FAQ'S - PLSO CONFERENCE INFORMATION


1. When is the conference?

January 17-19, 2018 (Wednesday-Friday)

2. Where is the conference held?

  • Salem Conference Center
  • 200 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97301
  • 503.281.2500 or 888.627.7163

  • Maps & Directions

    3. Who should attend?

    The conference is a three-day networking and continuing education event for the surveying profession. It also includes vendor exhibits, Education and Outreach Auction, Awards Ceremony and the annual PLSO Membership meeting. You need to attend if you are:
    • A Licensed Surveyor
    • Working toward your Professional Surveying License
    • A student interested in the surveying career
    • Interested in receiving PDH & CEU credits


    4. Can I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by attending?

    Yes, you can receive around 18 PDHs credits per year.

    5. Do I have to be a member of PLSO?

    No. However, PLSO members receive a 75% discounted registration rate. Membership rates are as follows:

    • Corporate: $220
    • Associate: $95
    • Special: $95
    • Retired: $91
    • Student: $10

    6. How much does conference registration cost?
    The 2018 costs are still being determined. 

    7. Can I register more than one person at a time?

    Due to our registration set up, we do not have the ability to register more than one person at a time. All attendees must register individually.

    8. I don’t want to pay by credit card, what are my options?

    When you register online you have the option to order by phone, mail-in a check, or pay by money order via Invoice.

    9. What if my company will only pay by invoice?

    When you register online you can choose the option to pay by money order/ invoice.

    10. Which credit cards do you accept?

    We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa

    11. What is the most secure way to register for the conference?

    Online is the most secure way to register for the conference. It does not run the risk of getting lost, stolen, or someone having access to your account or credit card information, as might happen with mailed in or faxed in registrations.

    12. If I cannot attend, can someone attend in my place?

    Yes please contact the office to get the records transferred.

    13. What if I need to cancel?

    We’re sorry to hear that! PLSO Conference Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received on or before January 5, 2018 will receive their total registration minus a $60 administrative processing fee. Those received on or after January 6, 2018 will receive a 50% refund. Refunds will not be given for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on January 12, 2018, no-shows or partial attendance.

    14. What does PLSO do with the funds raised for registration and the Auction?

    Registration fees directly pay the costs of running the Annual Conference, such speakers, audio visual equipment, meals, etc. Any revenue realized past total costs go towards supporting yearly activities of PLSO – a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the land surveying profession in Oregon through continuing education and outreach, holding paramount the interests of the public.

    Donations and funds raised by the Education and Outreach Auction go towards supporting scholarship funds and the activities of the Educational Goals and Outreach Committee.
    Objectives of the committee are:
    • To promote recognition of the surveying profession.
    • To introduce elementary and secondary students to surveying.
    • To support and promote college survey programs.
    • To work in conjunction with the Scholarship Committee to point qualified candidates toward scholarships in surveying.
    • Promote the importance, opportunities and responsibilities of a surveying career.
    • Serve as a resource for public and the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS).

    15. Where can I make my hotel reservations?

  • Grand Hotel Salem (attached to the Salem Convention Center)
  • 201 Liberty Street E, Salem OR 97301
  • 503.541.7800 or 877.540.7800

  • Be sure to mention the PLSO 2018 Conference to receive a group discount rate.

    16. If I have special needs, can the hotel accommodate my needs?

    Yes, be sure to mention them when making a room reservation.

    17. Do I need to stay at the Grand Hotel?

    No, but it will make your stay more comfortable.

    18. Where can I park?

    Salem Convention Center – Limited Underground Parking
    Enter from Liberty Street

    Liberty Parkade – Complimentary Parking
    199 Liberty Street SE (on the North side of Ferry St.)
    Enter from Ferry Street

    Pringle Parkade – Complimentary Roof Top Parking
    325 High Steet SE (Southeast of the Convention Center)
    Enter from High or Liberty Streets

    Chemeketa Parkade – Complimentary Parking
    300 Chemeketa Street NE (3 blocks North on Commercial)
    Enter off Commercial Street just south of Chemeketa Street

    19. Can I bring my family?

    Yes! Individual meals for guests can be purchased during registration.

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