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 MSPS 76th Annual Conference

February 21-24, 2017
Radisson Plaza Hotel
Kalamazoo, MI


Agenda As of 11.16.16       
  Event Speaker Name CEU's
February 21
 7:30am-5:00pm Registration Open    
 8:30am-5:00pm The Art of Land Surveying  Milton Denny 7.5 
 10:00-10:30am Break     
 12:00-1:00pm Lunch    
 3:30-4:00pm Break     
Wednesday, February 22      
 7:00am-5:00pm Registration Open     
 8:00-9:00am Business Meeting    
 9:00am-5:00pm ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys Jay Seymour, PS 6.5
 9:00-10:30am Effective Marketing of Professional Services Milton Denny 1.5 
 9:00-10:30am GIS Jeff Kodysh, GIS Technician 1.5
 10:30am-12:00pm Establishing Practice Milton Denny 1.5
 10:30am-12:00pm MDOT Alignment Brian Fish, PS 1.5
 12:00-7:00pm Exhibits Open    
 12:00-1:30pm Lunch, Welcome, NSPS Briefing and Recognition of New Licensees    
 1:30-3:30pm GIS Craig Amey 2
 2:30-4:00pm Breaks with Exhibitors    
 3:00-5:00pm LARA/Remon Mike Barger, PS  2
 4:00-5:00pm MDOT/Cors Update Shawn Roy, PS 1
 5:00-7:00pm Exhibitors Reception and MSPS Foundation Fundraiser
February 23
 7:00am-5:00pm Registration Open    
 7:00-8:30am County Surveyors Breakfast    
 8:30am-5:00pm CST Exam John Fenn  
 8:30am-5:00pm Best Practices in GNSS Surveying Todd Horton, PE, PLS 7
 8:30-10:00am The Public Land Surveying System  Jay Seymour, PS 1.5
 8:30-10:00am Accuracy, Precision and Errors in Surveying Rick Sauve 1.5
 10:00-11:00am Breaks with Exhibitors    
 10:30am-12:00pm Topcon Equipment Training Russ Ciesiolka 1.5
 11:00am-12:00pm Ferris State Student Presentations   1
 12:00-1:30pm Lunch, Trig-Star Awards and Student Scholarship Presentations    
 1:30-3:00pm The Michigan Meridian Joe Fenicle, PS 1.5
 1:30-3:00pm Equipment Maintenance John Lindstrom 1.5
 3:00-3:30pm Breaks with Exhibitors    
 3:30-5:00pm The Legacy of the Baseline and Michigan Meridian on the Culture Landscape of Michigan Professor Morris Thomas  1.5
 3:30-5:00pm Trimble Equipment Mark Tenhove 1.5
 6:00-8:00pm MSPS Banquet    
February 24
 7:00am-12:00pm Registration Open    
 7:00-8:30am Surpac Breakfast    
 8:30-10:00am Professional Ethics Todd Horton, PS, PLS 1.5
 8:30-10:00am Legal Descriptions Jay Seymour, PS 1.5
 8:30-10:00am The Forest for the Trees: Identification Traits of Common Michigan Trees Lee Mueller 1.5
10:00-10:30am Breaks with Exhibitors    
 10:30am-12:00pm Using RTK GNSS Wisely Todd Horton, PS, PLS 1.5
 10:30am-12:00pm Business Aspects of Land Surveying Jay Seymour, PS 1.5
 10:30am-12:00pm Jackson County Airport and the Connection to Land Surveys Stephanie Ward, AICP 1.5
 12:00-1:30pm Lunch, Closing Remarks, Foundation Raffle    
 1:30-3:00pm Ohio-Michigan Line Joe Fenicle, PS 1.5
 1:30-3:00pm Lyme Disease Eric Foster 1.5
 1:30-3:30pm Getting the most out of Drone Data - Understanding Cameras, Accuracy, Ground Control...and How to Save Money!                 Ben Vander Jagt 2
 3:00-4:30pm Buried Treasure Joe Fenicle, PS 1.5
 3:30-4:30pm Hydro/Bathmetric Eric Barden and Lucus Hanssen 1
 4:30-5:00pm Closing Meeting    
 5:00pm Event Concludes    

Conference Registration Fees

  Registration On or Before January 21 Registration After January 21
Pre Seminar- Tuesday     
 Pre-seminar- Member  $110  $210 
 Pre-seminar- Non Member  $250  $350 
Annual Meeting     
 Option 1- Member $325  $400 
 Option 1- Non Member $700  $775 
 Option 2- Member $265  $340 
 Option 2- Non Member $600  $675 
 Option 3- Member $140  $175 
 Option 3- Non Member $375  $410 
 Option 4- Member $50  $50 
 Option 4- Non Member $50  $190 

Conference Registration Options
Option 1- Wednesday-Friday sessions, exhibits, lunches and banquet tickets.
Option 2- Wednesday-Friday sessions and exhibits.
Option 3- One day only, all programs and exhibits.
Option 4- Exhibits only.

Refund Policy
A $50 processing fee will be assessed on all cacellations on or before January 21, 2017.  No refunds will be issued after January 21, 2017.


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