For the 2022 NSGIC Annual Conference, we are soliciting abstracts for live in-person Plenary content, which will be selected on a competitive basis. In addition, pre-recorded On-Demand presentations can be submitted. Please see submission form below.

The July 11 Submission Deadline has Passed 


Presentation types are as follows:

  • Flash: 15-minute update
  • Standard: 30-minute presentation including time for Q&A
  • Extended: 45-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 On-Demand presentations. This format is more flexible in terms of time, with lengths between 10 and 60 minutes.

Please note that in your abstract submission, 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.


To submit an abstract, you will be required to submit the following:

  • A three- to five-minute brief video abstract overview of your presentation. This is to evaluate the presenter(s) so please have the abstract feature the person(s) who will actually be speaking and giving the presentation at the conference.
  • A short form to include your detailed written abstract (see below)

*Both video and form must be completed for an abstract to be considered fully submitted.

Plenary 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
  • Oral presentation and delivery skills indicated by video abstract

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?


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.


In line with NSGIC’s strategic direction, plenary content will be selected on a competitive basis. For sponsors, that means that there are fewer opportunities for “guaranteed spots” on the agenda. However, competitively-selected sessions will not require the use of sponsor points. Due to this shift, we encourage sponsors to pay close attention to deadlines for abstract submissions and to frame proposed sessions in terms of highest value content to the NSGIC audience. 

Sponsors should submit abstracts via the form below by the July 11 deadline and the Conference Committee will make selections based on the submissions. Private sector organizations must contact Amy Holmes at [email protected] to secure attendance, presentation, and other sponsor benefits.


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 sponsors 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 sponsor please contact Amy Holmes at [email protected].

The July 11 Submission Deadline has Passed.
If you have questions about submitting a presentation abstract, please contact Ashley Sievert at [email protected]