2023 ASPLS Summer Conference

Hilton Pensacola Beach
12 Via De Luna Drive
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Time  Session  Room 
4:00 - 6:00 pm  Registration; Exhibitors Set Up  TBD
6:00 - 8:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting TBD

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Time Session Room 
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration; Breakfast with exhibitors TBD
8:00 am - 11:30 am Session 1: Panel Panel Deprecation of the Survey from the Registered Surveyors Perspective presented by Milton Denny (3.5 PDHs) TBD
9:30 - 10:00 am Morning Break TBD
12:00 - 1:00 pm Session 2: Ethics presented by Kevin Hinkle (1 PHD) and Lunch TBD
1:30 - 5:00 pm Session 3A: Business Session presented by Milton Denny (3.5 PDHs) TBD
1:30 - 5:00 pm Session 3B: CST Training  presented by Jason Bailey TBD
1:30 - 5:00 pmPossible additional break out sessionTBD 
3:00 - 3:30 pm Afternoon Break TBD
7:00 - 9:00 pm  Possible group activity TBD

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Time Session Room 
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration; Breakfast with exhibitors TBD
8:00 - 11:30 am Session 4: History presented by Milton Denny (3.5 PDHs) TBD
8:00 - 11:30 amPossible additional break out sessionTBD
8:00 - 12:00 CST Exam offered  TBD
9:30 - 10:00 am Morning Break TBD
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch TBD 
12:30 - 2:20 pm Session 5: Standards of Practice presented by Tony Manary (2 PDHs) TBD
2:20 - 2:40 pm Afternoon Break, exhibitors break down and depart TBD
2:40 - 4:30 pm Session 6: NGS presented by Denis Riordan (2 PDHs)TBD 
4:30 pm  Meeting concludes   

Course Descriptions

All courses will be submitted for continuing education in Florida and Alabama (and other self-reporting states).  Courses are being reviewed for Tennessee approval.

Session 1

This will be an open forum moderated by Milton Denny on how the change to the International Foot and State Plane will affect the everyday work of the Land Surveyor.

The first speaker will be Steve Strickland, Current Present ASPLS, giving an overview of our current situation.

The Second Speaker will be Jason Bailey, PLS, addressing how changes to the survey law could draw the Land Surveyor closer to the GIS community.

A member of the Alabama Board of Registration will talk on what legal changes need to be made and how the changes would affect Standards of Practice.

The floor would be then open to discussion for member of ASPLS and other registered surveyors present.

Session 3A

Running a survey business is multi-faceted endeavor:

Number One: To keep stress at a minimum you must position your company to make money. Making money opens many doors on how to live your life. Making money is dependent on many things including a proper estimate, good efficient field operations and collection of accounts. Your family deserves this from you!

Number Two: If run properly surveying can be an enjoyable way to make a living. Having the resources to take vacations, attend state and national meetings with your peers and not having to take every job to keep the doors open is important. Running your business properly is utmost important. Including such things as having contracts, managing the production of the final product and collection of accounts.

Number Three: It’s never too early to start to prepare for retirement. It can be something as simple as using profits to invest in other things, such as real-estate. Come learn Milton’s tricks to maximize your Social Security payments, or learn about investments to avoid.

Session 4

This seminar will examine the United States Public Lands, their extent and how the government acquired them. It will also cover the system of survey contracts and the surveyors that walked the land. You will understand the instructions for field operations and why modern survey distances differ from historic records. The seminar also contains actual maps and diagrams of government surveys along with information on equipment used to complete this survey. You will learn to appreciate how these original surveys became the basis for every modern resurvey - a must for anyone dealing in land boundaries in Mississippi, Alabama or Florida.

Also pictures and information on governmental land offices (GLO) locations and staff will be part of this seminar. Included will be a section on the accuracy of the original surveys.

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