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2019 Summit

2019 Rocky Mountain Surveyors Summit

February 6-8, 2019
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
The Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado (PLSC) invite you to be a part of the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Surveyors Summit being held February 6-8, 2019 at the Arvada Center in Arvada, Colorado. We have combined all of the front range conferences into one event with state-of-the-art presentations and displays from the top suppliers in the industry. Three of our chapters, the Central Colorado Professional Surveyors (CCPS), Northern Chapter—PLSC (NC/PLSC), and Southern Chapter Professional Land Surveyors (SCPLS) have all joined together to bring our profession the best education and networking event in the State.

Full Program Schedule
Full List of Speakers and Abstracts

Wednesday Mass Session Presenter:      Byron E. Johnson, PLS

Speaker Biography:
Byron E. Johnson, PLS is an Army veteran from 1975-1979, a graduate in Civil engineering and Surveying from Texas State Technical College with over 40 years experience in land surveying to include Metes & Bounds and PLSS states, boundary control and research of lands both private and public, GPS control surveys and aerial mapping. He is licensed in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, former Certified Federal Surveyor (CFed) and a former certified BLM training instructor. He has worked privately and maintained my own surveying business from 1995 to 2010 specializing in GPS surveys, land description issues, retracement of historical and/or contract surveys. He has worked at and/or with local city and county governments. He was formerly employed federally with the Forest Service (2007) and the Bureau of Land Management (2007-2010 on contract, 2010-2015 FTE) in Reno, Nevada. He has instructed at the college level as an adjunct instructor for surveying courses since 1993, founded the 2 year surveying program at the Southern Nevada Community College (1998), Las Vegas, NV (program terminated in 2007 due to economy), instructed at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (1998-2002) and University of Nevada Reno (2005-2008) and currently instruct the "Land Description", “GIS for Surveyors” and the “Public Land Survey System” courses for Great Basin College, Elko, NV (since 2008) via the internet nationwide from his home office.
He has a broad interest in outdoor activities including motorcycles, hiking, backpacking, snow shoeing, mountaineering and anything that allows him to enjoy the outdoors with similar activities.

Hotel Information

The DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Westminster is the RMSS Hotel, offering free shuttle service to and from the Arvada Center. A room rate of $116 per night is available. Call the hotel directly at 303-427-4000 and note that you are part of the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado group. You can also reserve your room online by clicking here.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Westminster is located at 8773 Yates Dr., Westminster, CO  80031. There will be a shuttle bus to and from the conference hotel each day.  Pick up and drop off times will be announced prior to and at the conference.

Venue Location

The Rocky Mountain Surveyors Summit will be held at:
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO  80003


On or Before January 25, 2019 One Day Two Days Three Days
PLSC MEMBER: $200 $375 $550
NON-MEMBER: $300 $475 $650
STUDENT: $ 75 $125 $200
EXHIBITORS (PLSC Sustaining Members Only):     $400
After January 25, 2019 One Day Two Days Three Days
PLSC MEMBER: $225 $405 $600
NON-MEMBER: $325 $505 $700
STUDENT: $100 $155 $250
EXHIBITORS (PLSC Sustaining Members Only):     $400

Catered breakfasts & lunches will be provided on all days.

Click on the option below to register online!

PLSC Member or Professionals who wish to join PLSC and save on the Summit


Silent Auction

We will be holding a silent auction during the conference. If your equipment room is cluttered by equipment you are no longer using, please consider donating an item or two to the PLSC Silent Auction.

Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring?

Click here for the registration form. Please note you MUST be a Sustaining Member to exhibit and exhibits fill up quickly so go to our member page and become a sustaining member today! If you have any questions please contact Kim Wyatt at, 303-641-0592.

Thank you to our 2019 Exhibitors and Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

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Diversified Underground is a DBE/SBE/W/MBE-certified company based in Denver, Colorado. We specialize in Engineering & Private Utility Locating, Directional Drilling, and Hydro-Vacuum Excavation (Utility Potholing/Daylighting). For over 16 years we have been working hard to gain and keep your trust by providing accurate utility information and quality craftsmanship to our clients.

Frontier Precision, Inc. is an employee-owned company that has experience serving survey, mapping, engineering, construction, GIS, forestry, water resources, mosquito and vector control, and natural resources professionals throughout the western United States since 1988. Headquartered in Bismarck, ND, Frontier Precision also has offices in Minnesota, Colorado, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. We pride ourselves on offering exemplary customer service; and our industry professionals are here to help you find a solution to fit your needs.


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Gold Sponsors

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SAM, LLC® is a leader in providing geospatial data solutions such as land and hydrographic surveying, airborne, mobile, and terrestrial LiDAR, aerial mapping, GIS, SUE, utility coordination and construction phase services.

Silver Sponsors

Founded in 1983, Carlson Software specializes in CAD design software, field data collection, and machine control products for the land surveying, civil engineering, construction, and mining industries worldwide, providing one-source technology solutions from data collection to design to construction. Carlson Software’s renowned dedication to customer service is unique in the industry.


Assurance Risk Managers, Inc.
10651 E. Bethany Drive, Suite 300
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 303-454-9562

33 East Second Street
Maysville, KY 41056
606-564-6422 Fax

Diversified Underground
PO BOX 460909
Aurora, Colorado 80046-0909
303-671-8728 Fax


5480 West 60th Avenue, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80003
720-214-3503 Fax


5385 Quebec Street
Commerce City, CO 80022

SKLD Information Services
9540 E. Jewell Ave, Suite A
Denver, CO 80247

Surveying and Mapping LLC  
555 Zang Street, Suite 210
Lakewood, Colorado 80228


Underground Consulting Solutions
720-554-7889 Fax

Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado
PO Box 441069
Aurora, CO 80044
Phone - (303) 551-3266 Fax - (720) 230-4846
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