WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the American Society of Landscape Architects' (ASLA) 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO planned for October 20-23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.
The annual meeting is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world. The 2017 theme, "Common Ground," reflects how landscape architects design common areas—including streets, parks, markets and gardens—where people meet and interact, creating and celebrating community, according to ASLA President Vaughn B. Rinner, FASLA.
"It's going to be a fantastic annual meeting," said Rinner. "People will discover new connections, ideas and projects that will stretch their imaginations, and they will definitely be recharged for their creative work."
"This year will be the first time ASLA has hosted the annual meeting in Los Angeles since 1996," said Duane Border, ASLA, president of the Southern California ASLA Chapter. "We're definitely planning on showcasing this city's incredible landscape legacy to professional colleagues from across the country and all over the world."
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 will also qualify for continuing education credit with the Green Business Certification Inc. (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.
The EXPO—the largest trade show in the industry—will feature nearly more than 350 exhibitors offering thousands of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions, all under one roof.
Learn more about the meeting programs and events on the website.
Official annual meeting hashtag: #ASLA2017
Watch video highlights of the Annual Meeting and EXPO.
About the American Society of Landscape Architects
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. Members of the Society use "ASLA" after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning, and design of our built and natural environments; the Society's mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship.
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SOURCE American Society of Landscape Architects