Conferences for Landscape Architects

Below you will find upcoming conferences, many of which are presented by LA CES™ approved providers. These are all national events; for details about regional or local conferences, contact your ASLA chapter.

Check LA CES to see which sessions at these meetings can earn you professional development hours.

Upcoming Conferences

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August 2015
September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
December 2015
January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016

Past Conferences*
To submit a conference, please contact ASLA Professional Practice. Include conference title, URL, location, and dates. 

August 2015

Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibit
August 2-5, 2015, Hollywood, FL

StormCon: The North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition
August 2-6, 2015, Austin, TX

Independent Garden Center Show - East
August 4-6, 2015, Baltimore, MD

American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference
August 4-7, 2015, New Orleans, LA

International Society of Arboriculture Conference and Trade Show
August 8-12, 2015, Kissimmee, FL

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
August 9-14, 2015, Baltimore, MD

DredgeFest Great Lakes
August 14-21, 2015, Minneapolis and Duluth, MN

Independent Garden Center Show - Chicago
August 18-20, 2015, Chicago, IL

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) World Conference
August 23-27, 2015, Manchester, UK

U.S. Water Alliance's One Water Leadership Summit
August 26-28, 2015, San Francisco, CA

Spoga+Gafa: The Garden Trade Fair
August 30-September 1, 2015, Cologne, Germany

September 2015

National Brownfields Conference
September 2-4, 2015, Chicago, IL

Hopscotch Design Festival
September 9-10, 2015, Raleigh, NC

Public Lands Council Annual Meeting
September 9-12, 2015, Cody, WY

Paxton 150: Histories and Futures of Public Parks
September 11-12, 2015, Sheffield, UK

National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Conference
September 15-17, 2015, Las Vegas, NV

International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market 
September 16-19, 2015, Chicago, IL

Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium 
September 18-21, 2015, Pasadena, CA

European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) Conference
September 20-23, 2015, Tartu, Estonia

International Conference on Ecology & Transportation
September 20-24, 2015, Raleigh, NC

Landscape Show UK
September 22-23, 2015, London, UK

Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC)
September 26-30, 2015, Chicago, IL

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention
September 27-29, 2015, Philadelphia, PA

International Phytotechnology Society Conference
September 27-30, 2015, Manhattan, KS

International Downtown Association (IDA) Annual Conference & Tradeshow
September 30-October 2, 2015, San Francisco, CA

World Energy Engineering Congress
September 30-October 2, 2015, Orlando, FL

September 30-October 3, 2015, St. Louis, MO

October 2015

October 5-7, 2015, Austin, TX 

Cities Alive: Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference
October 5-8, 2015, New York, NY

Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting
October 5-8, 2015, San Francisco, CA

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Americas Regional Conference
October 5-9, 2015, La Paz, Bolivia

Growing Sustainable Communities Annual Conference
October 6-7, 2015, Dubuque, IA

WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition 
October 7-9, 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Land Trust Alliance: Rally 2015
October 8-10, 2015, Sacramento, CA

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) International Landscape Design Conference 
October 8-11, 2015, Washington, DC

American Horticultural Therapy Association Annual Conference
October 9-10, 2015, Portland, OR

Black in Design Conference
October 9-10, 2015, Cambridge, MA

WestEdge Design Fair
October 12-25, 2015, Santa Monica, CA

World Green Infrastructure Congress
October 14-16, 2015, Nagoya, Japan

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) National Conference & Exhibition
October 15-17, 2015, Los Angeles, CA

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects' Festival of Landscape Architecture
October 15-18, 2015, Melbourne, Australia

October 18-20, 2015, London, UK

BioCycle REFOR15
October 19-22, 2015, Boston, MA

The AEHS Foundation's Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy
October 19-22, 2015, Amherst, MA

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) International Conference
October 20-22, 2015, Washington, DC

Transit Oriented Development & Urban Real Estate Conference
October 20-22, 2015, Washington, DC

Meeting of the Minds
October 20-22, 2015, Richmond and Berkeley, CA

Natural Learning Initiative Annual Design Institute: The Whole Child in Nature
October 21-22, 2015, Raleigh, NC

Hardscape North America 
October 21-23, 2015, Louisville, KY

National Association of Landscape Professionals' Green Industry Conference
October 21-23, 2015, Louisville, KY

