We encourage you to submit a presentation abstract to a Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) conference by the Sep 14 deadline. The call for abstracts is at http://www.pipelinesconference.org/call-for-submissions-2017/, and the conference will be held Aug 6-9, 2017, in Phoenix, AZ. It’s called the Pipelines Conference because it is existing and established, but don’t let that dissuade you. Your presentation need not be about pipelines; it can be anything about surveying or geomatics in the broadest sense (i.e., “geospatial”).
Note that although the Pipelines Conference normally requires peer-reviewed papers (submitted later); papers are not required for the Surveying/Geomatics track because it is new and we’re trying to increase participation. Nonetheless papers are encouraged, and submittals that include papers will be given preference. In addition, only papers will be published in the proceedings; presentation slides will not.
Some background: The ASCE Geomatics Division is now part of UESI, a new ASCE Institute (seewww.asce.org/utility-engineering-and-surveying/utility-engineering-and-surveying-institute/ for more information). With enough participation, this could ultimately evolve into a major surveying/geomatics/geospatial conference in its own right.
Thanks in advance for considering participation at this conference! The first Pipelines Conference with a Surveying/Geomatics track was held last month in Kansas City, and it went quite well. We want to do even better in 2017!