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Workshops Are Ready for a Close-up at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO

The ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO offers five workshops that give attendees the opportunity to learn how to navigate and problem-solve from experts in the field. Attendees have a broad range of topics to choose from: SITES®, the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE), the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accreditation process, and using digital tools in mapping and analyzing real-time environments in the Los Angeles River watershed. Workshop ticket prices increase after the September 15 Advanced deadline! Check out the complete list of workshops below, and reserve your ticket today.

All workshops will be held Friday, October 20.

WS-001 Workshop: Technical Workshop: Preparing for Landscape Architect Registration Exam Section 4
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover the LARE Section 4 specifications, including a primer on grading techniques, one of the most challenging parts of the exam. This session debunks myths, clarifies expectations, and demonstrates how to develop a clear and effective process for taking the exam.

Speakers:Thomas Nieman, FASLA, University of Kentucky; Angela Woodward, ASLA, ima design group

WS-002 Workshop: The LARE Experience—What to Expect and How to Prepare
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This workshop will provide an introduction to the licensure process, share basic information on the LARE exam content and format, and explore study strategies. It will feature a panel discussion with practitioners who have recently passed the exam who will share the secrets to their success.

Speakers: Gail Ferry, ASLA, Halff Associates, Inc.; Stephen Feccia, ASLA, Kimley-Horn; Thomas Nieman, FASLA, University of Kentucky

WS-003 SITES v2 and the SITES AP: Your Tools for Success
1:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
You know of the SITES® Rating System -- now it’s time to put this tool to use. Understand the value proposition of SITES, and feed into future development needs by engaging directly with the administrators of the program. Finally, prepare yourself for the SITES AP exam to promote your expertise.

Speakers: Micah Silvey, Green Business Certification Inc.; Jamie Statter, U.S. Green Building Council; Linette Straus, ASLA, American Society of Landscape Architects

WS-004 LAAB Accreditation Workshop
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This workshop covers a variety of topics to assist programs through the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accreditation process. Former LAAB board members will provide a general sense of the accreditation timeline and outcomes after a program review is complete. This workshop is for any academic programs preparing for an upcoming accreditation review or programs interested in LAAB accreditation.

Speakers: Stephanie Rolley, FASLA, AICP, Kansas State University; Karl Von Bieberstein, FASLA, RVi Planning, Inc.; Kristopher Pritchard, American Society of Landscape Architects

WS-005 Digital Methods: Los Angeles River Watershed
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This workshop, designed for emerging professionals, will introduce an array of digital tools from generative modeling, watershed mapping, and real-time gaming engines. Participants will experience these tools as they develop representations and generative models of issues within the Los Angeles River watershed and engineered river channel during this workshop for emerging professionals.

Speakers: Bradley Cantrell, ASLA, University of Virginia School of Architecture; Adam Mekies, ASLA, Design Workshop

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