Conference and Seminar Proceedings

2nd FIG Young Surveyors North American Meeting 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Future of Surveying ...You!
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration
8:00 - 8:15 am Opening Ceremony - Welcome by Representatives
Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS)
Connie Villari National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
Tony Cavell Canadian Association Speaker Canadian Association Representative

FIG - International Federation of Surveyors  Steve Frank
FIG Foundation  John Hohol
FIG Young Surveyors Network  Paula Dijkstra
8:15 - 9:00 am Keynote Speaker- LEICA GEOSYSTEMS - Platinum Sponsor
  The Hidden Value of a Map: How to Supercharge Your Career and Business with the Power of Accuracy
Ken Mooyman - President, Leica Geosystems NAFTA
Chair / Rapporteur of session: Marcus Hampton
9:00 - 9:40 am Guest Speaker
  Future of Making Things for Infrastructure
Terry Bennett - Senior Industry Strategist for Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk, Inc.
Chair / Rapporteur of session: Jon Gustafson
9:40 - 10:15 am Federal Update - BLM and NGS
  Don Buhler- Chief Cadastral Surveyor, USDI Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Dave Zenk- State Geodetic Advisor, National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
Chair / Rapporteur of session: Alysen Kohlnhofer
10:15 - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:50 am FIG Young Surveyors Network - An Update From Around the Globe
  Paula Dijkstra - FIG Young Surveyors Network (FIG YSN)
Melissa Robert - Promoting the FIG YSN and FIG in Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia
Amanda Askren - NSPS Young Surveyors Network (NSPS YSN)
Paula Dijkstra/Adam Schleicher: Next steps FIG Young Surveyors North America (YSNA)
Chair / Rapporteur of session: Paula Dijkstra
11:50 - Noon Review of Morning Sessions
Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch - Young Surveyors sharing their stories
  Young Surveyors share their challenges and experiences as student or as young professional
1:00 - 1:45 pm Keynote Speaker- TRIMBLE NAVIGATION - Platinum Sponsor
  The Surveyor and Technology: The Past, the Present, and the Future
Bryn Fosburgh- Vice President, Trimble Navigation
Chair / Rapporteur of session: Adam Schleicher
1:45 - 2:15 pm Young Surveyors sharing their stories
  Young Surveyors share their challenges and experiences as student or as young professional
2:15 - 2:35 pm Coffee Break + Group Photo
2:40 - 3:40 pm Work Session
  The future of surveying and what role young surveyors will play
Break-out session in small groups to develop questions for panel discussion
3:40 - 4:50 pm Panel Discussion- Future of Surveying
  Terry Bennett- Autodesk, Inc.
Don Buhler- USDI, Bureau of Land Management
Bryn Fosburgh- Trimble Navigation
Steve Frank- New Mexico State University
Lisa Hanni- National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES)
Jacob Heck- Young Surveyor
Ken Mooyman- Leica Geosystems NAFTA
Curt Sumner- National Society of Professional Surveyors
Chair of session: Adam Schleicher
4:50 - 5:00 pm Review of Afternoon Sessions and Closing Ceremony
5:00 - 6:30 pm Icebreaker with MSPS
6:30 - 10:00 pm Dinner