Professional Practice
Conferences for Landscape Architects

Below you will find upcoming conferences, many of which are presented by LA CES™ approved providers. These are all national events; for details about regional or local conferences, contact your ASLA chapter.

Check LA CES to see which sessions at these meetings can earn you professional development hours.

Upcoming Conferences

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May 2016
June 2016
July 2016
August 2016
September 2016
October 2016
November 2016
December 2016
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017

Past Conferences*
To submit a conference, please contact ASLA Professional Practice. Include conference title, URL, location, and dates. 

May 2016

National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference
May 2-5, 2016, Albuquerque, NM

Transit Oriented Development & Urban Real Estate Conference
May 3-5, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

Climate Action 2016 and Climate Action Forum
May 4-6, 2016, Washington, DC and College Park, MD

National Hardware Show
May 4-6, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium - Landscape and the Academy
May 6-7, 2016, Washington, DC

National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference
May 10-13, 2016, Fort Worth, TX

Living Future unConference
May 11-13, 2016, Seattle, WA

California Society for Ecological Restoration (SERCAL) Annual Conference - Creativity in Collaboration
May 11-13, 2016, Kings Beach, CA

International Concrete Sustainability Conference
May 15-18, 2016, Washington, DC

Annual Conference on Heritage Issues in Contemporary Society - Nature & Culture: Heritage in Context
May 16-19, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

River Management Symposium and National Outdoor Recreation Conference
May 16-20, 2016, Boise, ID

Annual Urban Forest Symposium - Sustaining the Urban Forest During Densification
May 17, 2016, Seattle, WA 

Keeping Our Communities Healthy Conference
May 18-20, 2016, Houston, TX

Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference
May 18-21, 2016, Raleigh, NC

American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention
May 19-21, 2016, Philadelphia, PA

Aging Better Together: The Power of Community
May 20-21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

World Environmental & Water Resources Congress
May 22-26, 2016, West Palm Beach, FL

Main Street Now, a conference of the National Main Street Center
May 23-25, 2016, Milwaukee, WI

Outdoor Design & Build Show
May 23-25, 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Children & Nature Network 2016 International Conference and Cities & Nature Summit
May 24-27, 2016, St. Paul, MN

Digital Landscape Architecture Conference
May 25-27, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting
May 31-June 4, 2016, Corpus Christi, TX

June 2016

Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation Annual Meeting
June 1-4, 2016, Chicago, IL

Building the Future of Health
June 1-4, 2016, Groningen, the Netherlands

Grey to Green Conference - Addressing Climate Change with Green Infrastructure
June 1-4, 2016, Toronto, Canada

American Society of Mining and Reclamation Conference
June 4-9, 2016, Spokane, WA

American Public Gardens Association (APGA) Conference
June 6-10, 2016, Miami, FL

Architectural Record Innovation Conference
June 8, 2016, New York, NY

U.S. Water Alliance's One Water Summit
June 8-10, 2016, Atlanta, GA

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Conference
June 8-11, 2016, Washington, DC

Congress for the New Urbanism - CNU 24
June 8-11, 2016, Detroit, MI

Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Conference
June 9-11, 2016, Seattle, WA

Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future 
June 10-11, 2016, Philadelphia, PA

International Conference on Transport & Health
June 13-15, 2016, San Jose, CA

National Rural Transportation Conference
June 13-15, 2016, Chattanooga, TN

53rd International Making Cities Livable Conference
June 13-17, 2016, Rome, Italy

DredgeFest California
June 13-19, 2016, Berkeley, CA

National Lawn & Garden Show
June 14-15, 2016, Chicago, IL

Native Plants in the Landscape Conference @ Millersville
June 15-17, 2016, Millersville, PA

American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition
June 19-22, 2016, Chicago, IL

A Century of Design in the Parks: Preserving the Built Environment in National and State Parks (National Park Service Centennial Symposium Series)
June 21-23, 2016, Santa Fe, NM

