Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
March 17, 18, & 19, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:45 PM
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual Murder Mystery
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- In-depth Presentations
On technological advances, standards of practice, and regulatory matters impacting the land surveying and civil engineering professions
- Virtual Convention Exhibitors
Discussing the latest technologies and services in a variety of forums
- Virtual Reception, Benefit Auction, & Murder Mystery!
An opportunity to meet and catch up with your peers
Zoom Video Webinar
Accessible via computer, tablet or cellphone, Zoom Video Webinars is an interactive technology that allows you to see, hear, and ask questions while viewing a PowerPoint presentation. Video recordings will be made for most convention sessions and made available for registrant viewing.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 12, 2021
Full Convention Rates: Member $275, Non-Member $375
Individual Day Rates: Member $125, Non-Member $165
Enter the 2021 Plan and Field Notes Contests!
Award-winning plans and field notes will be displayed on the MALSCE website and noted in the MALSCE member newsletter. Learn more by downloading the Virtual 2021 MALSCE Plan & Field Notes Contests Entry Form.
Donate an Item for the Auction to Benefit the MALSCE Education Trust!
Donators of items get to auction them off during Friday’s Virtual Reception and Benefit Auction or you can have MALSCE support staff auction them for you. For details contact Rich Keenan: 617/305-4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate in our Virtual Exhibit!
Download the Virtual 2021 MALSCE Convention Exhibit Enrollment Form.
Become a Convention Advertiser and/or Sponsor!
Promote your organization to convention participants by advertising in the convention participant booklet or sponsoring a convention session and/or student participant. Download the Virtual 2021 MALSCE Convention Advertiser & Sponsor Registration Form.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Exhibitor Quick Fire Session
Featuring a rapid-fire format during which exhibiting vendors will provide an overview of the products and services they offer.
Federal Issues Facing the 117th Congress: Policies in Washington, DC That Will Impact Your Profession
John “JB” Byrd, Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC
This session features NSPS lobbyist John “JB” Byrd discussing issues and policies that members of the 117th US Congress are expected to consider which will have impact on the land surveying profession.
Stone Walls and Surveying
Robert M. Thorson, University of Connecticut
Professor Thorson will review the origin of New England stone walls and explain their link to the surveying profession. He will explain the basic features of walls, how they can be classified, why walls are so common, why they should be preserved, and how New England stone walls contrast with those elsewhere in the U.S. and the world.
Panel Discussion – Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Update
Moderated by Scott D. Cameron, PLS, R. E. Cameron & Associates, Inc.; Board members participating as panelists include Paul J. Tyrell, PE, PLS, (Chair), other participants will be announced. Panel members will discuss recent initiatives and matters impacting the land surveying profession.
MALSCE Annual Meeting – What MALSCE is Doing for You
Chaired by Darren J. Hardy, PLS, MALSCE President
Join us for MALSCE’s Annual Meeting, which will feature the election and swearing in of the 2021-2023 MALSCE Board of Directors. This meeting will feature reports on ongoing efforts to improve member services and increase member engagement as well as external matters and undertakings.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
The NEW 2021 ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards
Gary R. Kent, PS, Owner, Meridian Land Consulting, LLC
After two years of work on the part of the Joint ALTA/NSPS Committee, the proposed 2021 ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards were adopted in August and approved by ALTA and NSPS in October, with an effective date of February 23, 2021. This program will outline the changes from 2016 and provide an explanation of what each means to the surveyor. In addition, the program will include an overview of the entire set of 2021 Standards and a detailed explanation of the relationship between Land Title Surveys and title insurance. Finally, some common questions, and requests from lenders, that arise in the process of performing a Land Title Survey will be discussed.
Innovative Land Surveying Technologies
Jim Bosworth, Maine Technical Source, Hank Boudreau, Spillers, Todd Carlson, Carlson Software and Robert Vargo, Keystone Precision Technologies
An examination of four technologies which are shaping the way surveyors collect, analyze, and present data.
Educational Requirements for the Professional Land Surveyor
William J. McGovern (Terry), Wentworth Institute of Technology
The session features a discussion of the educational requirements to become a Registered Professional Land Surveyor as well as required education and training within the profession as a whole. Topics include what makes land surveying as a profession different from other engineering professions, the variety of knowledge required, the manner in which this knowledge has been traditionally acquired, and how changing technology and business practices have changed the role of the surveyor.
Smart Urban Corridors
Ned Codd, PE, WSP
Transportation across the country is changing rapidly. There is a great deal of excitement surrounding new modes of transportation and new technologies, which have given rise to rethinking how our streets are designed, and how the space on these streets is allocated. Ned will discuss the future of our transportation system and its impact on the civil engineering and land surveying professions.
Friday, March 19, 2021
The Art of Retracement – Following in the Footsteps
Gary R. Kent, PS, Owner, Meridian Land Consulting, LLC
Every professional surveyor across the Unites States knows the phrase “Follow in the Footsteps” as it relates to conducting a boundary retracement survey. But what does it really mean and what is the basis for following the footsteps? Surveyors also know the effect of the statute of frauds is that what is written in the conveyancing document is considered by the courts to be the highest and best expression of the parties’ intentions. But what happens when the evidence of the footsteps on the ground conflicts with the written title or there are seemingly no footsteps to follow? This session explores the concept of retracement, how it relates to and is dependent on the document of conveyance, and what controls when conflicts are inevitably encountered.
Virtual Reception, MALSCE Education Trust Benefit Auction & Awards Ceremony
After a four-hour break, grab a beverage and participate in the convention’s virtual reception. You’ll have an opportunity to chat with colleagues and help MALSCE recognize the Surveyor of the Year, President’s Citation recipient and Plan and Field Notes Contest winners. Help raise money for the MALSCE Education Trust by becoming your own auctioneer and fielding bids on your donated auction item.
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