2018 Annual Conference

2018 PLSO Annual Conference

February 21 – 24, 2018

Sharonville Convention Center

Sharonville, OH (north Cincinnati)

Hosted by the Cincinnati and Southwestern Chapters


Please contact the PLSO office at 614-761-2313 for availability to accept late registrations.

(Non-Members of PLSO PLEASE NOTE: Credit card processing and online registration fees will be added to the online registrations for non-members of PLSO.  These costs are the direct costs from the online registration provider, and do not come to PLSO.  To avoid additional processing fees, please complete the PDF registration form and send it directly to the PLSO office by mail, fax or email.  These charges are waived for PLSO members as a benefit of membership.)

Click here for the PDF Registration Form


Click Here for Exhibitor Information


ACCOMMODATIONS:  Registrants are responsible for their own room arrangements.




The Hyatt Place (11345 Chester Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45246) has offered a group rate of $119 for guest rooms of up to 2 people, plus applicable taxes (currently 16.5%).

1.  Guests are welcome to copy and paste the entire link below into their web browser for reservations. (Please ensure the last four characters (PLSO) are included in the link). Guests should input their travel dates into the site and proceed with their reservation:
2.  Travelers may also call 513-771-1718: Press 3 to connect with Reservations. Please request the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio Group Block.                                                                                                                                                          3.   Please have reservations completed by 1/31/18



The PLSO Young Surveyors will be invited to attend a special social event on Wednesday, February 21 from 7 – 9pm at Top Golf in West Chester!  Just 10 minutes from the conference venue, Top Golf will offer a fun evening of networking for the next generation of Ohio’s surveying professionals.   The PLSO Young Surveyors is a member group which includes any member who is under 40 years old … OR licensed less than five years … OR on the path to PS licensure.  

Please note: attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Young Surveyors Event is sponsored by


Thanks to GPD for their generous support of Ohio’s Young Surveyors!



Fall Seminar Registration OPEN

Don’t forget the PLSO Fall Seminar will be held October 11-12 in Perrysburg, OH – hosted by the Toledo Chapter.  Visit the 2018 Fall Seminar page for info and registration forms today!  More info will be added soon!

NEW THIS YEAR – Thursday evening event – TRIVIA NIGHT!!!

Generously Sponsored by:

Winners of 2018 NCEES Surveying Education Award announced

University of Akron receives $25,000 grand prize

NCEES is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

NCEES awarded the University of Akron’s Surveying and Mapping program the $25,000 grand prize. Six additional prizes were awarded to qualifying programs to assist with each program’s continued efforts to promote the importance and value of surveying licensure. The award jury considered criteria such as student outcomes and involvement, outreach and recruitment, and the promotion of licensure. The award jury met June 28, 2018, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the winners.

NCEES Surveying Education Award juror Glen Thurow, P.S, stated, “The University of Akron’s three-pronged approach to program growth is to invest in technology, scholarship support, and strategic marketing. This is an excellent example of how to position an institution for the future.”

The jury selected six programs to receive the following awards:

$15,000 winners :  Idaho State University; Oregon Institute of Technology; University of Maine

 $10,000 winners: Central New Mexico Community College; East Tennessee State University; Troy University

More information about the 2019 NCEES Surveying Education Award cycle will be posted at ncees.org/surveyingaward when available.

State Board Issues Notice Regarding C of A Renewals

Attention Certificate of Authorization Holders

Auto-generated delinquent notice emails were issued to all firms that have not submitted a renewal application or to firms that have renewal applications pending approval. If your firm has submitted a renewal application through the eLicense Portal, you may continue to practice until you hear otherwise from the Board. You will receive an email from the Board stating the additional documentation needed if your firm renewal application is incomplete. If your application is incomplete, your firm will be asked to cease and desist until the outstanding documentation is received. All completed applications will receive an approval email with the wall certificate once the application has been reviewed.

The Board has received approximately 1000 renewal applications in the last several business days and is working diligently to process all applications in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience as we work out the kinks of our new online system.

Chapter Golf Outings Announced

Several PLSO Chapters host golf outings each summer.  Information will be posted here as it is received.

Central Ohio Chapter – Friday, July 20

2018 Golf and Sponsorship Form

2018 Conference a Success!

Take a look at scenes from the Conference and perspectives from some who attended.

Thanks to Dan Davis for video and editing!

NGS Releases Blueprint for NATRF 2022

NGS has posted a document detailing the plans for NATRF 2022 project.

CLICK HERE to view the information.

NCEES seeks input from surveyors

NCEES has extended the online survey for the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam content review to March 31, and has requested assistance from NSPS to find additional volunteers for this important study by sharing this news with NSPS members.

The information is posted online at http://ncees.org/ncees-seeks-professional-surveyors-expertise-advice/. A PDF of the news release is also available for download on this page. The survey will be used to update the specifications for the PS exam.


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