Living on the Edge: Managing Change Through Innovation
October 22-23, 2015, Galveston, TX

Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference
October 22-24, 2015, Myrtle Beach, SC

National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Annual Training Conference
October 24-27, 2015, New Orleans, LA

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference & Expo
October 25-28, 2015, Minneapolis, MN

Rail-Volution: Building Livable Communities with Transit
October 25-28, 2015, Dallas, TX

National Walking Summit
October 28-30, 2015, Washington, DC

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition
October 31-November 4, 2015, Chicago, IL

November 2015

Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Annual Conference
November 1-5, 2015, Kansas City, MO

Arab Future Cities Summit - Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities
November 2-3, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Design-Build Institute of America Conference and Expo
November 2-4, 2015, Denver, CO

National Preservation Conference
November 3-6, 2015, Washington, DC

American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting
November 6-9, 2015, Chicago, IL

International Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo
November 7-12, 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Irrigation Show & Education Conference 
November 11-13, 2015, Long Beach, CA

Rising Seas Summit
November 12-13, 2015, Cambridge, MA

Tree Care Industry (TCI) Expo
November 12-14, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council's Turning a New Leaf Conference
November 13, 2015, Towson, MD

Healthcare Design Conference
November 14-17, 2015, Washington, DC

Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America 
November 15-18, 2015, Minneapolis, MN

Society of Municipal Arborists Annual International Conference and Trade Show
November 16-17, 2015, Denver, CO

International Urban Design Conference
November 16-18, 2015, Brisbane, Australia

Arbor Day Foundation's Partners in Community Forestry Conference
November 18-19, 2015, Denver, CO

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
November 18-19, 2015, Washington, DC

Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Conference
November 18-20, 2015, Atlanta, GA

December 2015

Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) Congress on Sustaining Western Water
December 1-2, 2015, Washington, DC

American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Annual Conference 
December 2-5, 2015, Tucson, AZ

National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Groundwater Expo
December 15-17, 2015, Las Vegas, NV

January 2016

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting
January 10-14, 2016, Washington, DC 

NAHB International Builders Show
January 19-21, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

NCSE's 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment - The Food-Energy-Water Nexus
January 19-21, 2016, Washington, DC

Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course
January 19-22, 2016, Virginia Beach, VA

US Composting Council Annual Conference and Tradeshow
January 25-28, 2016, Jacksonville, FL

IPM Essen International Trade Fair for Plants
January 26-29, 2016, Essen, Germany

Active Living Research Conference
January 31-Febrauary 3, 2016, Clearwater, FL

February 2016

International Agri-Center World Ag Expo
February 9-11, 2016, Tulare, CA

ProGreen EXPO
February 9-12, 2016, Denver, CO

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
February 11-13, 2016, Portland, OR

International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Annual Conference
February 16-19, 2016, San Antonio, TX

Energy Design Conference & Expo
February 22-24, 2016, Duluth, MN

Land&Water Summit - Creating a New Paradigm for Living in Arid Lands
February 25-26, 2016, Albuquerque, NM

International Conference on Design Principles and Practices
February 25-27, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

March 2016

Architectural Digest Home Design Show
March 17-20, 2016, New York, NY 

Park Pride's 15th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference
March 21, 2016, Atlanta, GA

The AEHS Foundation's Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air
March 21-24, 2016, San Diego, CA

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Conference
March 23-26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

April 2016

US Play Coalition's Conference on the Value of Play
April 3-6, 2016, Clemson, SC

HxRefactored Conference
April 5-6, 2015, Boston, MA

Safe Routes to School National Conference
April 5-7, 2016, Columbus, OH

April 7-9, 2016, Columbus, OH

May 2016

Living Future unConference
May 11-13, 2016, Seattle, WA

Digital Landscape Architecture Conference
May 25-27, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

June 2016

Congress for the New Urbanism - CNU 24
June 8-11, 2016, Detroit, MI

Pacific Coast Builders Conference
June 22-23, 2016, San Francisco, CA

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Congress
June 23-25, 2016, Winnipeg, Canada

July 2016



Past Conferences*

September 2014

Pro Walk, Pro Bike, Pro Place
September 8-11, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA

EcoDistricts Summit
September 24-26, 2014, Washington, DC

International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
September 25-27, 2014, Barcelona, Spain

