Professional Practice

Climate Action Webinar Planning Guide

When planning a webinar event, here are some questions to ask yourself about presentation format, scheduling, and technical requirements: 


Who will be presenting?

  • Landscape architecture practitioners, public or private
  • Landscape architecture educators
  • Students
  • Allied professionals
  • Regional / local advocates or nonprofit representatives
  • Scientists or researchers
  • Representatives or staff from national ASLA or other allied organizations

What format?

  • Lecture
  • Panel discussion
  • Focus group
  • Design activities
  • Poster sessions

Will the host provide a visual theme or template that presentations should follow?

  • Yes
  • No

How long will each presentation last?

  • <30 minutes with Q&A
  • 30-90 minutes with Q&A
  • Other

Is the intention to provide LA CES-approved professional development hours?

  • Yes
  • No

Is the LA CES education provider (host) approved as a distance education provider? This is required for virtual events that offer LA CES-approved continuing education

  • Yes
  • No


Who will host the event?

  • ASLA chapter(s)
  • University
  • Collaboration with national ASLA staff

What platform will you use?

  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
  • Other

Who is responsible for recording the event?

  • Host
  • Individual speakers

Will a transcript be made available (possibly through a Zoom recording)?

  • Yes
  • No

Is someone available to contact speakers beforehand to validate their audio/video set-up?

  • Yes
  • No


Who is the intended audience?

  • ASLA members only
  • ASLA members and non-members
  • General public

Will you limit attendance to only people in your region?

  • Yes
  • No

What will attendance cost?

  • Free
  • Free w/ ASLA membership
  • Ticket purchase
  • Donation option

How long will a session last?

  • <1 hour
  • 1-2 hours
  • 2+ hours

How many days will the event(s) last?

Single day
Multi-day series  

How frequently will the event recur?

  • Monthly
  • Quarterly
  • Bi-annually
  • Annually
  • One time only

Who will be the primary host?

  • ASLA chapter
  • Student ASLA chapter
  • University program
  • National ASLA
  • Other

How will the event be advertised?

  • Chapter email
  • Chapter webpage (note: do not publish Zoom meeting information on public websites)
  • National ASLA webpage / newsletter
  • University announcement
  • Other


Will there be feedback opportunities for attendees?

  • Yes
  • No

What kind of feedback will be collected?

  • Topic relevance
  • Presentation quality
  • Scheduling convenience
  • Interest in more events
  • Changes to practice
  • Other

Will attendees have the option to share their contact information with each other through the host?

  • Yes
  • No

Will a recording be available on the ASLA Chapter and national websites?

  • Yes
  • No





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