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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.


General Sessions
Saturday, Sunday, Monday

On Saturday, Charles H. Thornton PhD, PE, founder of the renowned ACE Mentor Program, will reveal tried and true methods for successfully recruiting students into the profession. Sunday’s panel discussion will provide an inside look at the
work of four of today’s biggest design headliners, including Kenneth W. Smith, ASLA, Laurie D. Olin, FASLA, Martha Schwartz, ASLA, and Walter Hood, ASLA. On Monday, former Vice President Al Gore, Honorary ASLA, will discuss what we
must do to address global warming and protect our planet for ourselves and for generations to come.

New! Roundtables: Clients and Media
Saturday through Monday

By popular request, two new roundtable series will debut this year. The Client Roundtables will focus on the top four client groups for landscape architects: Developers, Municipalities, Architects, and Home Builders. The Media Roundtables will feature representatives of key media outlets for coverage of landscape architecture and will be divided into five groups: Industry, Green, Consumer
Magazines, National Design Critics, and New Media.

Continuing Education Programs
Friday through Tuesday

Earn up to 18.5 Professional Development Hours toward maintenance of your state license (where mandated). Featuring leading experts in the profession, this year’s
top-notch educational offerings will provide an ideal opportunity to meet your licensure requirements and your practice needs. The programs are balanced to reflect the needs of practitioners with at least one, if not two, residential design sessions running during each module. The very successful Inside the LA Studio session format that was introduced last year will be a highlight of this year’s
education program, providing an indepth look at the work and design processes of award-winning landscape architecture firms.

ASLA/ULI Bookstore
Saturday, Sunday, Monday

This year, the ever popular ASLA/ULI Bookstore will be located outside of the EXPO exhibit hall, providing more hours to browse the latest titles for landscape architects. Take advantage of your ASLA member discount and consult the events board for book signings by prominent authors, including conference speakers.

Friday through Monday

Bring your family to San Francisco! Now in its third year, Camp ASLA provides
supervised 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, Camp
ASLA staff members follow their lead. The advance registration deadline is September 7, 2007. Register early, as availability is limited. For more information, visit www.kiddiecorp.com/aslakids.htm.

Friday, October 5

Sunday, October 7

Saturday, October 6

Monday, October 8

Saturday and Sunday

The ASLA EXPO is the biggest and best trade show in the industry, providing hands-on access to the latest tools and services. Explore hundreds of innovative products and new technologies and pick up your complimentary ASLA tote bag (sponsored by Firestone). Full conference registrants receive two $10 food vouchers to be used in the EXPO hall concessions.

While exploring the EXPO, be sure to visit the ASLA Commons to catch up on all the exciting programs at ASLA. Bill Thompson, FASLA, editor-in-chief of Landscape Architecture magazine, will be on hand to discuss projects and articles for upcoming issues. Government Affairs staff will share the latest advocacy and legislative efforts that impact the landscape architecture profession and demonstrate how members can help shape the political landscape through the ASLA Advocacy Network. The Member Services team will help members maximize their benefits with information on services and partner programs. Everything ASLA can be found in the ASLA Commons.

New this year: Mingle with your fellow attendees and product suppliers while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer at the RTF Turf Producers Association ASLA EXPO Reception on Saturday afternoon, from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Icons of Modernism Benefit
Donnell Garden, Sonoma, CA
Ticketed event to benefit joint TCLF/ASLA education initiatives

Gala Lunch Party and the launch of The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Icons
of Modernism educational module. Presenting Sponsor: House & Garden

Join Lawrence Halprin and the Board Members of The Cultural Landscape Foundation at an intimate lunch party. You can even bring your bathing suit to swim in one of America’s first kidney shaped pools!

Landscape architect Thomas Church, with Lawrence Halprin and the architect
George Rockwise, designed the Donnell Garden in Sonoma, California, overlooking the northern extensions of San Francisco Bay. Completed in 1948, the garden was
immediately famous for its unusual form, particularly the kidney-shaped pool. The garden came to stand for a modern style of California living that happened both indoors and outdoors, with a fluid transition between these equally important places.

