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 Summer - July 14-17, 2015 at Asilomar, in California

Visioneers will meet Monday, Feb. 2 at 10 PT/1 ET to brainstorm on the theme. A call for sessions will go out Feb. 15. 

ESIP Winter - January 6-8, 2015 in Washington, DC  

For all details on the Winter Meeting, see the 2015 Winter Meeting page

Important Dates:

  • August 20, Call for Sessions opens
  • October 20, Call for Session ends 
  • End of October, Agenda shared 
  • End of October, Registration opens
  • December 5, Room Block rates end
  • December 20, All meeting content due in the ESIP Commons (posters and session modifications)
  • January 6-8, ESIP Winter Meeting 

General Meeting Resouces

Posters: The poster session will be held on Jan. 6 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 Meeting for the event. All poster abstracts must be added by deadline specific for the meetingto 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 (

Below are some sites that can help you create posters that are dynamic and hold the interest of your audience.

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