Carlson Software User Conference

Maysville, Ky., USA, is a classic Ohio River town.

View from the park next to Carlson Software’s new Maysville headquarters.

2015 Carlson User Conference, April 29-May1

Save the Date! April 29 – May 1, 2015, for the 5th Carlson Software User Conference. More information on class schedules and special events to follow soon!

Carlson Software’s new home offices in a renovated warehouse and historic Maysville, Kentucky, U.S.A., will be the backdrop of two days of specialized and intense training.

   Registration is now open, CLICK HERE.

The Carlson Software User Conference will include an opening plenary session on Wednesday afternoon, April 29, to be followed by a welcome reception at Maysville’s Washington Opera House, followed by two full days of classes at select sites around the town, plus breakfast, lunch and snacks on April 30 and May 1, and a banquet for all on Thursday evening, April 30.

The theme of the upcoming User Conference is The Frontier Spirit, inspired by the spirit of renowned frontiersman Daniel Boone, who at one time resided in Maysville, Kentucky, and worked as a surveyor in the then fledgling community (called Limestone at the time). This 5th Carlson User Conference is dedicated to both showcasing the newest technology, but also providing the education needed to improve your skills to not only keep up but stay ahead in our rapidly evolving industries.

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Call for Proposals for Carlson User Conference
Carlson Software is looking for professionals who would be interested in teaching a course (or courses) at our 5th User Conference to be held April 29-May 1 at the Carlson home office in Maysville, Kentucky. We welcome your participation and ideas.

 We are looking for proposals that address the following:

  • Practical application of products for beginner and intermediate users
  • Tips and tricks for utilizing advanced product features
  • Unique applications of Carlson Software products
  • New capabilities and features in the latest Carlson Software products and design suites 

All presenters will attend the three-day conference, a $1500 value, at no charge (does not include lodging or transportation to and from the event). Due to limited accommodations, Carlson will only be able to accept a total of six proposals.

The deadline for submitting your proposal is January 7, 2015. Download the application form hereNOTE: please open the form  in the Adobe Reader program and save on your own computer before filling it out, then save, attach and email to



Cincinnati, OH (CVG) – 1 hour
Airlines: Air Canada, US Airways, Allegiant, Delta, Ultimate Air Shuttle, American Airlines, Frontier, and United.
CVG Airport to Maysville

Lexington, KY (LEX) – 1 hour 30 minutes
Airlines: Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta, United, and US Airways
LEX Airport to Maysville

Columbus, Ohio (CMH) – 2+ hours
Airlines: Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways.
CMH Airport to Maysville

Daily Schedule

Wednesday, April 29 (All activities will take place at the Washington Opera House, Maysville)
1–7 p.m. Registration (lobby)
3–5 p.m. Welcoming Plenary
5–7 p.m. Opening Reception (2nd Floor)
7:30 p.m. Complementary Performance by Ricky Skaggs

Thursday, April 30
7 – 10 a.m. Registration (Maysville Convention Center)
7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast (Maysville Convention Center)
8:30 – 10 a.m. 1st Session (locations TBD per individual class schedule)
10 – 10:30 a.m. Snack Break
10:30 a.m. – 12 noon 2nd Session
12 noon – 1 p.m. Lunch (Maysville Convention Center)
1:30 – 3 p.m. 3rd Session
3 – 3:30 p.m. Snack Break
3:30 – 5 p.m. 4th Session
6 – 7 p.m. Conference Reception (Gala Tent, Limestone Park)
7 p.m. Conference Banquet (Gala Tent, Limestone Park)

Friday, May 1
7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast (Maysville Convention Center)
8:30 – 10 a.m. 5th Session (locations TBD per individual class schedule)
10 – 10:30 a.m. Snack Break
10:30 a.m. – 12 noon 6th Session
12 noon – 1 p.m. Lunch (Maysville Convention Center)
1:30 – 3 p.m. 7th Session
3 – 3:30 p.m. Snack Break
3:30 – 5 p.m. 8th Session

Download and View PDF Schedule

Class Tracks

  • Civil
  • Data Prep
  • Elective
  • Field
  • GIS
  • Mining
  • Survey
  • Takeoff
See Ricky Skaggs perform on Wednesday evening after the plenary session and reception. Those attending will get the best seats in the Opera House.

By age 21, Ricky Skaggs was already considered a “recognized master” of one of America’s most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music.  His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact.


The City of Maysville
bridgePicturesque Maysville nestled on the banks of the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky, just one hour southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio, and an hour northeast of Lexington, Kentucky, bursts with opportunities for memorable experiences. Celebrating a vivid past while embracing the promise and advantages of the 21st Century, Maysville always has been and always will be naturally charming.To find out more about Maysville, visit or download the City of Maysville app on the App Store or Google Play.