2020 ESS PI Meeting

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Biological and Environmental Research
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
May 19 - 20, 2020

The Department of Energy's Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) and Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR) programs will hold their eighth Joint Principal Investigators Meeting on May 19-20, 2020 at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD.


The meeting is for the Principal Investigators (PIs) and associates of projects and Science Focus Area (SFA) programs funded through the TES and SBR programs, and invited guests and observers. The meeting provides a venue for meeting participants to exchange results and accomplishments while providing program managers the opportunity to evaluate the progress of each project and SFA program. In addition to a poster from each funded project and select invited presentations from funded PIs, the meeting will host a number of guest speakers.

Poster abstract submission requirements and information is detailed under Abstract Guidelines in the Information menu. Your abstract must be received by the submission deadline, the close of business (COB) Wednesday March 18, 2020 and follow the prescribed template (MS Word, 22 KB) to be included in the electronic-copy abstract book.

Important Information

The meeting will begin Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and conclude on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. You or your project representative are expected to attend the entire meeting (i.e. through Wednesday afternoon 5:00 p.m.). Meeting Check-in will be available Monday evening, May 18, 2020 and Tuesday morning. Additional side meetings (e.g. science team, project or research coordination meetings) may be held following the conclusion of the scheduled program on Wednesday evening.

All attendees must register for the meeting on the meeting registration site.

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020.

Meeting Registration Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020.

Student Travel Award Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020.