ASLA Council of Fellows Investiture Dinner
Saturday, September 19
7:00 pm
Hilton Chicago
Ticketed event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Join friends and colleagues for an elegant evening honoring the newest members of the ASLA Council of Fellows. Members of the Council of Fellows are recognized for their extraordinary work, leadership, knowledge, and service to the profession during a sustained period. Formal attire is appropriate.

Opening General Session - The Honorable Richard M. Daley, Hon. ASLA
Sponsored by Landscape Structures
Saturday, September 19
8:00 - 9:30 am
Arie Crown Theater, Level 2, Lakeside Center at McCormick Place

Mayor Daley has earned a reputation as America’s “greenest mayor.” His ongoing crusade to improve the urban environment of Chicago has inspired other mayors and civic leaders around the globe. A recent headline in the New York Times indicated that city was beginning to “catch up” with Chicago’s ever-expanding collection of green roofs – just one indication of Chicago’s national leadership when it comes to sustainable design and green initiatives.  Mayor Daley’s vision for a greener, healthier, and more sustainable Chicago began with his first term in 1989, and has developed steadily over the past 20 years.

By working to strengthen the environmental programs, policies and procedures followed by the City’s Bureau of Forestry, Department of Environment, Department of Transportation, and other agencies – both public and private – the Mayor has created a broad-based coalition to address environmental challenges and innovations in the 21st century.

Over the last twenty years, Mayor Daley’s sustained commitment to the development and management of public landscapes and conservation of urban natural areas has benefited the profession of landscape architecture on local, regional, and national levels. His leadership and vision have made the Chicago-area landscape industry one of the strongest and most profitable in the country, and he has set a high standard for other mayors and civic leaders to follow.

In recognition of his leadership, Mayor Daley will receive the 2009 ASLA LaGasse Medal and the Chicago Park District and City of Chicago will receive the 2009 Landscape Architecture Medal of Excellence.

TCLF 5th Annual Silent Auction
Saturday, September 19
Sunday, September 20
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lakeside Center at McCormick Place
Free for all meeting registrants.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) launched the Pioneers of American Landscape Design initiative in partnership with the ASLA in 2003 with the goal of documenting, collecting, and preserving the unique, first-hand perspectives of renowned landscape practitioners. To support the development of this and other important educational initiatives, TCLF is conducting its fifth annual silent auction of artwork. This year’s auction features more than sixty sketches, paintings, photographs, books, clothing, and other ephemera executed by notable landscape architects and artists. In addition to the diverse collection of work by both veteran and emerging landscape architects, the auction will include more than a dozen works by celebrated photographers from across the country.

For additional information about the auction, visit

Professional Practice Network Meetings
Saturday, September 19
Sunday, September 20
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Lakeside Center at McCormick Place
Free for all full registrants. Meeting badge required.

Meet colleagues who share your interests, exchange ideas and information, and discuss priorities for the coming year at the meetings of your Professional Practice Networks (PPNs). Non-PPN members are welcome to attend. See the Schedule at a Glance for PPN meeting times.

Early Deadline

July 9, 2009

Advance Deadline

August 14, 2009


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