2020 IPLSA Annual Conference

2020 IPLSA Annual Conference
Are you licensed in multiple states, needing a convenient way to earn PDHs, or looking forward to networking at IPLSA's largest event? The Annual Conference is your central source for quality Professional Development Opportunities. Located at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois, this year's Annual Conference theme is Eyes on 2020.

When
2/5/2020 - 2/7/2020
Where
3000 South Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL 62703 UNITED STATES

Program

   

Wednesday, 05 February 2020

 
IPLSA will make attendee email addresses available to vendors again this year.  Please choose this option if you do not want your email address to be sent to vendors.

PDH=1, Speakers:  Tom Bryant PLS, Kelly Harris PLS, Travis LeMoine, Pat Stack GPS, Total Stations, and Scanning - Traditional surveying and how data is currently being used.
Category
Education
Track
Technical
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

PDH = 1.5, Speakers:  Marlon Vogt
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM

PDH=1.5, Speaker:  TBD
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM

PDH=1, Speakers:  Tom Bryant PLS, Kelly Harris PLS, Travis LeMoine, Pat Stack Advanced methods of collecting and using high volume methods (scanning, drone LiDAR and photogrammetry, etc.
Category
Education
Track
Technical
Time
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
2:00 PM

PDH = 1, Speaker:  Kyle Lazell & panel
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM
3:15 PM

PDH = 1, Speaker: Todd Horton The Illinois State Plane Coordinate System committee has great progress to report.  With the new national datums coming in 2022, Illinois will adopt a single SPCS zone for GIS use and at least 32 low distortion projections for surveying and engineering purposes.  Come review the fundamentals of geometric and physical geodesy, and compare the new approach with the current ones.
Category
Education
Track
Statutes & Standards
Time
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM
3:15 PM

PDH=1, Speaker: Mark Schnesk We will look at LiDAR point cloud data from different sources and discuss how to analyze, manipulate, extract data and utilize it in our topographic or modeling production workflows.  We will demonstrate some common workflows to use the data productively, discussing advantages and limitations of each.  Additionally, we will discuss hardware and software requirements to deal with the large amount of data.
Category
Education
Track
Technical
Time
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM
3:15 PM

PDH = 1, Speaker:  Kyle Lazell & panel
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
4:15 PM - 5:05 PM
4:15 PM

PDH = 1; Speaker: Todd Horton The Illinois State Plane Coordinate System committee has great progress to report.  With the new national datums coming in 2022, Illinois will adopt a single SPCS zone for GIS use and at least 32 low distortion projections for surveying and engineering purposes.  Come review the fundamentals of geometric and physical geodesy, and compare the new approach with the current ones.
Category
Education
Track
Statutes & Standards
Time
4:15 PM - 5:05 PM
4:15 PM

PDH=1, Speakers:  Derek Twente, Matt Schrader, Kelly Harris, Tom Bryant
Category
Education
Track
Technical
Time
4:15 PM - 5:05 PM
4:15 PM

Hear what is happening at IPLSA, in the General Assembly, and with your membership.  The IPLSA Annual Business Meeting will be held in conjunction with the IPLSA Board Meeting.  All members are invited to attend.
Category
Events
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
5:45 PM

Stop by the Exhibit Hall as you arrive into town on Wednesday evening or following the Annual Meeting.  Greet our exhibitors, say hello to friends, and enjoy some refreshments.
Category
Events
Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

Thursday, 06 February 2020

 
Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast and meet our exhibitors for a great start to your day!
Category
Events
Time
7:00 AM - 8:20 AM
7:00 AM

GUEST TICKET for buffet breakfast Thursday.
Category
Guest
Time
7:00 AM - 8:20 AM
7:00 AM

PDH = 1; Speaker: Mark Schnesk In this course, we'll look at LiDAR point cloud data from different sources and discuss how to analyze, manipulate, extract data and utilize it in our topographic or modeling production workflows.  We will demonstrate some common workflows to use the data productively discussing advantages and limitations of each.  We'll also discuss hardware and software requirements to deal with the large amount of data.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
8:30 AM

PDH = 2; Speaker: Tim Murphy and panel
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM
8:30 AM

PDH = 2; Speaker: Kory Allred
Category
Education
Track
Ethics
Time
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM
8:30 AM

PDH = 2; Speaker: Tony Gregory This seminar will revisit the topic of legal descriptions in relation to the surveying profession. Various legal principles that relate to the writing and the interpretation of legal descriptions will be revisited.  Additionally, state laws and administrative rules, particularly in Indiana, that have direct or indirect relevance to legal descriptions will be discussed.
Category
Education
Track
Other State Mandatories
Time
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM
8:30 AM

