4 Vol. 43, No. 6 The Oregon Surveyor | A Quality Virtual Experience For the 2021 PLSO Conference From the PLSO Office Aimee McAuliffe PLSO Exec. Secretary We have not taken this event lightly, and we strive to continue to bring you member benefits through a time that is difficult to feel the connection of community. I t doesn’t seem possible, but we are in the final stretch of 2020. It came in with a successful and fun conference in Portland, quickly showed us how small the world really is with COVID-19, and then pretty much full-on embod- ied a two-headed bull in a china shop. If this were a road trip, the kids would have begun asking, “Are we there yet?” about five bends in the road back. But here we are, in the final bend and we are planning the 2021 event. In this issue, I would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday season. If there is any- thing that we have learned this year, I would hope that it is to be grateful for the simpler things in life—our health, fami- ly, friends, ability to continue working, and knowing that despite the many dis- appointments that have happened this year, we are a part of something larger than ourselves. If you didn’t see it in October, PLSO an- nounced via email that, after thoughtful discussion about the wellbeing of our membership and current health safety recommendations for Oregon, we will be delivering our annual conference as a digital experience. This offers the op - portunity for participation through less daily hours over more days, watching live seminar sessions with well-known pre- senters, opportunity to watch quality PDH hours on your own time after they have been recorded, vendor demonstration videos and contacts, fun silent auction items, and smiles on our faces excited to see that you continue to be a part of the Oregon land surveying community. I would like to personally thank our spon- sors and exhibitors that signed early on to support us: Platinum Sponsors • CMT Surveying & Consulting ( www.cmtsc.net) • U.S. Survey Supply ( www.ussurveysupply.com) Gold Sponsors: • David Evans & Associates ( www.deainc.com) • Topcon Solutions Store ( www.topconsolutions.com) • KPFF Consulting Engineers ( www.kpff.com) • Parametrix ( www.parametrix.com) Silver Sponsor • S&F Land Services ( www.sflands.com) Auction Sponsor • David Evans & Associates First three exhibitors to sign on • Carlson Software ( www.carlsonsw.com ) • Topcon Solutions Store • AssuredPartners ( www.assuredpartners.com ) Highlights to keep in mind are: • Register before January 1 to Save Money with Early Bird Pricing • Go to plso.org/conference today! • Live Webinars: January 21–22 and 28–29, 2021 • Fifty hours of high-quality seminars with national and local experts. • Full Registrations will have access to all live and recorded sessions, including the Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Ceremony.