2019 WCCS Survey Conference

Jan. 22-25, 2019

Howard Johnson Hotel,
9 N 9th Street, Yakima, WA  98901


The WCCS Conference is intended to provide city, county, and state employees with the perspective, knowledge, and tools related to the public practice of land surveying. For the past twenty three years the conference has brought surveying professionals together with experts from various fields to share what they know and develop discussions about how to apply these issues in the attendee’s everyday work environment and to augment their studies in acquiring licensure. The 2019 conference is intended to benefit all land surveying personnel, from field crews to office survey technicians and managers

Registration Form Information

Rooms for Tuesday through Thursday are included with the purchase of a full registration. If you purchase a full registration and wish to have a room for Monday night before the camp, please note such on this form and add $100.00 to the full registration price (i.e. total $850.00)
Please indicate if you have a preference for a King bed. They are limited. 
One-day registrations are welcome.
The registration fee for each day is listed to the left. If you wish to reserve a room, the room rate for each day must be added to the single day registration fee. The registration fee for attending a single day event does not include rooms   
All meals are included with full registration, and consist of breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Thursday, and breakfast on Friday. Single day registrations include the meals for that day only

You may print a registration and mail or fax it:  Print Registration Form Here
Mail or fax your paper registration to:
Mason County Public Works
c/o Mike McIrvin
100 W. Public Works Drive
Shelton, WA  98501
Fax:  360-427-7783

Online Registration & Payment Information: 

You may register online and pay via our PayPal network. Simply fill out the online registration form: 2019 Conference Online Registration  (noting your total amount due.)  
Once you complete your online registration, come back here and select the PayPal link below.  
Note:  While consolidated/agency payments are accepted, we must have a registration form for each person in your group. 

Use this link to submit your registration payment via our secure PayPal account: 

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Select type registration and you will be directed to our payment page where you can indicate the number of registrations you need.
If you are having issues with your browser not displaying via the pay links above, use this direct link to submit your payment
 Payment Page  (entering the total manually)

Here is a quick look at this years conference schedule: 

Tuesday January 22nd

12:00 -1:00        Lunch with CEO of Yakima Valley Tourism giving a short speech

1:00 – 3:00         Survey Math – Mitch Duryea, PLS

3:00 – 5:00         Survey Math – Mitch Duryea, PLS

5:00 – 6:00         Frontier Precision             

Wednesday January 23rd

8:00 – 10:00        Boundary Control & Legal Principles – Mitch Duryea, PLS

10:00 – 12:00      Boundary Control & Legal Principles – Mitch Duryea, PLS

12:00 -1:00         Lunch

1:00 – 3:00          USPLSS – Mitch Duryea, PLS

3:00 – 5:00          Legal Descriptions – Mitch Duryea, PLS  

5:00 – 6:00          Kuker-Ranken         

Thursday January 24th

8:00 – 10:00        GPS Modernization & GNSS – Dr. Jan Van Sickle, PLS     

10:00 – 12:00     GPS Modernization & GNSS – Dr. Jan Van Sickle, PLS

12:00 -1:00          Lunch

1:00 – 3:00          Coordinates & Geodesy – Dr. Jan Van Sickle, PLS         

3:00 – 5:00          Coordinates & Geodesy – Dr. Jan Van Sickle, PLS 

5:00 – 6:00          PPI Group                    

Friday January 25th

8:00 – 11:00        Presidential Surveyors – Dennis Gelvin, PLS

11:00 – 12:00      Conference Wrap up – Jason Rinehart, PLS

12:00 -1:00          WCCS Annual Business Meeting and Lunch

(updated 09/24/18)

Schedule Notes: 

1. Vendor exhibits will immediately follow the afternoon session and your participation is strongly encouraged as they support our organization .  
2. Breaks are scheduled generally at 1-2 hour intervals and at the discretion of the instructor. Refreshments provided.

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