2024 Gulf South Region Annual Business Meeting and Geospatial Conference

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Gulf South Region (Louisiana & Texas) will hold its 3rd Annual Business Meeting & Geospatial Conference April 29th, and 30th 2024 at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The Annual Business Meeting will be held Sunday evening, April 28th followed by a networking mixer. Please see the full schedule below.

 

This in-person event will feature geospatial technical sessions, a 4-hour ASPRS Certification Workshop, a Geospatial Experts Panel, Student Project showcase, and an abundance of networking opportunities for attendees and sponsors. Attendees will receive one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH) for each technical session they attend. 

 

The Objectives of the Gulf South Region include advancing knowledge in imaging and geospatial information within the Region, so with that idea in mind we are working on an agenda for 2024 that will support this mission. Proceeds from this event, minus expenses, go to the Gulf South Region Education Fund. 

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CONFERENCE ADDRESS

Nicholls State University

Bollinger Student Union

906 East 1st Street

Thibodaux, LA 70301

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Attendee Conference Registration

Attendee Conference Registration includes access to all conference events, sessions, and meals but DOES NOT include registration for the Preparation for ASPRS Certification Workshop, which must be purchased separately. 

ASPRS Member - $250.00

Non-Members - $350.00

Students - $25.00 

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Preparation for ASPRS Certification Workshop

This workshop covers the common knowledge areas comprising a large portion of exam content for ASPRS Certification. It is valuable preparation for those who have never taken an ASPRS exam, as well as for those who have expertise in a particular specialty, such as lidar or UAS, but feel less prepared for the general knowledge component of the exam. This workshop will also explain the certification application process and the importance of certification in career development. 

Registering for the Preparation for Certification Workshop DOES NOT include access to the main conference events, sessions, or meals. 

Featuring: Harold Rempel, ESP Associates

Harold Rempel is the senior geospatial manager at ESP Associates’ home office in Fort Mill, SC and is a licensed Surveyor Photogrammetrist in Virginia, a Professional Photogrammetrist in Oregon, an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist and Certified Mapping Scientist-Lidar, and a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional. Mr. Rempel began his career as an intelligence analyst in the United States Marine Corps working with multiple, remote sensing technologies on national and tactical platforms. Mr. Rempel has nearly three decades of experience in lidar, remote sensing, photogrammetric mapping and project management. Mr. Rempel specializes in collaborating with project stakeholders in developing technical specifications, managing Quality Control and Quality Assurance, and providing comprehensive management solutions to large mapping projects. He co-authored FEMA‘s “Procedure Memorandum 61-Standards for Lidar and Other High Quality Digital Topography“, one of the first attempts by FEMA and the USGS to coordinate specifications for lidar and topographic products. Since 1997, he has served in a variety of positions including project coordinator, project manager, production manager for work on the first North Carolina statewide lidar program, director of project management, and operations manager. He is currently serving on the ASPRS Board of Directors as Secretary.

Registration Fee - $225.00

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Revised Schedule

Sunday April 28th 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration & Exhibitor Move In 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting (attendees welcome)

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Pre-Conference Networking Mixer

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Monday Apr., 29 2024

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration Hours

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Exhibitor Move In

8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. President's Welcome: Stuart Babin

8:10 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Vice President's Kickoff: Scott Dunham CP., CMS Lidar

8:15 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. Breakfast Sponsor - NEI GPS

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Technical Session (#1): Surveying and Geomatics Engineering: Principles, Technologies, & Applications - Michael Starek, Ph.D.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Hours

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break with Sponsors

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Technical Session (#2): Bridge Clearance Asset Inventory using Mobile Lidar Acquisition - Ciaran Manning

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Student Projects

11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch break

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Student Projects 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Technical Session (#3): NextGEN Utility Network Managment using ArcGIS - Paul LeBlanc

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gold Sponsor Recognition

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Geospatial Experts Panel moderated by Balaji Ramachandran

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner

Tuesday Apr., 30, 2024

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open

8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Preparation for ASPRS Certification Workshop, Harold Rempel, CP

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Newly Added! UAS Demonstrations

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch break

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Gold Sponsor Recognition - Includes Sponsor Raffle!

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Technical Session (#4), Survey Grade Ground Control Points (GCP's) - Jib Ahmad RPIC, RPLS, CFM

2:40 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks: Balaji Ramachandran

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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We have a number of Sponsorship opportunities for the conference some of which include the opportunity to address the attendees directly. 

Gold Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

Benefits Include:

  • Exhibit booth with two (2) complimentary conference registrations (one (1) 10'x10' booth area with table and electricity)
  • Five (5) minute company overview session during conference
  • Networking break opportunities with attendees
  • Recognition before every technical session
  • Gold Sponsor listing on all marketing materials
  • Gulf South Region Community page listing with company logo and website link

Silver Sponsor (10 available, only 6 left) - $750.00

Benefits Include:

  • Exhibit booth with one (1) complimentary conference registrations (one (1) 10'x10' booth area with table and electricity)
  • Networking break opportunities with attendees
  • Silver Sponsor listing on all marketing materials
  • Gulf South Region Community page listing with company logo and website link

Bronze Sponsor (unlimited) - $500.00

Benefits Include:

  • Networking break opportunities with attendees
  • Bronze Sponsor listing on all marketing materials
  • Gulf South Region Community page listing with company logo and website link

Breakfast Sponsor (SOLD OUT) 

Lunch Sponsor (1 available) - $3,000.00: Includes all Gold Sponsor level amenities and recognition as the sole lunch sponsor. 

Dinner Sponsor (1 available) - $3,500.00: Includes all Gold Sponsor level amenities and recognition as the sole dinner sponsor. 

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Accommodations

The following hotels are in close proximity to the conference and have offered discounted rates. Blocks are limited at each location so be sure to make your reservations early to not miss out. All attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodations. There is no code to give when reserving your room, but you need to let the booking staff know it is for the ASPRS Gulf South Region Conference at Nicholls State University.  

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Thibodaux - 985-446-0900
  • Carmel Inn & Suites Thibodaux - 985-446-0561
  • Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Thibodaux - 985-387-8175
  • Best Western Houma - 985-580-4300

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Need Help? 

Email Bill Swope with questions: bswope@halff.com

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GOLD SPONSORS

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SILVER SPONSORS

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