Watch the symposium live here starting at 4pm EDT on June 15. Event details
LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium
June 15, 4-6:15pm EDT Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Washington, DC
The six 2022-23 LAF Fellows will present their projects, which address carbon accounting, AI, leveraging climate adaptation finance, landscapes of incarceration, mega-eco projects, and graphic novels to introduce new audiences to landscape architecture. Full event details
3:30pm Doors Open 4:00pm Welcome + Opening Remarks 4:05pm Presentations: Christopher Hardy, Erin Kelly, Robert Levinthal + Moderated Audience Q&A 5:10pm Presentations: Phillip Fernberg, Daniel Winterbottom, Joe James + Moderated Audience Q&A 6:10pm Closing Remarks 6:15pm Symposium Reception 7:15pm Event Ends
The symposium livestream is approved for 2.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW). Learn more
Thank you to our Event Sponsors
Thank you for joining us for the 2023 LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium! The symposium is the culmination of the yearlong LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership. As we confront increasingly complex and interrelated environmental, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century, this fellowship brings together a diverse group of landscape architecture professionals to develop and test new ideas. It is an entrepreneurial investment in the people and ideas that will drive the future of our profession.
The LAF Fellowship would not be possible without the leadership and facilitation of Lucinda Sanders, FASLA, and Laura Solano, FASLA, as well as the many guest facilitators who contribute their time and expertise. Special thanks also to the National Endowment for the Arts and to our 50 & Forward Campaign donors whose financial investment makes the fellowship possible.
Whether you are a landscape architect, allied professional, or community member with a shared interest in the issues the LAF Fellows will be discussing today, we look forward to your continued interest, engagement, and conversation in the pursuit of impactful work that contributes to positive transformation in the environment and humanity.
Continuing Education Credits
The symposium is approved for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and meets the health, safety and welfare requirements (HSW).
Understand the role of landscape architects and opportunities for action with issues such as carbon accounting, AI, leveraging climate adaptation finance, landscapes of incarceration, mega-eco projects, and graphic novels to introduce new audiences to landscape architecture.
Learn about the explorations and process that landscape architects have experienced over the course of their fellowship year in the development of project work that contributes to innovation and leadership in the profession, the environment, and humanity.
Gain inspiration for how to work toward transformative change in your own work.
To earn 2.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW):
Watch the livestream above.
Complete the short quiz by following the link below. (You must score 75% or higher.)
Wait ~2 weeks to receive your confirmation email once the quizzes are graded and results submitted to LA CES.
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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.