Erin Robinson has posted 10 reasons to attend the ESIP winter meeting. I want to provide some feed-backs from the point of view of myself.
Interaction: ESIP meetings are different from a normal conference with sessions of presentation and Q/A. Its sessions are more like break-outs and workshops and require interactions from the audience.
Topics: ESIP meetings cover various topics standing in the fore-front of geo-informatics, cyberinfrastructure and semantic web. It is easy to find a session or poster that could be of interest to you.
Location: Normally the ESIP winter meeting will be held at Washington DC. It’s a city full of museums, good food and other interesting stuff. Take a short visit during the meeting time!
I want to share a image which combines a part of my ESIP 2013 winter meeting poster and a photo taken at the National Museum of Natural History (they share a common topic of geologic time scale).
An additional information is for students in the field of semantics and/or geoinformatics. You may apply the Rob Raskin scholarship.