Media Alert: ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO Set for October 20-23 in Los Angeles



The ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO is the largest landscape architecture trade show in the world. It will bring together more than 5,500 attendees and more than 375 exhibitors. The 2017 theme, “Common Ground,” reflects how landscape architects design common areas—including streets, parks, markets and gardens—where people meet and interact, creating and celebrating community.  


This year's speakers include: 

  • Vaughn B. Rinner, FASLA, President of ASLA**
  • Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, Executive Vice President and CEO, ASLA**
  • Barbara Romero, deputy mayor of Los Angeles**
  • Natalie Jeremijenko, Ph.D., an environmental artist and engineer**
  • Shalini Kantayya, filmmaker and environmental activist** 

** = available for media interviews 


The ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO is the flagship event for the American Society of Landscape Architects. It brings together thousands of landscape architects who are committed to the discussion of sustainable design and best practices for the built environment. 

Key sessions include: 


October 20-23, 2017 


Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 

Visit for program details. Follow ASLA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for meeting news and highlights. The event hashtag is #ASLA2017

Media accreditation is now open and those planning to cover the ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO, Press must be approved and credentialed by ASLA. To apply, please contact Karen Grajales at or (202) 216-2371. 

Members of the press who have received confirmation from ASLA to attend the meeting are encouraged to pick up their credentials at the event registration station at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. To pick up your credentials, bring a valid government-issued ID and business card. For all general media questions, please contact

The press room at the convention center will be located in room 309. 

About ASLA

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources. 

ASLA Contact 
Karen Grajales
Manager, Public Relations
tel: +1-202-216-2371



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