be notified of your presentation length.

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

Presenters will be provided with presentation information as well as their time slot and instructions. During the event, Esri staff will help facilitate the session with you and the other presenters.

Presentations are open to any member of the geodesign community.

No, product promotion is prohibited. While we understand you have products and services to sell, we would like these sessions to be inspiring, informative, and educational rather than a series of exhibit booth sales demonstrations.

Submissions are now closed

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