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LAF at the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

If you'll be in San Diego for the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, we hope you'll join us for these fun and thought-provoking events. There are three education sessions that LAF has organized or will be participating in this year. LAF will also be hosting our popular Annual Benefit at The Prado in Balboa Park and will have a booth at the EXPO where you can learn more about our programs and share your thoughts on how landscape architects can take action on issues like climate change and equity.

LAF will also be celebrating this year at Monday's professional and student awards ceremony where the New Landscape Declaration book will receive an Honor Award in Communications and at the President's Dinner where we will be receiving ASLA's Landscape Architecture Medal of Excellence. We hope to see you!

Equity and Inclusion in Practice: How Do We Get There? (FRI-B08)
Fri, Nov 15, 3:30-5pm
San Diego Convention Center, Room 28ABC

In this education session, LAF Board Members Roberto Rovira and Michael Grove and LAF Board Emeritus Debra Guenther will discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, firm management, and practice and share strategies they have implemented in their own organizations. LAF will also release the Summary of Findings from the 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Surveys at this session.

Do You Speak Developer? Translating and Communicating the Value of Landscape Architecture (SAT-B02)
Sat, Nov 16, 2-3pm
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29AB

This Education Session with Connie Chung of HR&A, Patrick Phillips of Phillips Development Strategies, and Steven Spears of GroundWork Development Company offer insights on how landscape architects can translate their work in a language compelling to developers.

Landscapes in Flux: Design Research Lessons from Three Exemplary Waterfronts (SUN-B05)
Sun, Nov 17, 2-3pm
San Diego Convention Center, Room 28ABC

This Education Session with Meghen Quinn of Hargreaves Associates, Michael Robinson of SWA, and Zachary Chrisco of Sasaki presents candid outcomes of research undertaken through LAF’s Case Study Investigation program on Buffalo Bayou Park, Chicago Riverwalk, and Crissy Field.

LAF's 34th Annual Benefit
Fri, Nov 15, 7-10:30pm
The Prado at Balboa Park (*Registration Required)

Join top designers from practice, academia, and industry for a lively evening with great food and drink in this historic venue. Proceeds support LAF's research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives.

LAF Booth in ASLA EXPO Hall (#2619)
Sat, Nov 16, 9am-6pm and Sun, Nov 17, 10am-2pm
San Diego Convention Center

Stop by our booth to learn about LAF programs and funding opportunities (like the new $25,000 LAF Research Grant in Honor of Deb Mitchell) and let us know how you think landscape architects can take action and use our voices to make an impact on issues including climate change, equity, and resilience.

The New Landscape Declaration at ASLA Bookstore
Sat, Nov 16, 9am-6pm
San Diego Convention Center
The New Landscape Declaration: A 21st Century Call to Action
features 32 essays and reflections from LAF’s unprecedented 2016 Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future. This year, the book earned a 2019 ASLA Honor Award in Communications.

ASLA Professional and Student Awards Ceremony
Mon, Nov 18, 1-2:30pm
San Diego Convention Center

This year, LAF will be recognized during the ASLA Professional Awards program with an Honor Award in Communications for the book released following the 2016 Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future: The New Landscape Declaration: A 21st Century Call to Action.

ASLA President's Dinner
Mon, Nov 18, 7pm
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel 
(*Registration Required)
This dinner pays tribute to those who receive ASLA's highest honors, including LAF which will receive the 2019 ASLA Landscape Architecture Medal of Excellence during the honors presentation.

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.