Updates from ASLA

Opportunities to Enrich and Engage

The 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO offers many opportunities to learn and network during the largest gathering of landscape architects in the world. Take advantage of discounted rates for special events, workshops, and JobLink LIVE to access your connection to advanced learning opportunities, firm promotion, and celebration.

Special Events

Join friends and colleagues Sunday, October 21, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for an elegant evening honoring the newest members of the ASLA Council of Fellows. On Monday, October 22, the Annual Meeting closes with The President's Dinner, paying tribute to distinguished recipients of ASLA’s highest honors and installing new national officers immediately following the honors presentation. Prices increase after September 14, so purchase your tickets today for the ASLA Council of Fellows Investiture Dinner and The President's Dinner.

2017 Council of Fellows Inductees

2017 Council of Fellows Inductees


JobLink LIVE!

Employers can reserve a mini-booth in the interview area of the EXPO to promote their firm’s work and current job openings, be included in the JobLink LIVE interview schedule, and meet with potential candidates. Reserve today as mini booth rates will increase after the Advanced deadline.

JobLink LIVE 2017

JobLink LIVE 2017


Learn how to navigate and problem solve from experts in the field during in-depth, workshops. Purchase today: prices increase with the Advanced deadline.

2018 ASLA Diversity Summit

2018 ASLA Diversity Summit. Image Credit: EPNAC.


WS-006 - Building the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

New in 2018, Building the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion, will give attendees the opportunity to examine the impact of embracing strategies to promote the case for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Afterwards, attendees engage directly with a panel of firm leaders who have begun building the foundation to prioritize diversity efforts in the workplace.


Myla Deloatch
Business Training Works

Mark Rios, FASLA, FAIA
Founding Partner
Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Tom Mroz, ASLA
Senior Vice President

Michael Grove, ASLA
Principal / Landscape Architect
Sasaki Associates




WS-004 - Digital Methods: Water + Dynamic Natural Systems of the Delaware Riverfront

Introduced in 2017, the Digital Methods series is back with Digital Methods: Water + Dynamic Natural Systems of the Delaware Riverfront. Attendees will use an array of digital tools in representations and generative models of issues in the Delaware River watershed.



Bradley Cantrell, ASLA
Chair and Professor in Landscape Architecture
University of Virginia School of Architecture

Adam Mekies, ASLA
Landscape Architect & Planner
Design Workshop

Xun Liu
Landscape Designer

John Wray, IV, ASLA, LEED GA
Design Professional

Shoemaker Green

ASLA 2014 General Design Honor Award, Shoemaker Green, Andropogon Associates Ltd. (Photo: Barrett Doherty and Andropogon)


WS-005 - Navigating SITES v2 Certification and Preparing for the SITES AP Exam

You are familiar with the framework of the SITES® Rating System, and now you’re ready to take a closer look at the requirements and submittal process. Take the next step and work through a scorecard, the predesign site assessment, and submittal documentation process using certified project examples.


Lisa Cowan, ASLA, SITES AP

Danielle Pieranuzzi, LEED AP, SITES AP
SITES Program Specialist
Green Business Certification Inc

Specialized workshops for individuals preparing to take the LARE exam or plan for an LAAB accreditation visit will also be offered.

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