New Cities Summit - The Age of Urban Tech
June 21-23, 2016, Montreal, Canada

Pacific Coast Builders Conference
June 22-23, 2016, San Francisco, CA

Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference
June 22-25, 2016, Monterey, CA

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Congress
June 23-25, 2016, Winnipeg, Canada

Making Cities Livable Conference
June 27-28, 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Annual Woody Plant Conference
June 29, 2016, Swarthmore, PA

July 2016

AUTONOMA: International Conference on Urban Autonomy and the Collective City
July 1-2, 2016, Athens, Greece

Resilient Cities: 7th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation
July 6-8, 2016, Bonn, Germany 

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Annual International Conference
July 9-13, 2016, Vancouver, Canada

National Children & Youth Garden Symposium
July 13-16, 2016, Columbia, SC

The New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference
July 18-19, 2016, New York, NY

Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference
July 22-27, 2016, Louisville, KY

Nature Explore / The Outdoor Classroom Project Leadership Institute
July 24-27, 2016, Nebraska City, NE

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions FORUM
July 27-31, 2016, Mobile, AL

Association for Commuter Transportation International Conference
July 31-August 3, 2016, Portland, OR

August 2016

Perennial Plant Symposium
August 1-5, 2016, Minneapolis, MN

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
August 7-12, 2016, Fort Lauderdale, FL

American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference
August 8-11, 2016, Atlanta, GA

International Society of Arboriculture Conference and Trade Show
August 13-17, 2016, Fort Worth, TX

Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibit
August 14-17, 2016, Anaheim, CA

Independent Garden Center Show
August 16-18, 2016, Chicago, IL

International Open Streets Summit
August 18-21, 2016, Portland, OR

Safe Cities Conference
August 22-23, 2016, Melbourne, Australia 

StormCon: The Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo
August 22-25, 2016, Indianapolis, IN

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Europe Conference
August 22-26, 2016, Freising, Germany

International Landscape Archaeology Conference
August 23-25, 2016, Uppsala, Sweden

American Public Works Association's Public Works Expo (PWX)
August 28-31, 2016, Minneapolis, MN

International Conference on Concrete Pavements (ICCP)
August 28-31, 2016, San Antonio, TX

International Low Impact Development Conference
August 29-31, 2016, Portland, ME

5th International EcoSummit Congress - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change
August 29-September 1, 2016, Montpellier, France

IENE International Conference on Ecology and Transportation
August 30-September 2, 2016, Lyon, France

September 2016

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress
September 1-10, 2016, Honolulu, HI

Spoga+Gafa: The Garden Trade Fair
September 4-6, 2016, Cologne, Germany

Urban Transitions Global Summit
September 5-9, 2016, Shanghai, China

California Adaptation Forum
September 7-8, 2016, Long Beach, CA

September 7-9, 2016, Austin, TX

London Design Biennale
September 7-27, 2016, London, UK

Hopscotch Design Festival
September 8-9, 2016, Raleigh, NC

Transportation and Communities Summit
September 8-9, 2016, Portland, OR

European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) Conference
September 11-14, 2016, Rapperswil, Switzerland

EcoDistricts Summit
September 12-14, 2016, Denver, CO

Pro Walk / Pro Bike / Pro Place
September 12-15, 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium 
September 16-19, 2016, Atlanta, GA

International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) International Wetlands Conference
September 19-24, 2016, Changshu, China

Landscape Show UK
September 20-21, 2016, London, UK

International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market 
September 20-23, 2016, Chicago, IL

World Energy Engineering Congress
September 21-23, 2016, Washington, DC

Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC)
September 24-28, 2016, New Orleans, LA

International Phytotechnologies Conference
September 26-29, 2016, Hangzhou, China

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Designing Cities Conference
September 26-29, 2016, Seattle, WA

Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
September 28-30, 2016, Baltimore, MD

The Art of Architecture: Hand Drawing and Design
September 29-October 1, 2016, Notre Dame, IN