October 2014

ReuseConex 2014, the 3rd International Reuse Conference and Expo
October 23-25, 2014, Austin, TX

November 2014

International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure
November 6-8, 2014, Long Beach, CA

Waterfront Center's Annual Conference Urban Waterfronts
November 7-8, 2014, Washington, DC

International Federation of Landscape Architects-Asia Pacific Region (IFLA-APR) International Cultural Landscape Conference
November 17-18, 2014, Tehran, Iran

December 2014

National Rural Transportation Conference
December 3-5, 2014, Cincinnati, OH

ACES (A Community on Ecosystem Services) and Ecosystem Markets 2014 Conference -
Linking Science, Practice and Decision Making

December 8-11, 2014, Washington, DC

January 2015

Annual Winter Landscape Design Symposium - Evolving Strategies for Evolving Landscapes: Beyond the Garden Bed
January 8-9, 2015, Blue Bell, PA

Ecological Landscape Symposium
January 15-16, 2015, New London, CT

International Low Impact Development (LID) Conference
January 19-21, 2015, Houston, TX

TCLF's Bridging the Nature-Culture Divide III: Saving Nature in a Humanized World
January 20-24, 2015, San Francisco, CA

February 2015 

Association of Partners for Public Lands Partnership Convention and Trade Show
February 16-20, 2015, Atlanta, GA

Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit
February 24-25, 2015, Los Angeles, CA

Ecological Landscaping Association (ELA) Conference & Eco-Marketplace  
February 25-26, 2015, Springfield, MA

Yard, Garden, and Patio Show
February 27-March 1, 2015, Portland, OR

March 2015

Ecobuild 2015
March 3-5, 2015, London, UK

The Natural Learning Initiative's Growing in Place Symposium
March 5, 2015, Raleigh, NC

Urban Design Conference - Design for Change: The Resilient City
March 6, 2015, Raleigh, NC

DBIA's Design-Build in Transportation Conference
March 9-11, 2015, San Antonio, TX

2015 Tree Canopy Conference - Preserving Trees in Our Communities
March 10, 2015, Haverford, PA

National Bike Summit
March 10-12, 2015, Washington, DC

California Park & Recreation Society Annual Conference & Expo
March 10-13, 2015, Sacramento, CA

Greenprints Conference
March 11-12, 2015, Atlanta, GA

DBIA's Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference
March 11-13, 2015, San Antonio, TX

Working Forum on Design and Nature: Designing Inspiring and Effective Spaces for Children
March 11-14, 2015, Rotorua, New Zealand

Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA) Conference - Pathways: Stepping Stones to Sustainable Landscapes
March 12, 2015, Glen Ellyn, IL

Sustainable Water Management Conference
March 15-18, 2015, Portland, OR

NGWA Groundwater Summit
March 16-18, 2015, San Antonio, TX

Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation Annual Meeting
March 18-21, 2015, Savannah, GA

Aging in America Conference
March 23-27, 2015, Chicago, IL

Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century
March 25-27, 2015, Berkeley, CA

The Economist's Innovation Forum
March 26, 2015, Chicago, IL

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
March 30-31, 2015, Baltimore, MD

National Main Streets Conference
March 30-April 2, 2015, Atlanta, GA

April 2015

Living Future unConference
April 1-3, 2015, Seattle, WA

Interior Plantscape Symposium
April 8-9, 2015, Kennett Square, PA

Alabama and Mississippi ASLA Twin States Conference
April 9-11, 2015, Guntersville, AL

National Sustainable Design Expo
April 11-12, 2015, Washington, DC

Greater & Greener 2015: Innovative Parks, Vibrant Cities
April 11-14, 2015, San Francisco, CA

National Outdoor Recreation Conference
April 12-16, 2015, Annapolis, MD

Outdoor Design & Build Show
April 13-15, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

BioCycle West Coast Conference
April 13-16, 2015, Portland, OR

Coverings: The Ultimate Tile & Stone Experience
April 14-17, 2015, Orlando, FL

Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now?
April 17-18, 2015, Minneapolis, MN

American Planning Association National Conference
April 18-21, 2015, Seattle, WA

Environments for Aging Conference
April 19-21, 2015, Baltimore, MD

International Green Roof Congress
April 20-21, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference
April 21-24, 2015, Orlando, FL

