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Building Connections in the Land Surveying Industry: Encouraging Active Participation in Events

As members of the Land Surveyors United community, we understand the importance of collaboration and networking in our industry. By actively participating in local surveying events, we not only expand our knowledge and skills but also foster meaningful connections with fellow professionals. In this article, we will explore the benefits of event participation, share tips for increasing attendance, and highlight the exciting features available on the Land Surveyors United platform.

  1. Share Your Upcoming Local Land Surveyor Events

The Land Surveyors United community thrives on the collective knowledge and expertise of its members. By sharing your upcoming local land surveyor events on the community's events calendar, you have the opportunity to reach a wider audience and engage with fellow professionals who might be interested in attending. Whether it's a workshop, conference, or training session, your event can have a significant impact on the growth of our industry.

  1. State Board Representatives, List Your Events!

State board representatives play a crucial role in shaping the land surveying landscape within their respective regions. By regularly listing your events on Land Surveyors United, you ensure that surveyors from your location are aware of important gatherings and can actively participate. By fostering collaboration and engagement between state boards and the Land Surveyors United community, we can drive progress and advance the profession as a whole.

  1. Embrace Virtual Streaming Components

In today's digital age, virtual events have become increasingly popular and convenient. One of the exciting features offered by Land Surveyors United is the ability toadd a virtual streaming component to any land surveying event. This means that organizations hosting events can instantly link their virtual components to the event page for free, allowing those who cannot attend in person to participate remotely. Embracing virtual streaming not only increases accessibility but also enhances the overall event experience.  Just get in touch with us a couple of days before the event and we will set you up.


  1. Ten Tips for Increasing Participation in Future Land Surveyor Events

a) Plan in Advance: Give attendees ample time to make arrangements and mark their calendars by announcing events well in advance.

b) Engaging Topics: Choose topics and themes that are relevant, thought-provoking, and address current industry challenges.

c) Promote on Social Media: Leverage the power of social media platforms to spread the word about your event and engage with potential attendees.

d) Collaborate with Partners: Join forces with other organizations, industry associations, or academic institutions to expand your event's reach and attract a diverse audience.

e) Offer Continuing Education Credits: Many land surveyors require continuing education to maintain their professional licenses. By offering relevant credits, you can attract professionals seeking to fulfill their educational requirements.

f) Guest Speakers and Keynotes: Invite influential speakers and thought leaders who can share valuable insights and inspire attendees.

g) Networking Opportunities: Designate specific time slots or activities during the event to facilitate networking and relationship-building among participants.

h) Provide Practical Takeaways: Ensure that attendees leave the event with actionable knowledge, practical tools, or new skills they can apply in their professional lives.

i) Collect Feedback: Encourage attendees to provide feedback on the event, which will help you improve future gatherings and meet their expectations.

j) Foster Community Engagement: Encourage attendees to actively participate in discussions, Q&A sessions, and online forums before, during, and after the event to keep the conversation going.

By implementing these tips, we can create vibrant and engaging land surveyor events that promote collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and professional growth within our industry.

In conclusion, active participation in land surveyor events is vital for building connections, expanding knowledge, and fostering growth within the profession. Land Surveyors United provides a powerful platform for sharing events, networking, and embracing virtual streaming components. Let's come together, share our upcoming events, and actively participate in the events organized by our state board representatives. By doing so, we will create a strong and vibrant community that drives progress in the land surveying industry.

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