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Inspiring General Sessions
Saturday, Sunday, Monday

On Saturday, hear from Jean-Michel Cousteau, educator, environmentalist, and film
producer. Also on Saturday, the IFLA Plenary Session will feature Kongjian Yu, International
ASLA, Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Landscape Architecture at Peking University and founder of the award-winning firm Turenscape. On Sunday, Catherine Mosbach, International ASLA, a prominent landscape architect from Paris, will discuss her work which is noted for fostering a connection between person and location. On Monday afternoon, Mayor Richard Daley, Honorary ASLA, (invited) will talk about his efforts to make Chicago the greenest city in the nation.

96 Continuing Education Programs
Friday through Tuesday

Earn continuing education credit toward maintenance of your state license (where mandated) with 96 educational opportunities from which to select. Featuring leading experts in the profession, this year’s educational offerings will provide a variety of choices that meet your licensure requirements and your practice needs.

Saturday and Sunday

With more than 400 exhibitors, the ASLA EXPO is the largest trade show in the industry for landscape architects and allied design and construction professionals. Explore hundreds of new products, browse the ULI/ASLA Bookstore, and pick up your complimentary ASLA tote bag. Back by popular demand, Bill Thompson, FASLA, editor-in-chief of Landscape Architecture magazine, will be on hand to discuss projects and articles for upcoming issues. Full conference registrants receive two $10 food vouchers to be used in the EXPO hall concessions.


Friday, October 6
Saturday, October 7
Sunday, October 8
Monday, October 9


There’s no need to leave your children behind when you attend the Annual Meeting. Bring your children to ASLA Space Explorer Camp for some real out-of-this-world fun. ASLA Space Explorer Camp provides activities appropriate for each age group, using safe, sturdy equipment. Your children will always have the freedom to select the activities in which they take part. They can choose to be active or opt for quieter play-either way, our team members follow their lead. For more information, visit

Friday, October 6

IFLA Kick-Off Reception

Hilton Hotel
Ticketed event; tickets will not be sold at the door.

IFLA invites you to mingle with colleagues from around the world and sample
delicious international cuisine at this special World Congress event. Don't miss
this opportunity to make friends and share ideas with your counterparts in other

$100 per person with Early Bird registration; $110 per person thereafter.

The 21st Annual LAF Benefit Dinner: Russian Rendezvous

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA)
5500 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

LAF invites you on a journey back in time to the splendors of Russia. From the imperial courts of the Czars to the Stalinist Era, admire the largest privately owned collection of Russian Realist paintings beyond the borders of the former Soviet Union.

The food, the architecture, and the art are so extraordinary that we’ve extended this year’s event to 11:00 pm.

Proceeds for this event benefit LAF programs. Admission is $175 per person. Please call LAF at 202-331-7070, ext. 10, or email for ticket and sponsorship information. Purchase tickets on-line at www.lafoundation. org/russianrendezvous.

Alumni Reunion

Hilton Hotel
Meeting badge required.

Catch up with your old college pals and professors and meet the current students in the program at this casual reception featuring complimentary food and drinks. Each university program has a designated area of the room, so you can spend time with your own program and find others easily as well. A list of participating universities can be found in the Social Events section of the annual meeting area on the ASLA website at

Any University running an accredited Landscape Architecture program is invited to participate as a co-host of this event.

Complete the confirmation form and return with full payment on or before August 29, 2006.

Saturday, October 7

ASLA Council of Fellows Investiture Reception and Dinner
Reception: 7:00pm–8:00pm
Dinner and Ceremony: 8:00pm–11:00pm

Hyatt Regency
Ticketed event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Join friends and colleagues for an elegant evening honoring the Council of Fellows’ Class of 2006. Formal attire is appropriate, but not required, for attendees.

$125 per person with Early Bird registration; $135 thereafter. Advance reservations are
required. Guests of Fellows-elect should contact their host/hostess regarding ticket purchase and table seating.

