January 4-6, 2011 ESIP Winter Meeting, Washington, DC

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Meeting Venue

The 2010 Winter ESIP Federation Meeting will be held January 4-6, 2011 in Washington, DC at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel (1145 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007). Rooms at the Renaissance are available for single/double occupancy for $229/night (plus applicable taxes). Reservations can be made by calling (202-775-0800) and requesting the ESIP Meeting rate or can be booked online. The room block is limited with rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cut-off date for reservations is December 3, 2010 or when the room block is full, whichever comes first.


Registration for the 2011 Winter ESIP Federation Meeting will be available on November 1. Early registration (through December 3, 2010) is $375/members and $475/non-members. After December 3, the registration fee rises to $475 (members) and $575 (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.

Meeting Goals

Meeting Outputs



The 2011 Winter ESIP Federation Meeting will focus on Evaluating and Maximizing the Impact of Earth Science Information. Speakers have been invited to represent academic, public and philanthropic interests, all with a goal toward understanding new ways to measure how Earth science information is used. Breakout sessions will be led by several of the ESIP Federation's committees, clusters and working groups addressing both the technological and societal benefit approaches within our community. A preliminary agenda is posted here.

Breakout Sessions

The following groups have requested breakout space during the upcoming ESIP Federation Meeting. Each page will be linked to the respective group's planning page.

  • Air Quality Working Group
  • Climate Change Education Working Group
  • Data Preservation and Stewardship Cluster
  • Decisions Cluster
  • Energy Cluster
  • Information Technology and Interoperability Committee
  • Products and Services Committee
  • Semantic Web Cluster

Poster Session and Reception

As the main theme of this meeting is Evaluating and Maximizing the Impact of Earth Science Information, the Federation wants to encourage posters that are relevant to this topic. We expect a broad range of participants from the Federation and local Agency offices, so this is your opportunity to show off your innovations in the area of evaluation and describing impacts of your work. Evaluation posters will be gathered into one section of the poster room. If you have other topics to discuss, you can still contribute a poster! We also expect some excellent posters from education, IT, and the various clusters. The poster session occurs during the opening evening of the meeting, along with a reception.

This year, we will offer 2 prizes for posters that stand out. The first is the Community Choice prize, voted on by people in the room (each person gets a vote marker). The Community Choice prize will be given to the poster that offers the best demonstration of ESIP Federation collaboration. The second is the Theme prize, again voted on by people in the room. The Theme prize is given to the poster that best fits the meeting theme. ESIP Federation will cast votes in the event of a tie. Prizes will be awarded, as will recognition in the post-meeting newsletter.

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

Social Media and Virtual Participation

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

Register for the Plenary Webinars

  • Tuesday - Ann Doucette (Director of Evaluators Inst), Tom Moritz (Director of Library Services, American Museum of Natural History), Peter Fox (Tetherless World Constellation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Ted Habermann (NOAA)
  • Wednesday - Federal Panel on Agency Needs for Program Evaluation (Lawrence Friedl, NASA; Charles Baker, NOAA, Linda Gundersen, USGS; Katie Butler, EPA)
  • Thursday - Maria Elana (Metropolitan Group) and Governor Jim Geringer (ESRI)

This Webinar is held daily, from: Jan 4, 2011 to Jan 6, 2011 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Register Now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/630285505

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.

Breakout Sessions

Many of the breakout session will have a GoToMeeting or telecon line. For details on individual breakouts see the program on the wiki and click the tab for the particular breakout time.

"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).