APAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

APAS hosts an annual conference in the first half of each calendar year which is open to both members and non-members. The conference incorporates a theme each year and traditionally covers a wide range of topics relevant to the surveying and spatial information community. APAS posts the reports and proceedings on our website on our Conference Resources page.

The first annual APAS conference took place in Port Macquarie in 1995, following the inaugural conference held a year earlier in Goulburn. From then on, it incorporated the annual Staff Surveyors Association (SSA) conference which started way back in 1921. In order to support the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) 24th International Congress in Sydney in 2010, APAS did not hold a conference that year.

GOVERNMENT SURVEYORS DINNER

The APAS calendar also includes a Government Surveyors Dinner in the second half of the year, including the Grant Kilpatrick Memorial Lecture.

Latest details of both events are available on our website as they become available. 


SUMMARY OF APAS KEY CALENDAR DATES

Annual Events

  • APAS Conference – First half of each year
  • Government Surveyors Dinner – Second half of each year


New Membership Period

  • Opens (for upcoming year) on 15th November
  • Closes (for current year) when GSD ticket sales are closed


Membership Renewal Period

  • Opens (for upcoming year) on 15th November
  • Due Date – 31st December
  • Closes (for current year) – 31st March (termination of un-financial members)

Latest Member Notices

  • APAS2022 - A Great Success!

    March 2022

    The APAS2022 conference was a great success with a noticeable buzz as we were finally able to reconnect in person after three years. It attracted 200 delegates (including 30 via the live stream) with 47% of delegates from private industry.

    Congratulations to Jonathon Smith (DCS Spatial Services) for winning the Keith Haddon Memorial Prize for the best conference paper with “Updating SCIMS with DEM-sourced AHD heights across NSW”.

    The conference proceedings are now available in the Resources section of this website.

    I would like to take this opportunity to again thank all presenters and our gala dinner speaker Dr Craig Roberts for contributing to a very interesting and diverse program. We very much appreciate your efforts because without you we wouldn’t be able to organise such a successful event every year.

    Next year’s conference, APAS2023, will be held in Coffs Harbour on 20-22 March 2023. Please consider volunteering yourself, a colleague or friend to present at APAS2023. To register your interest to present, please contact me. A call for abstracts will follow in due course.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

    Kind Regards,

    Dr Volker Janssen

    APAS Publications Officer, Technical Program Chair & Editor of the Conference Proceedings

    Email: publications@apas.org.au 

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