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The MSPS Convention brings together surveyors from around the state for educational opportunities, networking, and connecting with exhibitors that support the surveying industry.

MSPS Winter Symposium

LAND SURVEY AND LAND TITLE STANDARDS
Presented by MLTA and Hirzel Law PLC

February 18, 2020
Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites, Kalamazoo, MI

Registration Fee: $190

$25 discounted symposium fee if attending full convention!

Register Now | 8 CEU's

Registration Brochure

2020 Convention

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Exhibitor Info

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be in front of more than 500 professional surveyors from across Michigan! Sponsorship opportunities include educational sessions, networking reception, coffee breaks and much more! Reserve your booth or sponsorship now!

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Registration 

Ready to expand your knowledge and be a part of the Symposium & Convention?

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Special Events

There are many activities planned during the conference including: Wednesday Evening Reception, Foundation Team Trivia Challenge, CST Exams, member reception and County Surveyor's Lunch, and SURPAC MICH Fundraiser Lunch.

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Agenda 

Tuesday – February 18, 2020

7:00am – 9:00am              Symposium Registration

8:00am – 5:00pm              Winter Symposium

5:00pm – 7:00pm             Convention Registration & Sign In

7:00pm – 10:00pm           Foresight Party

Wednesday – February 19, 2020

7:00am –  5:00pm             Registration & Sign In

7:30am –  5:00pm             CST Exams

7:00am – 8:00am              Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 5:00pm              Guest Hospitality Room Open

8:00am – 12:00pm           Railroad Rights of Way – Interests, Rights, and Rail-to-Trails

8:00am – 9:00am              FAA, UAV and YOU

9:00am – 10:00am            Protecting your Practice – Insurance 101 for Professional Surveyors

10:00am – 11:00pm         Practical GIS for Surveyors

11:00am – 12:00pm         Preparing for the 2022 Datum

12:00pm – 7:00pm           Exhibits Open

12:00pm – 1:00pm           County Surveyor Lunch (Ticketed Event)

12:00pm – 1:00pm           General Lunch (Ticketed Event)

1:00pm – 5:00pm             Collateral Evidence Analysis

1:00pm – 2:00pm             Planes, Drones, Photogrammetrists and Surveyors and How They All Fit Together

2:00pm – 4:00pm             Remonumentation Status and New Plat Checklists

4:00pm – 5:00pm             Surveying Techniques for the Positioning, and Recovery of World War II American MIA/POW’s

5:00pm – 7:00pm             Exhibitor Reception

7:00pm – 10:00 pm            MSPS Foundation Team Trivia Challenge Sponsored by Seiler Geospatial

Thursday – February 20, 2020

7:00am - 5:00pm              Registration & Sign In

7:00am – 8:00am              Continental Breakfast

7:30am – 5:00pm              Exhibits Open

8:00am – 5:00pm              Guest Hospitality Room Open

8:00am – 12:00pm           Advanced Legal Description Writing

8:00am – 12:00pm           Safe Excavation Practices = MISS DIG 811 Certification

8:00am – 10:00am            Our Evolving Datums: Upcoming Changes to National Datums and their Effects on State Coordinates

10:00am – 12:00pm         Relative Positional Precision Explained in Everyday Language

12:00pm – 1:00pm           SURPAC Lunch (Ticketed Event)

12:00pm – 1:00pm           General Lunch (Ticketed Event)

1:30pm – 2:30pm             Mapping the Great Lakes

1:30pm – 4:30pm             Relative Positional Precision Explained in Everyday Language (continued)

1:30pm – 4:30pm             Analysis of Record Title Boundaries vs. "Other" Unrecorded Boundaries

2:30pm – 4:30pm             Student Capstone Ferris State University, Michigan Technology University

4:30pm – 5:30pm             Annual Membership Meeting

5:30pm – 7:30pm             Member Reception

Friday – February 21, 2020

7:00am – 11:00am            Registration & Sign In

7:00am – 8:00am              Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 11:30am            Guest Hospitality Room Open

8:00am – 12:00pm           Health and Safety in Surveying – Field and Office

8:00am – 10:00am            Professional Ethics

10:00am – 12:00pm         NSPS – A Foot in the Past but An Eye on the Future

Convention Registration Fees: 

FULL CONFERENCE:
$320 Members $700 Non Members

SINGLE DAY:
$160 Members $560 Non Members

These rates are available until January 31, 2020. After January 31, 2020 the rates will go up.

LUNCH RATES:
- General $30

- County Surveyor $40
- SURPAC $75

Accommodations



Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites
100 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Mi 49007

Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites Room Block is Open!  Follow these instructions:

  • Visit:  www.radissonkz.com
  • Enter: Check in and Check out Dates (conference dates only)
  • Click:  Special Rates
  • Select:  Promotion Code
  • Enter Code:  MSP20
  • Click:  Search
  • Complete Reservation

If you are looking to reserve a room outside of the conference room block dates, please contact the in-house department at 269-343-3333

Parking
Attendees receive a discounted rate of $5 a night!

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