YSN

Upcoming Young Surveyors Network North American Meeting

Register now for the  Young Surveyors Network (YSN)

2nd North American Meeting – Minneapolis MN – Feb 10th 2016

The FIG Young Surveyors North American Network will hold its next meeting in conjunction with the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) Annual Conference. The 2nd FIG Young Surveyors North American meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Young surveyors attending will also have the opportunity and have been invited by the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors to attend the remainder of MSPS Annual Conference, February 11-12.

YSN

YSN has been making waves internationally, and xyHt has had the pleasure of following the growth since the early days of the network – we have published guest columns and have selected several YSN delegates among our 40 geospatial leaders under 40. FIG defines a young surveyor as: A person 35 years old or younger or within 10 years of graduation with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in surveying/geomatics. But interest in the YSN is not limited to the young; state professional societies and industry have taken notice – issues of succession planning and attracting young folks into the profession are of paramount importance.

If you are a young surveyor, or know someone who is, participation in the YSN and attendance at this (or a subsequent) meeting would be a great opportunity to network with other young surveyors  and contribute to this initiative. A great speaker lineup includes:

INDUSTRY
Terry Bennett- Senior Industry Strategist for Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk
Bryn Fosburgh- Vice President, Trimble Navigation
Ken Mooyman- President, Leica Geosystems (NAFTA)

GOVERNMENT
Don Buhler- Chief Cadastral Surveyor, US Dept of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Dave Zenk- Geodetic Advisor- Northern Plains Region, National Geodetic Survey (NGS)

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS (NSPS)
J. Anthony (Tony) Cavell- President-Elect
Curt Sumner- Executive Director

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EXAMINERS FOR ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING (NCEES)
Lisa Hanni- Chair, Committee on Examinations for Professional Surveyors; Member, Future of Surveying Task Force

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SURVEYORS (FIG)
Steve Frank- Past Chair FIG Commission 2 (Professional Education); Professor and Program Coordinator- Surveying Engineering, New Mexico State University

FIG YOUNG SURVEYORS SOUTH AMERICAN NETWORK
Melissa Robert- Engineer Surveyor, Uruguay Ministry of Transport and Public Works

FIG YOUNG SURVEYORS NETWORK
Eva-Maria Unger- Chair
Paula Dijkstra- Vice-Chair of Administration

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) / Professional Development Hours (PDHs) may be available to those attending the meeting. Details are being finalized.

For details, updates, and registration visit the event website.

The FIG Foundation, Trimble Navigation and Leica Geosystems have generously provided a limited amount of funds to assist young surveyors to attend this meeting. In order to be considered for these funds you must complete the Registration Form information below in addition to completing an application for funds. More information and the application for funds is available at:https://goo.gl/DIXor4

Questions? Send email to: 2figysnam@gmail.com

 

 

 

Upcoming Young Surveyors Network North American Meeting” Comments

  1. l like YSN

  2. To anyone in a USA organizations still in FIG
    I was Chair of Commission 9 many years ago retiring in 2002 and have a nice little collection of nicely enameled FIG lapel pins etc that I hate to throw away.
    I’d be happy to send these to a current FIG member if they might prove useful. I understand they have gotten cheaper in their swag recently so these are nice keepsakes.
    Michael Yovino-Young, FRICS, MAI, ASA

    • Gavin Schrock Gavin Schrock

      Hi Michael, I have forwarded your message to one of the FIG coordinators here in the U.S.
      Thank you for your service in FIG :)

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