Plotting a Course for the Future
Registration is now open for the Joint Meeting of the FIG and NSPS Young Surveyors Networks
October 17-18, 2018 – Hyattsville Maryland, USA
The meeting will be at the College Park Marriott hotel and conference center in East Hyattsville, MD, near the University of Maryland‘s campus, and is being held in conjunction with the Maryland Society of Surveyors and NSPS Fall Business Meeting. Joint Young Surveyors meeting page and registration here.
The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Young Surveyors Network was started by a working group in 2006 at the Munich FIG Congress. The working group was started to bring more young surveyors into FIG and because of the age structure within the surveying community. In 2009, the working group was upgraded to the “Young Surveyors Network” and has been growing steadily ever since. A key focus of the group has been on networking and getting to know more people. This helps to expand personal networks, professional networks, and continues to encourage people to get more deeply involved in the profession and professional associations.
The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Young Surveyors (United States) was soon to follow in the footsteps of the FIG Young Surveyors with a kickoff meeting in San Diego in 2014. NSPS YS are defined as surveyors aged 35 years or under, students of surveying or those surveyors within 10 years of graduating from a Bachelor or Master’s Degree. Every surveyor is welcome to join to the group; however the focus is to provide support for those individuals that meet the definition.
The two groups have met on several occasions, but this 2018 meeting has special emphasis on planning for the future of the profession in light of rapid changes in the profession and how to meet the demands of a global upswing in development.
If you have not yet joined these groups or participated in a YSN meeting, this is wonderful opportunity to network, learn from other young surveyors, help shape the future of the profession, and have a lot of fun!
The meeting venue is near the beautiful campus of the University of Maryland and a short metro ride from the center of scenic and historic Washington DC.
Co-hosts (left) Christopher Glantz, PLS, chair of the NSPS YSN and (right) Melissa Harrington, incoming chair of the FIG YSN
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