A Message from the President: Register for the 2009 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO
Register by July 9 and save $100.

Join us in Chicago, September 18–21, for the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo. Both the website and the print brochure you will receive in early June contain all the info you need to register for the meeting, plan your travel, and book your hotel room.

The theme of our meeting is Beyond Sustainability: Regenerating Places and People. We’ve been anticipating public sentiment to turn to the need for sustaining the planet for many years. As landscape architects, we must go beyond and aspire to adopt practices that not only sustain but regenerate our ecosystems and restore diminishing biohabitats.

Programming is crafted around our theme to challenge and inspire the more than 5,000 attendees who will gather in Chicago. This meeting offers more than 125 sessions—a record in the history of ASLA—from which we may choose to earn more than 21 Professional Development Hours.

While the economic downturn has delayed our vision of green infrastructure, signs of optimism are emerging daily. The education session schedule is replete with programs on how firms are coping—and even thriving: from marketing strategies to direction on where to find new clients and projects to how to track stimulus funding opportunities. The ASLA EXPO—the largest product display in the industry—will feature nearly 400 exhibitors, many of whom will be new to our show. We’ll recognize current and future leaders of the profession with honors and awards. And we’ll connect with our colleagues from across the country and around the world at special events throughout the weekend.

Every effort has been made to reduce costs as much as possible. Register early and save significantly on registration rates. Ticket prices for the LARE workshops, tours, and field sessions are less expensive than last year. Air or train fare to Chicago is affordable from any point in the country. And our hotel room rates are extremely competitive. All of this is tax deductible for the individual or business, to the extent allowed by law.

The first 300 full registrants will receive a free ASLA shirt (up to $34 value), and all full registrants for the meeting will receive a complimentary one-year digital subscription to Landscape Architecture magazine.

Join us in Chicago as we learn to go beyond sustainability to regenerate places and people.

See you in September!

Angela Dye, FASLA
ASLA President
A Dye Design
Phoenix, Arizona


Karen T. Grajales
Manager, Public Relations 
tel: 1-202-216-2371

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