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Meet Me in New Orleans

The 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO is nearly here, and it’s time to take a look at what’s planned for the Professional Practice Network (PPN) meetings coming up in New Orleans. This year, these meetings will be taking place on the EXPO floor in a new, designated space for the PPNs: PPN Live. Through PPN Live, you’ll get a chance to network with colleagues from all 20 PPNs throughout the annual meeting weekend:

• Participate in a PPN Live session – PPN meetings take place on the EXPO floor throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, and include a variety of formats: invited speakers, fast-paced PechaKucha-style presentations, speed-mentoring, networking sessions, and more.
• Attend a PPN exhibitor product tour – NEW!
• Network with your PPN peers at the EXPO Reception featuring the PPNs on Sunday from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Now free to all registered annual meeting attendees. Non-PPN members are welcome to attend.

PPN Live Sessions
PPN meetings take place on the EXPO floor throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, and are open to all attendees. Already a member of one PPN, but curious about another? Or not sure which PPN to choose (all ASLA members receive one PPN membership for free)? You are welcome to attend as many as you like!

Saturday, October 22
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Environmental Justice, Jackson Square Meeting Room
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design, Garden District Meeting Room
Water Conservation, PPN Lounge
Digital Technology, PPN Lounge

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Urban Design, City Park Stage

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Planting Design, Jackson Square Meeting Room
Sustainable Design & Development, Garden District Meeting Room
Ecology & Restoration, PPN Lounge
Parks & Recreation, PPN Lounge

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Campus Planning & Design and Education & Practice, City Park Stage

Sunday October 23
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Transportation, Jackson Square Meeting Room
Women in Landscape Architecture, Garden District Meeting Room
Housing & Community Design, PPN Lounge
Landscape—Land Use Planning, PPN Lounge

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Children’s Outdoor Environments, City Park Stage

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation, Jackson Square Meeting Room
Residential Landscape Architecture, PPN Lounge
Design-Build, PPN Lounge

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
International Practice 

See The Field for PPN-specific overviews of the Annual Meeting’s events and sessions.

PPN EXPO Tours: Network and Learn at the ASLA EXPO

ASLA is offering attendees the opportunity to network with Professional Practice Network (PPN) peers and product exhibitors in a PPN show floor tour designed to highlight PPN topic areas. PPN Exhibit Tours will take place on Saturday and Sunday, during EXPO hours (please see schedule below) and will provide 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW). The tours will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about new and improved products and how these improvements and services can assist in creating a successful design project.

Sign up online to attend one or more PPN EXPO Tours:

Saturday, October 22
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Planting Design
Ecology & Restoration

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Digital Technology
Water Conservation

Sunday October 23
9:45 - 10:45 a..m.
Design-Build / Residential Landscape Architecture

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Transportation
Children’s Outdoor Environments

EXPO Reception featuring the Professional Practice Networks

PPN Live also brings the PPN Reception right to the show floor on Sunday, October 23 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Networking doesn’t just happen online! Join fellow PPN members in person to make connections with friends and colleagues and discuss how they are contributing to the landscape architecture profession.

The reception is free for all meeting registrants; meeting badge required. Non-registrants may purchase EXPO-only passes at registration. Professionals, $85; students, $20. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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