The Surveying Conference that Put Inverloch on the Map

Over 120 surveying delegates, partners and exhibitors descended on the RACV Inverloch Resort from April 27-29 for the 2018 ISV Regional Conference.

The weekend was packed with excellent food, networking opportunities, informative presentations, and plenty of chances to take in the beauty of the surrounding Bass Coast.

A who’s who of Victoria’s surveying community attended the three-day affair, cementing the Regional Conference’s reputation as a key industry event. Speakers and moderators included Surveyor General Craig Sandy, Victorian Government Land Monitor Maria Rosero, incoming ISV President Kellie Dean and outgoing President Tom Champion.

At the culminating gala dinner, guest speaker Jenny Hammett – the Program Director for the Gippsland Community Leadership Program – offered up a robust and future-focused talk on leadership and its ongoing role in the surveying profession.

As has become tradition at the ISV Regional Conference, a donation was made to the guest speaker’s preferred charity, in this case the Monash Children’s Hospital Clayton.

Other highlights included Emma Crowther’s presentation, an illuminating snapshot of one young surveyor’s perspective of the profession, and Salvin Gounder’s discourse into aboriginal land surveys in Alice Springs.

Likewise, Steve Ronalds’ inspiring talk about community assistance, business development and battling regional mental health issues left all in attendance with a lot to think about.

It wasn’t all presentations and networking. Partners had the opportunity to explore the Bass Coast region, attending wine tasting events, cheese and pottery classes, and a visit to the State Coal Mine at Wonthaggi.

The ISV Regional Conference may be over for now but the next one is already on the horizon. The 2019 conference – to be held in the Geelong area – promises to be a must-attend affair for all surveyors, whether they’re brand new to the profession or an old hand who thinks they’ve seen it all. Everyone is sure to learn something new, as this successful 2018 event proved time and again.