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2021 ASLA Conference and EXPO: Nashville Is Reopening


All systems are “go” for 2021’s most important annual gathering of landscape architects and their suppliers.

As of May 14, 2021, COVID-19-related restrictions on businesses and gatherings in Nashville have been lifted. Officials with the Nashville Metro Board of Health and the city’s coronavirus task force announced on April 27 that with slowed infections and increased vaccinations, only a mask mandate in indoor spaces remains in effect for the time being.

This is welcome news for the thousands of landscape architects and hundreds of companies planning to attend the 2021 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville (November 19-22).

Nashville’s Music City Center (MCC), which is the base for this year’s event, already had a number of pandemic-related safety protocols in place that enabled limited events earlier this year. MCC is a LEED Gold structure that opened in 2013. It fortuitously offers large, well-ventilated spaces that illustrate how sustainability characteristics also mitigate virus transmission. The facility meets the criteria of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a biological threat prevention accrediting organization.

One exhibitor – sales manager at Columbia Cascade Company – plans to be on the EXPO floor and looks forward to seeing friends and prospective customers in person. “On the EXPO floor, landscape architects are not under a project deadline,” he says. “They make time to interact and learn about new products in the market. At the EXPO, we usually showcase dozens of products simultaneously and our customers can study and react to ones of interest to them. That’s not possible if we’re limited to a small computer screen.”

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