Meet colleagues in your practice area through the Professional Interest Group meetings. Catch up with old college pals at the Alumni Reunion. Join the Landscape Architecture Foundation at Sheppard Estate. Save Sunday night for the ASLA’s Riverwalk Revelry. Welcome a new class of Fellows at the annual Council of Fellows Investiture Dinner. Relax with all your new best friends at the Closing Dinner, where we’ll present the ASLA Medals and the Firm Award. Finally, enjoy one of Fort Lauderdale’s most spectacular golf courses at the Host Chapter Golf Tournament. Read on for more details.
Professional Interest Group Meetings:
ASLA’s seventeen Professional Interest Groups unite colleagues who share common practice emphases. Attend one or more of these discussion sessions to network, exchange ideas and information, and discover opportunities to advance your practice and your practice area. Groups may also use this time to discuss and structure projects for the upcoming year. You do not need to be a current member of the group to attend and contribute, and newcomers are welcome.
Saturday, October 8
Sunday, October 9
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
College Alumni Reunion
Friday, October 7
Catch up with your old college pals and professors and meet the current students in the program at this casual reception featuring complimentary food and drink. Each university program has a designated area of the room, so you can spend time with your own program and find others easily as well. Alumni Confirmation Form (pdf)
The 20th Annual LAF Benefit Dinner: The Sunset Samba
Friday, October 7
Ignite your senses at the Sunset Samba. A brilliant sunset, fiery music, and the glamour of 1920s Fort Lauderdale await you at the Sheppard Estate, the site of the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s 20th annual benefit dinner. Please join us at this meticulously restored Mediterranean Revival residence and experience the warmth and nostalgia of its original 1920s glory.
Enjoy fine food, drink, and stimulating conversation in history-filled rooms and lively music on the terrace while reuniting with friends and colleagues during the last rays of the day. Bask in the afterglow and kindle new memories while proceeds for this event benefit LAF programs.
Student Paella Fiesta
Hola! Come experience the “salsa” side of South Florida. Students are invited to break away from the business side of the conference, relax, enjoy Latin rhythms, an authentic paella dinner, and an evening of fun! Meet with landscape architecture students from across the country. Build your network of new friends and contacts for starting your career. The award-winning international planning and landscape architecture firm EDSA is hosting a paella fiesta for Student Annual Meeting registrants at their world headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.
$10 per person with Early Bird registration; $20 thereafter. Includes transportation. Tickets required. Space is limited, so register early to reserve your ticket for this exciting evening. STUDENT REGISTRANTS ONLY.
Sponsored by EDSA.
ASLA Council of Fellows Investiture Reception and Dinner
Annual meeting participants are cordially invited to attend the Fellows Investiture Reception and Dinner, honoring the Council of Fellows’ Class of 2005. Join friends and colleagues for an elegant evening celebrating the accomplishments of these exceptional members of the profession. Formal attire is appropriate.
$95 per person with Early Bird registration; $105 thereafter. Advance reservations are required. Guests of Fellows-elect should contact their host/hostess regarding ticket purchase and table seating.
Reception Sponsored by Landscape Structures.
ASLA Council of Fellows Business Meeting and Luncheon
Join the Council of Fellows Chair, Robert Weygand, FASLA, in conducting the annual business of the Council and recapping the events of the past year. The luncheon also provides an opportunity to hear from ASLA President-Elect Dennis B. Carmichael, FASLA, and William T. Eubanks, ASLA Vice Presient of Membership. All Fellows, including the newly invested Class of 2005, are encouraged to attend.
$50 per person with Early Bird registration; $60 thereafter. Includes lunch.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy food, drink, and dancing while you explore Riverwalk Park, a beautiful waterfront park in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Along these historic banks, Native Americans brought their ocean catches upriver to trade and early settlers brought their harvest for rail shipment north. This bustling area eventually served as the birthplace of Fort Lauderdale. Today, lush tropical landscape and winding walkways link attractions, restaurants, and shops on Florida's “Most Beautiful Mile.”
Transportation to and from Riverwalk will be provided from all meeting hotels.
$70 per person ($50 per student, $25 per child) with Early Bird registration; $80 per person ($60 per student, $35 per child) thereafter.
Ticketed event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Full Annual Meeting registration for members, non-members, and guests includes one complimentary ticket coupon for the annual Closing Dinner—the perfect way to top off your Annual Meeting experience! Mingle with colleagues and honorees at the pre-dinner reception. Enjoy a lovely dinner as we pay special tribute to the recipients of ASLA’s highest honors: the ASLA Medal; the Olmsted Medal; the Landscape Architecture Medal of Excellence; the LaGasse Medals; the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal; the ASLA Design Medal; the President’s Medal; and the ASLA Firm Award.
Coupons must be exchanged for an actual ticket no later than 12:00 pm, Sunday, October 9, at the Ticket Exchange area at the Conference Information desk. Each Professional registrant may purchase one additional ticket for this function. Student registration does not include a ticket coupon, but each Student registrant may purchase up to two tickets for the Closing Dinner.
$60 per person with Early Bird registration; $70 per person thereafter.
Host Chapter Golf Tournament
Heron Bay features a beautiful 18-hole, par-72 Canongate Golf Course with 7,200 yards from the championship tees. Carefully designed and crafted to blend perfectly with the community’s natural surroundings, the course features state-of-the-art Tif Sport Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens. Numerous golf holes have lake features. The third and thirteenth greens are both adjacent to Henry County’s 1,100-acre Cole Reservoir, providing golfers with spectacular views.
Golfers will enjoy a four-person scramble format tournament with a shot-gun start at 8:30 am. A tournament representative will call registered players to arrange transportation logistics. Additional information about the golf course and community can be found at www.heronbayinfo.com/index.htm.
$75 per person with Early Bird registration; $85 per person thereafter. Fee includes transportation, barbeque lunch at the clubhouse, practice range and putting greens, followed by an awards ceremony. Rentals are available for an additional fee.