At the 2016 ESIP Summer Meeting, more than 300 members of our community gathered in Durham, North Carolina for four days of plenary talks, breakout sessions and technical workshops on the theme of Frontiers in Earth Sciences Big Data. The purpose of the meeting is to provide ESIP community members with professional development experiences, the time and space to advance their ongoing projects and collaboration area activities, and opportunities to spark new collaborations.

The meeting in numbers:

  • 310 in-person (a new record) attendees
  • 65 breakout sessions and workshops
  • 16 K-12 teachers
  • 20 Research as Art presentations
  • 15 FUNding Friday posters
  • 7 lightning talks

And the most-liked meeting tweet: #Drones awaiting their new homes with teachers in the #ESIPfed educator’s workshop. #STEM

Meeting content—slides, recordings and notes—can be found on the ESIP Commons. You can also visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for photos from the meeting; check out the Storify below for a summary of the meeting in tweets.