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2020 LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium

Join the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) June 16 and 18 for a two-part virtual event that showcases leading-edge thinking in landscape architecture.

The six recipients of the 2019–2020 LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership will present their projects on:
  • design activism
  • resiliency planning near New Orleans
  • working landscapes in the Middle American city
  • overlooked writings from varied disciplines as a geopolitical study of land
  • indigenous knowledge leading design interventions in the Salton Sea, and
  • heterogeneous realms of knowledge in landscape relating to equity and resilience.
The symposium is the culmination of the year-long LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership, a unique program and $25,000 award that supports mid-career, senior-level, and emerging professionals as they develop and test new ideas that will drive the future of the landscape architecture discipline.

Tickets are available for one or both days:

Tuesday, June 16, 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. ET
Featuring: Jeffrey Hou, Elizabeth Camuti, and Diana Fernandez

Thursday, June 18, 3:00 p.m.–4:30p.m. ET
Featuring: Nicholas Jabs, Pierre Bélanger, and Hans Baumann

Learn more and purchase tickets here

The symposium is approved for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES). Following attendance of each part, 1.0 LA CES may be earned upon completion of a short quiz.

The 2020 LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium is sponsored by Landscape Forms, BrightView, and Permaloc. The LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership is made possible by support from the generous donors to the LAF: 50 and Forward Campaign.

Host a Virtual Symposium “Watch Party”

If your design firm, organization, or school is interested in viewing the symposium, group ticket packages are available to help you convene a virtual watch party and discussion session.

Each registered group will receive a discussion guide as well as discounted two-day tickets to the virtual symposium for each individual. Groups are encouraged to “watch together” in a way that is safe and appropriate, share real-time reactions on their preferred messaging platform (e.g. Teams, Slack), and then dedicate time during their next (virtual) staff meeting to talk through the points on the discussion guide.

For more information about group tickets, contact Devin at

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