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FIG Young Surveyors North American Meeting

When: 2/10/2016
Where: Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel
Prior Lake, Minnesota 
United States

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Calling All North American Young Surveyors

...the next FIG Young Surveyors Network North American Meeting is happening!

Complete the Registration Form

Complete the Scholarship Form

After the inaugural 1st FIG Young Surveyors North American Meeting (YSNAM) held in San Diego in April, 2014 we want to take the next step and make the next YSNAM an even greater success! Now is the time to expand the meeting and ensure we have young surveyors from all across North America attending and participating.

The FIG definition of a Young Surveyor:

A person 35 years old or younger or within 10 years of graduation with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in surveying/geomatics.

If you are a young surveyor living in and a citizen of North America we invite you to attend! (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Clipperton Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Louis, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, United States Virgin Islands).

NOTE: Citizens of Puerto Rico and United States Virgin Islands do not require a passport to enter the United States. Citizens of Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada and the Turks and Caicos Islands require a passport but do not need a visa to enter the United States. For all other countries check requirements at:

A letter of invitation will be provided for those who have registered for the YSNAM and request one.

The FIG Young Surveyors North American Network will hold its next meeting in conjunction with the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) Annual Conference. The 2nd FIG Young Surveyors North American meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Young surveyors attending will also have the opportunity and have been invited by the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors to attend the remainder of MSPS Annual Conference, February 11-12.

The program is in the process of being finalized. Key speakers currently confirmed include:

  • Terry Bennett- Senior Industry Strategist for Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk
  • Don Buhler- Chief Cadastral Surveyor, US Dept of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • Bryn Fosburgh- Vice President, Trimble Navigation
  • Steve Frank- Professor and Program Coordinator- Surveying Engineering, New Mexico State University; Past Chair FIG Commission 1 (Professional Education)
  • Lisa Hanni- Chair, NCEES Committee on Examinations for Professional Surveyors; member NCEES Future of Surveying Task Force; County Surveyor for Dodge County, MN and Goodhue County, MN
  • Ken Mooyman- President, Leica Geosystems (NAFTA)
  • Melissa Robert- Engineer Surveyor, Uruguay Ministry of Transport and Public Works; FIG Young Surveyors South American Network
  • Curt Sumner- Executive Director, National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
  • Jon Warren- President, National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
  • Dave Zenk- Geodetic Advisor- Northern Plains Region, National Geodetic Survey (NGS)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) / Professional Development Hours (PDHs) may be available to those attending the meeting. Details are being finalized.

Updates will be announced on the FIG Young Surveyors Network webpage ( and Facebook page (FIG Young Surveyors). Information on hotel accommodations is also being finalized and will be sent to everyone who registers for the meeting.


If you want to participate in the meeting, you must register by December 31, 2015 (subject to capacity limit of 100 attendees).

The meeting will be in English.

The FIG Foundation, Trimble Navigation and Leica Geosystems have generously provided a limited amount of funds to assist young surveyors to attend this meeting. In order to be considered for these funds you must complete the Registration Form information below in addition to completing an application for funds. More information and the application for funds is available at:

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