October 2016

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
October 5-7, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition 
October 5-7, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Conference
October 5-8, 2016, St. Louis, MO

October 10-12, 2016, Austin, TX 

ReuseConex 2016, the 4th International Reuse Conference & Expo
October 17-18, 2016, Boston, MA

Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development
October 17-20, 2016, Quito, Ecuador

Rail-Volution: Building Livable Communities with Transit
October 19-20, 2016, San Francisco, CA

Hardscape North America 
October 20-21, 2016, Louisville, KY

Living on the Edge Conference: Taking Action
October 20-21, 2016, Galveston, TX

American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting
October 21-24, 2016, New Orleans, LA

October 23-25, 2016, Miami, FL

International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE)
October 24-27, 2016, Suzhou, China

Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting
October 24-27, 2016, Dallas, TX

Meeting of the Minds
October 25-27, 2016, Richmond, CA

Land Trust Alliance Rally 2016: National Land Conservation Conference
October 28-30, 2016, Minneapolis, MN

International Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo
October 30-November 4, 2016, New Orleans, LA

November 2016

Cities Alive: Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference
November 1-4, 2016, Washington, DC

Design-Build Institute of America Conference and Expo
November 2-4, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

WestEdge Design Fair
November 3-6, 2016, Santa Monica, CA

Healthcare Design Expo & Conference
November 12-15, 2016, Houston, TX

Arbor Day Foundation's Partners in Community Forestry Conference
November 16-17, 2016, Indianapolis, IN

December 2016

A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference
December 5-9, 2016, Jacksonville, FL

Rising Seas Summit
December 13-15, 2016, New Orleans, LA

January 2017

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting
January 8-12, 2017, Washington, DC 

NAHB International Builders Show
January 10-12, 2017, Orlando, FL

US Composting Council (USCC) Annual Conference & Tradeshow
January 23-26, 2017, Los Angeles, CA

Creative Cities International Conference
January 25-27, 2017, Porto, Portugal

February 2017

ProGreen EXPO
February 6-10, 2017, Denver, CO

March 2017


April 2017



Past Conferences*

May 2015

National Adaptation Forum
May 12-14, 2015, St. Louis, MO

American Trails International Trails Symposium
May 17-20, 2015, Portland, OR

The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape
May 21-24, 2015, Toronto, Canada

Urban Agriculture Conference
May 28-29, 2015, New York, NY

June 2015

Architecture & Landscape Symposium
June 25, 2015, Milan, Italy

Association for Community Design National Conference
June 25-27, 2015, Richmond, VA

Future of Places International Conference
June 29-July 1, 2015, Stockholm, Sweden

August 2015

Independent Garden Center Show - East
August 4-6, 2015, Baltimore, MD

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) World Conference
August 23-27, 2015, Manchester, UK

September 2015

National Brownfields Conference
September 2-4, 2015, Chicago, IL

Public Lands Council Annual Meeting
September 9-12, 2015, Cody, WY

Paxton 150: Histories and Futures of Public Parks
September 11-12, 2015, Sheffield, UK

International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market 
September 16-19, 2015, Chicago, IL

International Conference on Ecology & Transportation
September 20-24, 2015, Raleigh, NC

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention
September 27-29, 2015, Philadelphia, PA

International Downtown Association (IDA) Annual Conference & Tradeshow
September 30-October 2, 2015, San Francisco, CA

October 2015

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Americas Regional Conference
October 5-9, 2015, La Paz, Bolivia

Growing Sustainable Communities Annual Conference
October 6-7, 2015, Dubuque, IA

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) International Landscape Design Conference 
October 8-11, 2015, Washington, DC

American Horticultural Therapy Association Annual Conference
October 9-10, 2015, Portland, OR

Black in Design Conference
October 9-10, 2015, Cambridge, MA

World Green Infrastructure Congress
October 14-16, 2015, Nagoya, Japan

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) National Conference & Exhibition
October 15-17, 2015, Los Angeles, CA

