For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth observation data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth observations more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the public. The 2020 ESIP Summer Meeting will be a VIRTUAL event held July 14th-24th that will continue this tradition. The theme will be Putting Data to Work: Building Public-Private Partnerships to Increase Resilience & Enhance the Socioeconomic Value of Data.

Questions? Send them to staff@esipfed.org.

Details in Short
Dates: July 14th-24th, beginning at 11:30 am U.S. Eastern Time each day.
Location: ONLINE

Register HERE before 7/1 for the Best Rates

Partner Rate - $200 ($300 after 6/30)
Non-Partner Rate - $250 ($350 after 6/30)
Partner Emeritus Rate - $100
Student Rate - $40
Teacher Rate - $0 (attendees of the Education Workshop Only)

Refund Policy: Refunds will only be issued for cancellations prior to 7/1.

Register now!

Why are we charging registration (if there aren't any snacks)? As ESIP transitions to virtual conferences we are charging a registration rate because ESIP meetings support some of our operational costs in our annual budget. The registration rate was based on $25/hr of plenary content with 12 hours of plenary and $35 for use of the QiQoChat platform. We know that ESIP meetings key value is in networking and professional development, so we are working to reimagine that in the virtual space. Registration in the meeting includes eligibility in FUNding Friday and networking events associated with the live event.

This will not just be a passive webinar. We are supporting high quality sessions and new this time is session design and facilitation consultation available for all session conveners, investments in the collaboration platform, complimentary registrations for each session to add 1-2 speakers that would not come to ESIP except to participate in this session and additional staff support through, SGCI REU undergraduate interns, over the next three months to ensure a smooth live event. The meeting sessions will be recorded and will be freely available to the entire ESIP community after the event ends.

*NOTE: In addition to the registration for session speakers, limited funds are available to support registration for those for whom the registration fee poses a hardship. If you would like to request support, please contact staff@esipfed.org. Please note that priority will be given to attendees who are confirmed as speakers for a breakout session and those who will contribute a virtual poster or recorded demo.


  • The session proposal deadline has now passed.

  • Propose a Virtual Poster or Demo for the Research Showcase by 7/1
    To propose a poster or demo, please do so when you register.

More Details

The 2020 ESIP Summer Meeting (ONLINE, July 14th-24th, 2020) is sure to be one of the best yet! The theme will be “Putting Data to Work: Building Public-Private Partnerships to Increase Resilience & Enhance the Socioeconomic Value of Data.”

There will be something for everyone and numerous ways for you to share your work and collaborate with others:

  • 50+ Community-Contributed Breakout Sessions: jump in to learn and collaborate with others on numerous topics.

  • 4 Plenary Sessions: check out some of our featured speakers below.

  • FUNding Friday: take part in this fast-paced mini-grant competition.

  • Research Showcase: share your work through brief recordings & live Q&A

  • ...and more!

Check out our growing list of Featured Plenary Speakers.

We hope you will be able to join us! Learn more and register soon on the official meeting website: https://www.esipfed.org/sm2020.

Learn more about ESIP on their website and through this one-pager: esipfed.org/onepager.