Eligibility requirements

All submissions must be in English and include the following: 

  • Author/Presenter name(s)
  • Presentation title (10 words or fewer)
  • Company name
  • Complete address, phone, and email information
  • Brief presenter biography (25 words or fewer)
  • Abstract (2,000 characters or fewer, including spaces): Do not include information in your abstract that will not be in your presentation. 
  • Keyword set (list only 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 provide 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. 

You will need an Esri account in order to access the submission form and submit your abstract. If you do not have an Esri account, you can create one.

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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.

How are abstracts chosen?

Our committee will evaluate each abstract and make selections based on topic, content, and time availability. You are also evaluated based on your responses to the required six questions. All authors will be notified after the selection process.

What is provided to presenters before and during the summit?

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

How long should my presentation be?

Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes long and Lightning Talks should be no longer than 8 minutes.

Who can submit an abstract for a presentation?

Presentations are open to any member of the Esri user community.

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