ASLA to Host Live Tweetup, Instagram Contest for Social Media Week


Join the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for Social Media Week in D.C. ASLA will host a live tweetup and networking event from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, February 20 at Cause – The PhilanthroPub, 1926 9th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Everyone with an interest in green living and social media/technology is invited to come. Register here.

ASLA will also hold a week-long #green photo contest on Instagram. Submissions open February 13 at noon (EST) and close February 20 at 5 p.m. Throughout the week, spend time outside in D.C. to find some of the great landscapes and green spaces the city has to offer. Not sure where to go? ASLA recently released The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C., featuring dozens of great green spaces in the District. Upload your photos to Instagram using the event hashtag #smwGREEN. ASLA will announce the winning photos at the networking event and on Twitter. You may enter the contest even if you’re not attending the tweetup in person.

The live tweetup will be a great chance for people either currently working the green industry or those with an interest in it to meet others who work for the same cause. This will be a free event to share best social media techniques when promoting a pro-environment message.

If you are new to social media, ASLA staff will be able to help you set up your own Twitter and Instagram accounts, etc., and will teach you anything you want to learn about social media. If you are new to green living, ASLA staff will provide some handouts and hopefully spur a great city-/world-wide conversation that can change the way people look at environmental design, sustainability and green living.

Door prizes and handouts will be offered at the tweetup, such as reusable bags, T-shirts, water bottles, etc.

About the American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 76 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use the “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more at

About Social Media Week D.C.

From February 18-22, Washington DC will host its second Social Media Week, a week-long festival featuring independently curated (and mostly free) speakers, panels, workshops, events, and parties all across the district celebrating tech and social media in the nation’s capital.


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