FAQ'S - PLSO CONFERENCE INFORMATION


1. When is the conference?

January 18-20, 2017 (Wednesday-Friday)

2. Where is the conference held?

  • Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
  • 8235 Northeast Airport Way Portland, Oregon, 97220
  • 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: $215
    • Associate: $91
    • Retired/Special: $91
    • Student: $10

    6. How much does conference registration cost?
    The 2017 costs are still being determined. The 2016 registration fee are below:
    Early Bird Pricing until December 31:
    • PLSO Members
      • Full Conference
        • Corporate: $425
        • Associate: $275
        • Retired/Special: $345
        • Life/Student: $0
      • Single Day
        • Corporate: $250
        • Associate: $150
        • Retired/Special: $200
        • Life/Student: $0
    • Non-Members
      • Full Conference: $575
      • Single Day: $315

    Pricing after December 31:
    • PLSO Members
      • Full Conference
        • Corporate: $495
        • Associate: $345
        • Retired/Special: $395
        • Life/Student: $0
      • Single Day
        • Corporate: $300
        • Associate: $235
        • Retired/Special: $250
        • Life/Student: $0
    • Non-Members
      • Full Conference: $645
      • Single Day: $365

    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 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! Cancellations received on or before January 9, 2017 will receive their total fee minus a $60 administrative processing fee. Cancellations received on or after January 10, 2017 will receive a 50% refund of their total fees. There will be no reduction in fees for partial attendance. Cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on January 13, 2017 and no-shows at the event will not be refunded.

    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?

  • Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
  • 8235 Northeast Airport Way Portland, Oregon, 97220
  • 503.281.2500 or 888.627.7163

  • Be sure to mention the PLSO 2017 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 Sheraton?

    No, but it will make your stay more comfortable.

    18. Where can I park?

    The hotel has complimentary open parking lot.


    19. Can I bring my family?

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

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