First FIG Young Surveyors Conference:
4-5 May 2012 - Palazzo Corrodi Cassa Geometri
Knowing to create the future
(Cassa Italiana Di Previdenza Ed Assistenza Dei Geometri Liberi
4, Lungo Tevere Arnaldo Da Brescia, 00196, Roma, Italia
International Federation of Surveyors, FIG (www.fig.net) will
organise the First FIG Young Surveyors’ Conference (www.fig.net/fig2012/youngsurveyors.htm)
in conjunction with the FIG Working Week in Rome, Italy in May. The
Young Surveyors Conference will be held 4-5 May 2012 - immediately
preceding the FIG Working Week - at the Cassa Geometri in central Rome.
The FIG Working Week (www.fig.net/fig2012)
will be held at the Rome Cavalieri Hotel from 6-10 May 2012.
The aim of the Young Surveyors Conference is to create a platform for
young surveying professionals to network and discuss issues of common
interest. In addition it will:
- Provide attendees with a reduced registration cost to the full
Working Week to increase the attendance of young surveyors,
particularly young professionals, at the FIG Working Week;
- Increase the participation of young surveyors in the FIG
- Provide young surveyors with the opportunity to have a say in
the future of the profession and the FIG;
- Offer a more informal platform for presenting than at
traditional conference; and
- Provide an introduction to the full Working Week to all young
surveyors to get the best FIG experience possible.
Who should attend?
The conference is aimed for young surveying professions aged 35 years
or younger including undergraduate and postgraduate students. Due to the
size of the venue, the number of participants is limited to 150. Half of
the registrations will be reserved for participants nominated by FIG
The FIG member associations have committed to and are encouraged to
send their young members to this conference, the first of its kind. The
member associations are also encouraged to financially support their
representatives to attend the conference by paying travel expenses,
accommodation and registration fee. Decision on the level of support
will be decided by the individual member associations.
The FIG Foundation has awarded four fellowships to young surveyors
from developing countries to attend the conference and full Working
Week. A limited number of additional grants including complimentary
registration to the conference may be provided by the organisers and
will be decided based on applications.
FIG and CNGeGL encourage young professionals from private and public
sectors as well as from universities to attend. FIG Commission Chairs
and other officers are expected to attend the conference. Professors
supervising students who will be presenting may be allowed to attend,
pending demand and space available.
Format of the conference
The conference will be a two-day event including an opening session,
joint plenary sessions and forums and breakout sessions in smaller
groups that will allow for more focussed and detailed discussions. The
sessions will consist of presentations and forums to generate debate and
activate exchange of ideas, more than at ordinary conferences.
Presentations will be selected from an open call for papers. The
joint sessions will consist of invited papers that will focus on more
generic topics relevant to young professionals in the beginning of their
Both academic and practical papers are invited. The topics of the
papers can cover all ten professional commissions of FIG (www.fig.net/comm/comindex.htm).
For the topics please have a look on the topics that are discussed in
the commissions at the Working Week in Rome (http://www.fig.net/fig2012/call.htm).
Preference will be given to papers that are linked to young
professionals, developing the profession, professional qualifications
etc. in different fields of surveying. Proposals for presentations shall
be submitted online on a dedicated web site:
The registration fee is 100 EUR for young professionals and
200 EUR for mentors. The registration fee includes lunches, coffees
and two evening functions.
For accommodation to participants of the Young Surveyors
Conference (under 35 years only) please write to
and Triumph Group will do their best in order to find the cheapest
solution for your stay in Rome. CNGeGL will sponsor 68 EUR VAT
included (per night) for maximum three nights arrival 3 May and
departure 6 May 2012. This special rate is available only after
confirmation of registration to the Young Surveyors Conference so please
register first and book the hotel first after you have got confirmation.
Please note that all young surveyor participants of the conference
will be eligible for students registration to the FIG Working Week
(150 EUR) even if they do not otherwise qualify as students. So for
250 EUR young surveyors can attend both the Young Surveyors
Conference and the FIG Working Week.
Register now at:
Conference presentations will be published permanently on the FIG web
site as conference proceedings and will be included in the FIG Reference
The aim is to develop as conclusion of the conference a Vision for
the Future of the Young Surveyors Conference and to provide each FIG
Commission with a work plan on how best to integrate young professionals
in the work of FIG. These visions will be presented in a special session
of the Working Week (and/or each ‘vision’ to be presented at the
The Platinum Sponsors of FIG Working Week 2012: Trimble Navigation,
ESRI and Consiglio Nazionale Geometri e Geometri Laureati CNGeGL) as
well as Cassa Geometri are the main sponsors of the Young Surveyors
Conference. The organisers are also looking for additional sponsors to
support the conference.
The conference is a combination of invited papers and papers from the
open call for papers (suggested by Commission Chairs or FIG Young
Surveyors Network. In technical sessions the number of papers is limited
to maximise the time for discussion. In forum sessions only short
introductionary presentations will be allowed. All papers will be
available to all participants prior to the conference, allowing young
surveyors to prepare for discussion.
See technical programme.