This past weekend, the picturesque town of Kerrville, Texas, once again played host to the Annual Kerrville Fall Conference, a much-anticipated event in the field of land surveying. Organized by Hill Country Land Surveyor Seminars, this continuing education seminar drew professionals from all over the Lone Star State for a weekend filled with invaluable insights, networking opportunities, and a strong sense of community.
A Journey into Knowledge and Professional Growth
The heart of the conference lay in its dedication to fostering continuous learning among Texas land surveyors. Over the course of the weekend, participants engaged in a comprehensive review of the Texas Land Surveying Practices Act. This provided attendees with a thorough understanding of the regulatory framework governing their profession, ensuring they stay on the right side of the law while delivering high-quality surveying services to the state.
In addition to the Act review, participants were treated to an update on the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyor Rules. This update offered a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving landscape of rules and regulations that surveyors must navigate in their daily practice.
Furthermore, the conference facilitated an engaging ethics discussion. Ethics lie at the heart of the surveying profession, and this session allowed attendees to delve into the moral and professional considerations that guide their work. It was an opportunity for surveyors to reflect on their roles as stewards of land and society, emphasizing the importance of integrity and ethical decision-making.
Voices from the Conference
What truly makes the Kerrville Fall Conference special is the positive impact it leaves on its participants. Here’s what some of the attendees had to say:
- “Thank everyone for the hard work in putting this seminar together. By far and away the very best class available. I’ll be back as long as y’all keep putting it on.”
- “Well prepared, looking forward to next year.”
- “Informal/flowing interaction between instructors and attendees is extremely beneficial.”
- “Really enjoy the opportunity to listen to 2 very knowledgeable surveyors.”
- “Table exercise/discussion was very good – do more next year.”
- “Great interaction between participants.”
These testimonials highlight the immense value and appreciation attendees have for the conference. The combination of expert instruction, interactive sessions, and the camaraderie among professionals creates an environment that nurtures both personal and professional growth.
Looking Ahead to the Future
The Kerrville Fall Conference continues to be a beacon of excellence in the land surveying community. As we conclude this year’s event, we eagerly anticipate the next installment. David A. Vilbig, P.E., R.P.L.S., and Ben Thomson, R.P.L.S., L.S.L.S., P.E, the brilliant minds behind this conference, have consistently delivered a top-notch experience. Special thanks to Don and Lee Voelkel with Hill Country Land Surveying Seminars for organizaing the registration and logistics.
Keep your calendars open, as we look forward to the announcement of the save-the-date for the Kerrville Fall Conference in 2024. Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your knowledge, engage with fellow professionals, and contribute to the thriving land surveying community in Texas. David and Ben have more in store for you, and you won’t want to miss it! Stay tuned for updates and get ready for another unforgettable weekend of learning, networking, and inspiration in Kerrville.