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Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors
Annual Meeting

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd.
Acme, MI 49610-0404


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


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 you booth or sponsorship now!

Exhibitor Prospectus


Ready to expand your knowledge and be a part of the Annual Meeting?

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Student Members Choose Option 2

Special Events

There are many activities planned during the conference including; Wednesday Evening Reception, Foundation Team Trivia Challenge, CST Exams, Awards Banquet and SURPAC MICH Fundraiser Breakfast.

Foundation Team Trivia - Registration Form

Registration Fees: 

Option 1:
(All programs, exhibits, lunches and banquet tickets) $350 Members $750 Non Members

Option 2:
(All programs and exhibits) $275 Members $675 Non Members

Option 3:
 (Programs and exhibits one day only) $155 Members $555 Non Members

These rates are available until January 25, 2019. After January 25, 2019 the rates will go up.

Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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

7:30am – 8:00am             
Continental Breakfast

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

8:00am – 9:00am             
Opening Business Meeting – Open to All Members

9:00am – 10:45am           
PA 132 Amendments

11:00am – 12:00pm        
Surveyor/GIS Synergy Can Improve County Remon & GIS Programs

9:00am – 12:00pm          
Land Title, Land Surveyors, and Legal Counsel

9:00am – 12:00pm          
Boundary Evidence and Technology

12:00pm – 6:00pm          
Exhibits Open

12:00pm – 1:30pm          
Lunch – NSPS Update, Trig-Star & New Licensees

1:30pm – 2:30pm            
Merging Multidimensional Field Survey Techniques

1:30pm – 5:00pm            
Winning Contracts with Successful Proposals

1:30pm – 5:00pm            
What is the Future of the Professional Surveyor

3:00pm – 3:50pm            
How Communities are Benefiting from Comprehensive Survey

4:10pm – 5:00pm            
Lidar and Drones

5:00pm – 6:00pm            
Exhibitor Reception & Young Surveyor Mixer

6:00pm – 9:00 pm           
MSPS Foundation Team Trivia Challenge

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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

7:00am – 8:30am             
County Surveyor’s Breakfast – Open to All Attendees (Ticket Purchase Required)

7:30am – 5:00pm             
CST Exams

7:30am – 5:00pm             
Exhibits Open

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

8:30am – 9:30am             
NGS Update

8:30am – 12:00pm           
Field Procedures for Flood Certs and FEMA Updates

8:30am – 12:00pm          
Strategies for a Successful Surveying Business

10:00am – 12:00pm        
Land Division Act Overview

12:00pm – 1:30pm          
Lunch – Young Surveyors Council & Scholarship Presentations

1:30pm – 5:00pm            
Strategies for a Successful Surveying Business (continued)

1:30pm – 5:00pm            
Forensic Surveying 1

1:30pm – 3:30pm            
Surveyors and Liability Protection

4:00pm – 5:00pm            

6:00pm – 8:00pm            
Awards Banquet – Keynote Speaker Curtis Sumner

Friday, February 22, 2019

7:00am – 4:00pm             
Registration & Sign In

7:00am– 8:30am              
SURPAC Breakfast – Open to All (Fee to be paid at Event)

7:30am – 12:00pm          
Exhibits Open

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

8:30am – 12:00pm          
Influencing Government Decisions

8:30am – 12:00pm          
Forensic Surveying 2

8:30am – 10:30am           
Leica Instrument Service

11:00am – 12:00pm        
PA 174:  Excavating in Michigan in the 21st Century

12:00pm – 1:30pm          
Lunch – TwiST/Outreach Update & Foundation Raffle

1:30pm – 3:00pm            
Everyday Land Surveyor Safety

1:30pm – 3:25pm            
Remonumentation County Plans

1:30pm – 3:25pm            

3:10pm – 4:10pm            
FSU Student Capstone Projects Overview

3:35pm – 4:30pm            
Building the Next Generation Surveyor – A Comprehensive Approach

3:35pm – 4:30pm            
Qualifications-Based Selection

Closing Business Meeting


Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd.
Acme, MI 49610-0404


Hotel Guestroom $109 (plus tax & resort fee) 
Tower Guestroom $149 (plus tax & resort fee) 
Please call the hotel at 800.748.0303
Room Block Closes 1/28/19

The resort has many activities for winter month enjoyment.  For full details visit the Grand Traverse Resort Website.


Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors
2123 University Park Drive, Suite 100

Okemos, MI 48864

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