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2021 SDSPLS Annual Convention

  • Wed, January 06, 2021
  • (CST)
  • Fri, January 08, 2021
  • (CST)
  • 10 sessions
  • Wed, January 06, 2021, 1:00 PM 1:50 PM (CST)
  • Wed, January 06, 2021, 2:00 PM 2:50 PM (CST)
  • Wed, January 06, 2021, 3:00 PM 3:50 PM (CST)
  • Thu, January 07, 2021, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (CST)
  • Thu, January 07, 2021, 10:40 AM 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Thu, January 07, 2021, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (CST)
  • Thu, January 07, 2021, 2:40 PM 4:00 PM (CST)
  • Fri, January 08, 2021, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (CST)
  • Fri, January 08, 2021, 10:40 AM 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Fri, January 08, 2021, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (CST)
  • Virtual Convention


  • There will not be an auction for our scholarship fund this year. Any donation makes a difference!
  • 15 (PDH)
  • (15 PDH)


The SDSPLS 38th Annual Convention will be all Virtual for 2021! We are pleased to annouce Wendy Lathrop as our main speaker this year! She comes with many years of experience and knowledge in the land surveying field. Her presentations will include:

No Access! or "You Can't get there from here" 
Record Research: Paper Verus Ground Truth

Some other topics that will be presented by other speakers include:

Running a Successful Surveying Business - New Challenges and New Markets - Presented by Michael Pallamary

The Land Surveyor's Professional Obligations - The Future of the Field Surveyor - Presented by Michael Pallamary

Restorations of Monuments - Presented by Rodney Breitling

Data Collection Field to Finish: How Sharp is Your Field Pencil? - Presented by Ladd Nelson

GPS/GNSS Modernization - Presented by Steve Richter

And still more to come! So, stay tuned for more updates!

Please remember to renew your SDSPLS Membership at www.sdspls.wildapricot.org/join-us/

Benefits of being a SDSPLS Member
- Be a part of the the community, both locally and nationally!
- Your membership provides us with funds to lobby and stay up to date on legislation that will impact our profession
- Quick access to PDH options
- Help make a difference in our profession with a unified voice through information and education

* Membership level
~ Associate - $50.00 Any person who by their employment is actively engaged in a program leading to a career in the profession of surveying; or Subscriber: Any person with an associative interest in Surveying whose qualifications do not meet the requirements of Member, LSIT, or Technician.)
~ Full Member (In State with NSPS Full Membership) - $175.00
~ Full Member (Out of State) - $125.00
~ Life Member - $25.00 - Any person who has attained 60 years of age and has retired from active practice as a land surveyor and who has paid dues for each of the nine years preceding and also in the year which he or she attained such age or so retired,
Life Member (In-State with NSPS) - $65.00
~ LSIT - $100.00 - Any person who has successfully completed the LSIT examination according to state or provincial statutes.
~ Student - $25.00 - Any person who is a full-time student studying surveying or related fields.
~ Sustaining - $250.00 - Any person or organization, either individuals, partnerships or corporations, who or which are engaged either in the manufacture or distribution of surveying instruments, equipment or supplies, or in the compilation or reproduction of maps, or in the performance of services for land surveyors.
~ Technician - $75.00 - Any person who has successfully completed any level of the Certified Surveying Technician program as administered by and through the National Society of Professional Surveyors.


SDSPLS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. SDSPLS, 444 St Joe St. Spearfish, SD 57783

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