March 13-17, 2017

(Conference is March 13-15 & NSPS Business Meetings are March 14, 16, 17) 
Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland

Call for presentations for 2016 national surveying and mapping conference

MAPPS and NSPS have issued a “Call for Presentations” for the 2nd Annual Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Conference, to be held March 14-18 at the Hilton Hotel in the Washington, DC suburb of Crystal City (Arlington), VA.

The conference will include general sessions, an exhibit hall, and social/networking activities designed to create synergy among the many vertical segments (technical disciplines, applications, and sectors) of the surveying, mapping and geospatial community. It will bring together all stakeholders, constituents, and levels of government in the surveying, mapping, and geospatial field. It will be a forum for a discussion of issues and policies, sharing of information and provision of education, and collaboration.

For the general sessions, this "Call for Presentations" is being issued to invite thought leaders in the community to share their knowledge and facilitate discussions on issues in the profession.

Proposals for individual presentations, panel discussions, and "town hall meetings" are requested on topics such as:

Government Coordination;

Public-Private Partnerships;

Data Acquisition, Processing, or Applications;

New and Emerging Technology;

New Markets;


BIM; Mobile Mapping;

Cloud Computing;


The conference organizers particularly encourage firms that are exhibitors to propose presentations on technologies to be the subject of their exhibit booths. Presentations can be:

Technical -- an emerging technology, applications, data collection or processing;
Government Programs -- data collection initiatives, contracting, legislation, or public policy, Business and Professional Practice -- management, ethics or operations issues in a surveying, mapping, or geospatial firm, agency or organization.

If you have a presentation you would like to make, or session you would like to organize, we would welcome those offers and ideas.

Please fill out the form below with your suggestion or expression of interest, along with a title, 50 word abstract, and name of the presenter by January 15.