WSLS Surveyors' Institute
January 27-29, 2021
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
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​72nd Annual Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors' Institute

January 27-29, 2021
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin


2019 Wisconsin Land Surveyors Institute Cover

Registration for the 72nd Annual WSLS Institute opens November 2020!

Check out the
71st Annual WSLS Institute Program 
with full session descriptions.



Registration Information

On-site registrants are not guaranteed meals, conference materials, and/or complimentary items. 

 Full Institute Fees

​WSLS or NACS Member
Full Institute Fee

Full Institute fees include all meals, including one ticket for the banquet on Thursday night.

 Single Day Fees

WSLS or NACS Member
​Wednesday *
​Thursday **
​Friday ***

   * Wednesday fee includes breakfast and lunch.
 ** Thursday fee includes breakfast and lunch, but not the Thursday evening banquet.  Banquet tickets can be purchased separately.
*** Friday fee includes breakfast.

 Student Fees

WSLS or NACS Member
​Student Fee * 

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

 Add On Fees

Thursday Evening Banquet Ticket * 

* Limited Availability 
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We've Gone Mobile!

Already registered?  Download Guidebook, the 71st Annual WSLS Institute app today!  It's free!  

Conference Location

Much of the 2021 conference will again be located in the NEW convention space at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center.

Click here to see a map of the new Africa Ballroom space.

Special Event: Bucky's Challenge

Get ready for the 14th annual big event - Wednesday evening, January 29, 2020 in conjunction with the Annual Surveyors' Institute. Bucky's Challenge is a trivia contest covering such topics as surveying (of course!), math, sports, television, history, geography and whatever else comes to mind. 

To learn more about "Bucky's Challenge," contact Contest Chairman Dan Birrenkott at 
608-837-7463, or visit the Society's Website at

Click the image to see the full poster! 

​Become a Member! 

Take advantage of the lower Institute registration fee by joining the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS)!  Click here for more information on becoming a WSLS Member.

           WSLS Membership Contact
           Frank Thousand
           5113 Spaanem Avenue
           Madison, WI 53716
           Phone: 608-770-9759

The 71st Annual Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors' Institute welcomes NACS as they host their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the conference!  Members of the National Association of County Surveyors (NACS) are able to attend the conference at the member rate.  

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

WSLS is excited to offer Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) for the 2020 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, 2020. 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. Visit the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors webpage for more information.

Lodging Information

Information about lodging for the 2021 conference coming soon.  

The room block expires on December 26, 2020.  Please make sure to book your room early!  Conference room rates are not guaranteed on or after December 27, 2020.

A sleeping room block does not guarantee sleeping rooms will be next to each other.

Contact Information

Contact UWSP Continuing Education at or call 715-346-3838.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request received by January 15, 2020 to Refunds requested between January 16-22, 2020 will be charged a $25 administrative fee per registrant.  No refunds will be granted on or after January 23, 2020.  Substitutions may be made at anytime, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee.  On-site registratants will not be guaranteed meals, conference materials and/or complimentary items.


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. 
Please contact Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or