06 Jan MARLS 2022 Conference February 23 – 25, 2022 – Infomation


Please click on the following registration packet you need to register for the 2022 Conference – print your copy to fill out and send with your payment by email or mail

1-9-2022 Change for instructions on online booking of Holiday Inn Sleep Rooms – Please use to book online:
Holiday Inn Sleep online seep room changed instructions
(This correction is not in the registration packets below for online sleep room booking)


2022 MARLS Conference Registration Packet

2022 MARLS Conference Exhibitor Registration packet

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the Western Chapter of the Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors we invite you to join us at the 2022 MARLS conference being be held February 23 – 25, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Downtown, Missoula, Montana. We will begin the conference on Wednesday, February 23rd with a full day pre-conference seminar and conference on Thursday and Friday, February 24 – 25, 2022.

We are also providing breaks during each seminar to allow attendees more time to converse with our exhibitors. On Thursday, February 24th, the evening conference activities will commence with an exhibitor’s reception followed by our annual MARLS banquet and awards ceremony; then the MARLS Scholarship Foundation’s annual scholarship auction including raffles, games and MSF live and silent auctions. We hope this is a fun filled event that everyone enjoys while supporting it’s worthy cause. MSF Auction donation sheets are available with your registration packet by mail and attached to your email forms. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference.

More speaker and seminar information will be posted soon for you to choose the sessions you plan to attend.

Any questions please contact Kay McDonald, MARLS Executive Director at 406-253-5527 or email: [email protected]

UPDATED 1-9-2022 changed speakers 2022 MARLS TENTATIVE Speakers PDH
Wednesday – February 23, 2022 Pre-Conference Sessions – 8 am to 5pm  
Dr. Richard Elgin, PS PE Business practices, liability notes for plats, and riparian rights 8
Jim Reinbold Carlson Survey Fundamentals (limited class to 20 attendees) 8
February 24 – 25, 2022  Conference  
Nick Bailey Elements of Railroad Rights of Way Retracements (may repeat seminar at another time during conference) 3
Dr. Richard Elgin, PS PE Early Survey Instrument Makers, Instruments and Values and Evolution of Survey Instruments 4
Jeff Rizza & Craig Threlkeld/DJ&A UAV LiDAR vs Photogrammetry for Topographic Mapping 2
Jonathan Ries, PLS Land Title Insurance 2
Tara DePuy & Karen Alley Land Use Legislation Update and Exemptions from Subdivision Review 3
Shyra Scott and Sam Scott Missoula County Recorder and Electronic Recording discussions 2
Bill Weikel Historical Montana Requirements for, and Practices of, Surveying, Monumenting, and Platting 2
MDT – Catherine Ries, Linda Cline and Andy Merkel MDT research tools and tricks 2
Assurance Risk Managers-Lisa Isom Liability Insurance for the Professional Surveyor 2
Kurt Luebke The Man(WH Thorn), The Myth (USGS doesn’t do Boundary surveys), The Surveys (Years of Federal Surveys) 2
Jamie Reed – MARLS legislative committee 2022 Legislative Roundtable – Workshop 2
TopoDOT – Dawn Keller TopoDOT presentation TBA 2
Amanda Allred Women in Surveying 2
Five Valley Land Trust Conservation Easements 2
Jim Reinbold – Carlson Software Advanced Carlson Topic with Q&A discussion 4
Selby’s Workshop to be announced soon 2
Frontier Precision Workshop title to be announced soon 2




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