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Submit Your Game Changer Today!

Call for presentations is now open for these fast-paced, innovative talks at the ASLA 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture. Submit by September 9.

Do you have an idea that will change the field of landscape architecture? Here's your opportunity to share it at the ASLA 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture.

We're seeking presentations for game-changing ideas that can move a profession forward – ideas from different perspectives, voices, and backgrounds. Those big ideas could come from you. You don’t need to present on the board's projects - just your big idea!

Game Changer sessions are designed to be fast-paced, innovative talks. Presenters will have just seven minutes to share your game changing idea. The deadline for presentation proposals is noon PT September 9, 2021.


No matter your speaking experience, this is a great opportunity to share ideas and concepts under development that will drive innovation. Submissions from first-time presenters, students, emerging professionals, and allied professionals are strongly encouraged. 

To help you get started, the ASLA Professional Practice Network leadership teams have created a list of inspirational game changer topics that you might consider exploring.

How to enter:


  • Your information: Tell us about yourself. 
  • Game Changer Written Description: Pitch this presentation in two sentences. How will your idea change the field? 
  • Video: Submit a short (one-minute), cell phone-quality video describing your Game Changer session. No fancy production required. Most importantly, have fun with it! The video must be under one-minute to be eligible.


Eligibility and registration:


  • Landscape architecture professionals (graduates of a landscape architecture program recognized by ASLA) and landscape architecture students wishing to present at the ASLA 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture must be active members of ASLA.
  • Participants who are selected as Game Changer presenters will receive 30% off a full registration to the 2021 Conference. 
  • Allied professionals are encouraged to both submit and speak, but they are not required to be members of ASLA.


Submissions will be selected by popular vote. 

Learn more about the online submission and review process, and submit your Game Changer before September 9.

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