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65th Annual Convention & Tech Expo

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration begins Thursday, October 13 at 8 am.

10/12/2016 to 10/15/2016
When: 10/12/2016
10:00 AM
Where: Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Spa & Conference Center
1001 E McCarty Lane
San Marcos, Texas  78666
United States
Contact: DJ Kyle

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 12th

11:30 am – 4:30 pm Annual Golf Tournament at The Bandit Golf Course, New Braunfels
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sporting Clay Event at Capitol City Trap and Skeet, Austin
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration Open
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Past President’s Dinner at Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard, San Marcos (Invitation Only)
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm TSPSA Open House


Thursday, October 13th

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
9:00 am – 10:00 am

TSPS Grand Opening and Keynote Address - Keynote Speaker: Senator José Menéndez Senator Menéndez was elected in March of 2015 to represent Senate District 26 in Bexar County. Prior to that, he spent 14 years as State Representative for District 124, San Antonio's West Side.

9:00 am – 11:30 am TSPSA Making Memories - Come and fellowship while making photo albums (all supplies provided). Make sure to take the time to enjoy the photo booth too! As part of the TSPSA Community Service project, we are asking all to bring new children’s books to donate to the Reach Out and Read program.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Annual TSPS Membership Meeting
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm TSFI Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Chapter President’s Orientation
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm RTKNET Annual Meeting hosted by Western Data Systems (WDS)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm SmartNet Texas – Fall Update and Real Time Topics
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm TJC Survey Alumni & Friends Reception
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Young Surveyors Network Reception- NEW
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Blucher Institute Alumni Reception (Invitation Only)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm TSPS Open House/President’s Reception with entertainment by Brad Henderson


Friday, October 14th

6:30 am - 7:45 am  LSLS Breakfast Forum
7:00 am – 5:00 pm  Registration Open 
8:00 am – 10:00 am  Educational Session: Wetlands and Waters of the US – What are they and what does that mean for ALTA surveys?   (2 CEU's)
Presenter: Jenny Blair 
8:00 am – 12:15 pm
Educational Session: How Can Drones Transform Surveying? (4 CEU's)
Presenter: Frank Willis 
8:00 am – 12:15 pm  Educational Session: Three New Ways to Find Trouble (4 CEU's)
Presenter: Kristopher Kline 
8:00 am – 12:15 pm  Educational Session: TBPLS Board Meeting (4 CEU's and hours can be used to fulfill the Ethics requirement)
Presenter: TBPLS Board of Directors and Tony Estrada, Executive Director 
10:00 am – 3:00 pm  TSPSA Off-Site Event Shopping and Lunch in Gruene, TX - Enjoy time with friends as we explore the shops in historic Gruene and then have lunch at Gruene River Grill. (Lunch and transportation included) 
10:00 am – 10:15 am  Break 
10:00 am – 12:15 pm  Educational Session: What is a Conservation Easement?  (2 CEU's)
Presenter: Stephanie Prosser 
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Annual Luncheon with “What?!?” presentation by Brad Henderson 
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Exhibit Hall Grand Opening 
6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The DerailersAnnual Awards Dinner & Gala with entertainment by The Derailers. Plan to boot scoot the night away with Austin's own The Derailers, a favorite in the Capitol City's music scene. You can check out their website at Doors will open to all attendees following the Awards ceremony. 


Saturday, October 15th

6:30 am – 2:00 pm  Registration Open 
7:30 am – 9:30 am Educational Session: Bulletproofing Your Surveys
Presenter: Joe Paiva 
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Educational Session: Abstract & Research: Skills for the Hunt (4 CEU's applicable to Rules hours)
Presenter: Joe Breaux and Joe Webber 
7:30 am – 12:00 pm  Educational Session: Forensic Surveying (4 CEU's)
Presenter: Frank Willis 
7:30 am – 12:00 pm  Educational Session: Wars Between the States (4 CEU's)
Presenter: Kristopher Kline 
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Break with Exhibitors
9:30 am – 2:00 pm  Exhibit Hall Open 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Educational Session: Pre-Proposal Meetings: Your Path To A Great Scope (2 CEU's)
Presenter: Bill Beardslee 
11:00 am – 3:00 pm  Color Your World Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon - Time to show off your Personal Picasso! After our annual business meeting and lunch we will enjoy a painting party! Never picked up a paint brush? No problem! All paintings are broken down into simple steps and techniques so that anyone from a beginner to an expert painter can have a great time! Wear your favorite painting outfit. Aprons will be provided. 
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch with Exhibitors 
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Educational Session: Controlling Scope Creep (2 CEU's)
Presenter: Bill Beardslee 
1:30 pm – 5:45 pm Educational Session: Re-Engineering Surveyors and Their Business (4 CEU's)
Presenter: Joe Paiva 
1:30 pm – 5:45 pm  Educational Session: Courtroom Preparation and Testimonies (4 CEU's applicable to Ethics)
Presenter: Kristopher Kline
1:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Educational Session: TxDOT ROW Mapping Deliverables (4 CEU's)
Presenter: Eddie Garcia 
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  Break 
3:45 pm – 5:45 pm  Educational Session: When It Is Time to Move On (2 CEU's)
Presenter: Bill Beardslee 
5:45 pm  Convention Adjourns 


Cancellation Policy

Refunds minus a $50 administration fee will be made if written notice is received by Friday, September 23rd.