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The Future of Surveying
Start Date: 4/6/2013Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 4/6/2013End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:

The Future of Surveying

Join us for a series of discussions about our profession and the future:

  Why do we do what we do?
  Impact of technology
  Need for new members.
  Where are we headed?
  What do you see 5-10 years out?

Potential Topics for Discussion and Decision:

  Define the profession
  The future of surveying
  The role of land surveyors in today's and tomorrow's society
  What does the public want/need
  Professional compentence (input based vs. output based)
  Value added
  Standards and ethics (definitions, implementation and enforcement)
  Advanced degrees and advanced learning
  Student recruitment and retention
  Continuing education
  Development of professors
  National and local professional associations
  Leadership roles (The Survey Professional as a multidisciplinary team leader)
  Strengths, weaknesses and opportunities
  Incorporating the growth of technology
  Relationship to other professions and services
  Marketing
  Public relations
  Arbitration and mediation
  Concrete steps to move the profession forward

Topics to be added by the group.

Contact Information:
Name: Darla Dye
Phone: 439-8025
Email: goicl@etsu.edu
Web Address (URL):
www.etsu.edu/professionaldevelopment

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