As an organization, the ESIP Federation optimizes collaboration through in-person meetings and virtually through collaboration space on the Web. Partners utilize these neutral forums for knowledge exchange and collaboration–an intellectual commons of sorts–where practitioners solve common problems. This community-based approach is discipline neutral, with the technology solutions supporting science by improving discovery, access, integration and interoperability.
The ESIP Federation meets twice annually, January and July. Each meeting has a different focus. The winter meeting, held the first week of January in Washington, DC has a focus on higher level policy issues. The summer meeting, typically held in July moves around the country to different locations. The summer meeting is technical in nature. The meetings supplement interactions throughout the year by offering concentrated blocks of time to work collaboratively on issues of interest to the community. Each meeting has a theme, ranging from evaluating the impacts of data to defining data and information quality. Feel free to join us at any ESIP Federation meeting.
ESIP Winter Meeting - January 8-10, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
The call for ESIP Federation Meeting Breakout Sessions has been issued. Submit your breakout session proposals to the ESIP Commons by November 15.
Date: January 8-10, 2014
Venue: The 2014 Winter ESIP Federation Meeting will be held at Renaissance Dupont Circle (1143 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, D.C., DC 20037, (800) 468-3571). The hotel is easily accessible by DC Metro (Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange) or Dupont Circle (Red)) and valet parking is available. For more information on transportation options, visit the hotel's website.
Accommodations: A limited block of rooms is available at the Renaissance Dupont Circle at the federal per diem rate of $184/night (plus taxes). To book your room, click here.
Registration: Registration for the 2014 Winter ESIP Federation Meeting is open. Early registration is $400/members and $525/non-members. After December 10, the registration fee rises to $500 (members) and $625 (non-members). Student registrations are available for $150. A special one-day attendance rate is available for $200. A full refund will be given through November 30, 2013. After that date, no refunds will be given. Register here.
Theme: The ESIP Federation: Celebrating 15 Years of Making Data Matter
The Winter ESIP Federation meeting (January 8-10, 2013 in Washington, D.C.) will feature presentations related to the meeting theme.
Jan. 8 - Morning Plenary, Afternoon Breakout Sessions, Evening Poster Session and Reception
Jan. 9 - Morning Business Meeting and Plenary, Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Jan. 10 - Breakout Sessions (until 3 pm)
Posters: The poster session will be held on Jan. 8 during the evening reception. Posters should be no larger than 3' x 4' (width x height). Posters and poster abstracts are submitted digitally to the ESIP Commons by creating an account if you don't have one already and then creating a Poster. Choose the Winter 2014 Meeting for the event. All poster abstracts must be added by December 28 to be included in the printed program. After you've created your poster, please upload the digital image of your poster to your ESIP Commons poster page. These images will scroll at the registration desk throughout the duration of the meeting. Questions - email Erin (email@example.com).
Below are some sites that can help you create posters that are dynamic and hold the interest of your audience.
Eating Out: There is no shortage of great restaurants near the hotel. You can visit the hotel's website for suggestions or ask one of the meeting organizers for a specific suggestion. There are many 'favorites' nearby.