Winter 2012 Meeting

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Meeting Highlights

For all the details see: Program-at-a-glance | Full Program (doc) (PDF)

Meeting Venue

The 2012 Winter ESIP Federation Meeting will be held January 4-6, 2012 in Washington, DC at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel (1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007). Rooms at the Renaissance are available for single/double occupancy for $183/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 13, 2011 or when the room block is full, whichever comes first.


Registration for the 2012 Winter ESIP Federation Meeting will be available on November 6. Early registration (through December 13, 2011) is $395/members and $495/non-members. After December 13, the registration fee rises to $495 (members) and $595 (non-members). A special registration is available for students and teachers for $150. A special one-day attendance is available for $200. Registration for the meeting begins

A full refund will be given until December 13. After December 13, no refunds will be issued for cancelled registration.


The 2012 Winter ESIP Federation Meeting will focus on the theme: Connections Through Collaboration: Engaging Community Throughout the Data Life Cycle. With increasing attention being paid to data systems interoperability both within and across science disciplines, the ESIP Federation plays an important role in bringing together organizations and individuals who make the connections - both human and technical - necessary to achieve integrated science. 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 challenges within our community. A preliminary agenda is posted:

Meeting Goals & Outputs

  • Coherent, strategic planning from the clusters - visible to broader ESIP
    • What we are going to do and who we expect to benefit
  • Short report from meeting EOS Weekly into Meetings section
  • Take note of accomplishments that have happened within last 6 months to a year
  • Clusters to engage ESIP members - how many other ESIP members take them up on the offer
  • LuAnn's survey results as an output
  • Commons proceeding - w/posters, meeting outputs, abstract for each session, highlights from the session, ppts

Breakout Sessions

Poster Session and Reception

Poster dimensions: 3'x4'

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.

Remote Participation

"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).