The Esri UK Annual Conference 2019 call for papers is now open, which gives a fantastic opportunity to showcase your most innovative uses of GIS.
As a presenter you will gain recognition and exposure to over 2,500 Esri users from across the public and private sector. Users from unique and diverse fields will come together to explore newfound, innovative, uses of GIS that are changing the way we think and act.
There are six tracks at the conference that enable different parts of the platform to be brought to life. Whether you have uncovered some new insights from your geospatial analysis or made improvements when collecting data in the field, there is a track for you! View the full list here:
Track 1 – GIS – Inspiring What Next
Track 2 – Data in Action
Track 3 – Analytical Insights
Track 4 – Collaborative Working
Track 5 – Developer Forum
Track 6 – Education Showcase
Choose a track – If you are not sure which one to select you can submit for more than one. Also we will let you know if we feel like your submission would work better on a different track.
Break it down – Remember that the audience will not always understand what your role is or what your company does. The AC attracts GIS users from all walks of life so be sure to set the scene with a brief introduction of your company and challenges. Explain how you used ArcGIS to overcome these problems or introduce change.
Keep it simple – As a subject matter expert it can be very easy to get very technical in your submission. Remember to keep your audience in mind and not to get too bogged down in the specifics, focus on the key benefits of your work. Try to incorporate some key stats or add a map to show the end results clearly.
Focus on time - A presentation slot lasts 20 minutes so make sure you focus on the key points that you can successfully cover in that time. This year's committee will evaluate all abstracts and make selections based on topic, content, and time available.
The submission deadline is Friday 18th January 2019. If your presentation contains sensitive information and you are concerned with sharing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All authors will be notified whether they have been successful or not by 28th February. Accepted presenters need to upload their final presentations by Friday 3rd May 2019.
For any further support please contact: AnnualConference@esriuk.com