Special Events



Wednesday, February 21 5:00P.M. – 6:00P.M.
Join us in the exhibit hall for a casual reception and opportunity to visit with conference exhibitors. An area in the exhibit hall will also be reserved for the Young Surveyors Mixer, all conference attendees under 35 years of age are encouraged to attend and network. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Silent auction items will also be available for bid in the exhibit hall throughout the conference with winning bids being announced on Friday.


Wednesday, February 21 6:00P.M. – 7:30P.M.
Immediately following the Exhibitor Reception, the MSPS Foundation will be hosting a Team Trivia Challenge. Join us for a relaxing evening of entertainment and opportunity to get together and enjoy old and new friends throughout the evening. Put a team together, relax, answer a few questions, have a drink and maybe even buy a raffle ticket for the annual raffle. Food and beverage for this event is sponsored by Michigan Surveyors Supply. Click here for a team application.


Thursday, February 22 7:30A.M. – 5:00P.M.
Become a Certified Survey Technician (CST) No matter what the future holds, prepare to meet challenges head on. Future-proof your resume by becoming a (CST). This unique four-level certification program indicates official recognition by NSPS that a person can perform surveying tasks at a specific technical level. Show what you can do!
Decide between the field or office track. Visit www.nsps.us.com for details or contact Proctor John Fenn at 23505@msn.com.


Thursday, February 22 6:00P.M. – 8:00P.M.
Please join us for the Awards Banquet on Thursday evening where we will recognize our new licensees, new Life Members, your incoming 2018 Board of Directors and most importantly the award winners, those individuals that are being recognized for the value they have added to the profession through their investment of time and volunteerism.


Friday, February 23 7:00A.M. – 8:30a.m.
SURPACMICH (Surveyors Political Action Committee – Michigan) serves to promote and facilitate the collection and distribution of voluntary contributions for the support of political candidates who have demonstrated concern for the public welfare by taking responsible positions on issues affecting the surveying and mapping profession. The committee has participated in introducing and enacting legislation such as the Land Division Act, Land Corner Recordation Act, Certified Survey Act, Right of Entry for Surveyors, and Remonumentation Program. The Committee has also assisted the other design professions in legislation for the common good. Financial support is necessary to achieve the goals of the profession in legislative matters, so please plan to attend the breakfast for a minimum contribution of $40. Contributions over the $40 minimum are welcome. The breakfast will include a legislative update by our Lobbyist with Kelley Cawthorne.

PAC laws state that contributions to SURPAC MICH must be made with personal funds. We cannot accept corporate checks or credit cards. If you register for the breakfast you will receive a separate invoice.