PDH = 2; Speaker: Rich Leu Sometime in the fall of 1998, I ran across a letter offered for sale on eBay. The letter was from E. S. Haines, the Surveyor General at Cincinnati, Ohio, informing A. G. Ellis, the Surveyor General at Dubuque, Iowa, that a shipment of paper was on its way aboard the Steamboat Rochester. The letter was dated August 29, 1839 and appeared to be authentic, so I purchased it. At the time I assumed it was a one-of-a-kind opportunity but it turns out that such letters appear with considerable regularity and over the intervening years I have amassed a collection numbering close to 100 such letters. Some of the letters contain little tidbits about day-to day events in the lives of the GLO deputy surveyors, items typically missing from field notes and first person accounts. Some of the letters were written by men who later became noteworthy in fields other than surveying. Some are amusing, some are mundane, some are dramatic but they all have a story to tell and I have created a presentation that attempts to tell that story.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
9:50 AM - 11:30 AM
9:50 AM

PDH=2, Speaker:  Jim Martin
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
10:40 AM - 12:20 PM
10:40 AM

PDH = 2; Speaker: Kory Allred
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
10:40 AM - 12:20 PM
10:40 AM

PDH=2, Speaker:  Tony Gregory This seminar will revisit the topic of legal descriptions in relation to the surveying profession. Various legal principles that relate to the writing and the interpretation of legal descriptions will be revisited.  Additionally, state laws and administrative rules, particularly in Indiana, that have direct or indirect relevance to legal descriptions will be discussed.
Category
Education
Track
Other State Mandatories
Time
10:40 AM - 12:20 PM
10:40 AM

Enjoy a buffet and time for networking at the Thursday lunch.
Category
Events
Time
11:30 AM - 1:50 PM
11:30 AM

GUEST TICKET for Thursday Lunch
Category
Guest
Time
11:30 AM - 1:50 PM
11:30 AM

Digitally Preserving the Ancient City of Volterra PDH=1, Speakers:  Don Groesser & Team Geospatial professionals from CEC teamed with Autodesk and Case Technologies for a workshop in 2016 and 2019 in the ancient city of Volterra, Italy. The first workshop in this series was a nine-month endeavor that began in October 2016 with an international team of technicians, software experts, architects, engineers, and historians (a team of eight, representing two countries, U.S. and Canada), and included Rick Celender, CEC’s Corporate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program Leader, of the Pittsburgh office; Rob Sinclair, CEC’s Corporate CADD Technology Manager, also of the Pittsburgh office; and Matt Bainbridge, a survey project manager in CEC’s Bridgeport office. Mark Dietrick, AIA Director of Services at Case technologies was one of the team founders.  The team was tasked with three assignments: create a digital, interactive 3D model of the city; create Building Information Models (BIMs) for historic buildings and architectural features; and create 3D models of ancient artworks and sculptures. In April 2019, the workshop reunited for a second trip, and this one lasted two weeks. New construction in Volterra had inadvertently unearthed evidence of more ancient architecture. Incredibly, what was identified as the remains of an ancient Roman wall turned out to be the first ancient amphitheater discovery in Europe for the past 150 years.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM

Digitally Preserving the Ancient City of Volterra PDH=1, Speakers:  Don Groesser & Team Geospatial professionals from CEC teamed with Autodesk and Case Technologies for a workshop in 2016 and 2019 in the ancient city of Volterra, Italy. The first workshop in this series was a nine-month endeavor that began in October 2016 with an international team of technicians, software experts, architects, engineers, and historians (a team of eight, representing two countries, U.S. and Canada), and included Rick Celender, CEC’s Corporate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program Leader, of the Pittsburgh office; Rob Sinclair, CEC’s Corporate CADD Technology Manager, also of the Pittsburgh office; and Matt Bainbridge, a survey project manager in CEC’s Bridgeport office. Mark Dietrick, AIA Director of Services at Case technologies was one of the team founders.  The team was tasked with three assignments: create a digital, interactive 3D model of the city; create Building Information Models (BIMs) for historic buildings and architectural features; and create 3D models of ancient artworks and sculptures. In April 2019, the workshop reunited for a second trip, and this one lasted two weeks. New construction in Volterra had inadvertently unearthed evidence of more ancient architecture. Incredibly, what was identified as the remains of an ancient Roman wall turned out to be the first ancient amphitheater discovery in Europe for the past 150 years.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
2:00 PM

