JOIN US IN CHARLOTTE FOR THE 2020 CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
FEBRUARY 6TH - 8TH, 2020

Join us at the Hilton Charlotte University Place Hotel for the 2020 Conference. It is an ideal time to become acquainted with the NCSS leadership, network with others in the surveying profession, learn from nationally recognized instructors and see the latest technology from exhibitors.  This year we have new registration options to help you get what you pay for. We will also have live entertainment both Thursday and Friday night!

Conference SCHEDULE

Thursday, February 6th
7:00am Registration & Breakfast
8:00am - 12:00pm Education (4 PDHs)
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch with Plat Awards
1:30pm - 5:30pm Education (4 PDHs)
5:30pm - 6:30pm New Board/New Licensee Reception
6:00pm - 8:00pm Exhibit Hall Opens with Live Entertainment (Heavy Appetizers & Drinks Served) 

Friday, February 7th
7:30am Exhibit Hall Opens (Registration & Breakfast)
9:00am Short Courses (.5PHD)
11:00am Short Courses (.5PDH)
12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch with NCBEES /General Membership Meeting (1 PDH)
2:45pm Grand Prize Drawing
3:00pm - 4:00pm Education (1 PDH)
5:30pm - 6:30pm Past Presidents Reception
6:30pm - 10:00pm Awards Banquet (Live Entertainment)

Saturday, February 8th
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Board Meeting

New Registration Options! 

APEX Conference Registration without Guest Includes...
  • All Education Thur.-Fri. (Earn up to 11 PDHs)
  • All Meals Thur.-Sat.
  • Trade Show
  • Board Meeting Sat.
  • 2 Tickets in Grand Prize Drawing
APEX Conference Registration with Guest Includes...
  • All Education Thur.-Fri. (Earn up to 11 PDHs)
  • All Meals Thur.-Sat.
  • Trade Show
  • Board Meeting Sat.
  • 2 Tickets in Grand Prize Drawing*
  • 1 Guest Thursday & Friday Evening
BENCHMARK Conference Registration without Guest Includes...
  • All Meals Thursday
  • Breakfast & Lunch Friday
  • All Education  (Earn up to 11 PDHs)
  • Trade Show
  • 2 Tickets in Grand Prize Drawing*
  • (Friday Evening Not Included)

BENCHMARK Conference Registration with Guest Includes...

  • All Meals Thursday
  • Breakfast & Lunch Friday
  • All Education  (Earn up to 11 PDHs)
  • Trade Show
  • 2 Tickets in Grand Prize Drawing*
  • 1 Guest Thursday Evening
  • (Friday Evening Not Included)
CONTROL Registration without Guest Includes...
  • Breakfast & Lunch Thursday
  •  Education Thursday (Earn up to 8 PDHs)
DEVELOPMENT Registration without Guest Includes...
  • Breakfast & Lunch Friday
  • Trade Show
  • Short Courses Friday (Earn up to 3 PDHs)
  • 1 Ticket in Grand Prize Drawing*
*Tickets for the grand prize drawing are only included for Apex, Benchmark & Development Conference Registrants. You must be present during the drawing on Friday to win.

Click Here for a Downloadable PDF of Registration Form


Download the eventsXD App on your smartphone or tablet for a paperless schedule of events, maps, exhibitor list, seminar details, etc.
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NC Society of Surveyors (NCSS)
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Vendor Registration - call the office at 919-556-9848. tabletops available.
no booths available inside exhibit hall. all booths are taken!

2020 GRand Prize Drawing

This year's grand prize will be a John Deere Gator XUV560E (Model Year 2020).
The drawing will take place on Friday afternoon in the exhibit hall. You must be present to win.
The number of entries is based on your registration type. Click Here for Details of Prize

Education

We will be offering multiple instructors and topics on Thursday with a morning session and an afternoon session. You will select the sessions you would like to attend on Thursday, there is no preregistration necessary. With this many choices, you are sure to find topics that interest you. Click Here for Course Descriptions & Instructor Bios

Morning Sessions 8:00am - 12:00pm
Topic (Select One) Instructor(s)
New Datum & NCGS Scott Lokken & Gary Thompson
Customer Service = Client Retention Robert Bailey
History of the English System Timothy Guisewhite
Afternoon Sessions  1:30-5:30pm
Topics (Select One) Instructor(s)
New Datum & NCGS Scott Lokken & Gary Thompson
The Theory of Sales Part 1 Robert Bailey
NCBEES Policies & Ethics NCBEES
All Day Session  8:00am-5:30pm

Foundational Surveying Principles & Calculations
(Good for those new to the profession or those 
pursuing licensure.)

Gene Fine

FRIDAY SHORT COURSES

 
Topic (Select One Each) Instructor(s)
Short Course 1 - Establishing DOT Baselines David Lee
Short Course 1 - Trimble Business Center  Mark White
Short Course 2 - 2019 Legislative Changes: Effects Upon Surveyors' Liability Steve Yuhasz
Short Course 2 - Power Transmission Modeling Using Remote Sensing Data Paul Badr
NCBEES Lunch & General Membership Meeting Andrew Ritter & Mike Benton
Short Course 3 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Female Pioneers of Surveying Share their Perspective Toynia Gibbs, Peggy Fersner, Linda Thurman & Julie McDonald

 


ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

Old Man Mafia will kick off the exhibit hall on Thursday night
with all of your favorite southern rock, blues and country music.  

 

 

 

Bring your dance shoes for Friday night!
We will enjoy some 70s & 80s dance music
from RetroActive. 

 

 

 



Enter your best plats from 2019 in this year's Plat Competition! Our Annual Plat Competition provides you the opportunity to gain recognition among your peers and the chance to bring home $100 for the Best Overall Plat!  Entries must be received by the NCSS Office on or before January 16, 2020. You do not need to be present to win, but we would love to have you join us for this year's Conference & Trade Show. Winners will be announced at Conference. May the best plat win! Click Here for Full Detail.


This year's President's Charity Choice is the Oligo Nation. Oligodendroglioma is a currently incurable form of brain cancer. It is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40. Roughly 17,000 Americans are living with it today.  Oligo Nation is a community-driven non-profit that is focused on funding medical research that can lead to new, more effective treatments in the next 5 years.  We are patient-led and have raised $1.3M in the past 5 years, with 90% of donations being spent on research.  Click Here for More Details

 


Hotel Information

Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 J M Keynes Dr
Charlotte, NC 28262
Click Here  for Online Reservations
OR Call 704-547-7444  
Group Code: NCSURV
Room Rate: $134/night. Rates are guaranteed until January 17, 2020.