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The 2023 CDI Workshop will be held from May 2-5th, 2023 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

CDI Workshop: Open Data for Open Science

The CDI holds in-person workshops every two years. These meetings are a crucial step for focusing people, resources, and Bureau-wide efforts across the USGS on data integration tools and services, data and information management, and computational methods. Participants join to grow their expertise in handling scientific data, to propose collaborative paths to solve data challenges, and to share knowledge with their network of peers.

The 2023 CDI Workshop will be held from May 2-5th, 2023 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

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Register for the workshop now!

USGS employees who plan to attend in-person should sign up in the USGS Conference Database.

There is no registration fee to attend.
Registration for in-person attendance closes March 31, 2023.
Registration for virtual attendance closes April 30, 2023.

If you have elected to stay at NCTC: Starting in March, contact NCTC Hotel Reservations at 877-706-6282 or 304-876-7900 to confirm your lodging room. Those that marked that they are staying on-site will receive a reminder email when NCTC is ready to take our reservations. If you are planning to stay offsite, please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to buy a NCTC meal pass or individual meals.


What When
Sign up to help with the workshop (sign up here) Now until anytime
Submit a session. (Session submission is over, sessions are currently being organized.) Until January 27, 2023
Register to attend the event (USGS, external, in-person, and virtual attendees) (register here)

Until March 31, 2023 (for in-person)
Until April 30, 2023 (for virtual)

Sign up for a lightning talk, poster, or demo During registration process, up until March 31, 2023
Initial agenda posted on Sched February 2023
Book your lodging reservations for in-person attendees Beginning March 1
Complete details for your poster/demo/talk submissions (submit form here) April 10, 2023
Submit your final DataBlast poster, demo or lightning talk April 24, 2023
Workshop May 2-5, 2023 at the National Conservation Training Center

Presenting in a Breakout Session

If you would like to present in a session rather than lead a full session, please review the list of submitted sessions (link to be provided above when session submissions come in) and either contact the session organizer(s) directly or contact to help put you in contact with the relevant session organizer.

Present a Poster or Demo

If you would like to present a demo/tutorial or poster during the DataBlast (poster and demo sessions), you can indicate this when you register for the meeting. Fill out this form by April 10th.