PDH=1, Speakers:  Paul Osman and Aaron Bray Thomas This session will cover floodplain basics, floodplain regulations, flood insurance, Elevation Certificates, flood mapping, flood map amendments/revisions, and methods to determine flood elevations where there are none.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
2:00 PM

PDH = 1; Speaker: Kory Allred This session will cover how to pass the FAA Exam and case law relevant to surveyors and drone use.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
2:00 PM

PDH=1, Speaker:  Tony Gregory Holding a license as a Professional Land Surveyor is truly a privilege and an honor. However, such a distinction also carries with it obligations. One such obligation is to practice professionally and ethically. This seminar will cover professionalism and ethics from a general viewpoint, and from that of a land surveyor. In addition to reviewing and discussing published standards, such as the Professional Conduct portion of Title 865, the seminar will include discussions of various situations involving professional ethics.
Category
Education
Track
Other State Mandatories
Time
2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
2:00 PM

Digitally Preserving the Ancient City of Volterra PDH=1, Speakers:  Don Groesser & Team Geospatial professionals from CEC teamed with Autodesk and Case Technologies for a workshop in 2016 and 2019 in the ancient city of Volterra, Italy. The first workshop in this series was a nine-month endeavor that began in October 2016 with an international team of technicians, software experts, architects, engineers, and historians (a team of eight, representing two countries, U.S. and Canada), and included Rick Celender, CEC’s Corporate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program Leader, of the Pittsburgh office; Rob Sinclair, CEC’s Corporate CADD Technology Manager, also of the Pittsburgh office; and Matt Bainbridge, a survey project manager in CEC’s Bridgeport office. Mark Dietrick, AIA Director of Services at Case technologies was one of the team founders.  The team was tasked with three assignments: create a digital, interactive 3D model of the city; create Building Information Models (BIMs) for historic buildings and architectural features; and create 3D models of ancient artworks and sculptures. In April 2019, the workshop reunited for a second trip, and this one lasted two weeks. New construction in Volterra had inadvertently unearthed evidence of more ancient architecture. Incredibly, what was identified as the remains of an ancient Roman wall turned out to be the first ancient amphitheater discovery in Europe for the past 150 years.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
3:10 PM

PDH=1, Speakers:  Paul Osman and Aaron Bray Thomas This session will cover floodplain basics, floodplain regulations, flood insurance, Elevation Certificates, flood mapping, flood map amendments/revisions, and methods to determine flood elevations where there are none.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
3:10 PM

PDH = 1; Speaker: Kory Allred This session will cover how to pass the FAA Exam and case law relevant to surveyors and drone use.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
3:10 PM

PDH=1, Speaker:  Tony Gregory Holding a license as a Professional Land Surveyor is truly a privilege and an honor. However, such a distinction also carries with it obligations. One such obligation is to practice professionally and ethically. This seminar will cover professionalism and ethics from a general viewpoint, and from that of a land surveyor. In addition to reviewing and discussing published standards, such as the Professional Conduct portion of Title 865, the seminar will include discussions of various situations involving professional ethics.
Category
Education
Track
Other State Mandatories
Time
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
3:10 PM

Digitally Preserving the Ancient City of Volterra PDH=1, Speakers:  Don Groesser & Team Geospatial professionals from CEC teamed with Autodesk and Case Technologies for a workshop in 2016 and 2019 in the ancient city of Volterra, Italy. The first workshop in this series was a nine-month endeavor that began in October 2016 with an international team of technicians, software experts, architects, engineers, and historians (a team of eight, representing two countries, U.S. and Canada), and included Rick Celender, CEC’s Corporate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program Leader, of the Pittsburgh office; Rob Sinclair, CEC’s Corporate CADD Technology Manager, also of the Pittsburgh office; and Matt Bainbridge, a survey project manager in CEC’s Bridgeport office. Mark Dietrick, AIA Director of Services at Case technologies was one of the team founders.  The team was tasked with three assignments: create a digital, interactive 3D model of the city; create Building Information Models (BIMs) for historic buildings and architectural features; and create 3D models of ancient artworks and sculptures. In April 2019, the workshop reunited for a second trip, and this one lasted two weeks. New construction in Volterra had inadvertently unearthed evidence of more ancient architecture. Incredibly, what was identified as the remains of an ancient Roman wall turned out to be the first ancient amphitheater discovery in Europe for the past 150 years.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
4:10 PM

PDH=1, Speaker:  Melissa Roberts
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
4:10 PM

PDH = 1; Speaker: Kory Allred This session will cover how to pass the FAA Exam and case law relevant to surveyors and drone use.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
4:10 PM