Reception sponsored by Landscape Structures; Dinner sponsored by L.M. Scofield Company.

The Global Construction Market Outlook Luncheon

The construction market represents a $5 trillion industry worldwide and continues to grow. It is the second largest industry in the U.S., with 54 percent of production concentrated in the residential market, 28 percent in commercial, and 18 percent in infrastructure--clearly good news for the landscape architecture profession. McGraw-Hill Construction is the leading
source of information for design and construction professionals and its president, Norbert W. Young Jr., FAIA, will share amazing insights into the U.S. and Chinese markets, his perspective on the construction industry's productivity gap, globalization here in the U.S., and the demand for
increased sustainability and green building technology. This is a must for firm principals
and marketing professionals, as well as students and emerging professionals looking for direction in planning their future careers.

Professional $50 per person ($40 per associate; $25 per student) with Early Bird registration;
$60 ($50 per associate; $35 per student) thereafter. Includes a plated lunch. Featured speaker Norbert W. Young Jr. FAIA, President, McGraw-Hill Construction. Advance reservations are required.

Sunday, October 8

ASLA–Landscape Structures Gala

Nicollet Island
Ticketed event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Join us at the Nicollet Island Pavilion for a casual evening of great local food, live music, and breathtaking views of the fall colors. Situated on an island in the Mississippi River, this unique park facility offers one of the best views of downtown Minneapolis, the historic Horseshoe Falls,
and the Stone Arch Bridge. Children are welcome!

$70 per person ($50 per student) with Early Bird registration; $80 per person ($60 per student) thereafter. Professional and Student registrants may purchase up to two tickets. Children 14 and under $25 per person with Early Bird registration; $35 thereafter. Guest registrants may purchase one ticket.

Sponsored by Landscape Structures

Monday, October 9

ASLA Professional & Student Awards Ceremony

Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards program honors the best in landscape architecture from around the globe, while the ASLA Student Awards program gives us a glimpse into the future of the profession. A video presentation will highlight the projects selected for awards in the General
Design, Residential Design, Analysis and Planning, Research, Residential and Communications categories, as well as the 2006 recipients of The Landmark Award and the Student Collaboration and Community Service Awards.

Awards Luncheon

Ticketed event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Annual Meeting attendees are invited to a special luncheon honoring the 2006 professional and student awards recipients and clients following the Awards Ceremony. Join in the celebration with an elegant lunch followed by a champagne toast. Luncheon guests will receive a CDROM copy of the 2006 awards video.

$60 per person, $600 per table of ten, with Early Bird registration; $70 per person, $700 per table of ten thereafter. Questions, please contact Carolyn Mitchell at 202-216-2331 or

Closing Reception & Dinner:
ASLA Honors

Reception: 7:00pm–8:00pm
Dinner and Honors Presentation:

Hilton Hotel
Ticketed event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

The Annual Closing Dinner is the perfect way to end your Annual Meeting experience. Enjoy an elegant evening as we pay tribute to the recipients of ASLA’s highest honors: the ASLA Medal; the
Olmsted Medal; the Landscape Architecture Medal of Excellence; the LaGasse Medals; the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal; the ASLA Design Medal; the President’s Medal; and the ASLA Firm Award.

$60 per person with Early Bird registration; $70 per person thereafter. This is a separate ticketed event and is not included as part of your registration fee.

ASLA Awards Ceremony, Video and Luncheon are sponsored by Landscape Forms



Don’t miss the most important annual event for landscape architects!

Earn continuing education credit in a variety of great educational programs featuring leading experts in the profession.

Explore hundreds of new products at the EXPO—the largest trade show serving the landscape architecture community.

Catch up with colleagues and make new friends at the ASLA Gala, Awards Luncheon, and other fun-filled networking events.

Experience Minneapolis and environs through a variety of professional tours that explore intriguing local projects and attractions.

Receive a complimentary one-year ASLA Membership with non-member registration.



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