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2021 LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium

Join the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) June 15 and 17 for a two-part virtual event that showcases leading-edge thinking in landscape architecture to address a range of issues. The six recipients of the 2020-21 LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership will present their projects on energy justice, landscape ethics in California's breadbasket, re-imagining flood control in San Juan, designing for and with the disabled community, water networks in Bogota, and designing with animals.

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 15, 3-4:30pm EDT
Featuring: Edmundo Colón Izquierdo, Diego Bermudez, and Andrea Johnson

 Thursday, June 17, 3-4:30pm EDT
Featuring: Roxi Thoren, Alison Hirsch, and Alexa Vaughn-Brainard

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The symposium is approved for 3.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and meets the health, safety, and welfare requirements (HSW). Following attendance of each part, 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) may be earned upon completion of a short quiz.

The 2021 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 Symposium Watch Party

Get inspired, engage your group, and earn CEUs! If your design firm, organization, or school is interested in viewing the symposium together, group ticket packages are available to help you convene a virtual or in-person 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 member of the group. Groups are encouraged to “watch together” in a way that is safe and appropriate, and then dedicate time during their next staff meeting, class, or gathering to talk through the points on the discussion guide. For more information about group tickets, contact Christina at


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