Conference Schedule


Cancelled due to threat of inclement weather - please stay tuned for additional information.

Monday, May 28, 2018

  • 4:00-6:00 pm: ASPLS Board of Directors Meeting (Orange Beach Community Center)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • 7:00 - 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • 7:00 am - 1:00 pm: Registration
  • 8:00-11:30 am: Session 1 "Visioning the Future of Surveying in Alabama" (3.5 PDHs, FL approved)
  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Lunch Session "Land Surveying Safety Series: Distracted Driving" (1 PDH) Sponsored by CNA.
  • 1:00-5:00 pm: Session 2 "Easements 1: Easements and Rights-of-Ways" (4 PDHs, FL & TN approved)
  • Break approximately 2:00-2:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner at the SpringHill Suites; Surprises for children; Adults raffle; Support for Sponsorship Program; Sponsored by Marshall & Sterling and Victor O. Schinnerer
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • 7:00 - 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • 7:00 am - 1:00 pm: Registration
  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm: Session 3 "Know When to Hold 'Em and Other Procedural Pitfalls" (7.5 PDHs, FL & TN approved) 
  • Break approximately 9:30-10:00 am
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Session 4 "Three Worlds of Surveying" (4 PDHs, FL & TN approved)
  • Break approximately 9:30-10:00 am
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch for all (sponsored by ASPLS)
  • 1:00-5:00 pm: Session 5 "The Successful Land Surveying Business" (4 PDHs, FL & TN approved)


Session Descriptions 

Visioning the Future of Surveying in Alabama

Speaker: Panel Discussion - 3.5 PDHs, FL approved (May 29)

A panel discussion, featuring ASPLS board members, general counsel and the BELS representative, focused on the current state of land surveying on both the state and national levels. It serves as a forum for educating surveyors on the challenges that face the profession and provides the opportunity for participants to voice their opinions and concerns.

Land Surveying Safety Series: Distracted Driving

Speaker: Bob Cauthen - 1 PDH (May 29)

Distracted driving poses significant risk to every business that has employees who drive both company-owned and personal vehicles on company business. According to the National Safety Council, 26 percent of all vehicle crashes involve mobile phone use — including hands-free. This course will discuss the common activities that divert attention from the road including texting, mobile phone use, eating/drinking, reaching for an object, talking with a passenger and reading navigation systems.

Easements I: Easements and Rights of Way

Speaker: Tony Nettleman

4 PDHs, FL & TN approved (May 29)

Easement I is a general introduction to non-possessory rights in real property. This seminar will cover a variety of terms and definitions, types of easements, methods of creation and the steps individuals can take to terminate a non-possessory right. Similar interests in real property such as licenses and use-by-estoppel will also be discussed

Know When to Hold ‘Em and Other Procedural Pitfalls

Speaker: Kris Kline

7.5 PDHs , FL & TN approved (May 30)

At the core of our profession is the boundary monument, and most boundary retracement decisions revolve around the choice to hold an existing monument, set a new monument, or choose between multiple existing monuments. Part one of this seminar is an in-depth discussion of principles that form the basis of this critical decision, including the rules of construction, sufficiency of research, and relevant common law for the analysis for several types of property corners.

Part two will provide an overview of adverse possession prescriptive easements, and quasi easements. This is a general overview of several different principles. Knowledge of these topics will help the surveyor to improve his research and location techniques (both office and field) so as to better serve the client in cases where disputes may arise. Material presented will focus primarily on Alabama precedent, with additional examples from Florida and Tennessee.

Three Worlds of Surveying

Speaker: Tony Nettleman

4 PDHs, FL & TN approved (May 30)

This seminar will examine all three aspects of the surveying profession: the technical world, the business world, and the legal world. The technical world includes statistics, minimum standards, and suggestions of embracing new technology. The business world involves incorporation, bookkeeping, the surveyor/client relationship, marketing, and entrepreneurial skills. The legal world involves understanding statutes, and case law, discussions of what laws govern surveyors, and an in-depth discussion of negligence and professional liability.

The Successful Land Surveying Business

Speaker: Tony Nettleman

4 PDHs, FL & TN approved (May 30)

Running a Successful Land Surveying Business is not a secret, nor is it exciting, but it is out of the ordinary. Students will learn how to create, operate, and terminate their businesses using a combination of industry-standard practices and tips from Mr. Nettleman.


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