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
April 21-25, 2015, Chicago, IL

Institute of Chartered Foresters' National Conference - Tree Health, Resilience and Sustainability
April 22-23, 2015, Cardiff, Wales, UK

British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) Annual Conference, Showcase and AGM
April 23-25, 2015, Whistler, Canada

American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) National Conference
April 25-27, 2015, Minneapolis, MN

Middle East Smart Landscape Summit
April 28-29, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Global Alliance for Arts & Health Annual International Conference - Building Bridges in Arts and Health
April 29-May 2, 2015, Jacksonville, FL

Architectural Record Innovation Conference - Expanding Architecture: Creativity, Design and Technology
April 30, 2015, Los Angeles, CA 

May 2015

LIGHTFAIR International
May 5-7, 2015, New York, NY

National Hardware Show
May 5-7, 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium - River Cities: Historical and Contemporary
May 8-9, 2015, Washington, DC

International Concrete Sustainability Conference
May 11-13, 2015, Miami, FL

National Adaptation Forum
May 12-14, 2015, St. Louis, MO

American Institute of Architects National Convention
May 14-16, 2015, Atlanta, GA

American Trails International Trails Symposium
May 17-20, 2015, Portland, OR

World Environmental & Water Resources Congress
May 17-21, 2015, Austin, TX

Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
May 19-21, 2015, Detroit, MI

Urban Forest Symposium - Valuing the Urban Forest
May 20, 2015, Seattle, WA 

The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape
May 21-24, 2015, Toronto, Canada

International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering (ICOSSE)
May 26-29, 2015, Balatonfüred, Hungary

Environmental Design Research Association Conference
May 27-30, 2015, Los Angeles, CA

Urban Agriculture Conference
May 28-29, 2015, New York, NY

National Cohousing Conference
May 29-31, 2015, Durham, NC

June 2015

Grey to Green: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Conference - Exploring the Economics of Urban Agriculture and Resilience
June 1-2, 2015, Toronto, Canada

Native Plants in the Landscape Conference @ Millersville
June 3-6, 2015, Millersville, PA

Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Conference
June 4-6, 2015, Chicago, IL

American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition
June 7-10, 2015, Anaheim, CA

American Society of Mining and Reclamation National Conference
June 7-11, 2015, Lexington, KY

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress
June 7-15, 2015, St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia

Resilient Cities: 6th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
June 8-10, 2015, Bonn, Germany 

National Lawn & Garden Show
June 9-11, 2015, Dallas-Frisco, TX

New Cities Summit
June 9-11, 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia

Korea Landscape Expo
June 18-22, 2015, Seoul, South Korea

American Public Gardens Association (APGA) Conference
June 22-26, 2015, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference - Confronting Frontiers, Borders, and Boundaries
June 24-27, 2015, San Diego, CA

Architecture & Landscape Symposium
June 25, 2015, Milan, Italy

Association for Community Design National Conference
June 25-27, 2015, Richmond, VA

Future of Places International Conference
June 29-July 1, 2015, Stockholm, Sweden

52nd International Making Cities Livable Conference - Achieving Green Healthy Cities
June 29-July 3, 2015, Bristol, UK

July 2015

International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) World Congress and US-IALE Annual Symposium
July 5-10, 2015, Portland, OR

Making Cities Livable Conference
July 6-7, 2015, Melbourne, Australia

Safe Cities Conference
July 8, 2015, Melbourne, Australia

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Annual Conference
July 11-15, 2015, Chicago, IL

Nature Explore / The Outdoor Classroom Project Leadership Institute
July 19-22, 2015, Nebraska City, NE

The New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference
July 20-21, 2015, New York, NY

Association for Commuter Transportation International Conference
July 26-29, 2015, Baltimore, MD

Society for Conservation GIS Conference
July 26-29, 2015, Pacific Grove, CA

Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference
July 26-29, 2015, Greensboro, NC

Perennial Plant Symposium
July 27-August 1, 2015, Baltimore, MD

*The dates for these reoccurring events have not yet been posted for the current year 


To submit a conference, please contact ASLA Professional Practice. Please include conference title, URL, location, and dates. 


For details about regional or local conferences, contact your ASLA chapter.