Space is strictly limited. $1,000/ticket. Please make your check payable to
The Cultural Landscape Foundation at 1909 Que Street, NW, 2nd Floor,
Washington, DC 20009; or to register on-line, go to www.tclf.org/events.

Entire ticket price is fully tax deductible and benefits joint TCLF/ASLA education initiatives.

House & Garden   The Cultural Landscape Foundation

City Lights Scene
The 22nd Annual LAF Benefit Dinner
Carnelian Room
The Bank of America World Headquarters
Ticketed event

The Landscape Architecture Foundation invites you to a spectacular evening high atop one of the tallest buildings in San Francisco. Savor a cocktail and a sumptuous selection of the finest California cuisine as you enjoy unsurpassed views. Relax with friends and colleagues in this stunning setting while watching the sun set over the city. Proceeds for this event benefit the LAF Leadership in Landscape Scholarship Program. Admission is $175 per person. To purchase tickets or sponsor, please visit www.lafoundation.org/citylights or email rfigura@lafoundation.org.

Alumni Reunion
Hilton Hotel San Francisco

Open for all registered attendees one of the most anticipated events of the meeting is the annual Alumni Reunion, where each school hosts a designated area for alumni, faculty, and students to mix and mingle. Spend time with your own program and find others easily as well while enjoying complimentary food and drinks. Click here for a list of partcipating universities. If your univeristy would like to participate submit the completed form. Meeting badge required.

ASLA Council of Fellows Investiture
Hilton San Francisco
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 2007. Formal attire is appropriate, but not required, for attendees.

$135 per person by August 27;
$145 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 and video sponsored by L.M. Scofield Company.

Scofield Company

ASLA-Landscape Structures Gala

de Young Museum
Ticketed event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Sunday evening’s celebration set in Golden Gate Park at the newly reopened de Young Museum will stand out as one of the highlights of the 2007 meeting. The de Young has received worldwide acclaim for its architecture and landscape design
(by Walter Hood, ASLA), as well as its collections. The Gala will feature gourmet food, live music, children’s educational entertainment, and spectacular views from the museum’s glass walled observation tower.

$80 per person ($60 per student) by August 27; $90 per person ($70 per student) thereafter. Professional and Student registrants may purchase up to two tickets.
Children 14 and under $30 per person by August 27; $40 thereafter. Guest registrants may purchase one ticket.

Sponsored by Landscape Structures

Lanscape Structures

ASLA Council of Fellows Reception and Business Meeting

Open to all Fellows

Join the Council of Fellows Chair, Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA, in conducting the annual business of the Council and recapping the events of the past year.

ASLA Honors and Awards

ASLA Professional & Student Awards Ceremony and Reception
Monday, October 8, 2:00pm
Open to all meeting registrants.

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, and Communications categories, as well as the 2007 recipients of The Landmark Award, the Student Awards, and the Bradford Williams Medals. New this year, a special champagne reception for all Annual Meeting attendees and their guests will follow the Awards Ceremony honoring the 2007 professional and student awards recipients, clients, and faculty advisors.

Sponsored by Landscape Forms

Lanscape Forms

Closing Dinner: Presentation of ASLA Honors

Monday, October 8, 7:30pm
Hilton San Francisco
Ticketed event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

The 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 Landscape Architecture Firm Award, the ASLA Design Medal, the ASLA Medal, the LaGasse Medals, the Olmsted Medal, the Community Service Award, the Medal of Excellence, the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal, and the President’s Medal.

$80 per person by August 27; $90 thereafter.


Sponsored by EDAW

ASLA would like to thank the following companies for their generous donations and sponsorships of the following:

Badge Holders and Swipe Cards — Deep Fork Tree Farm
Badge Lanyards— Valleycrest
ASLA CyberCafé — VectorWorks

Deep Fork Tree Farm    ValleyCrest    VectorWorks


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