- David O'Brien
SurvTech is Back in the Conference Circuit
Updated: Dec 15, 2021
In the past three months, we have seen an increase in the number of in-person events offered after almost two years of minimal opportunities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although there are some restrictions still in place depending on which conference we can attend, such as required proof-of-vaccination or mandatory masks, as well as optional virtual attendance, SurvTech Solutions is excited to be returning to in-person conference attendance.
In late September, SurvTech Solution’s Ray Brouillette attended the National Coastal Conference in New Orleans. This conference included information about coastal science, policy, technology, and politics. Attendees came from across the country from many fields of work. These included engineering companies, research entities from academia and industry, and government agencies working to study and preserve the coastal environment. The main event was an address made by Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.
Starting off the month of October conferences SurvTech Solutions President, David O'Brien attended the FAMB conference in Jacksonville on the 1st. The FAMB conference is a smaller conference, but a very interesting and important conference dealing with mitigation banking.
In October, SurvTech Solutions attended several conferences. The GEOINT Symposium in St. Louis, MO., is the largest annual gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals in the nation. Attendees include representatives from government, industry, and academia. SurvTech Solutions exhibited its services and latest technologies as David O’Brien, Carlos Prieto, and Ken Comeaux were able to say hi in person to several partners and friends while meeting new potential partners in the industry.
SurvTech Solutions was also a guest at the URISA GIS-Pro 2021 conference in Baltimore, MD. This conference discussed the sharing of information and ideas in support of the GIS community. Their goal was also to support industries across the country.
Ken Comeaux, VPO, and Ryan Fowler, VP, attended the Southern Gas Association’s Natural Gas Conference & Expo on October 17th – 20th at the Charlotte Convention Center. The conference combined the former Spring Gas Conference and Natural Gas Connect Conference. In attendance were a diverse group of professionals, services, and training seminars. There were also many networking events including an award ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. After the ceremony, attendees were able to tour the Hall of Fame facility, which included beautiful cars as well as interactive simulators!
SurvTech Solutions was proud to exhibit at the SAME Southeast Tri-Regional 2021 Joint Engineer Training Symposium (JETS) in Point Clear, AL. The symposium was hosted by the Mobile and Pensacola SAME Posts and featured informative presentations and technical sessions presented by government and contractor personnel.
SurvTech Solutions also attended the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit put on by the Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition in Houston. This event focused on the business and technology of unmanned systems, automation, and data/AI in energy operations. Leaders in the unmanned vehicle and robotics industries provided information about new technologies and their use. Attendees came from around the world.
Our SUE Department was present at the DOT District Seven Utility Liason Committee Meeting. The City of Tampa presented methods for deploying proper maintenance of traffic practices to support all travelers while providing an emphasis on pedestrians. This meeting also featured updates from the FDOT District Utilities Office. While SurvTech Solutions loves to travel we also keep informed of our local happenings.
Finally, SurvTech Solutions closed out the month attending FAWQC from October 27th through October 29th. The FAWQC conference is also a smaller conference, but it brings together, interests from mining, power, and consulting fields, as well as government agencies. October was the month of conferences even with COVID. People were glad to be back on the conference circuit trying to help each other win more business.