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60th Annual Conference

7/29/2015 to 8/2/2015
When: July 29th - August 2nd
Where: Naples Grande Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida  34103
United States
Contact: Executive Director Marilyn Evers

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Sixty Years of Leading the Profession Into the Future


Conference Chair Welcome 


Dianne M. Collins, PSM
Conference Chair & Vice-President

It is my honor and pleasure to personally invite you all to our 60th Annual Conference to be held July 29th through August 2nd at the beautiful Naples Grande. This is the same venue as our 2010 and 2012 Conferences and one of our most popular locations. Please take note: Our Conference is scheduled a couple weeks earlier this year to encourage a full family vacation so mark these dates on your calendars.

As is our tradition, the official kick-off to the Conference will be our Wednesday night Welcome Function featuring our Chapter BBQ Cook-off Competition. I guarantee you will consume some of the best BBQ you’ve ever eaten as our Chapter cooks are outstanding. A couple years ago, we started an annual FSMS Corn Hole Tournament following the feast. We’ve had a great time with this so practice up and join us in participating or cheering the teams on!

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday will offer some great seminars to obtain our Continuing Education Credits. There are many choices including Surveying History, Florida Law, Insurance, Emerging Technologies, Elevation Certificates and GIS just to name a few. As always, our seminar instructors are some of the best in the industry. Please take advantage of this educational opportunity.

Our Tradeshow begins on Thursday with the Exhibitors’ Reception and is then open all day Friday as well. This is always a fun time looking at all our vendor’s wares along with having some nice door prizes and games to play. Plan to come to one of the biggest and best tradeshows in the South. Our vendors are here to help you with your business needs and it will be worth your time.

If you're into golf or fishing, our Thursday Golf and Fishing Tournaments will be sure to please. Thursday evening will be our annual FSMPAC dinner. It’s a wonderful dining experience and chance to hear a relevant speaker.

Our General Business Session will be held on Friday morning. This is a “must-do” event of our Conference. It’s your venue to hear what has been and will be happening with FSMS, as well as your opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and state your views.

As if all that is not enough, we top off our Conference with our Saturday night Awards and Installation Banquet. This has become something special each year with entertaining speakers and recognition of the great things our members have accomplished. After the banquet, all are invited to the President’s Suite to interact with old friends and make some new ones.

I look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the Naples Grande in July. It’s going to be GREAT!




Win a 2016 Annual Conference Complimentary Full Registration!


Complete the Conference Evaluation Form and then email to for your chance to win.


Download Fillable PDF

Drawing will be held on Tuesday, September 1st



Naples Grande Resort 

Reserve Your Room

475 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL 34103


Conference Hotel Rooms

Our room block at Naples Grande is full, but we have an overflow hotel just around the corner. Hilton Naples is happy to co-host our meeting and will work with you on your reservations. Do not delay making your reservation - this hotel block may sell out too.

Call Hilton Naples 239.659.3150.

Questions - call the Administrative Office at 800.237.4384.



Exhibitor Information


Download Exhibitor Packet

Questions? Contact Marilyn Evers or Jonathan Clodfelter, or call 800.237.4384.



Sponsorship Information


View Available Sponsorships

Questions? Contact Marilyn Evers or Jonathan Clodfelter, or call 800.237.4384.


60th Annual Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

GPServ, Inc.

Silver Sponsor



Program Book



Key Cards and Name Badges & Lanyards

GPServ, Inc.


Banquet Door Prizes

South Florida Surveying Inc.

Exhibit Hall Door Prizes

Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance, Inc.


Wii Surveyors Competition




E.F. Gaines Surveying Services, Inc.


Seminars CD

Tampa Bay Chapter


Chapter Presidents' Procedures Manuals

Econ South, LLC


Board of Directors' Break

Palm Beach Chapter

General Business Session

Central Florida Chapter


Registration Desk

Naples Land Surveys


Young Professionals Meeting 

Central Florida Chapter


Corn Hole Tournament

Hyatt Survey Services, Inc.


Manasota Chapter

Conference Attendee Tote Bags 

American Surveying, Inc.

Pocket Schedule

Northwest Florida Chapter


General Conference

Bean, Whitaker, Lutz & Kareh, Inc.


Collins Survey Consulting, LLC

Cumbey & Fair, Inc.

Polaris Associates, Inc.



Conference Schedule


Download Schedule



Registration Information

Packet 1 – FULL REGISTRATION/BEST VALUE (with meals)

(Includes one Wednesday Barbecue ticket, one Thursday Exhibitors’ Reception ticket, one Saturday Banquet ticket,  six (6) Saturday Seminar CEC)

 Member  $475
 Non-Member   $495 
 Non-Licensed (In ANY State)  $350 



Packet 2 – PARTIAL REGISTRATION (no meals)

(Includes one (1) Thursday Exhibitors’ Reception ticket and six (6) Saturday Seminar CEC)

Member  $350
Non-Member $420
Non-Licensed (In ANY State) $270




(Includes six (6) Saturday Seminar CEC and course material for all 12 courses)

Member  $170
Non-Member $215
Non-Licensed (In ANY State) $ 95



Fishing and Golf Tournaments

(Once registered, no cancellations allowed)




Additional tickets are only available with the purchase of a packet.

With purchase of Packet 1 or 2: $40
With purchase of Packet 3: $45

Ticket required for Exhibit Hall entry
With purchase of Packet 1 or 2: $35  
With purchase of Packet 3: $40  

(no cancellations unless replacement found)

Pay on your own

With purchase of Packet 1 or 2: $79
With purchase of Packet 3: $85  

(12 and under)



Attention Certified Floodplain Managers

Receive credit for these seminars!

  • History of Swamp and Overflowed Lands and Island Surveys in Florida - 5.5 CECs 
  • Emerging Technology for Professionals - 1.5 CECs 
  • LiDAR Data: Establishing Requirements, Assessing Quality and Extracting Models - 1.5 CECs
  • New Elevation Certificate Workshop - 1.5 CEC
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Mapping - 1.5 CECs



Download Forms


Registration Form

Wednesday/Thursday Seminar Registration Form

Conference Schedule

Seminar Descriptions

Golf Tournament

Fishing Tournament

Reserve a Banquet Table


Cancellation Policy

Over 60 days: Full refund less $50 processing fee

Over 30 days: 50% refund

Less than 30 days: No refund


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