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1. Is the conference in-person or virtual this year?

The Annual Conference is being as a hybrid event this year. In-person attendance will be at the Salem Conference Center, adhering to all state policies regarding social distancing. Virtual attendance for designated seminars only will be held online. All registrants will receive an email with instructions on how to login and download the app. Once received, you may login at any time, up to 3-months post event to watch seminars that have been recorded.

2. Do you have COVID policies?

PLSO and Salem Conference Center will be adhering to all state required policies regarding masks and distance in January 2022. However, PLSO cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. Please read the Covid-19 Waiver and Release of Claims Policy here.

3. Who should attend?

The conference offers distance learning and online networking with other attendees 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. Do I need to be a member of PLSO?

No. However, PLSO members receive a discounted registration rate. To join PLSO, click here.

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

Yes, all sessions provide PDH's. 

6. Is there a difference in price between in-person and virtual attendance?

Virtual attendees only have access to sessions being streamed and recorded. In-person has access to all sessions, plus food and beverage. 

7. I only want to participate in the Education & Outreach Silent Auction. Do I need to pay?

No, you can participate online for free right here: www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/PLSO-26507

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

Due to our registration software set up, we do not have the ability to register more than one conference attendee at a time. If you need to register multiple employees and would like to pay on one invoice, email office@plso.org and Aimee McAuliffe will help you.

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

When you register online you can opt to print out the invoice for submittal to your company.

10. Which credit cards do you accept?

We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

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

When you register online you have the option to print out an invoice to mail-in a check. If you would like to pay via credit card over the phone, call the PLSO office at 503.303.1472.

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

Yes, please contact the office to get the records transferred. This must be requested in writing to office@plso.org by 5 PM on January 17, 2022.

13. What if I need to cancel?

We’re sorry to hear that! PLSO Conference Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations received on or before January 1, 2022 will receive their total registration minus a $40 administrative processing fee. Those received on or after January 2, 2022 will receive a 50% refund. Those changing from in-person to virtual after this date but before January 14th, will pay a $50 processing fee out of the difference in registration costs.  Refunds will not be given for a change in registration received after 5 PM, Pacific Time on January 14, 2022, or for no-shows or partial attendance. In-person attendees already have access to everything virtual attendees do.

This policy applies to exhibitors as well.

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).

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