Call for Abstracts | 2023 Annual Conference

We are no longer accepting abstracts.

For the 2023 NSGIC Annual Conference, we are soliciting abstracts for live in-person plenary content, which will be selected on a competitive basis focused on the criteria below. Preference will be given to State presentations and those business partners and private sector submissions that feature involvement with the states and/or a panel presentation that includes state representatives. Please see below for full details and submission form.

Presentation types:

  • Flash: 12-minute update
  • Standard: 25-minute presentation including time for Q&A
  • Extended: 40-minute presentation including time for Q&A; panel encouraged, but individual presentations allowable
  • On-Demand: In addition to live sessions, the conference will also feature pre-recorded presentations. This format is more flexible in terms of time, with lengths between 10 and 60 minutes.

Abstract Criteria

Abstract submissions will be evaluated by the NSGIC Conference Committee using the following criteria:
  • Relevance to the NSGIC audience of state Geospatial Information Officers (and equivalents), agency GIS coordinators, local and other public sector GIS specialists; federal partners; tribal representatives; and private sector collaborators.
  • Quality of content indicated by abstract
  • Significance with relevant content presented concisely and coherently
  • Originality to include new perspectives, approaches, or evidence
  • Advancement of state GIS policy, technology, service, or system
All submitting presenters will be asked to comment on:
  • What is the desired outcome or product? In other words, what do you want the audience to do or take away as a result of your presentation?
  • Audience engagement. How do you plan to make your presentation interactive to keep the audience engaged?

Successful Presentations

Successful presentations will be high-energy and engaging. Content should highlight state success stories, inspired collaborations, and thought-provoking ideas and solutions to the challenges faced by today’s state GIS leaders. Presentations are not to be commercials.

Business Partners

In line with NSGIC’s strategic direction, plenary content will be selected on a competitive basis. For business partners, that means that there are fewer opportunities for “guaranteed spots” on the agenda. However, competitively-selected sessions will not require the use of business partner points. Preference will be given to business partner submissions that feature involvement with the states and/or a panel presentation that includes state representatives.

Business partners should submit abstracts via the form below by the July 28 deadline to be considered by the Conference Committee.

Using Business Partner Points

On-Demand presentations, which will be included as part of the agenda offerings as well as made available to registered attendees during and after the event, will be guaranteed to those business partners wishing to use points (40 points) toward a pre-recorded (up to 60 minutes in length) presentation. This option is not selected competitively, but on a first-come, first-served sign-up basis. If you have questions about using points as a business partner, please contact Amy Holmes.

Submissions were due July 28. We are no longer accepting abstracts.

Please note presentations are not to be commercials and you must select your preferred presentation type, but the Conference Committee may suggest an alternate type depending on the needs of the agenda and content relevance. You will be provided with confirmation of your presentation type upon confirmation of acceptance.