[ESIP-all] ESIP Federation Summer Meeting - Register Today

Carol B. Meyer Carol.Meyer at earthsciencefoundation.org
Tue Apr 21 13:05:32 EDT 2009

I hope you are able to join the ESIP Federation during is Summer Meeting,
July 7-10 on the campus of UC Santa Barbara.  The ESIP Federation Meeting
Visioneers have coordinated an excellent program focused on Stewardship.
Registration is now open and is available by clicking here
<http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=702639> .  Meeting details are
on the ESIP Federation website (www.esipfed.org/events), with evolving
agenda information on the ESIP Federation's meeting wiki


Early registration continues through May 29.  Housing options include dorm
and hotel possibilities.  Both lodging options have early deadlines (May 22
and 29 respectively) so please reserve early. Dorm rooms are reserved when
you register for the meeting and are available as single ($268.52) or double
rooms ($191.40).  Single rooms are very limited, though booking a double
room for single use is possible ($382.80) and is still less than staying in
a hotel.  The dorm cost is inclusive of 4 nights' lodging and cannot be


As always, ESIP Federation meetings are participatory.  Many ideas are
floating around and we're encouraging all to put their topics onto the wiki.
We continue to seek input into the meeting agenda, with opportunities for
you to offer ideas below.

*	Propose a technical workshop session for July 7 - slots are almost
full. (contact Karl Benedict <mailto:kbene at edac.unm.edu>  with topic ideas) 
*	Demo your latest product or service in the first-ever ESIP
Federation Technology Showcase for July 7. (contact
<mailto:carol.meyer at earthsciencefoundation.org> Carol Meyer to reserve a
spot - slots almost full) 
*	Offer a poster during the day-long poster session on July 8.
*	Contribute to the Teacher Workshops running July 8 and 9. (contact
Margaret <mailto:Margaret.Mooney at ssec.wisc.edu>  Mooney with workshop
proposal ideas)
*	Propose your own Open Meeting Day session for July 9 (Call
<http://wiki.esipfed.org/images/e/ef/Call_for_Sessions_Summer2009.pdf>  for
Sessions; Session <http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Open_Meeting_Sessions>
Proposal Page).  This day is all about what you want to offer to your
colleagues. There are 4 tracks evolving this day - Data Preservation, Air
Quality and Education Workshops and a separate track for anything technical
that cannot be accommodated in the workshops on July 7.
*	Think about your FUNding Friday project idea. If you missed last
year's inaugural mini-grant competition, you will not be disappointed in the
excellent project ideas that are offered up. (FUNding Friday
<http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/FUNding_Friday>  information) 
*	New this year is a student mini-grant competition.  Check out the
guidelines on the Student
<http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/STUDENT_COMPETITION>  Competition wiki


I look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara.




Carol B. Meyer
Executive Director
Foundation for Earth Science
877.870.3747 (toll-free)
919.870.7141 (fax)


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