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Technical Seminar January 26 - 28, 2012
The SAMSOG 2012 Technical Seminar is finally here. The initial planning began in August searching for ideas and speakers. Our goals are to offer presentations that would be helpful in assisting you run your business, explore new technology and explore and expand the surveyor’s role in strategic teaming partnerships. I believe we will achieve these goals based on the variety of content and the quality of speakers scheduled. Hopefully, there is something for everyone in the 2012 Technical Seminar agenda. Please fill out all questionnaires and reviews at the seminar and let us know what you think and what you might like to see in the future.
The annual Technical Seminar has two primary functions. One is to provide classes that will qualify for continuing education at a reasonable price. The second is to generate income for your Society. After all costs and printing are paid for, a portion of the proceeds go directly to the Scholarship Fund. Once deposited into the bank account, other proceeds from the Technical Seminar help budget and pay for things such as Trig Star, the Newsletter, the Plat and Mapping Contest, Directories, etc. Compared to other educational opportunities similar in size and structure, this effective cost per PDH credit at this seminar is more than half of the typical $40 - $50 per credit at other professional seminars.
If you attend all of the functions and educational opportunities, you could easily attain over 16 hours of PDH credits. Since the seminar presentations are not specifically related to surveying in Georgia they may be accepted in all of the surrounding States, except for Florida. This could be an economical way to obtain PDH credit for attendees licensed in other states.
Our Seminar will begin on Thursday with two presentations by members of the faculty of Southern Poly. Water Resources Modeling using GIS with Lourdes Abellera, Ph.D. and Deformation/Displacement measurement using 3D laser scanning with John Lee R.L.S., Fatih Oncul, Ph.D and Dan Branham, R.L.S. After lunch, Allen Nobles, P.S.M. will discuss Marketing & Strategic Teaming Relationships for Surveyors and Brad Hart and John Rall, R.L.S. will discuss Survey Challenges along Railroad Rights of Way. After the presentations, Allen Precision and Leica Solutions Center will sponsor the annual BBQ dinner at Sonny’s. The SAMSOG Board and General Membership Meeting will be held Thursday evening after the BBQ dinner, please plan to attend.
Friday will begin with Jeff Lucas, J.D., P.L.S. discussing Better Business Practices and the Law. Friday afternoon, Jeff will discuss the Pincushion Effect. Friday evening is our annual Banquet and introduction of the Plat Contest winners. It is also the time that the raffle benefit for SAMPAC is completed.
The Southern Poly student chapter will sponsor a Texas Hold’em tournament after the banquet, please come out and support our future surveyors.
On Saturday morning the Sedimentation & Erosion Control Re-certification Class will be presented by Butch Watson, P.E., R.L.S. If you need re-certification, this is a convenient way to include this class with our other presentations.
Please visit our booth sponsors during the scheduled breaks. They help make this event possible.
Thank you for making the effort to attend the Seminar. I look forward to seeing you in January.
Wright C. Powers, Jr.
SAMSOG Education Chairman