Summer 2011 Meeting

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Santa Fe, NM - July 12-15, 2011



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Meeting Venue

The Meeting will utilize the following two adjacent hotels, Hotel La Fonda and the Inn and Spa at Loretto, in the heart of Santa Fe (Map).

A block of rooms has been reserved at both hotels at the conference rate of $100/night. Both room blocks are limited with rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cut-off date for reservations is 12 noon (MDT), June 13, 2011 or when the room block is full, whichever is earlier. Please note that Friday and weekend stayovers may incur a higher rate. For reservations, contact:

  • Hotel La Fonda (800) 523-5002 - request the Federation for Earth Science Information Partners rate or provide the rate code 667054.
  • Inn and Spa at Loretto (866) 582-1646 - request conference code 10B4XA.


Two airports serve the Santa Fe vicinity:

  • The Albuquerque airport (ABQ) is 65 miles from Santa Fe and is served by most major airlines. Transportation from ABQ to the Meeting hotels is available via:
  • The Santa Fe airport (SAF) is served by American Eagle airlines with connections in Dallas and LA.
  • Airport shuttles, taxi service, and rental cars are available at SAF.
  • RIDE SHARE - If you are interested in driving or riding with other ESIP members coming in about the same time, add your email address to the google doc spreadsheet (no login needed):


Registration for the 2011 Summer ESIP Federation Meeting is now open. Early registration (through June 1, 2011) is $395/members and $495/non-members. After June 1, the registration fee rises to $495 (members) and $595 (non-members). A special registration is available for students and teachers for $150. A one-day attendance is available upon request. Registration for the meeting begins here.


Data and Information Quality

Agenda by Day

Summer 2011 Meeting - Session Details

Breakout sessions

Breakout Session Descriptions

We will continue to offer emergent meeting ('open meeting') capabilities. Rather than devoting a single day to this concept, this capability will be offered during the entire meeting. There will be space available for attendees to gather on the fly, around a table to have a discussion about a timely topic. This capability will be supported by the tweet stream, on-site postings and announcements during meeting gatherings.

6 contracted breakout rooms are available, plus other, less formal, areas for discussion. To submit an idea for a breakout session or a workshop, fill out this form

NOTE: Best practices for Technical Workshops are here:

Social Media and Virtual Participation

Follow us in real-time on Twitter and Facebook. Tweet about the meeting using #ESIPFed.

Online Streaming Plenary and Breakout Sessions

Details to come.

"Hallway Chatter" on Twitter

Follow along with the 'hallway chatter' by checking on the #ESIPFed twitter stream. If you want to chime in, just tag your tweet with #ESIPFed (great for virtual questions during plenaries).

Meeting Documents

Off-Site Activities

CANCELLED due to wildfires. The Preserve is expected to remain closed through the rest of July.

A field trip to the Valles Caldera National Preserve on Friday afternoon, led by Bob Parmenter (Valles Caldera Chief Scientist), followed by a no-host dinner. Transportation will be provided.
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