18 Dec February 15 – 17, 2023 MARLS Conference Information

2023 MARLS Conference February 15 – 17 WEBSITE


February 15 – 17, 2023
Heritage Inn
1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, MT

December 18, 2022

RE: MARLS 2023 Conference Announcement

Merry Christmas Everyone,
On behalf of the Northwest Chapter of the Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors (MARLS) we invite you to join us at the 2023 MARLS conference being held February 15 – 17, 2023 at the Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, Montana. We will begin the conference on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 with a full day pre-conference seminar presented by Dennis Mouland. Thursday (16th) and Friday (17th) will be multi-sessions of 2 to 4 hours each with many speakers already committed to speak Thursday and Friday. Included on Thursday is our MARLS annual General Membership meeting at noon and our spouse program will run from February 15th – 17th also.

We are also providing breaks during each seminar to allow attendees more time to converse with our exhibitors. On Thursday, February 16th, the evening conference activities will commence with an exhibitor’s reception followed by our annual MARLS banquet and the MARLS Scholarship Foundation’s annual scholarship auction including games and the MSF silent auction. We hope this is a fun filled event that everyone enjoys while supporting their worthy cause. MSF Auction donation sheets will be posted and available soon. We look forward to seeing you at this coming year’s conference.



Hosting Hotel is the Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, MT 59404

Available block rate check in dates include from February 14 – 17, 2023 nights and check out dates included through 2-18-23. Single Rate: $96.00/night + tax.

Please make your sleeping room reservations by 2-1-2023. The cutoff date for MARLS blocked rate is 2-1-2023.

Phone reservations: 406-761-1900 and ask for a room under the block of Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors with code (MARLS) Single $96/night + tax.

Alternate hotel: Sleep Inn/Main Stay Suites, 520 Country Club Blvd., Great Falls, MT 59404

               Across the street from the Heritage Inn, Great Falls. Phone reservations: 406-761-4600 and ask for a room under the block of Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors with code (MARLS) Single $98/night + tax. Please make your sleeping room reservations by 2-1-2023. Cutoff date for MARLS blocked rate is 2-1-2023.

Registration packets will be mailed out and posted online at www.marls.com.

Conference Registration: Register in advance ~ Early Bird registration must be received by February 1, 2023. MARLS accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express (a 4% convenience fee will be added to your total amount for registration)

Contact Kay at [email protected] for a membership application or at www.marls.com or to renew your MARLS membership. We look forward to seeing you in February. Thank you for your continued support of MARLS and the surveying profession. More conference information and registration forms will be available at www.marls.com by the last week in December. A full conference schedule will be posted on the MARLS website at www.marls.com when available early January.

MARLS Contact information: Attn: at PO Box 359, Columbia Falls, MT 59912.  Ph:   Email: [email protected]  Website: www.marls.com


A full refund will be given if cancellation is prior to February 1, 2023. No refunds after February 1, 2023.

2023 MARLS Conference fees include Wednesday’s Pre-Conference Seminar lunch and breaks. Thursday and Friday breakfast and lunch, Thursday banquet & MARLS Scholarship Foundation’s scholarship auction and Thursday/Friday breaks.

Chairpersons for the 2023 Conference: and NW Chapter President Kristine McMahon. Speaker committee: Kristine McMahon and Stew Willis and .

February 15 – 17, 2023 Conference tentative speakers:

February 15, 2023 Pre-conference speaker:

Dennis Mouland – Advanced Cadastral Academy – 8 hr.

February 16 – 17, 2023 Conference Speakers(tentative titles)

Dennis Mouland – 1. Thinking Beyond Technology – 3 hr.  2. Where the 2009 Manual is Silent – 3 hrs.

John Stahl, PLS – TBA two four-hour seminars

Trent Keenan, PLS – Mapping the Path for the Next Generation and roundtable discussions – 3 – 4 hrs.

Dave Dorsett and Linda Smith – In Search of the Baptise Mineral Surveys – 3 hr.

Curtis Clabaugh – How to Build When Atlas Shrugs: Preparing for the Impact of New Datums – 1 hr. and History and Evolution of Highway Corridor Planning Requirements – 1 hr.

Randy Snyder, Attorney – Riparian Boundaries Following PPL Montana – 2 hr.

NGS, MLIAC, MT State Library, RTN seminar – RTN overall history, How we got here, How To Usage, Technical, RTN Future of RRN Fees/Buildout/ MT State Library – GIS at Library – focusing on key data layers/ Questions and other topics – 2 – 3 hrs.

Legislation round table – Jamie Reed – Jake Ziska – 2023 Legislative Session

Lisa Isom—Assurance Risk Managers – 2 hrs.

Carlson Software – Jim Reinbold TBA

Frontier Precision – Jay Haskamp TBA

Selby’s – Donovan Mosser TBA

Thank you to our MARLS Exhibitors and Sustaining members:

Frontier Precision


Kojetin Insurance Services

Assurance Risk Managers


Carlson Software

Montana State Library

Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

On behalf of President Stew Willis and the hosting Northwest Chapter,



[email protected]


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