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We'll post correspondence to workshop registrants on this page. If you are not receiving these emails, you may not be registered for the workshop! Contact with any questions.

09 May 2017: 2017 CDI Workshop Digital Information Packet


Dear CDI Workshop Registrant:

The CDI Workshop is one week away!

We may update the document with additional content as the workshop approaches.

Tomorrow, we'll be setting the stage for the workshop during the CDI May Monthly Virtual meeting, May 10, 11a-12:30p Eastern. Hope to see you there, but if you can't make it, we'll be posting the recording.

Other useful links:

Send any questions about the workshop or wiki access to

Best wishes,

Leslie Hsu and Madison Langseth
CDI Workshop Coordinators

01 May 2017: What to bring to the CDI Workshop

Dear CDI Workshop Registrants,

As the CDI Workshop in Denver approaches (May 16-19, 2017), here are a few things you can prepare to pack:

  1. Bring a laptop or other device: We will be using different online collaborative apps to capture notes, take polls, collect questions from the audience in the plenaries and breakouts, and to push out the latest information about the workshop. To participate fully, you may want to bring your laptop, tablet, or other device. (Of course, we’ll still use that good old raise-your-hand method as well, so don’t worry if you can’t.)

  2. Prepare to be (nearly) paperless: We will send a digital meeting packet about one week before the meeting, and won’t be printing out piles of hardcopy information. Please bring digital or paper copies of what you need, or plan to view them online.

  3. Be green and bring a mug: Help us cut down on waste by bringing a reusable mug or cup for beverages.

Send any questions about the workshop or wiki access to

Best wishes,

Leslie Hsu and Madison Langseth
CDI Workshop Coordinators


25 April 2017: Important CDI Workshop DataBlast information


Thanks for signing up for the 2017 CDI DataBlast, we are really looking forward to it. 

I am pasting the session guidelines below for your information, and a couple of key points:

1) By May 1: Please submit abstracts (200 words max) on the CDI wiki by May 1.

2) By May 1: USGS authors, please approve your abstracts and posters through IPDS as explained in the links below and on the wiki site. If you have trouble approving your abstract before May 1, please enter your title and authors on the wiki as a place holder. 

Note: there is a recommended poster template:  [pptx] [pdf] 

3) By May 15: Attach a digital file (PDF preferred) directly to the wiki or send us a digital copy to We will provide further instructions for this closer to the date, but part of the reason why we ask that you go through the IPDS system is so that we can share the posters on our site after the workshop!

Let me know if you have any questions.


p.s. Don't forget to add your CDI Member Story before the workshop!


20 April 2017: The CDI Workshop is one month away - information for registrants

Dear CDI Workshop registrant,

Thank you for registering for the 2017 CDI Workshop. We look forward to seeing you in Denver!

The Community for Data Integration would love to hear your thoughts on how to make this workshop as relevant and successful as possible.  Please help us hit the mark by participating below:

  • Mark your breakout session interest: The latest agenda shows the breakout schedule and by marking your interest at this short poll, it will help us to plan the room assignments and logistics.

  • Tell us your CDI member story: Who else is in CDI and what are they interested in? Maybe you just “joined” CDI when you registered for the workshop, but maybe you’ve been a member for years. See Leslie’s and Madison’s stories and then share your own!

  • Make sure you are on the cdi-users list. Do you have proper permissions to browse and contribute to the CDI workshop wiki site? You can check by going to the CDI Contacts and Members page, and logging in with your myUSGS credentials (username is your full email address). If you can’t see the member list, send us a note at and we’ll get you set up.

  • Check your DataBlast, Joy of Data, and Friday trainings attendance. Did you mark off your intention to participate in the Datablast poster session, Joy of Data lightning round, or Friday trainings during your Eventbrite registration? This is the only way we’ll know to contact you with more information about those activities.


For more information


Leslie Hsu and Madison Langseth
CDI Coordinators

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