68th Annual

 Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors' Institute  

January 25-27, 2017

Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wis

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     Kalahari Resort
     1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
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If you are not registered and wish to attend, you must do a walk-in registration at the conference. We cannot guarantee materials and meals for walk-in registrations.     

2017 Fees

 *doesn’t include banquet ticket

Non-Member Member
Wednesday $215 $135
Thursday $215 $135
Friday (no lunch) $145 $95

*Single day registration includes continental breakfast and lunch for that day. Banquet tickets are not included in the single day fees, but can be purchased below.

Non-Member Member
Pre-registration by 1/13/2017 $440 $240
Registration after 1/13/2017 $490 $290

Non-Member Member
Student fee* $35 $30
Student fee after 1/14/2016 $55 $50

*Student fee requires copy of student I.D. for proof of current enrollment in a full-time surveying/engineering or related curriculum. Student registration includes all meals.


Guest Program $70
*Additional Banquet Ticket       $30

 *Limited Availability


BECOME A MEMBER! Take advantage of the lower Institute registration fee by joining WSLS. For information about joining the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors, contact Frank Thousand, Executive Director, at 608-770-9759 or fthousand@charter.net

Bucky's Challenge

Get ready for the 11th annual big event-Wednesday evening, January 25, 2017 following the Wednesday Vendors Social. To learn more about "Bucky's Challenge" contact contest chairman Dan Birrenkott at 608-837-7463 or visit the Society's Website at WSLS.org.

Location and Lodging

A block of rooms is reserved at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI until Sunday, December 25, 2016. Reservations should be made directly with the Kalahari Resort at 608-254-5466 or toll free at 877-253-5466. Please make sure to identify that you are with the WSLS/UWSP Continuing Education 2014 Block. Two room types are available: Huts are $99 per night up to quadruple occupancy; Lodges are $119 for up to quadruple occupancy. For more information on the room types, please visit the Kalahari website at www.kalahariresort.com, pick the Wisconsin Dells link, click “Resort” and then click “Room Type.”

State Rate Lodging Available

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center for registrants employed by government agencies who are required to stay at state rate hotels. Room rates are $82 per night for single occupancy. To receive this rate, you must provide the appropriate documentation for rate eligibility including tax exempt documentation. Reservations can be made by calling Wintergreen at 608-254-2285; please reference the WSLS Institute room block.

The Ramada Wisconsin Dells will also honor the government rate and is on the same side of State Highway 12 as the Kalahari. They offer a hot waffle continental breakfast every morning. There is no room block set up, but you may contact them at 608-254-2218 or toll free at 800-845-2251. The street address is 1073 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. 

Continuing Education

WSLS is excited to offer Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) for the 2017 Annual Institute. In October of 2009, the Land Surveyors Section of the Registration and Licensing Board adopted Chapter A – E 10, Continuing Education For Land Surveyors. You will need to complete 20 PDHs by February 1, 2018. Chapter A-E 10.03 (1) (b) states:

(b) During each biennial registration period, the registrant shall complete a minimum of two professional development hours of the total number required in each of the following categories:
  1. Programs, courses, or activities in the area of Wisconsin statutes and rules that regulate professional land surveyors and surveys.
  2. Programs, courses, or activities in the area of professional conduct and ethics.
  3. Programs, courses, or activities in the area of land surveying or related sciences.
We have indicated in each session in the Institute Brochure how many PDHs and what categories a session will likely qualify. In summary, you need a minimum of 2 PDHs in each category and the remaining 14 PDHs can come from any category.
If you are a multi-state license holder, please check with your specific state(s) to make sure the PDHs at the WSLS Institute satisfy your requirements.