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The 2007 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO will be ASLA’s greenest meeting yet! !

Annual meeting attendees can do their part to offset their personal carbon footprint as well. ASLA has partnered with TerraPass to provide meeting attendees a convenient option to offset their carbon dioxide emissions as they travel to and from the meeting in San Francisco.

Since air travel is a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, annual meeting attendees are encouraged to offset their travel arrangements (flights, rental cars, etc.) by purchasing a TerraPass.

Help make the 2007 meeting our greenest yet! Purchase your TerraPass today!

NOTE: Step by step instructions can be found at http://www.asla.org/land/


San Francisco attendees can print a transcript of sessions where their i.d. card was scanned.

If an attendee reported a Florida license number, the Florida approved courses have been submitted to Florida. If you are licensed in Florida and a Florida license number does not appear, please send it to Ron Leighton at ASLA. If you have any questions on ths system please contact rleighton@asla.org.


Opening General Session
Saturday, October 6

Focus on the Future: Growing the Landscape Architecture Profession through the ACE Mentor Program

ASLA’s latest national Salary and Business Indicators Surveys reveal that more than half of firms plan to hire professional staff in 2007. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, landscape architecture is the fastest growing of all the design professions and demand for services is projected to expand an astonishing 18 to 26 percent by the year 2014. To meet this demand, the number of graduates from landscape architecture programs must grow by an average of six percent each year. Charles H. Thornton, PhD, PE, founder of the renowned ACE Mentor Program, will discuss how landscape architects can recruit students into the profession, using a time-tested curriculum that is already increasing the number of engineers, architects, and contractors across the U.S. Video testimonials by landscape architects and students who are already participating in ACE will be featured.

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General Session
Sunday, October 7

Newsmakers Roundtable: Walter Hood, ASLA, Laurie D. Olin, FASLA, Martha Schwartz, ASLA, and Ken Smith, ASLA, moderated by Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times.

This session features five of the foremost design thought-leaders in the country today. The panel will discuss issues facing the landscape architecture and other design professions, influences that inform and inspire their work, the conference theme, working with plants, measuring success, and aspirations and dreams—for themselves and for the profession at large. The audience may submit questions in writing for the moderator to ask during the question and answer period.

Closing General Session
Monday, October 8

An Inconvenient Truth: Former Vice President Al Gore, Honorary ASLA

In 1992, ASLA presented soon-to-be Vice President Al Gore with the Olmsted Medal, the highest honor the Society may bestow upon an individual outside the profession of landscape architecture. It was only the third time the medal had been presented and this early honor turned out to be very prescient given Gore’s steadfast environmental leadership, vision, and stewardship. His latest speaking tour and subsequent movie, An Inconvenient Truth, has educated millions on what we must do to address global warming and protect our planet for ourselves and for generations to come.

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