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects' Festival of Landscape Architecture
October 15-18, 2015, Melbourne, Australia

BioCycle REFOR15
October 19-22, 2015, Boston, MA

The AEHS Foundation's Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy
October 19-22, 2015, Amherst, MA

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) International Conference
October 20-22, 2015, Washington, DC

Natural Learning Initiative Annual Design Institute: The Whole Child in Nature
October 21-22, 2015, Raleigh, NC

National Association of Landscape Professionals' Green Industry Conference
October 21-23, 2015, Louisville, KY

Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference
October 22-24, 2015, Myrtle Beach, SC

National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Annual Training Conference
October 24-27, 2015, New Orleans, LA

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference & Expo
October 25-28, 2015, Minneapolis, MN

National Walking Summit
October 28-30, 2015, Washington, DC

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition
October 31-November 4, 2015, Chicago, IL

November 2015

Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Annual Conference
November 1-5, 2015, Kansas City, MO

Arab Future Cities Summit - Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities
November 2-3, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

National Preservation Conference
November 3-6, 2015, Washington, DC

Irrigation Show & Education Conference 
November 11-13, 2015, Long Beach, CA

Tree Care Industry (TCI) Expo
November 12-14, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council's Turning a New Leaf Conference
November 13, 2015, Towson, MD

Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America 
November 15-18, 2015, Minneapolis, MN

Society of Municipal Arborists Annual International Conference and Trade Show
November 16-17, 2015, Denver, CO

International Urban Design Conference
November 16-18, 2015, Brisbane, Australia

National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium
November 16-19, 2015, Tampa, FL

Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Conference
November 18-20, 2015, Atlanta, GA

December 2015

Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) Congress on Sustaining Western Water
December 1-2, 2015, Washington, DC

American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Annual Conference 
December 2-5, 2015, Tucson, AZ

National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Groundwater Expo
December 15-17, 2015, Las Vegas, NV

January 2016

Ecological Landscape Symposium
January 7-8, 2016, New London, CT 

Transforming Transportation
January 14-15, 2016, Washington, DC

Annual Winter Landscape Design Symposium - Zooming In/Zooming Out: Native Design from the Intricate to the Expansive
January 14-15, 2016, Blue Bell, PA

NCSE's 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment - The Food-Energy-Water Nexus
January 19-21, 2016, Washington, DC

Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course
January 19-22, 2016, Virginia Beach, VA

IPM Essen International Trade Fair for Plants
January 26-29, 2016, Essen, Germany

Active Living Research Conference
January 31-Febrauary 3, 2016, Clearwater, FL

February 2016

Winter Cycling Congress
February 2-4, 2016, Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN

Turf & Ornamental Conference
February 5, 2016, Kutztown, PA

International Agri-Center World Ag Expo
February 9-11, 2016, Tulare, CA

Tamarisk Coalition Annual Conference - The Road to Riparian Restoration
February 9-11, 2016, Grand Junction, CO

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
February 11-13, 2016, Portland, OR

Yard, Garden, and Patio Show
February 12-14, 2016, Portland, OR

Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference
February 16-18, 2016, Saskatoon, Canada

International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Annual Conference
February 16-19, 2016, San Antonio, TX

Energy Design Conference & Expo
February 22-24, 2016, Duluth, MN

Land&Water Summit - Creating a New Paradigm for Living in Arid Lands
February 25-26, 2016, Albuquerque, NM

International Conference on Design Principles and Practices
February 25-27, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

March 2016

Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA) Conference
March 3, 2016, Aurora, IL 

Garden Bloggers Conference
March 6-8, 2016, Atlanta, GA

Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) Convention and Trade Show
March 6-10, 2016, Spokane, WA

National Bike Summit & Women's Forum
March 7-9, 2016, Washington, DC

P3C Public-Private Partnership Conference & EXPO
March 7-9, 2016, Dallas, TX

Sustainable Water Management Conference
March 7-10, 2016, Providence, RI

Ecobuild 2016
March 8-10, 2016, London, UK 

California Park & Recreation Society Annual Conference & Expo
March 8-11, 2016, Long Beach, CA

