Registration is now open for the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) 2016 Annual Meeting & EXPO, planned for Oct. 21-24, 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This annual meeting is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world. The EXPO will feature nearly 500 exhibitors offering thousands of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions, all under one roof.
According to ASLA President Chad D. Danos, FASLA, New Orleans offers a distinctive location for the annual meeting, themed “A Celebration of Place.”
“We are excited to host our annual meeting in New Orleans, which happens to be in my home state of Louisiana,” says Danos. “As landscape architects, we create designs that are influenced by place, and place, in turn, is influenced by design. New Orleans, with its distinctive culture and ecology, is the perfect setting for ASLA members to share ideas, best practices, and fun.”
More than 6,000 attendees are expected, and the meeting will feature a diverse spectrum of industry experts providing perspectives on a wide range of subjects, from sustainable design to active living to best practices and new technologies.
More than 130 education sessions, field sessions, and workshops will be presented during the meeting, providing attendees with the opportunity to earn up to 21 professional development hours under the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES).
Many of the sessions also will qualify for continuing education credit with the Green Building Certification Institute (toward LEED AP credential maintenance), the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and other allied professional organizations and state registration boards.