Registration Opens for 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia

Early bird registration savings available until June 29.


Registration is now open for the 2018 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and EXPO planned for October 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The annual meeting is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world.

According to ASLA President Gregory A. Miller, FASLA, Philadelphia is the perfect setting for the annual meeting because it offers a mix of reverence toward history and inspiration for landscape architects as they address the changing world through sustainable design.

“Philadelphia is famous for bringing bright minds together to accomplish the remarkable,” said Miller. “Exploring the stories of its landscape will strengthen our ability to shape our own communities and expand our recognition and influence. Hosting our annual meeting in this dynamic urban setting will foster critical connections and provide the knowledge and resources we need to expand our recognition and influence.”

“More than any of the other major environmental design professions, landscape architecture is a profession on the move,” said Richard Rauso, ASLA, president of the Pennsylvania/Delaware chapter of ASLA. “Landscape architects in Philadelphia are working hard to improve the quality of life for residents, and we want to share our successes and challenges with fellow professionals and students.”

This year’s annual meeting is expected to draw more than 6,000 attendees and feature a diverse spectrum of industry experts providing perspectives on a wide range of subjects, from sustainable design to active living to best practices and new technologies.

More than 135 education sessions, field sessions, workshops, EXPO tours, and general sessions will be offered throughout the meeting, providing attendees with the opportunity to earn up to 24 professional development hours under the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES™).

Many of the sessions will also qualify for continuing education credit with the Green Business Certification Inc. toward SITES® AP credential maintenance, as well as with the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Certified Planners and other allied professional organizations and state registration boards.

The EXPO—the largest trade show in the industry—will feature more than 350 exhibitors offering thousands of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions, all under one roof.

Learn more about the meeting programs and events on the website.

Official annual meeting hashtag: #ASLA2018

Watch video highlights of the Annual Meeting and EXPO.

The annual meeting logo and high-res images are available to journalists. Contact Karen Grajales at or (202) 216-2371.

About the American Society of Landscape Architects

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.


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