Ecological Landscaping Association (ELA) Conference & Eco-Marketplace  
March 9-10, 2016, Springfield, MA

Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference
March 9-11, 2016, Houston, TX

Leading with Landscape II: The Houston Transformation
March 11-13, 2016, Houston, TX

Greenprints Conference
March 15-16, 2016, Atlanta, GA

International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Green City Conference
March 16-18, 2016, Vancouver, Canada

LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum
March 16-20, 2016, Pafos, Cyprus

The Natural Learning Initiative's Growing in Place Symposium
March 17, 2016, Raleigh, NC

Architectural Digest Home Design Show
March 17-20, 2016, New York, NY 

Urban Design Conference - Design for Evolving Downtowns: People, Place, Practice
March 18, 2016, Raleigh, NC

National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice
March 18-19, 2016, Baltimore, MD

Structures for Inclusion Conference
March 19-20, 2016, Raleigh, NC

Aging in America Conference
March 20-24, 2016, Washington, DC

Park Pride's 15th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference
March 21, 2016, Atlanta, GA

The AEHS Foundation's Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air
March 21-24, 2016, San Diego, CA

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Conference
March 23-26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting
March 29-April 2, 2016, San Francisco, CA

Voices and Visions of St. Louis: Past, Present, Future
March 30-April 1, 2016, Cambridge, MA

Wallace Stegner Center 21st Annual Symposium – Green Infrastructure, Resilient Cities: New Challenges, New Solutions
March 31-April 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Future of Suburbia Conference
March 31-April 2, 2016, Cambridge, MA

British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) Annual Conference
March 31-April 2, 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage
March 31-April 4, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

April 2016

American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference
April 2-5, 2016, Phoenix, AZ

The Play Conference 2016: Rebooting Play
April 3-6, 2016, Clemson, SC

US-International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) Annual Meeting
April 3-7, 2016, Asheville, NC

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
April 4-5, 2016, Baltimore, MD

BioCycle West Coast Conference
April 4-7, 2016, San Diego, CA

HxRefactored Conference
April 5-6, 2016, Boston, MA

Safe Routes to School National Conference
April 5-7, 2016, Columbus, OH

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual International Conference
April 6-10, 2016, Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA

April 7-9, 2016, Columbus, OH

International City Planning and Urban Design Conference
April 8-9, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

Environments for Aging Expo & Conference
April 9-12, 2016, Austin, TX

Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) Landscape Architecture Conference + Xpo
April 11, 2016, Boston, MA

National Watershed & Stormwater Conference
April 12, 2016, multiple locations

2016 Firth New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) Conference
April 14-17, 2016, Dunedin, New Zealand

DBIA's Design-Build in Transportation Conference
April 18-20, 2016, Charlotte, NC

Coverings: The Global Tile & Stone Experience
April 18-21, 2016, Chicago, IL

Interior Plantscape Symposium
April 20-21, 2016, Kennett Square, PA

DBIA's Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference
April 20-22, 2016, Charlotte, NC

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress
April 20-22, 2016, Turin, Italy

Korea Landscape Expo
April 21-24, 2016, Seoul, South Korea

NGWA Groundwater Summit
April 24-27, 2016, Denver, CO

Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE)
April 25-26, 2016, Singapore

Middle East Smart Landscape Summit
April 25-26, 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

LIGHTFAIR International
April 26-28, 2016, San Diego, CA

Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference
April 27-28, 2016, Newcastle, UK

Caribbean Urban Forum
April 27-30, 2016, Paramaribo, Suriname

*The dates for these reoccurring events have not yet been posted for the current year 


To submit a conference, please contact ASLA Professional Practice. Please include conference title, URL, location, and dates. 


For details about regional or local conferences, contact your ASLA chapter.