PDH=1, Speaker:  Tony Gregory Holding a license as a Professional Land Surveyor is truly a privilege and an honor. However, such a distinction also carries with it obligations. One such obligation is to practice professionally and ethically. This seminar will cover professionalism and ethics from a general viewpoint, and from that of a land surveyor. In addition to reviewing and discussing published standards, such as the Professional Conduct portion of Title 865, the seminar will include discussions of various situations involving professional ethics.
Category
Education
Track
Other State Mandatories
Time
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
4:10 PM

Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as you visit with our 2020 exhibitors.  Be sure to take your "Power of Networking" exhibit hall map to each vendor to be validated and to learn the answer to the question on the form.  Each correctly completed networking form will be entered for the chance to win prizes.  Must be present to win.  Drawings will take place during the Thursday Exhibitor Reception.
Category
Events
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5:00 PM

GUEST TICKET for the Thursday Exhibitor Reception
Category
Guest
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5:00 PM

Category
Events
Time
2/6/2020 9:00 PM - 2/7/2020
9:00 PM

Friday, 07 February 2020

 
Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast for a great start to your day!
Category
Events
Time
7:00 AM - 8:20 AM
7:00 AM

GUEST TICKET for the Friday Breakfast
Category
Guest
Time
7:00 AM - 8:20 AM
7:00 AM

PDH = 2; Speaker: Jim Hankins This seminar will present a surveyor’s view of the current state of professionalism and how professionalism relates to business. We will also discuss how to calculate the cost of maintaining a professional business. There will also be an introduction of the various forms of business enterprises.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM
8:30 AM

PDH = 2; Speaker: Ron Koons
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM
8:30 AM

PDH = 2; Speaker: Todd Horton Professional ethics are founded on core values. Come explore the core values and personal virtues promoted in the NSPS Surveyors Creed. Join us for a unique and refreshing view of professional growth in service of the American citizen.
Category
Education
Track
Ethics
Time
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM
8:30 AM

PDH = 2; Speaker: Jim Hankins This seminar will present a surveyor’s view of the current state of professionalism and how professionalism relates to business. We will also discuss how to calculate the cost of maintaining a professional business. There will also be an introduction of the various forms of business enterprises.
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
10:40 AM - 12:20 PM
10:40 AM

PDH = 2, Speaker: Ron Koons
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
10:40 AM - 12:20 PM
10:40 AM

PDH=2, Speaker:  Todd Horton Relative positional precision, defined in the ALTA/NSPS land title survey standards, is widely misunderstood.  Come learn the field and office methods that achieve the goal.  In this session, we will discuss precision & accuracy, error sources, equipment specifications, computations, field methods , least squares adjustments, interpreting results, and reporting compliance with ALTA/NSPS standards.
Category
Education
Track
Statutes & Standards
Time
10:40 AM - 12:20 PM
10:40 AM

Friday Past President, Newly Licensed, Scholarship, Awards and Installation Lunch Join IPLSA members for lunch as we recognize our past presidents, newly licensed surveyors, scholarship recipients, and award winners.  New this year, we will also include the Installation of Officers at the lunch!
Category
Events
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM

GUEST TICKET for Friday Lunch Friday Past President, Newly Licensed, Scholarship, Awards and Installation
Category
Guest
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM

TBD
PDH = 2; Speaker:
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
2:10 PM

PDH=2, Speaker:  Ron Koons
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
2:10 PM

PDH=1, Speaker:  Todd Horton Relative positional precision, defined in the ALTA/NSPS land title survey standards, is widely misunderstood.  Come learn the field and office methods that achieve the goal.  In this session, we will discuss precision & accuracy, error sources, equipment specifications, computations, field methods , least squares adjustments, interpreting results, and reporting compliance with ALTA/NSPS standards.
Category
Education
Track
Statutes & Standards
Time
2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
2:10 PM

TBD
PDH = 1; Speaker:
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
4:40 PM - 5:30 PM
4:40 PM

PDH=1, Speaker:  Ron Koons
Category
Education
Track
General
Time
4:40 PM - 5:30 PM
4:40 PM

PDH = 1; Speaker: Todd Horton Relative positional precision, defined in the ALTA/NSPS land title survey standards, is widely misunderstood.  Come learn the field and office methods that achieve the goal.  In this session, we will discuss precision & accuracy, error sources, equipment specifications, computations, field methods , least squares adjustments, interpreting results, and reporting compliance with ALTA/NSPS standards.
Category
Education
Track
Statutes & Standards
Time
4:40 PM - 5:30 PM
4:40 PM

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